You Were Always On My Mind

You Were Always On My Mind

Jim has given us some very inspiring themes for Song Lyric Sunday recently. I found myself quite spoilt for choice again for this week’s theme. In the end, I have chosen a song that I have always loved (although the Pet Shop Boys almost ruined it for me) for it’s tender lyrics, full of earnest regret and affection.

I was tempted to use the Brenda Lee track, but I have always preferred to hear a male voice singing these words. The song has been covered by many artists, male and female, in different music genres. I believe that Elvis Presley recorded his version very soon after his separation from his wife Priscilla, which must have added poignancy to him singing the lyrics.

It is a beautiful song, and it is always a pleasure to listen to it. “Always On My Mind”, with the soulful voice of Elvis Presley.

Credits: Wayne C. Thompson, Mark James, and Johnny Christopher

Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
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

Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
If I made you feel second best
Girl, I'm so sorry I was blind

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

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, 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

Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have

4 thoughts on “You Were Always On My Mind

    1. I think I picked this version because the orchestra playing the music was just so delightful. But yes, I do agree with you about Willie’s version. Regardless of who sings those lyrics though, I find the sentiment very moving.

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