Buckley, Jeff - Mama, You've Been On My Mind Lyrics

Perhaps it is the color of the sun cut flat
And coverin' the crossroads I'm standing at
Or maybe it's the weather or something like that
oh but mama you've been on my mind

I don't mean trouble please don't put me down don't get upset
I am not pleading or saying that I can't forget you
I do not pace the floor bowed down and bent but yet
Oh mama you've been on my mind

Even though my eyes are hazy and my thoughts they might be narrow
Where you've been don't bother me or bring me down with sorrow
I don't even mind who you'll be waking with tomorrow
But mama you've been on my mind

I am not askin' you to say words like yes or no
Please understand me I have no place I'm callin' you to go
I'm just whispering to myself so I can pretend that I don't know
Oh mama you've been on my mind

When you wake up in the mornin' baby look inside your mirror
You know I won't be next to you you know I won't be near
I'd just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on his mind

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Buckley, Jeff Mama, You've Been On My Mind Comments
  1. Evy


  2. Dave S

    Probably Hillary disliked this

  3. Nicky Power

    What a voice

    Dave S

    Nicky Power cool 😎

  4. Di Bn

    The love that never fades..

  5. Giulia Shyly

    He Was and He Is an Agel. For Ever.
    Unico!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  6. Esra Balcı

    Buralara iz bırakmak gerekir

  7. Rosalía DC


  8. Ramen Trifecta

    man idk what it is about this song but man it fucking breaks me into tears almost immediately

  9. Grace Buckley

    My last name is Buckley and my first name is grace :(

  10. morganonymous

    I still miss him. Fuck. Just so sad. You're still on my mind, Jeff. I wish I would've met you.

  11. Zep Langston

    Him and Vincent Gallo, same energy ❤️

  12. Forged Golden

    It’s crazy that after all this time this is the first time I’ve heard this song thanks YouTube recommendations

    Dave S

    Forged Golden cool 😎

  13. Starshine13

    its a Dylan classic

    Dave S

    Starshine13 cool dude 😎

  14. Kotoon

    I wish that every human on this planet would behave like the ones in the youtube comment section of jeff buckley songs


    you’re so nice


    @Betül Thank you Betül :D We are nice

    Emuna Bee

    @Kotoon ☮️❤️🌻

    Yoma Oni

    Kotoon or like him


    @Yoma Oni Yes. Or just like a woman ;)

  15. Katherine Marmolejo

    everytime I hear this song I cry

  16. Leonardo Almeida

    Momma is his mother or his girl?

  17. Di Bn

    To fall in love with such a beautiful voice...So sincere a touch of love from the heart...let all mothers feel the same for their kids....

  18. Gothboynews

    Freud favorite song

  19. Karl Anderson

    What a modern maestro.

  20. Shannell George

    I don't even mean to cry. But when i hear him it just comes. 💚💚

  21. Seif Saaid

    One of the most beautiful things in our little world.

  22. Free Spirit With Nature

    Read Dr Brian Weiss books Many Lives Many Masters, and Miracles Happen. Life goes round again .

  23. Sherry

    Why does he look like james franco and pewdiepie

  24. Lanimal Nokturn

    A part of purity.

  25. Michele P

    His death was strange. He waded into a river that took him away. His birth was stranger, his mother was convinced she was pregnant for months when she wasn't. Her mad desire to create Jeff.Then Tim Buckley fled, married a clannish Welsh widower who had a son, who never played a note, but Tim adopted him because Jeff's mother was too controlling. Shame, if Jeff had known his father better, he'd still be alive and matured wonderfully.

    Mr. Gilbert

    haha what? Knew his father better he would of matured more? Wasn't his dad a drug addict who died of a drug overdose? I'm pretty sure the family he grew up with was a lot more stable, and I'm pretty sure he also had a good relationship with his step-dad

  26. Spub Desigh

    Hi peoples d ont forgets mom's are keys of paradise ❤❤❤

  27. Danny Williams

    I miss my mum

  28. Leslie Wyatt

    Who's jamming with Jeff, 2019?

    Janice Ward


    So Schism

    Merry Christmas

    Leslie Wyatt

    @So Schism TY I hope you had a blessed holiday

  29. Robyn Peterson

    Such a loss. Every time I listen to him singing it touches my soul.

