If You Could Read My Mind

Don McLean


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Gordon Lightfoot
album: Track 12 in album Chain Lightning
release date: 1978
popularity : 23 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock
length: 4:51
composer: Gordon Lightfoot
lyricist: Gordon Lightfoot

Album Information

label: Millennium Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Don McLean Chain Lightning cover art


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If you could read my mind, love,
Just like an old time movie,
In a castle dark or a fortress strong,
You know that ghost is me.
As long as I'm a ghost that you can't see.
If I could read your mind, love,
Just like a paperback novel,
When you reached the part
The hero would be me.
And you won't read that book again

Who gets burned in a three way script.
A movie queen to play the scene
But for now, love, let's be real;
And I've got to say that I just don't get it.
But the feeling's gone

What a tale my thoughts could tell.
'Bout a ghost from a wishing well.
With chains upon my feet.
And if you read between the lines,
The feelin's that you lack.
And I've got to say that I just don't get it.
But the feelin's gone


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Words and Music
  • 2 Crying
  • 3 It's Just the Sun
  • 4 Lotta Lovin'
  • 5 Chain Lightning
  • 6 Your Cheatin' Heart
  • 7 Wonderful Night
  • 8 It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  • 9 Since I Don't Have You
  • 10 Genesis (In the Beginning)
  • 11 It's a Beautiful Life
  • 12 If You Could Read My Mind