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Bob Dylan – Mama, You Been On My Mind lyrics

Perhaps it's 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 don't mean trouble, please don't put me down or get upset,
I am not pleadin' or sayin', "I can't forget."
I do not walk the floor bowed down an' bent, but yet,
Mama, you been on my mind.

Even though my mind is hazy an' my thoughts they might be narrow,
Where you been don't bother me nor bring me down in sorrow.
It don't even matter to me where you're wakin' up 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 got no place for you t' go.
I'm just breathin' to myself, pretendin' not that I don't know,
Mama, you been on my mind.

When you wake up in the mornin', baby, 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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    Alysia LaughingRain Mcalister
    Yes, this song is very special to me. I had a dream that Dylan came to see me. He was upset about something so this was a perfect tune to sing to him, in my mind. I pulled out my guitar and sang I thought very well his own music back to him and I remembered every lyric easily. What it means to me personally is gaining a perspective on life where you're so neutral, with emotions balanced, not angry, basically just in a balanced state emotionally, that you're at the creative place where something could happen, but you really haven't a clue what, or even why that person is on your mind, you just know they are on your mind. You just want them to know you've been thinking about them. And you think you know them well, but still you got no place to take the next thought, so the only thing to say is you been on my mind. I was never sure in the dream if he liked my singing, but anyway, I enjoyed it!
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