  30. Cody Levinson

    Rod Stewart did an amazing version of this song a long time and it's amazing as well.

  31. icy ivy

    I miss you mom ❤
    Watch over me 😥

  32. Marcos Jeofla

    Muito bom! <3

  33. Hari Premananda

    🦅♡🔥 ⚘Mamma 🔥♡🦅

  34. Will.I.Am.7

    Such a lovely voice

  35. zzalexx


  36. JustAnotherGrunt

    Damn... I’m glad this came my way.

  37. DJessie

    Jeff Buckley ressemble trait pour trait à mon dentiste.....un plaisir à chaque rdv 🔥😂

  38. Steven Lee

    i want to play this song with paino and ill sing it one day.

  39. * notbadbutbitch *

    miss you , w .

  40. Unicorn Thirteen

    Im in love with a ghost

  41. Samuel Patterson


    I put this one first in the list but it's the one I found just before I sent the songs, it kicked the idea in my head to send you these songs. I thought about sending you this alone with adjusted to lyrics closer to how I feel, changing some of the "mama's to sister, sisters, lover and brother", some of them fit with them, you and Kyle. This is a beautiful one I know I could have heard loads and passed off but this time it just caught me in the perfect to let it into my heart so I hope maybe it'll hit your more open heart and doesn't miss like it could have mine many times.

  42. Lizard King

    So glad this was on my recommendations 💙❤️

  43. Peter Fountotos

    Gone _way_ too early.

  44. Zvonimir Čarija

    Hey look its pewds

  45. Lauri H.T.

    He's like nowadays Bob Dylan ❤

  46. Ophelia


  47. Ophelia


  48. Ophelia

    Yeah I'm not ready to say goodbye. https://img1.etsystatic.com/056/1/10868297/il_570xN.749061671_nw4p.jpg

  49. Ophelia


  50. Lamprilia Zavou

    His voice is so unique
    And the way he sings as well...
    I mean
    I can sense the vibe of the talent surrounding him.💎👀

  51. fuckyou

    I've always said it is what it is and nothing has effected my soul as much as the thought that one day I'll have to say good bye to my mama.. 💔

    Ariel T

    Cherish her and create new memories and special moments with her while you can😊❤ I lost my mother October 28th of this year. She was the best and I miss her so much and just so happy I had a great relationship that a mother and daughter could have.

    curious district

    Ariel T so sorry for your loss. Sending you all my love ❤️

  52. Z 2

    Fuck shit sucks some times. Love you all, keep your heads up and smile into that gorgeous sun.

  53. Matthew Bird

    Please call baby. Jeff says it's safe now

  54. MAGiC SchlongSON

    This was made for you Love! God bless you SARANNE HALE!! My Best friend...

  55. Christopher

    Jeff was a master of his time. Far surpasses even the greatest of what we consider a musician. There’s a river in TN that owns a great soul.

  56. Nonoa Sailo

    Thank u

  57. 3 littles pigs

    Bonne ma

  58. Alexis Mendoza

    Beautiful voice. I can't forget the way he dead.

    Mark Russ

    Same. I think that he suicided. That's my belief anyway. Take care and keep listening 😁👍

  59. Orlando Mendez

    Je suis ruinée

  60. Zoe Dore

    what the fuck I never knew james franco could sing

  61. TheBobbymcd music

    Just listening to it for the first time. Rod Stewart does a beautiful version of it too.

  62. Pallabi Dutta



    my mums dying of cancer our relationship has been freyed for years, but this song breaks my heart and brings a lump to my throat

  64. Mary Chris

    🦋ヽ♡`♪ `、 💕 `、•♪`、`、•♪ Love U

  65. Dumbledore’s Ballgag

    Such an innovative and beautiful folk electric guitar style. It has that classic folk sound, as if the parts for the song were written a hundred years ago, yet it’s so beautifully translated and expressed on the electric guitar. The echoes of his voice sound like an exclamation from a southern green hill top, as if he’s literally watching his love depart town on a train under a deep blue sky littered with clumps of thick cumulus clouds and the convection of train exhaust. Quite an unrivaled talent compared to today’s standards; a talent that subtly paints a picture of emotional catharsis. Exquisite yet powerful, as if it were the last page of a child’s story book. Such a story ought to never be forgotten, for its very message peaks the utmost cruciality of life lessons and significance.

