Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
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GORDON LIGHTFOOT


If You Could Read My Mind Lyrics

If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old-time movie
'Bout a ghost from a wishin' well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as I'm a ghost that you can't see

If I could read your mind, love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drugstores sell
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
The hero would be me
But heroes often fail
And you won't read that book again
Because the ending's just too hard to take

I'd walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three-way script
Enter number two
A movie queen to play the scene
Of bringing all the good things out in me
But for now love, let's be real
I never thought I could act this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feeling's gone and I just can't get it back

If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old-time movie
'Bout a ghost from a wishin' well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
But stories always end
And if you read between the lines
You'll know that I'm just tryin' to understand
The feelings that you lack
I never thought I could feel this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feeling's gone and I just can't get it back

these lyrics are last corrected by Kevin Cooke

Songwriter(s): Gordon Lightfoot, Don Robey
Copyright: Early-morning-music, Duchess Music Corp.
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Meaning to "If You Could Read My Mind" (2 meanings)
karen 03/23/12,03:13
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Has been one of my most favorite songs since I was 14ish years old...I am now 51 years old.. love it so much.. a song which touches your heart and renders it a part of yourself in meaning and emotion.
Robin 10/26/11,15:18
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Dangerous song to play on the radio, heard it properly when I was driving back to work at lunch time, really affected me, I was crying like a baby as it seemed to tell my story. Shows how great it is!
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