Mudcat Café message #715 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #230   Message #715
Posted By: len langevin nightowl@islandnet.com
10-Dec-96 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: ADD: If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (G Lightfoot)
Hi Moira...today's your lucky day! Here is IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND in its entirety.

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 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 drug stores sell.
Then you reached 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 of 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, 'bout 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'd know that I'm just trying to understand the feelings that you lack.
I never thought I could feel this way, but 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.

There you go, Moira. Hope this helps you. I have the sheet music for this song, but being a newbie, I don't know how to e-mail it. If you want to send me your address, I could snail mail you a copy of it.

Len Langevin
Duncan, B.C. Canada