Remember The Tinman
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 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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pearlita November 27, 2012-5:45

i first heard this song years ago,it has taught me to introspect and i play it when i am feeling down it heals me. i never blame anyone for the way i feel because i know i always have what i think i may have lost!
Lisa Rowand October 25, 2010-21:12

I really can relate to this song,as I am a care giver for children in forster care. These chilren have lost their poor little hearts by thiefs! Some kids we can help, and others are too far gone!
yonas July 8, 2010-5:03

Tracy your song especially tour lyrics are very special i never get bored with they always sound new to me and many of your freedom songs are related to my own country Eritrea we are very suppressed.
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