"Something On Your Mind" as written by and Dino Valenti....
yesterday, any way you made it was just fine--
saw you turn your days into night-times.
didn't you know you can't make it without ever even trying?
and something's on your mind, isn't it?
let these times show you that you're breaking up your mind,
leaving all your dreams too far behind.
didn't you see you can't make it without ever even trying?
and something's on your mind, isn't it?
maybe another day you'll want to feel another way; you can't stop crying
you haven't got a thing to say;
you're feeling you want to run away;
there's no use trying anyway.
i've seen the writing on the wall:
who cannot maintain will always fall.
didn't you know you can't make it without ever even trying???
and something's on your mind, isn't it?

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    General CommentHow come no one has commented on THIS SONG???
    Sweet Jesus!

    When I listen to this song I can't help but see Karen Dalton sitting beside a friend, a young man maybe while he's laying down on a bed with his back to her - just somber.
    All the while she's reaching out to him through this song.

    I just recently put this on a mix to a friend who literally walks with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I hope he likes this song in particular.

    It's magic and beautiful.
    raspberryjamloveon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow Great voice - heard this at the end of credits on a movie - margots wedding or something - watchable movie but music was better - read that she died a druggie on the street in 1993 -never got any regognition even though bob dylan was a fan.
    Lemonheadon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those song that you just find by accident and become one of your all-time favorites.
    It has everything going for it: The unique voice, lovely melody and instrumentals, great lyrics... it's a masterpiece.

    This song makes me feel like someone's there for me when I'm sad or depressed about something.
    I wish more artists today would create more songs like this one.
    hirae11on December 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe raw power of her voice combines so brilliantly with the music for the last "didn't you know you can't make it without ever even trying.." part. Beautiful.
    awayinthemountainson December 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJust heard the Wall cover of this song. Beautiful and haunting!

    I think we all know exactly what's on this person's mind. There is always another choice...sometimes it's near impossible to find the will to keep on trying, but what else can you do? You must.
    Aquarius121on April 15, 2014   Link

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