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
About 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, you can see

If I could read your mind love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind the drugstore sells
When you reach the part where the heartaches
Come the hero would be me

Heroes often fail
And you won't read that book again
Because the endings just to 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 feelings 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
About a ghost from a wishing well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet the story always ends

If you read between the lines
You'll know that I'm just trying to understand
The feeling that you left

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 feelings gone and I just can't get it back

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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" song text (4 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!
john 01/10/10,21:21
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How bout this song it says all it needs to say without saying it right..I knew I should have listened.
Sara 11/12/09,10:19
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I heard this song for the first time 4 or 5 years ago and it sends chills. My absolute favorite song.
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