zondag 11 augustus 2013

If You Could Read My Mind, ©1969 by Gordon Lightfoot

Prachtige song van Gordon Lightfoot.
Lightfoot schreef dit in 1969 toen het einde van zijn eerste huwelijk in zicht kwam.
Zo pijnlijk mooi!!!
Hij treedt nog steeds op en zingt het ook nog altijd.
Kijk hier maar eens:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta0a3DFUU0Y
Wil je kennismaken met de jonge Lightfoot dan raad ik dit You Tube-filmpje aan.
En wil je - net als ik - meezingen. Hieronder staat de tekst!




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.

Then 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 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 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'd 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!




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