About the Song

Conway Twitty’s “Linda On My Mind”. Now that’s a song that takes you back, doesn’t it? Released in 1975, it became an instant classic, topping the country charts and solidifying Twitty’s place as a country music legend. But “Linda On My Mind” is more than just a chart-topper; it’s a story, a heartfelt ballad that resonated with listeners of all ages.

Twitty, known for his smooth baritone and for bringing a touch of rock and roll to country music, wasn’t afraid to tackle complex emotions. “Linda On My Mind” is a prime example. The song delves into the turmoil of a man caught between two women. Linda, the woman he loves and longs for, and the woman he’s with, the one who cries beside him as he wrestles with his guilt and conflicting desires.

The beauty of the song lies in its simplicity. The lyrics, penned by Twitty himself, are straightforward and relatable. Lines like “I’m lying here with Linda on my mind / And next to me, my soon-to-be, the one I left behind” paint a vivid picture of the protagonist’s internal struggle. The gentle melody and Twitty’s emotive vocals further enhance the emotional weight of the song.

“Linda On My Mind” wasn’t just a hit in 1975. It continues to be a beloved country standard, covered by countless artists and requested at every honky-tonk worth its salt. It’s a song about love, loyalty, and the difficult choices life throws our way. So, if you’re looking for a song that tugs at the heartstrings and reminds you of a simpler time, put on Conway Twitty’s “Linda On My Mind” and let the music take you back.

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Lyrics

Now I’m lying here with Linda on my mind
And next to me, my soon to be, the one I left behind
And Lord it’s killing me to see her crying
She knows I’m lying here beside her with Linda on my mind.
Yes I know that I once loved her
And I placed no one above her
And I never thought I’d ever set her free
But it just wasn’t in my plan
The way Linda squeezed my hand
The first time that I held her close as she danced with me.
She said I’ve loved you for a long time
But you’re married to a friend of mine
And I tried hard to never let it show
But my love for you is stronger
I can’t hide it any longer
And so I thought I’d better let you know.
Now I’m lying here with Linda on my mind
And next to me, my soon to be, the one I left behind
And Lord it’s killing me to see her crying
She knows I’m lying here beside her with Linda on my mind