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Sundown

Favorite Line(s):
I can picture every move that a man could make
Getting lost in her loving is your first mistake
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs
Sometimes I think it’s a sin
When I feel like I’m winning when I’m losing again
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On This Day In:
2019 #45: 14.81 Lies Per Day
2019 Less Miserable Now
So Near And Yet So Far
2018 I Doubt #45 Is Listening?
2017 Life’s Oddity
2016 Just Asking…
2015 Two Thoughts On Thinking
2014 From The Top, Please…
2013 You Are The Stars
2012 Just One??
2011 Anything But

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I was wandering around YouTube today and stumbled upon this old favorite…  And, yes, it is one of the songs you can find off of my “Poems” page and more specifically off of my “Song Lyrics And Videos” page.  The lyrics are awesome and well worth reading after listening to / viewing the video and then (again) during the song.

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
About 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 drugstore would sell.
When you reach the part
Where the heartaches come
The hero would be me.
The heroes often fail.
And you won’t read that book again
Because the ending’s
Just to hard to take.
I walk away
Like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three way script.
Enter number two,
A movie queen
To play the scene
Of bringing all
The good things out in me,
But for now love
Lets be real.
I never knew
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 feelings 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
About a ghost
From a wishing well.
In a castle dark
Or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
But the story
Always ends.
And if you read
Between the lines
You’ll know that I’m
Just trying
To understand
The feelings
That you left.
I never thought
I could feel this way
And I got to say
That I just don’t get it.
I don’t know where we went wrong
But the feelings gone
And I just can’t get it back.
Written and performed by:   Gordon Lightfoot
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On This Day In:
2019 Impeach #45 – (#TraitorInTheWhiteHouse)
Time For Loving
2018 No Pride There
London To The Hague
2017 At Least Twenty To Go
2016 A Sweet Smelling Blog Post
Pre-Reacher
2015 Getting The Story Right
2014 Like Shells On The Shore
2013 More And Why
2012 How To Gain Effective Fire
2011 Patriot Act

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Today, I offer two more great song lyrics.  The first is: “If You Could Read My Mind“, by Gordon Lightfoot.  It’s a haunting song about love lost, failed heroes, myths and real life.  Gordon Lightfoot has been justly described as Canada’s Bob Dylan.  I agree.
The second song will always remind me of my roommate in Germany, when I was in the Army – David Birdsong.   Dave was a big country music fan and this was one of his favorite songs whenever we’d start drinking.  He didn’t actually “believe” the words, but he loved the attitude.   Needless to say, at one point or another, if I dated a lady more than a few times, I played this for them.   Their reaction was always a perfect indication of whether or not they had a sense of humor and if we would have any chance together…  “Put Another Log On The Fire“, by Shel Silverstein.
Again, both of these songs have to be heard to truly be appreciated – then come back and read the words again.
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