"The Tin Man" as written by and Dewey Bunnell....
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


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    General CommentI think this song represents lose,...i mean its obvious..he wants to be like the tin man, in wizard of oz so he cant feel the pain losing somebody he loves
    buterfly_3201on July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first time I heard this song I was dazed... stuck in a moment I couldn't get out of so to speak... the first four lines almost made me breakdown... it reminds me of a relationship with someone I consider close to me, although they don't feel the same way. This song to me represents a lose so deep that life no longer matters and I truly felt that way for a couple of days after my lose occured.
    jtmccauley62on April 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song to me is a man in love with someone who doesnt love him back and he wants to empty hearted so he doesnt have to feel pain anymore.
    iwuvstephenb143on September 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this every once in a while, not over lovers but over bullies though.
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"The miss you"-part does become akward then ...
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link

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