• Song:

    If You Could Read My Mind

  • Artist:

    Gordon Lightfoot

  • Album:

    Gord's Gold, Volume 1

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          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 wishing well. 
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          In a castle dark, 
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       Or a fortress strong, with chains upon my feet. 
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       You know that ghost is me, 
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       And I will never be set free, 
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       As long as I'm a ghost that you can't see. 

       If you could read my mind, love, 
       What a tale your thoughts could tell. 
       Just like a paperback novel, 
       The kind the drugstores sell. 
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       Then you reached the part 
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Where the heartaches come, the hero would be me. 
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       But heroes often fail. 
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       And you won't read that book again, 
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       Because the ending's just too hard to take. 
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       I'd walk away 
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       Like a movie star, who gets burned in a three-way script. 
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       Enter number two: 
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       A movie queen to play the scene 
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       Of bringing all the good things back to me 
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       But for now, love, let's be real. 
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       I never thought, I could feel this way. 
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       And I've got to say that I just don't get it. 
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       I don't know where we went wrong, 
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       But the feeling's gone, and I just can't get it back. 

       If you could read my mind ... 
         But for now, love ...
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