Rod Stewart - Mama You Been On My Mind Lyrics

Perhaps it's the color of the sun cut flat
and coverin' the crossroads I'm standing at
or maybe it's the weather or something like that
but mama you been on my mind

I do not mean you trouble, don't put me down, don't get upset
I am not pleadin' or sayin' I can't forget you
I do not pace the floor, bowed down and bent, but yet
mama you been on my mind

Even tho' my eyes are hazy
and my thoughts they might be narrow
where you been don't bother me, or bring me down with sorrow
I don't even mind where you be wakin' up tomorrow
but mama you been on my mind

I'm not asking you to say words like yes or no
Please understand me, I've no place I'm calling you to go
I'm just whisperin' to myself so I can pretend 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
As someone who has had you on his mind
Mama you been on my mind

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  1. The Blas


  2. john banwell

    Ballsy version of the Dylan song. Much better than the original. Saw the Faces in 1974 in Hong Kong. Magic. Hong Kong then was beautiful, now it's a fucking mess.

  3. Fred Sharratt

    1972 fantastic

  4. Manny Badabing

    God I love steel guitar.

    Road Runner

    Based on this verse from Mandolin Wind, I'd say Mr. Stewart feels the same way.
    Oh I never was good with romantic words

    so the next few lines come really hard

    Don't have much but what I've got is yours

    except of course my steel guitar

    Ha, 'cause I know you don't play

    but I'll teach you one day

    because I love ya

  5. Vaclensa Mobile Phones

    Sometimes makes you sad wondering where all the years have gone

  6. laurie King

    Love this one, even tho my eyes are hazy and my thoughts may be narrow ❤ where has time gone

  7. Dylan Suppiah

    Awesome cover! Best version of this song, IMHO..

  8. Football Man

    Great cover of this Dylan number and Joan Baez does a great version also from her Farewell Angelina album.

  9. tom johnston

    you just can not do wrong picking a good Bob Dylan love song dripping with tender aching longing and then doing a good soulful cover of will usually turn out just wonderful

  10. goleador53

    Best album, period

  11. David Rees

    Oh Rod where did it all go wrong ?

  12. EddieRay VanLynch

    A silent nod to everyone living this tune right now...


    Jeff Barker

    EddieRay VanLynch Best comment I’ve ever seen on YouTube. Thank you.

  13. Otto Greenleaf

    All of Rod Stewart: thanks for posting. Great song. Cheers!

  14. UtH Music

    lovely song, fantastic album.. thank you Rodney

  15. Gary Rutland

    One of my favourite songs, great interpretation. Stewart at his best, pedal steel to die for.

    Road Runner

    Ah but what a way to go

  16. Monique Morris

    Love this song!

  17. UtH Music

    this is the finest album, with a cold beer and smoke, and the wife with friends for the weekend !!!! lovely stuff

  18. Frankincensed

    Stewart is an amazing artist. He is one of the few who writes his own great songs and is able to take classics and personalize them with such a great touch. Love this song and album. All time fav.

  19. Degree7

    A great cover. The accordion, pedal steel guitar, it's all inspired.

    Joe Boxer

    degree, I agree even as a cover he's made it his own with use of those great instruments and his own style. These early years of kind of folksy touch and story telling rock tunes have done him well. Too bad of what came at end of 70s and after.

  20. Dan C

    Best Rod Stewart album ever.

    Doug Morrisett

    Dan C my fav by rod Stewart

  21. jimuri JR

    good song from the máster bob dylan great

  22. pat roughneen

    i know its been covered more times than the center court at Wimbledon but this the cover I like.