"Tin Angel" as written by and Mitchell....
Varnished weeds in window jars
Tarnished beads on tapestries
Kept in satin boxes are
Reflections of love's memories

Letters from across the seas
Roses dipped in sealing wax
Valentines and maple leaves
Tucked into a paperback

Guess I'll throw them all away
I found someone to love today

Dark with darker moods is he
Not a golden Prince who's come
Through columbines and wizardry
To talk of castles in the sun

Still I'll take a chance and see
I found someone to love today

There's a sorrow in his eyes
Like the angel made of tin
What will happen if I try
To place another heart in him

In a Bleeker Street cafe
I found someone to love today
I found someone to love today

Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Tin Angel" as written by Joni Mitchell

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

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    General CommentFirst time I had heard this song. Listening to it and reading the lyrics it seems to be about settleing. She's thowing away all the momentos she's saved for years from other loves, and this is the first time she's throwing them out. She is also taking a chance and seeing what will happen - this is not necessairly a love she believes will last. Almost seems like she has found someone that she is able to fix - and maybe the previous loves she feels fixed her.
    Disaster Chickon October 01, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentlistening to this song for the first time i actually thought that it´s about graham nash. listen to king midas in reverse, he doesn´t seem to be a golden prince.
    beautiful song anyway.
    cinammonon October 29, 2008   Link

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