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    "Gentle On My Mind" Lyrics

    Leonard Nimoy

    It's knowin' that your door is always open
    And your path is free to walk
    That makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag
    Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
    And it's knowin' I'm not shackled
    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 memory
    That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

    It's not clingin' to the rocks and ivy

    Planted on their columns now that bind me
    Or something that somebody said because
    They thought we fit together walkin'
    It's just knowing that the world
    Will not be cursing or forgiving
    When I walk along some railroad track and find
    That you're movin' on the back roads
    By the rivers of my memory
    Ever smilin', ever 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's 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 the 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 flowin' gentle on my mind

    I dip my cup of soup back from a gurglin' cracklin'
    In some train yard
    My beard a rustlin' coal pile
    And a dirty hat pulled low across my face
    Through cupped hands 'round a tin can
    I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
    That you're waitin' from the back roads
    By the rivers of my memory
    Ever smilin', ever gentle on my mind
    This song was submitted on December 4th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by John Hartford.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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