“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
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 see

I 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 feeling’s gone and I just can’t get it back

And if you read between the lines
You’ll know that I’m just trying to understand
The feelings that you lack

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