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And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind

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(Diamond)

Information:
Neil Diamond wrote and recorded And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind (Uni 55224) in 1970. It was the flip side of Soolaimon. Later in 1970 Mark Lindsay, lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, had a version (Columbia 45229) that went to #44 on the Hot 100 chart and #5 on the Easy-Listening chart.

Elvis recorded And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind at the American Sound Studios in Memphis on February 18, 1969.

Lyrics:

Listen easy, you can hear God calling
Walking barefoot by a stream
Come unto me, your hair's softly falling
On my face as in a dream
And the time will be our time
And the grass won't pay no mind

Saying nothing, lying where the sun is
Baking down upon our sighs
My lips touch you with their soft wet kisses
Your hands gentle in reply
And the time will be our time
And the grass won't pay no mind

Child, touch my soul with your cries
And the music will know what we've found
I hear a hundred good-byes
But today I hear only one sound
The moment we're living is now
Now now now now now now now

Young birds flying and a soft wind blowing
Cools the sweat inside my palms
Close my eyes, hear the flowers growing
As you lay sleeping in my arms
And the time will be our time
And the grass won't pay no mind
No, the grass won't pay no mind

Where it was released:
First released on the album Back In Memphis (From Memphis to Vegas) 
 
LPs/CDs:
- Back In Memphis (From Memphis to Vegas) (1969) 
- Elvis: Memories (1978) 
- From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential 60's Masters (1993) 
- Suspicious Minds (1999)
- Memphis Sessions (2001) - FTD 
- Elvis Back in Memphis (2012) - FTD 
 American Sound 1969 (2019) - FTD 

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