Lyrics to
Got You On My Mind

Released by Bonnie Raitt in 1974
From the Album: Streetlights |

This version of Got You On My Mind was released by Bonnie Raitt in 1974.

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I saw you this mornin’
Though you were nowhere in sight
But I’ve got to admit
That the thought of you hangs around me
Like a hand on my shoulder, like a fly on my nose

I got you on my mind
I got you on my mind

Well I tried to catch the moon in a butterfly net
But I tripped and it slipped from my hand
And it fell into the sea
But at least I know where the moon is hiding
And just like the moon

I got you on my mind
I got you on my mind

Now some nights I’ll be sitting at home
Starin’ at some old magazines
And I wonder could somebody tell me
Whatever happened to those back seat plans
Did they drive off with the man?

I tell you, a girl stays single ’cause she don’t like men
Or maybe she likes them too much
Me, I like them not too much or too little
But times were easy and so was I
Was I in love with you or just in love with love…?

I got you on my mind
I got you on my mind

Got you on my mind
I got you on my mind

There were days when I was feelin’ so low
Brought us close as no good times could
There were moments so full of understanding
And I couldn’t bear to see them end
Ooo, I’d like to be in love again

I got you on my mind
I got you on my mind
Said, I gotchu, can’t seem to get you off my mind
I got you on my mind
Just like a hand on my shoulder, like a fly on my nose
I got you on my mind…

Bonnie Raitt has released many songs over the years besides Got You On My Mind. Bonnie Raitt released songs from 1971 to 2005 spanning across albums like Bonnie Raitt, Give It Up, Takin' My Time, Streetlights, Home Plate, Sweet Forgiveness, The Glow, Green Light, Nine Lives, Nick Of Time, Luck Of The Draw, Longing In Their Hearts, Fundamental, Silver Lining, and Souls Alike. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Bonnie Raitt.

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The lyrics to Got You On My Mind are just the words, phrases, verses and chorus that Bonnie Raitt used when the song was created in 1974. The lyrics to Got You On My Mind have both easy-to-spot meanings and hidden metaphors that have been discussed by the music press and fans, but only Bonnie Raitt and any collaborators know all of the inspirations for the song.

If you like etymology or breaking apart phrases and words, it is easy to understand the lyrics to Got You On My Mind by Bonnie Raitt. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Got You On My Mind" means the words set to the music of Got You On My Mind, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Bonnie Raitt. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Got You On My Mind and the lyrics to Got You On My Mind are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Bonnie Raitt who came here looking just for the lyrics to Got You On My Mind, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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