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-at-ay
The need for backups seemed so far away.
I knew my data was all here to stay.
Now I believe in yesterday.