Published on November 13, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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Kara Young, a 2016 Samford University graduate, premiered “Seems Just Like Yesterday” at the university’s annual homecoming banquet and alumni awards presentation during 2017 homecoming weekend. 

Young now works with Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts. She was invited to perform at the banquet and awards presentation. She told the audience that she decided to compose a song that reflected the spirit of Samford alumni about their alma mater rather than try to find something appropriate from current repertoire. 

“It was a joy being able to write a song and share with the Samford family. Samford holds such a special place in my heart, which made the writing process easier than usual," Young said. "It is easy to communicate or write about something you love so dearly.

“It honestly ‘seems just like yesterday’ that I was writing a song about going off to college, and now I’m performing one that revisits my journey here at Samford.” 

“Seems Just Like Yesterday”


Verse 1:

I remember when I was moving

To this pretty place

Momma and Daddy were talking

About how they made a way

 New places, new faces

Oh, it didn’t take long

To realize that I was

Where I belonged


It seems just like yesterday

We were walking in the place

It feels just like yesterday

Oh the memories that we made

 Now we’ve all gone our different ways

And we’ve come back together to say,

“It seems just like yesterday.”

 Verse 2:

I remember driving around the city

On those Friday nights

Laughing till we were crying

Under the city lights

 It made me feel like I was

Free as a bird

I’ll tell you, I was loving

That brand new world



I thank God for the time that I had

And the lessons that I learned

This family will always be

A place I call home

Additional Homecoming coverage:

Bulldog Bash

Homecoming Court

Leadership Forum

Homecoming Banquet/Alumni Honors

Class of 1967 Reunion

Golden Bulldog Reunion

First Female SGA President

Daniel House Reunion

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.