Saturday, March 23, 2013
50 Days, 50 Songs to the 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Concert
This is probably one of Gordon Lightfoot’s best known songs. While Canadian fans had known and appreciated his music for a long time, this was the first song to break into the top ten. If you were around in the early 1970s, it’s the song that probably introduced you to Gordon Lightfoot. It’s a song about love that changes and feelings that have gone. A little sad, a little wistful, and even this many years later, if you’re a fan, you never tire of hearing it.
If I could read your mind, love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind the drugstore sells
When you read the part where the heartache comes
The hero would be me
But heroes often fail.
If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon Lightfoot