Perry Como Live On Tour ~ at the Mill Run Theatre, Niles, Illinois, July, 1980
                ~ at the Mill Run Theatre, Niles, Illinois, July, 1980


If I Could Almost
Read Your Mind
~ 1980 version
1987 photo of Perry by Vincent Ialenti

If I could read your minds 
I kind of think I'd see
a lot of little questions there concerning me
For instance . . .
Has he aged, or did he put on weight? 
I think I read somewhere that he's 38!
He hasn't lost his hair, but he could stand a little dye!
Looks relaxed up there but what's he like inside?
How does old Perra-louch unwind?
I can almost read your minds!
From my publicity 
I'll bet you'd like to know, 
if I'll stay awake thru the entire show?
You wonder what's beneath that Florida tan 
deep down inside is he  . . . 
a dirty old man?
You wonder what it takes to make him lose his cool? 
Does he have "holy" water in his swimming pool?
Would he pinch a girl's behind? 
It doesn't take a guy equipped with ESP 
to see what's goin' with your curiosity!
Is "Mister Nice Guy" just a press agent's pitch?
his dearest friends say he's a . . .
Now this may sound cliché, but clichés are often true 
I'm glad you let me come an' sing my songs to you
and I'm happy that I find
that I could almost read your minds!
Words and Music by Ray Charles and Nick Perito

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