Perhaps it is the color of the sun cut flat
An' cov'rin' the crossroads I'm standing at,
Or maybe it's the weather or something like that,
But mama, you been on my mind.

I mean no trouble, please don't put me down, don’t get upset,
I am not pleading or saying that "I can't forget you."
I do not pace the floor bowed down and bent, but yet,
Mama, you been on my mind.

Even though my eyes are hazy and my thoughts they might be narrow,
Where you been don't bother me or bring me down in sorrow.
I don't even mind who you'll be waking with tomorrow,
But mama, you're just on my mind.

I am not askin' you to say words like "yes" or "no,"
Please understand me, I have no place I’m callin’ you to go.
I'm just whispering to myself so I can't pretend that I don't know,
But mama, you're just on my mind.

When you wake up in the mornin' and look inside your mirror,
You know I won't be next to you, you know I won't be near.
I'd just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on his mind.


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    General Commentthis song is amazing, although the version from the "I'm Not There" soundtrack is so much better, its extended.

    I love this song because its so simple. hes not giving her an ultimatum although he may be upset on the inside that he is not with her. he just wants to let her know that she has been on his mind even though she has other things on her mind. he loves her, and she is not ready yet.

    jack sings this so beautifully, it touches my soul.
    bbbballerinaon February 23, 2010   Link

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