Olivia Newton-john — If You Could Read My Mind lyrics

(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't see

If I could read your mind, love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drugstores sell
When you reach the part
Where the heartaches come
The hero would be me
The hero often fails
And you wont read that book again
Because the endings just too hard to take

Ill walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three-way script
Enter number two
A movie queen to play the scene
Are bringing all the good things out in me
But for now love, lets be real
I never thought I could act this way
And I've got to say, I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feelings gone and I just can't get it back
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/olivia-newton-john-if-you-could-read-my-mind-lyrics.html ]

Songwriters: LIGHTFOOT, GORDON
If You Could Read My Mind lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Moose Music Ltd./Early Morning Music Ltd.