Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles Lyrics


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Georgia, Georgia
The whole day through (the whole day through)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)

I said Georgia
Georgia
A song of you (a song of you)
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

I said Georgia
Oh Georgia, no peace I find (no peace I find)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Whoa-whoa, Georgia
Georgia
No peace, no peace I find
Just an old, sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)





I said just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Overall Meaning

Ray Charles's "Georgia On My Mind" is often regarded as one of the most iconic songs of all time. The song is a love letter to the state of Georgia, as Charles sings about how much he thinks about his home state. The lyrics talk about how even when he's away from Georgia, he can't stop thinking about it, and the melody that he sings is an "old sweet song" that he can't get out of his head.


The first verse of the song sets the tone for the rest of the lyrics. Ray Charles repeats the word "Georgia" twice, emphasizing the state's importance to him. The second line reveals that this is a song that he sings "the whole day through," truly highlighting how much he thinks about Georgia. The third line mentions that he has a special connection to a certain tune, which keeps his home state on his mind. This connection is further revealed in the second verse, where Charles compares the tune to the sound of "moonlight through the pines."


The song's bridge talks about how, despite other people and other places trying to take his attention, Charles still dreams of Georgia. He sings about how he sees a "road" in his dreams that leads him back to his home state. This longing for Georgia is also present in the final verse and the outro, where Charles repeats the lines "no peace I find" and "Keeps Georgia on my mind." The lyrics are deeply emotional and speak to the feeling of homesickness that many people experience when they are away from the places that they love.


Line by Line Meaning

Georgia, Georgia
The state of Georgia, oh Georgia


The whole day through (the whole day through)
I think about you all day long


Just an old sweet song
Just a reminder of our love


Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)
I can't get Georgia or you out of my head


I said Georgia
I can't help but say your name


A song of you (a song of you)
My love for you is like a sweet melody


Comes as sweet and clear
I can hear your voice so clearly


As moonlight through the pines
Like the beauty of the night sky through a forest


Other arms reach out to me
Others may try to love me, but it's not the same


Other eyes smile tenderly
Others may try to make me happy, but it's not genuine


Still in peaceful dreams I see
Even when I sleep, thoughts of you occupy my mind


The road leads back to you
No matter where I go, my heart always brings me back to you


Oh Georgia, no peace I find (no peace I find)
Without you, I'm restless and without peace


Whoa-whoa, Georgia
An expression of my deep feelings for you


No peace, no peace I find
I can't rest until I'm with you


Just an old, sweet song
My only comfort is the memory of our love


Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)
My love for you and our memories together stay with me always




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorell

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Georgia, Georgia
The whole day through (the whole day through)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)
I said Georgia
Georgia
A song of you (a song of you)
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
I said Georgia
Oh Georgia, no peace I find (no peace I find)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
Whoa-whoa, Georgia
Georgia
No peace, no peace I find
Just an old, sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)
I said just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind



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@georgiadupuis

My name is Georgia. My dad's family was from Georgia. I was born in 1941 and Daddy insisted I would be named Georgia! Many years later, I was a student at Ohio State University in Ohio and a guy dated got tickets to surprise me to see Ray Charles and the Rayettes at the Auditorium. What a show it was!! One of the best nights of my life..Ray Charles is a master of song and when he sang "Georgia On My Mind" , I had tears in my eyes..so beautiful! I'll never forget it!

@sarahluizza4391

This is Beautiful💖.

@tiap1103

#HowFirmThyFriendship

@georgiadupuis

@Tia P GO BUCKS!! Thanks Tia!!

@georgiadupuis

@Sarah Luizza Thanks Sarah..loved it!!

@georgiadupuis

@Sarah Luizza Thanks for the video Sarah..I loved it!!

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@dawnmeredith2262

Just watched "Ray" (again)/ This brings me to tears. I was born in 1949 so this is the music of my youth.

@williamgregory1848

Ray Charles started 50 feet behind the starting line yet won the race.

Rest In Peace Brother Ray 🙏🏾

@rexd.burgess8730

Great comment, man :) I love me some Ray Charles. Christmas, country, R & B; love everything he did. God bless him!

@anthonyhenderson2642

Play some good music

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