If you could read my mind - Gordon Lightfoot

 

Strophe) 

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 

 

 

Strophe) 

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 yould be me 

But heroes often fail 

And you won´t read that book again 

Because the ending´s just too hard to take 

 

Bridge) 

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 

 

Strophe) 

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