You've Changed My Mind

Album: Dig In Deep (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was written by singer-songwriter Joe Henry, whose other credits include co-penning the title track of John Denver's Windsong album and his sister-in-law Madonna's hit song "Don't Tell Me."
  • Henry wrote this for Raitt during a painful time for the songstress. She told Billboard magazine: "In 2010, I had passed through the most difficult decade of my life. I'd lost my family - my brother died of brain cancer and both my parents passed, all within the same period. I wasn't sure how to go on. The darkness was deep. Only Joe's gentle persistence got me back into the studio. 'Just come over and relax,' he said. 'We'll have a little fun.'

    He had custom-written a song for me. When I read the lyrics and absorbed the sentiment of the line 'A page has been turned. Some old fears unlearned. And I know you've changed my mind' - I knew that my mind had been changed. And Joe had changed it. I was ready to return to the land of the living."
  • Joe Henry also produced the track – it was the only song on Dig In Deep that Bonnie Raitt didn't helm.

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