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, ībout 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 Iím a ghost that you canít see.

 

If you could read my mind, love what a tale your thoughts could tell.

Just like a paper-back novel the kind the drugstores sell.

When you reach the part where the heartaches come

The hero would be me, but heroes never die

And you wonít read that book again because the endingís just too hard to take.

 

Iīd 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 now, love, letís be real, I never thought I could act this way

And Iīve got to say that I just donít get it, I donít know where we went wrong,

But the feelingīs gone and I just canít get it back.

 

If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts could tell.

Just like an old-time movie, ībout a ghost from a wishing-well.