Friday, September 01, 2006

remember the tinman - lyrics by tracy chapman

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 hear 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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