30 day song challenge – day 20

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt is: A song that has many meanings to you

A lot of songs mean different things to me but this was one of the first to make me scratch my head and say WTF? OK, on the one hand, I think maybe it’s about somebody’s wild acid trip. Maybe it’s metaphoric about lost love and how it never gives us anything that we don’t already have (like a broken heart). In the end I think my final analysis is probably the most accurate: A snappy tune with some mindless couplets that roll prettily off the tongue. No I don’t really think there’s any hidden philosophy in there but hey, it’s catchy right?

Tin Man

Sometimes late
When things are real
And people share the gift of gab
Between themselves

Some are quick
To take the bait
And catch the perfect prize
That waits among the shells

But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn’t, didn’t already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please believe in me
When I say I’m spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stained bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsud green like bubbles

Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn’t, didn’t already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please
Believe in me
When I say I’m spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stained bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsud green like bubbles

No, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn’t, didn’t already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please believe in me

Songwriters: Dewey Bunnell

~ all lyrics are the product of my memory. Any discrepancies or divergences from actual fact should not be viewed as errors but as all natural variations proving that I did, in fact, live through the 60’s.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

 

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