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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Out of nowhere I've got Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" stuck in my head. My gosh it's annoying:

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 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

An old time movie about a ghost from a wishing well. What the hell is that supposed to mean?

I'd walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three way script.

What's a three-way script? How does it burn?

Arrggh! It's not like there aren't Gordon Lightfoot songs that I like. "Ten Degrees and Getting Colder" is great, and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" clumps along satisfactorily. Why the one about the paperback novel, the kind that the drugstore sells? How did this happen?

| Comments:
Years ago I saw part of a Canadian movie on late night Canadian TV called "Paperback Hero" (from that song, which is played in the movie), which starred Keir Dullea (of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame)as a small-town hockey player.
 
I'd like to see "Ghost from a Wishing Well: The John Candy Story".
 

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