All the King’s Horses / Gentle on My Mind Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin All the King’s Horses / Gentle on My Mind Cover Art

Tracklist

All the King’s Horses

length: 3:43
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
arranger: Arif Mardin
composer: Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Aretha Franklin

All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put our two hearts together again

We sat on a wall of happiness
We sat on a wall of love
We sat on a wall of security so high above

With his arms wrapped all around me
It was like a fairy tale
Two people so in love
Tell me how could it fail

The walls start shakin' her love right now
Happiness is given away, security is fallin' down
He fell, I fell, another is left to tell

[Repeat: x2]
All the king's horses, all the king's men
Couldn't put our two hearts together again

Walls started shakin' I heard love crying out
Happiness is given away security is tumbling down
He fell, I fell
And all there is left to tell

Is all the king's horses, all the king's men
Couldn't put our two hearts together again
Couldn't put our two hearts together again
Couldn't put our two hearts together again
Couldn't put our two hearts

Gentle on My Mind

length: 2:26
producer: Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin
composer: John Hartford
lyricist: John Hartford
It's knowin' that your door is always open
And your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag
Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
And it's knowin' I'm not shackled
By forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
That keeps you in the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

It's not clingin' to the rocks and ivy
Planted on their columns now that bind me
Or something that somebody said because
They thought we fit together walkin'
It's just knowing that the world
Will not be cursing or forgiving
When I walk along some railroad track and find
That you're movin' on the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind

Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
And the junkyards and the highways come between us
And some other woman's cryin' to her mother
'cause she turned and I was gone
I still might run in silence
Tears of joy might stain my face
And the summer sun might burn me till I'm blind
But not to where I cannot see
You walkin' on the back roads
By the rivers flowin' gentle on my mind

I dip my cup of soup back from a gurglin' cracklin' cauldron
In some train yard
My beard a rustlin' coal pile
And a dirty hat pulled low across my face
Through cupped hands 'round a tin can
I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
That you're waitin' from the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
Ever smilin', ever gentle on my mind