Oct 22 2008

If You Could Read My Mind

Published by at 9:59 am under Blog,Music

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!

– Gordon Lightfoot

 

And here’s Johnny Cash‘s great version from the Hundred Highways album:

 


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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “If You Could Read My Mind”

  1. Darraghon 22 Oct 2008 at 11:34 am

    Wow, that was very powerful. i think I’ll stay away from reading blogs today – I’m reading a lot of posts I think I’d have preferred not to.

    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.

    Indeed.

  2. Rickon 22 Oct 2008 at 2:31 pm

    🙁

  3. Darrenon 22 Oct 2008 at 2:33 pm

    @Darragh I was listening to it on the way to work and ended up repeating it four times. Beautiful ad so sad.

    @Rick I know, I know.

  4. Lottieon 23 Oct 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Hot dog, jumping frog, albuquerque
    Hot dog, jumping frog, albuquerque

  5. Darrenon 24 Oct 2008 at 11:07 am

    @Lottie Random!

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