  66. 김형미

    I miss you♡Jeff l love you ♡jeff

  67. Pickle Gerard

    I clicked because he low-key looked like a friend of mine (in the thumbnail) but stayed because of the music

  68. margaret nesbeth

    This song breaks my heart.

  69. Brax Farr

    I spent over an hour of my time learning the first 36 seconds of this song before he starts singing. And I’d do it over and over again, feels just as good playing it as it does listening to it. ❤️

  70. Slyverr

    such a shame what happened to him. His potential was far higher than his father.

  71. skank hunt42

    Mama where'd you go? Wish you could tell.me. 😔

  72. Jim Doyle

    Wow, what a beautiful song and a beuatiful human being

  73. Andrew Lee

    the george harrison 1969 outtake

  74. Victor Chien

    Ok, mama, I have this song on my mind.

  75. VERA MON


  76. Henrik N


  77. Le jeu de mots

    Perhaps it's the color of the sun cut flat
    An' cov'rin' the crossroads I'm standing at,
    Or maybe it's the weather or something like that,
    But mama, you been on my mind.

    I don't mean trouble, please don't put me down, don't get upset,
    I am not pleading or saying that "I can't forget you."
    I do not walk the floor bowed down and bent, but yet,
    Mama, you been on my mind.

    Even though my mind is hazy and my thoughts they might be narrow,
    Where you been don't bother me nor bring me down in sorrow.
    I don't even mind who you'll be waking with tomorrow,
    But mama, you're just on my mind.

    I am not askin' you to say words like "yes" or "no, "
    Please understand me, I have no place I'm callin' you to go.
    I'm just whispering to myself so I can pretend that I don't know,
    Mama, you've been on my mind.

    When you wake up in the mornin' and look inside your mirror,
    You know I won't be next to you, no, I won't be near.
    I'd just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
    As someone who has had you on his mind.

  78. John Cater

    For you CRH

  79. Hashim Aziz

    I'm confused by this song. It seems to be a love song despite the title. Was "mama" a historical term for a lover, like daddy in some songs?

  80. Brenda Brown

    Jeff was Goon Too Soon. Such a beautiful awesome voice he had. R.I.P. Jeff🙏🏽🕊 ♥️🌹♥️

  81. Yanis Khamsi

    I love the diminished chord he added at 1:45

  82. Sam

    Even Bob Dylan says this is the best version... Just the most beautiful rendition, and song. Two all time greats combining for something perfect.

    Time flies and Aeroplanes Crash.

    I think the same thing about NIN and Jonny Cash Hurt. Sharing is caring 😍

  83. Matthias Quaderer

    A combination of Dylans Poetry and Jeff buckleys angel Voice...why would anybody dislike this???

  84. Dylan sabbath

    I love you.

  85. sleepy ash

    Nick wouldve loved this song♡

  86. Thomas Morrison

    The best cover of this Dylan song was recorded way back in 1972 on an album called Never A Dull Moment by the legend Rod Stewart

  87. ModernDH

    Mum: go get a job and be rich
    Me: go fuck yourself you satanist inbred

  88. G G

    How many nights he stay in the night with his mom? And how many times he stay outside of his home street just chilling in a sunny day?

  89. G G

    I dont know, i magine him like a child, and then like boy in pijama blue, imagine him so inocent in his bed having a randomly thoughts so in tenderless, like a normal person, and imagine him like a child in garden playing with his friend, imagine him so young in the morning with his mom in a kitchen little, and then two have drink a tea,

  90. Jathon Delsy

    Gorgeous voice, loads of power and emotion and technique and dynamics, and full of beauty and poetry,,,


    The poetry part came from Bob Dylan.

  91. Mary Chris

    i 💖Youヽ🦋♡`♪ to eternity

  92. One Door Films

    Aside from how wonderful Jeff performs this, it truly is remarkable how Bob Dylan has a seemingly bottomless well of masterpieces...