IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND


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
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 the drugstores sell
when you reach the part where the heartache 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 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 feeling'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 about a ghost from a wishing 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 trying to understand
the feelings 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 feeling's gone
and I just can't get it back

                                                         gordon lightfoot