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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 caste the 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 drug stores 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 endingis just too hard to take.

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I'd walk away like a movie star who gets burned
In a three way script enter No. 2
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 caste the 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 trying to understand
The feeling'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 feeling's gone and I just can't get it back.



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