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America – Tin Man lyrics
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 shelves

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 stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles

Oh, 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 stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds 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
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    This song has an elusive meaning, but to me it reminds me of when I was a child. In the evenings the adults would sit around and talk or gossip about the news of the day. Naturally, it was time for children to get ready for bed. And naturally a child wants to hear a story before going to sleep. But, usually they would have to bathe before going to bed, that would explain the "soapsuds green like bubbles". Oz and Galahad were stories in books like the ones that "waits among the shelves". "Smoke glass stain'd bright colors" is too ambiguous, but for me it reminds me of my grandparents who would smoke cigars after dinner, and as a result the small glass panes around the light fixtures would become discolored and reflect light like a prism if you looked at them at an angle. I couldn't for the longest time understand the phrase "cause never was the reason for the evening", but looking back on it, I suppose it reflects a child's lament of being told to go to bed or get ready for bed, especially when the adult conversation was just getting to be very interesting.
    So, yeah, to me it's a song about childhood bedtime.
    Which, as I get older, seems more and more a magical time that like this song I fondly remember.
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      This song has an elusive meaning, but to me it reminds me of when I was a child. In the evenings... Read more →

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