Daddy, You've Been On My Mind
Perhaps it's the color of the sun cut flat And
coverin' the crossroads I'm standin' at. Or
maybe it's the weather or something like that,
But daddy, you've been on my mind.
I don't mean trouble, please don't put me down
or get upset, I am not pleading, or saying I
can't forget. I do not walk the floor bowed down
and bent, but yet Daddy, you're just on my mind.
Even though my mind is hazy and my thoughts they
might be narrow, Where you been don't bother me,
nor bring me down in sorrow. It don't even
matter to me where you're wakin' up tomorrow,
Daddy, you're just on my mind.
I am not asking you to say words like "yes" and
"no." Please understand me, I got no place for
you to go. I'm just breathing to myself
pretending not that I don't know, Daddy, you
been on my mind.
When you wake up in the morning, 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's had you on her mind.