Coloring Club Plus — 10/16/19

Oct 16

Yesterday, When I Was Young is a Roy Clark album released in 1969. Even though I remember it well, I can’t find much information out there on it.

Love is Just a State of Mind is today’s song from that album. The lyrics are poetry and the gentle way Roy sings them is unforgettable.

I’ll stay with you if you say stay
But I must leave you when I must
I’ll stay as long as we can last
And leave when laughter turns to rust.

The day the fireworks fail to flash
And mental lights refuse to shine
We’ll know it’s time for someone else
For love is just a state of mind.

If you can say it like it is
And if I like to hear it said
I’ll carve your image on my heart
And make sure that your soul is fed.

But if one day the words break step
And if one ego lags behind
You column left, I’ll column right
For love is just a state of mind.

Keep yourself but give me room
I want some place to think aloud
And if you can your chain will reach
From ocean floor to shining cloud.

When the shackles feel too tight
Or when restrictions start to blind
It’s time to breathe instead of choke
For love is just a state of mind.

If my words are worry things
And if I make your mouth turn down
Then take your apprehensive love
And leave me now without a sound.

But if you take me as I am
And love me one day at a time
I may stay a thousand years
For love is just a state of mind.

For love is just a state of mind…

Songwriters: Joe Allison / RED LANE

7 Comments Add yours

  1. badfinger20 says:

    Lovely song…from one of the best guitarists ever.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the song, Max. Roy Clark is one of the great guitarists agreed and I love the feeling he puts into his singing.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        Yes I think more of his picking side but he had a great softer side also

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  2. hanspostcard says:

    Roy Clark like Buck Owens remembered first by many for Hee-Haw- and not their great musical talents. As a boy Roy lived in my hometown for a year. I wish I knew where he lived- maybe in the house I live? I guess there is an outside chance! I don’t recall that I ever heard that one before- good song! A favorite Roy song of mine from that era- “I Never Picked Cotton”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Just went to youtube and listened to it. Sounds familiar but forgot the words. It’s the story of many a young one, even today. Can’t say I blame them either 😦

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  3. memadtwo says:

    Wow…it’s been a long time since I heard Roy Clark. Thanks, Jade. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked it, K.

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