I Had You On My Mind

Story Behind The Song

This song takes the 1960s song, "When I woke up, you were on my mind" and modulates it to the 1970s (or perhaps early 1980s), where love between the genders is a bit more complicated, with the roles not quite defined. Is it ok for a girl to spend the night talking about her former boyfriend? Is that a tease or part of the bittersweet experience of meeting someone whose workshift is as important, if not more important, about fitting a person in as his or her feelings.

Song Description

The girl this rather hapless person falls in love with brings out a photo album with pictures of her boyfriend Jim, which she insists on sharing with him on the night of their first date. Still, like the 60s song that inspired it, the song has a bittersweet feeling that he's, in fact, fallen in love with this girl, despite (or perhaps because) the fact that she's in love with someone else.

Song Length 2:49 Genre Pop - Rock, Pop - Standards
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Duet Male
Mood Adorable, Welcoming Subject Jealousy, Falling in Love
Similar Artists The Beach Boys, The Beatles Language English
Era 1970 - 1979


I Had You ON My Mind

I, had you on my mind,
I said let's get together sometime
You said that that would be fine
You got off work around nine

You, showed me pictures of him
You said his name was Jim
I had to sink or swim
What a way to begin

I had a thing or two that I wanted to do
Before the evening was through
You, got off work around nine
You said you didn't mind
When I woke up to find,
I, had you on my mind
Well I, had you on my mind

Open up, open up your heart
Love demands a brand new start

I, had a

Lyrics Jonathan Gross Music Jonathan Gross
Producer Jonathan Gross Publisher Jonathan Gross
Performance Jonathan Gross Label Jonathan Gross

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