I am the Tin Man

by Weikie

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Free digital single with artwork by the superb Hannah McCague. Includes free desktop Wallpaper.

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released August 6, 2011

Performed, Recorded and mixed by Weikie in a horrible flat above a strip club that I call Home
Violin by the ever wonderful Sophie Green

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Track Name: I am the Tin Man
I am the tin man
my arms are of lead
with wool for my heart
and your fingers on the thread

I am the tin man
and this heart beats a weave
a black and tangled mess
from whenever you leave

the further that you get
the more it will unfurl
because I am the Tin Man
and you were my girl

and I weep until I rust
and try to carry on
but the cry of my joints
is our threnody song

I walked until the morning
as I followed the sun
because I am the tin man
and I am undone

I strayed to the forest
just to see what I would see
but the animals were frightened
and they ran away from me

I came to a village
where the children they did scream
because I am the Tin Man
and I am obscene

I held out my arms
but they held out a gun
and they said battles must be fought
and war they must be won

they tore off my limbs
and they smelted me down
pressed me into bullets
and they shipped me out of town

I am the tin man
and I'm fighting in your war
but it wasn't me that started it
and i don't know what it's for

I fly through the air
and into you skin
and it's all you remember
from all we could had been

I am the tin man
but what is there left
you took apart my body
and gave away my best

I am the tin man
and my heart beats a weave
you took what you wanted
you look and then you leave.