Gentle On My MInd. Alison Krauss. Album: Windy City. [Intro] Cmaj7 [Verse] Cmaj7 It's knowing that your door is always open, Am7 Dm7 And your path is free to walk, Dm7 Aaug That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag, Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 Rolled up and stashed behind your couch. Cmaj7 And it's knowing I'm not shackled, Cmaj7 By forgotten words and bonds, Am7 Dm7 And the ink stains that are dried up on some line, Dm7 That keeps you in the back roads, Dm7 G7 By the rivers of my memory, Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 G And keeps you ever gentle on my mind. Cmaj7 It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy, Cmaj7 Dm7 Planted on their columns now that bind me, Dm7 Aaug Or something that somebody said, Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 Because they thought we fit, together walking. Cmaj7 It's just knowing that the world, Cmaj7 Will not be cursing or forgiving, Dm7 Am7 When I walk along some railroad track and find, Dm7 Aaug That you're moving on the back roads, Dm7 G7 By the rivers of my memory, Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 And for hours you're just gentle on my mind. Cmaj7 Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines, Cmaj7 Am7 Dm7 And the junkyards and the highways come between us, Dm7 Aaug And some other woman's crying to her mother, Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 Cause she turned and you were gone. Cmaj7 I still might run in silence, Cmaj7 Tears of joy might stain my face, Am7 Dm7 Am7 And the summer sun might burn me until I'm blind, Dm7 But not to where I cannot see. Dm7 G7 You walking on the back roads. Dm7 Cmaj7 By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind. Cmaj7 You dip your cup of soup, back from a gurgling, Am7 Dm7 Crackling cauldron, in some train yard, Dm7 Aaug Your beard a roughening coal pile, Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 And a dirty hat pulled low across your face. Cmaj7 Through cupped hands 'round the tin can, Am7 Dm7 I pretend to hold you to my breast and find, Dm7 That you're waiting from the back roads, Dm7 G7 By the rivers of my memories, Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 Ever smiling, ever gentle on my mind.