If You Could Read My Mind lyrics and chords

The chords to If You Could Read My Mind are presented in the key of G. The song is written by Gordon Lightfoot and is about a fading relationship.

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G 
If you could read my mind love
Dm 
What a tale my thoughts could tell
G 
Just like an old time movie
Dm 
’Bout a ghost from a wishin’ well
G 
In a castle dark or a  
C 
fortress 
 
strong
 
With  
D 
chains upon my  
Em 
feet
 
You  
C 
know that ghost is  
G 
me
 
And  
C 
I will never  
G 
be set free
Am7 
As long as I’m a  
D 
ghost that you can’t  
G 
see


 
G 
I’d walk away like a  
C 
movie 
 
star
 
Who gets  
D 
burned in a three way  
Em 
script
C 
Enter number  
G 
two: a  
C 
movie queen to  
G 
play the scene
 
Of  
Am7 
bringing all the  
D 
good things out in  
Em 
me
 
But for  
C 
now love, let’s be  
G 
real


 
I  
C 
never thought I could  
G 
feel this way
 
And I’ve  
Am7 
got to say that I  
D 
just don’t get it
C 
I don’t know where  
G 
we went wrong
 
But the  
Am7 
feelin’s gone and I  
D 
just can’t get it  
G 
back


 
But  
C 
stories always  
G 
end
 
And  
C 
if you read be
G 
tween the lines
 
You’d  
Am7 
know that I’m just  
D 
tryin’ to under
Em 
stand
 
The  
C 
feelin’s that you  
G 
lack

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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 reach 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

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[G]If you could read my mind love
[Dm]What a tale my thoughts could tell
[G]Just like an old time movie
[Dm]’Bout a ghost from a wishin’ well
[G]In a castle dark or a [C]fortress strong
With [D]chains upon my [Em]feet
You [C]know that ghost is [G]me
And [C]I will never [G]be set free
[Am7]As long as I’m a [D]ghost that you can’t [G]see

[G]I’d walk away like a [C]movie star
Who gets [D]burned in a three way [Em]script
[C]Enter number [G]two: a [C]movie queen to [G]play the scene
Of [Am7]bringing all the [D]good things out in [Em]me
But for [C]now love, let’s be [G]real

I [C]never thought I could [G]feel this way
And I’ve [Am7]got to say that I [D]just don’t get it
[C]I don’t know where [G]we went wrong
But the [Am7]feelin’s gone and I [D]just can’t get it [G]back

But [C]stories always [G]end
And [C]if you read be[G]tween the lines
You’d [Am7]know that I’m just [D]tryin’ to under[Em]stand
The [C]feelin’s that you [G]lack

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 reach 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

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