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    "Gentle On My Mind" Lyrics

    Jack Greene

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    It's knowing that your door is always open
    And your path is free to walk
    That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag
    Rolled up and stashed behind your couch

    And it's knowin' I'm not shacked by forgotten words and bonds
    And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
    That keeps you in the back roads by the rivers of my mem'ry
    That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

    It's not clinging to the rocks
    And I'd be planted on their columns, now that binds me
    Or somethin' that somebody said
    Because they thought we fit together walking

    It's just knowin' that the world will not be cursing or forgiving
    When I walk along some railroad track and find
    That you're moving on the back roads by the rivers of my mem'ry
    And for hours, you're just gentle on my mind

    Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
    And the junkyards and the highways come between us
    And some other woman cryin' to her mother
    'Cause she turned and I was gone

    I still might run in silence, tears of joy might stain my face
    And a summer sun might burn me till I'm blind
    But not to where I cannot see you walkin' on the back roads
    By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind

    I dipped my cup of soap
    Back from a gurglin', cracklin' caltron in some train yard
    My beard, a roughen coal pile
    And a dirty hat pulled down across my face

    Through cupped hands around a tin can
    I pretend I hold you to my breast and find
    That you're waving from the back roads by the rivers of my mem'ry
    Ever smiling, ever gentle on my mind
    This song was submitted on March 12th, 2010 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by John Hartford.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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