"If You Could Read My Mind" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts would tell
Just like an old-time movie
Out a ghost from a wishing 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 would tell
Just like a paperback novel
That kind the drugstores sell
When you reach the part
Where the heartache comes
The hero would be me
The heroes often fail
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 spurned in a three-way script
Enter number two
The movie queen to play the scene
And bringing all the good things out in me
But for now, love, let's be real

[Chorus]
I never thought I could feel this way
And I 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 would 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
Stories always end
And if you read between the lines
You know that I'm just trying to understand
The feelings that you lack

[Chorus]

If you could read my mind, love


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"If You Could Read My Mind" as written by Gordon Lightfoot

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