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 thought is turning
in your hand • in your hand

are you going away with no words 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 all my thoughts are a-tumbling
round and round • round and round
underneath our feet the subway's rumbling
underground • underground

are you going away with no words 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

you got reasons a-plenty for going
this I know • this I know
the weeds have been steadily growing
please don't go *• please don't go

are you going away with no words 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 I lay in my bed in the morning
without you *• without you
each song in my breast dies a-borning
without you • without you

you were going away with no words of farewell : there will 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

                                                       tom paxton