The Band Perry Gentle on My Mind was released in 2015 as a track on the Glen Campbell I’ll Be Me Soundtrack album. The band also discussed their upcoming album.
“We’re going to have a big announcement,” lead singer Kimberly Perry hints to Taste of Country.
The three piece band, which also includes brothers Reid and Neil Perry, are keeping quiet about their next project although, like make country music peers, they say that this next project is going to be different from their previous works.
“We always make albums very visually,” Kimberly Perry notes. “Our first album, we had pictures of county fairs on our mind, very romantic things. On Pioneer, we envisioned marching bands and armies moving forward together; it was a very intense album.
“This album, we’re dreaming in color,” she continues. “Everything is so colorful and enthusiastic and happy. We’re walking out of the studio with giant smiles on our faces.”
Perry also hinted that they may have some guest appearances on the album as well!
“We’ve learned so much as songwriters, and we’ve also made a lot of new friends that we’ve brought into the writing and recording room,” Kimberly Perry says, adding that one collaboration will be a big surprise.
“We’re working on an 11th hour one that will be pretty exciting,” she adds. “There are some very unsuspecting country music fans out in the world — some folks you have no idea are obsessed with country and cowboy boots and cowboy hats.”
“For this new record we’re actually, we’re mixing it up. We have a lot of interesting things happening. You know, the co-writes are one thing we’ve gotten really excited about as well,” Kimberly Perry notes.
“There’s a new girl that’s been here in Nashville writing, her name is Audra Mae (Miranda Lambert‘s “Little Red Wagon”), she’s a very spirited young lady. So we’ve just made a lot of new writing friendships, and we can’t wait for you guys to hear it.”
Watch the music video for “Gentle on My Mind” and check out the lyrics below.
The Band Perry Gentle On My Mind Video
The Band Perry Gentle On My Mind Lyrics
It’s knowing that your door is always open
And your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag
Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
And it’s knowing I’m not shackled
By forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that are dried upon some line
That keeps you on the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind
It’s not clinging to the rocks and ivy
Planted on their columns now that bind me
Or something that somebody said
Because they thought we fit together walking
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 moving 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 ’til I’m blind
Oh but not to where I cannot see you walkin’ on the back roads
By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind
I dip my cup of soup back from a gurglin’
Cracklin’ caldron in some train yard
My beard a rustling, a cold towel,
A dirty hat pulled low across my face (across my face)
Through cupped hands ’round the tin can
I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
That you’re waiting from the back roads
By the rivers of my memories
Ever smilin’ ever gentle on my mind
Gentle on my mind
You are gentle on my mind
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