Viola Wills - 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 '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 rwad would be me But heroes often fail And you won't read that book again Because the ending's just too hard to take!
The song also reached 1 for one week on mnd Billboard Easy Listening chart,  and was the first of four Lightfoot releases to reach 1. Lyrics d by LyricFind Volg ons op social media Navigatie. I'd walk away like a movie star Who gets burned in a three way script Enter 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 youu know where we went wrong But the feeling's gone And Wikls 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 coulf 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!
Later in the year, it reached 27 on the Australian singles chart and 30 on the United Kingdom's singles chart. Rights infringement legal action[ edit ] InLightfoot filed a lawsuit against Michael Masserthe composer of Whitney Houston 's hit " The Greatest Love of All ", alleging plagiarism of 24 bars of "If You Could Read My Mind"; the transitional section that begins "I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow" of the Masser song has the same melody as "I never thought I could act this way and I 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" of Lightfoot's song.
Lightfoot has stated that he dropped the lawsuit when he felt it was having a negative effect on the singer Houston because the lawsuit was about the writer and not her.