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  • Giovedì 10 aprile 2014

Last thing on my mind

«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.
Are you going away with no word of farewell
Will there be not a trace left behind
Well, I could have loved you better
Didn’t mean to be unkind
You know that was the last thing on my mind.
As we walk on, my thoughts keep tumblin’
Round and round, round and round
Underneath our feet the subways rumblin’
Underground, underground

As I lie in my bed in the mornin’
Without you, without you.
Every song in my breast lies a bornin’
Without you, without you.

You’ve got reasons a-plenty for goin’
This I know, this I know.
For the weeds have been steadily growin’
Please don’t go, please don’t go».

Last thing on my mind, del cantante folk americano Tom Paxton, che la compose all’inizio degli anni Sessanta e la registrò nel 1964 per l’album Ramblin’ Boy.

Recentemente la canzone è stata utilizzata anche per la colonna sonora di A proposito di Davis, l’ultimo film dei fratelli Coen.