Lyrics: The Last Thing on My Mind

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It’s a lesson too late for the learnin’

Made of sand, made of sand

In the wink of an eye my soul is turnin’

In your hand, in your hand.

Chorus:
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.

But you know that was the last thing on my mind.

You’ve had reasons plenty for goin’.

This I know, this I know.

For the weeds have been steadily growin’.

Please don’t go, please don’t go.

[Chorus]

As we walk, my thoughts are a-tumblin’,

Round and round, round and round.

And the subway ‘neath my feet is a-rumblin’,

Underground, underground.

[Chorus]

As I lie in my bed in the mornin’,

Without you, without you.

Every song in my breast dies a bornin’,

Without you, without you.

[Chorus]

Tom Paxton