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    "If Youn Could Read My Mind" Lyrics

    Don McLean

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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.
    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 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 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.

    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'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!
    This song was submitted on September 6th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Gordon Lightfoot.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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