Song of the Day, February 20: If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot

Today’s song is If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot. This was his first big hit, peaking at #5 on this date in 1970. It is a brilliant analysis of a dissolving relationship, somewhat inspired by Lightfoot’s impending divorce. He delivers it with his trademark quiet passion, making it one of his strongest songs

And if you read between the lines
You know that I’m just trying to understand
The feelings that we lack
I’ve 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

Enjoy this beautiful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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