If You Could Read My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot

 

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 feelin’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 feelin’s 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 feelin’s gone and I just can’t get it back

Posted in 2017 Spring, cfa.

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