Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
And maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
If I made you feel second best
Girl I'm sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

And maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
I guess I never told you
I am so happy that you're mine
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me
Tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
And give me
Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
I'll keep you satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind (you were always on my mind)
You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind (you were always on my mind)
You were always on my mind

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Always On My Mind Lyrics as written by John Jr. Christopher Wayne Carson Thompson

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    Song MeaningThis song makes me think of my friend with benefits. She always liked me and cared for me and asked me to be her boyfriend all the time but each time I would reject her. Deep inside I knew I liked her but I hid my feelings because I knew we had lots of differences. We were very sexually attracted to one another and had sex every time we hung out. When I hear the song I miss her and feel really bad how I treated her and how I took her for granted. I sometimes want to contact her but I am involved now and also I don’t think she wants anything to do with me anymore based on how I treated her :-(
    bart999on January 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThat's the thing about relationships... they're not that easy. Not everyone can always be fully open and comfortable with exrpessing one's feelings regularly, especially in a relationship's infancy. A lot of things are kept unsaid, and although many times the things that ARE said keep the partnership going, the unspoken things can ultimately lead to its downfall. You really gotta haul ass and let the ohter know you care about them. And again, that's not always the easiest thing to do. Especially when you're one who tends to keep to themselves. This song is great in that it explains one of the most heartfelt sentiments ever. Not knowing or not saying the right words all the time or at all the right times is common, and communication gets confusing. But what could mean more than when you're always thinking about someone? The tragedy of it is that no matter how often they're on your mind and how much you would do for them, all can be lost if you don't vocalize it. This song is about realizing too late that he should have done more, and expressing that one get-wrenching statement that I think could mean more than any other.
    LeatherTrainon August 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so extremely heartbreaking because Willie sings about a complicated situation with such simplicity. The words are also simple yet so meaningful. To me, it's about someone who's on the verge of losing a special person because they haven't been treating that person the way they should be treated. And this person is regretting not expressing their love more often even though the love was always inside of them.
    suepursticiouson March 02, 2005   Link
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    My OpinionI may have very well lost the love of my life because i was a terrible boyfriend.
    Willie Nelson does the most fantastic job of conveying his\my thoughts about how i want to do her right because she means so much to me and i was too foolish to see that before.I let all the wrong things in my life get in the way of us and all i wish for is for her to give me one more chance to show her that all that matters in my life is her .

    You will alwayes be my Wuvsicle Jill.
    DeputyDogon February 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm disappointed that there aren't commenets on more of willie's songs. willie is awesome and i love this song. it's so sad yet wonderful...
    echan07on April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion, this is better than the Elvis version. Instead of crooning the words, he's singin it straight from the heart.

    Only those who've been there would know.
    one who waitson November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, as far as whoose version is better.. its debatable... Elvis may have sang it better but Willie wrote it... Willie is such an awesome song writer and that why this song is so great.
    ReneaAlbyon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, any willie nelson song i hear, ALWAYS speaks to my heart, his songs r soo genuine :)
    Spanky33on February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight on Echan07...this song is great
    gdoggon August 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a song that i love singing and playing along to, but i almost feel like crying when i do. The way that willie nelson sings the lyrics are straight from the heart. Do you ever wish you'd written it yourself? Such a simple song that can mean so much. I love it.
    dougie76on January 08, 2007   Link

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