Gene watson – Fourteen Carat Mind

The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the Billboard country chart (though he has #1s on other prominent charts including Cashbox, Record World, Gavin and more.

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Cover LP Old Loves Never Die MCA 1981
Cover LP Old Loves Never Die MCA 1981

“Fourteen Carat Mind” is a song written by Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee, and recorded by American country music artist Gene Watson. It was released in September 1981 as the first single from the album Old Loves Never Die. “Fourteen Carat Mind” was Gene Watson’s twentieth country hit and his only song to hit number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the Billboard country chart (though he has #1s on other prominent charts including Cashbox, Record World, Gavin and more.

From the album Old Loves Never Die
B-side “Lonely Me”
Released September 1981
Recorded June 1981
Genre Country
Length 2:38
Label MCA 51183
Songwriter(s) Dallas Frazier and Larry Lee
Producer(s) Russ Reeder and Gene Watson

Gene watson – Fourteen Carat Mind Lyrics

I still recall the morning that I met you
Standing out in front of Wilson’s five and dime
Staring through the window at the jewelry
Hungry for the things you couldn’t buy
Just like a fool I thought that I could please you
I saw you had an eye for things that shine
I paid seven sawmill dollars for a bracelet
Just to satisfy your fourteen carat mind

Layin’ by these railroad tracks in Denver
With a hurtin’ head and a half a pint of wine
Everything except my soul has been surrendered
Just to satisfy your fourteen carat mind

The cabin that I built in West Virginia
Was not enough to keep you satisfied
‘Cause a man that’s got a sawmill occupation
Can’t afford to feed a rich girl’s appetite
I wonder if you’re still with Willie Jackson
Sometimes I wonder if he’s still alive
Ol’ Willie he gave up his wife and children
Just to satisfy your fourteen carat mind

Layin’ by these railroad tracks in Denver
With a hurtin’ head and a half a pint of wine
Everything except my soul has been surrendered
Just to satisfy your fourteen carat mind

Single Fourteen Carat Mind MCA 1981
Single Fourteen Carat Mind MCA 1981


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