all those backups seemed a waste of pay.
now my database has gone away
oh I believe in yesterday.

there's not half the files there used to be,
and there's a milestone hanging over me
the system crashed so suddenly.

I pushed something wrong
what it was I could not say.
now all my data's gone
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.

the need for back-ups seemed so far away.
I knew my data was all here to stay
now I believe in yesterday