Sunday, July 22, 2012

tin man

just watched "the wizard of oz" 7.22.12 (10:18)
*  it is one of the most metaphysical movies of all time: 

 
kenny chessney "the tin man" lyrics
saw a man in the movies that didn't have a heart
how i wish i could give him mine
then i wouldn't have to feel it breaking all apart
and this emptiness inside would suit me fine

it's times like these
i wish i were a tin man
you could hurt me all you wanted
and i'd never even know
i'd give anything just to be the tin man
and i wouldn't have a heart and i wouldn't need a soul

i couldn't see your leavin' comin'
you took me by surprise
even now it still seems like a dream

but i know i can't be dreamin'
'cause as i lay down each night
the pain so great that it won't let me sleep

it's times like these
i wish i were a tin man
you could hurt me all you wanted
and i'd never even know
i'd give anything just to be the tin man
and i wouldn't have a heart and i wouldn't need a soul
well i'd give anything just to be the tin man
and i wouldn't have a heart and i wouldn't miss you so

another version:
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 by tracy chapman:

remember the tinman (lyrics)
there are locks on the doors
and chains stretched across all the entries to the inside
there's a gate and a fence
and bars to protect from only God knows what lurks outside 
 
who stole your heart left you with a space
that no one and nothing can fill
 
who stole your heart who took it away
knowing that without it you can't live 
 
who took away the part so essential to the whole
left you a hollow body
skin and bone
what robber what thief 
 
who stole your heart and the key
 
who stole your heart
the smile from your face
the innocence the light from your eyes
 
who stole your heart or did you give it away
and if so then when and why 
 
who took away the part so essential to the whole
left you a hollow body
skin and bone
what robber what thief
 
who stole your heart and the key
now all sentiment is gone
now you have no trust in no one

who stole your heart
did you know but forget the method and moment in time
was it a trickster using mirrors and sleight of hand
a strong elixir or a potion that you drank
 
who hurt your heart
bruised it in a place
that no one and nothing can heal 
 
you've gone to wizards, princes and magic men
you've gone to witches, the good the bad the indifferent 
 
but still all sentiment is gone
but still you have no trust in no one 
 
if you can tear down the walls
throw your armor away remove all roadblocks barricades
if you can forget there are bandits and dragons to slay
and don't forget that you defend an empty space
and remember the tinman
found he had what he thought he lacked
remember the tinman
go find your heart and take it back
 
who stole your heart
maybe no one can say
one day you will find it i pray

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