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Last Thing On My Mind

  • (Tom Paxton)

            Are you going away with no word of farewell
            Will there be not a trace left behind
            I could have loved you better
            Didn't mean to be unkind
            You know that was the last thing on my mind

    It's a lesson too late for the learning
    Made of sand, made of sand
    In the wink of an eye my soul is turning
    In your hand, in your hand

    You've got plenty of reasons for going
    This I know, this I know
    For the weeds have been steadily growing
    Please don't go, please don't go

    As I lie in my bed in the morning
    Without you, without you
    Each song in my breast dies a-borning
    Without you, without you

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1988:] [This is] simply my best song. I have no idea why. I didn't know when I finished writing it that it was anything special; I even remember feeling that I had written better. Shows you how much I know. I've been asked if I don't get tired of singing the same songs night after night. The truth is some you do and some you don't. I don't get tired of this song. (Notes 'The Very Best of Tom Paxton')

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