"Tin Man" as written by William Hugh Cashion, Samuel Thompson Herring and John Gerrit Welmers....
You couldn't possibly know how much you meant to me
You couldn't honestly look inside my tarot
You couldn't possibly find it in your heart to forgive me
You are the savage sun and scarecrow

And time goes by
And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
And the heart's not inside
And I've got to find the one that's just right

You offer all amends in hopes of saving me
You never imagined I could be strong without you
You offer me a branch of peace that bleeds through
The thorns that welcomed me now speak truth

And time goes by
And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
And the heart's not inside
And I've got to find the one that's just right

And time goes by
And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
And the heart's not inside
And I've got to find the one that's just right
Find the one that's just right

I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man


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"Tin Man" as written by Samuel Thompson Herring John Gerrit Welmers

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  • +5
    Lyric CorrectionYou couldn't possibly know how much you meant to me
    You couldn't honestly look inside my tarot
    You couldn't possibly find it in your heart to forgive me
    You are the savage sun and scarecrow

    And time — goes by
    And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
    And the heart's not inside
    And I've got to find the one that's just right

    You offer all amends in hopes of saving me
    You never imagined I could be strong without you
    You offer me a branch of peace that bleeds through
    The thorns that welcomed me — now speak truth

    I am the Tin Man

    (correct lyrics from the LP jacket)
    psjcon May 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthe art of a good song is it can mean anything to anyone..to me this is about getting hurt by someone that doesnt love you but wants to still be close..but you cant. "You couldn't possibly know how much you meant to me.You couldn't honestly look inside my tarot (future)You couldn't possibly find it in your heart to forgive me (for not being able to stay close)You are the savage sun (hurtful) and scarecrow (opposite character of the tin man..no brains)

    The time goes by and you've got a lot to learn..tells me the person the song is about is innocent / immature in life. "the hearts not inside..i gotta find the one thats just right" means you dont love me (heart = love) i have to find someone that will (tin man is looking for a heart or LOVE)

    You offer all amends in hopes of saving me (the person wants to stay close thinking life if better w' them)
    You never imagined I could be strong without you (exactly what it says..)
    You offer me a branch of peace that bleeds through (these people fight a lot)
    The thorns that welcomed me — now speak truth (the branch of peace hurts too much to take)

    I am the tin man (looking for love)



    Sauceyon August 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. This whole album is incredible.
    thesorcereron February 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationLove this song, my thoughts on its lyrics are that it's about a person looking for a true friend/lover/whatever, a person to be close to and to trust. But after finding out the person he's talking about in this song is not the one, and the heart isn't there, he goes off to search for another person. Like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz, he's looking for a heart.
    Twisted4000on June 13, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think it's "heart's large inside."
    bwellon June 29, 2010   Link

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