Song Lyric Sunday- The Partridge Family

The theme from Jim Adams is songs that mention Mind, Think, or Brain.

The first song that came to mind in line with today’s theme was I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family. Then, when I looked for it, I saw another song that they did that I liked even more. It fit our prompt, so my choice for today is, You Are Always on My Mind by The Partridge Family.
(Incidentally, “I Think I Love You” became a far bigger hit.)
I really like the chorus in this song. I know that songs mean different things through associations we make with special times or moments but sometimes a song’s notes and chords are personally appealing the first time we hear them. That’s a marvel, just like the taste of food, to each individual.


The Partridge Family was a TV show that ran from 1970 to 1974 which were my own exact high school years. The combining of a TV show with a band producing quality songs made it a hit. I enjoyed it.
David Cassidy was a ‘teen heartthrob’ in those years. Another popular singer, Bobby Sherman, was making hits at the same time. Just like Coke or Pepsi, David or Bobby was a ‘thing’. Even though I wasn’t a flaky kind of groupie girl, I let my friends know that I chose ‘team David’ when asked. [As a note for my granddaughters one day, my heart had already been stolen by Guy Williams as Zorro years before.]

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Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy

Created by Bernard Slade, the TV series was inspired by and loosely based on The Cowsills, a real singing family in the late sixties. In fact, in its early development the Cowsill children were approached to be featured on the show, though that idea was quickly discarded (The Cowsills rejected the offer when producers wanted to replace their real-life mother Barbara in the cast).

The Cowsills


The show starred Shirley Jones as Mother Shirley Partridge and David Cassidy (Jones’ real-life stepson) as her son Keith. The remaining Partridge children were played by Susan Dey as Laurie, Danny Bonaduce as Danny, Jeremy Gelbwaks (replaced after one year by Brian Forster) as Chris, and Suzanne Crough as Tracy Partridge. Dave Madden played Reuben Kincaid, who was their manager and family friend.

“You Are Always On My Mind”

Wake up in the mornin’ feelin’ all right till I recall
You’re gone from my life and I stare like a dummy against the wall
Since you’ve been away, oh, yes, I am uptight
It’s a fact of my life I guess I’ll try to fight
I could be so good for you if I had that right
If I had that right

You are always on my mind
Have I gotta go through this old life
Day after day and find
You there on my mind

You are always on my mind
Have I gotta go through this old life
Day after day and find
You there on my mind

I don’t understand you at all but I don’t care
Still a lot of good love in our lives for us to share
You might think it’s sad, but I’m together now, yeah, you laugh, huh
I know it’s true I’m much better now
You ought to come on by and see for yourself just how
I’m much better now

You are always on my mind
Have I gotta go through this old life
Day after day and find
You there on my mind

You are always on my mind
Have I gotta go through this old life
Day after day and find
You there on my mind
[repeat and fade]

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4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday- The Partridge Family

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/27/2022 / 10:15 am

      Thanks Jim. Wholesome was popular ‘once upon a time’. ❤

      • newepicauthor 03/27/2022 / 10:24 am

        Yes, before hip hop and rap ruined everything.

      • Susan St.Pierre 03/27/2022 / 10:35 am

        I can’t help but wonder if destroying our innocence wasn’t the purpose. The efforts to rob kids of innocence are ‘out in the open’ now. Misguided and discouraged youth are wreaking havoc on the society that produced them.

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