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Always on my mind

Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
And maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have

If I made you feel second best
Girl, I'm sorry I was blind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

And maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
Give me, give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
I'll keep you satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind


by Mark James
Mark James (b. 1940) is a songwriter, famous for writing hits for singers B.J. Thomas, Brenda Lee, and Elvis Presley, most notably Elvis' last #1 hit of his career, "Suspicious Minds."
Mark James, whose real name is Francis Zambon, grew up in Houston, Texas, befriending Thomas while both were still young. By the late 1960s, James was signed as a staff songwriter to Memphis producer Chips Momanís publishing company, Moman producing Thomasís versions of "The Eyes Of A New York Woman", "Hooked on a Feeling" and "It's Only Love" in 1968-69, all of which achieved success. The songwriter issued his own version of "Suspicious Minds," also produced by Moman, on Scepter Records in 1968, but in the same arrangement the song became a smash for Presley the following year. Brenda Lee had a hit with "Sunday Sunrise," and Presley continued to record James's songs, "Raised On Rock" and "Moody Blue" (the title track to Presley's last studio album). But James's greatest success came with "Always on My Mind," a collaboration with Johnny Christopher and Wayne Carson, issued as a b-side by Presley in 1972, but becoming a huge hit for Willie Nelson a decade later. James won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for Nelson's version. UK duo The Pet Shop Boys had a UK #1 and US #4 with their 1987 revival.
        


© From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Always on My Mind" written by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson and published 1972

Willie Nelson version
The song was also recorded by Willie Nelson. Released in the spring of 1982, the song raced to number one on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Singles chart that May, spending two weeks atop the chart. The song also did very well on Top 40 radio, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was Billboard's number one country song for 1982.
Apart from its three Grammys (including Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the songwriters), "Always on My Mind" earned numerous other awards for Nelson and its songwriters, including the 1982 and 1983 Country Music Association's "Song of the Year" honors and the 1982 CMA Single of the Year.