Bring Back The Love Of Yesterday
The Dells Lyrics


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Oh, baby
Let's pick up the pieces
And let's work this thing out

Bring back the love of yesterday
From me, you stole your love away
The look of love has left your eyes
Replace the pain and despise

I can feel a chill in the air
It makes me cold
And filled with despair

This raw silence
Leaves me dangling in space
I'll sacrifice tomorrow
Just to see your smiling face

The seeds of jealousy are
Destroying the love you have for me
There's no other woman near
?? you might love again

Bring back the love of yesterday
Don't turn your back on me this way
My world is all wrapped up in you
Deep in your heart, you know it's true

So come on, bring it back
Bring it on back now
Bring it back, bring it on back, girl
Bring it back, bring it on back now
Bring it back, bring it on back now

Yesterday, your love was warm and tender
But now today, you ?? love ??
Won't you tell me what's troubling your mind
Maybe the two of us, a solution we can find

I'll love you twice as strong
Til every seed of doubt is gone
There's no other woman near
?? you might love again

Bring back the love of yesterday
Bring it on back now

Bring it on back now

Girl, you know and I know
We had a good thing going
And all those good times
Ain't no sense in blowing

Ohh.....

Bring it back, bring it on back now
Bring it back, bring it on back now

You and me, we used to be
So good, so good




Now, can't you see
Bring it on home

Overall Meaning

In the song "Bring Back The Love Of Yesterday" by The Dells, the singer pleads with their lover to come back to them and work things out. They want to return to how their love used to be, when it was warm and tender. The singer accuses their lover of stealing their love away and replacing it with pain and despise. They can feel a chill in the air and a raw silence that leaves them feeling cold and desperate. The seeds of jealousy have been planted and are destroying the love they have for each other. However, the singer is willing to sacrifice tomorrow just to see their lover's smiling face again.


The singer continues to pour their heart out to their lover, telling them that there's no other woman near that could make them love again. They urge their lover to bring back the love of yesterday and not turn their back on them. The singer's world is all wrapped up in their lover, and deep down they know that it's true. They want their lover to come back to them and work things out, so they can return to the love they once had.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, baby
Addressing his lover, the singer begins the song.


Let's pick up the pieces
Acknowledging that things have fallen apart, the singer suggests fixing them.


And let's work this thing out
Proposing to put in the required effort to resolve the matter.


Bring back the love of yesterday
Asking his lover to reconnect with the feelings and emotions they once shared.


From me, you stole your love away
Hinting that his lover grew distant over time, ultimately losing touch with their love.


The look of love has left your eyes
Noticing the lack of affection in his lover's gaze.


Replace the pain and despise
Wishing to move past any negative emotions like anger or hatred.


I can feel a chill in the air
Sensing a coldness in the atmosphere which represents the current state of their relationship.


It makes me cold
The artist feels affected by the chilliness and becomes cold too.


And filled with despair
Feeling hopeless and overcome with sadness.


This raw silence
The absence of any communication between the two of them.


Leaves me dangling in space
Making him feel he is left hanging or uncertain about their relationship.


I'll sacrifice tomorrow
Willing to risk future possibilities for the sake of reconciling today.


Just to see your smiling face
Desiring to witness the joy his lover's smile can bring.


The seeds of jealousy are
Suggesting that there is the presence of jealousy somewhere that is causing a divide.


Destroying the love you have for me
The reason for the divide is causing damage to the love shared between them.


There's no other woman near
Confirming the absence of any external threat to their relationship.


?? you might love again
Unable to interpret the unclear line in the song.


Don't turn your back on me this way
Appealing for his partner not to give up or walk away from their relationship.


My world is all wrapped up in you
How much the artist is invested in the other person.


Deep in your heart, you know it's true
Consequently, she knows this as well but chooses to overlook it due to different reasons.


So come on, bring it back
Urging his partner to work towards returning their relationship to what it used to be.


Bring it on back now
Reinforcing the sentiment with a repetitive statement.


Yesterday, your love was warm and tender
Remembering a time when things were comfortable between the two of them.


But now today, you ?? love ??
Unable to interpret the unclear line in the song.


Won't you tell me what's troubling your mind
Encouraging his lover to open up to him so that they can work through the issues and resolve them.


Maybe the two of us, a solution we can find
Suggesting that together, they could find a way to work through the problems they are facing.


I'll love you twice as strong
Promise to love harder and with more depth.


Til every seed of doubt is gone
Working to remove any trace of uncertainty or suspicion.


Bring it on home
Asking his partner to bring their love home or back to him.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: WILLIE SCHOFIELD

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2004 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.
The 24th Annual NAACP IMAGE AWARD RECIPIENTS.
2004 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees.
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soulserva60

This is one of those soul joints that I could hear each and everyday for the rest of my life.I love this song so much...Thanks for the post.

C Robinson

soulserva60 I agree, so could I

JazzSoulGirl

This song cuts deep. Bittersweet lyrics and gorgeous voice.

Mark Layne

Bring Back The Songs Of Yesterday. The Greatest Group Of All Time, The Mighty Mighty Dells.

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The music of the Mighty Mighty Dells lives on! The greatest five man harmony group ever-from door wop to hip hop & everything in between, the Mighty Dells always delivered! In the memory of Johnny Carter & Marvin Junior, I say thank you to Chuck B. Verne A. & Mickey M. The music lives on.

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One of my favourites from the Dells, along with a hundred others.

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nice wee tune 4 a satureday morning

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The Mighty Mighty Dells!!!! This is so romantic and when you make up to this Ladies you know you got to give in. LOL

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