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Remember the Tin Man

June 12, 2011

One of the greatest honors that I have in my ministry is the trust given to me and others when a man tells his story for the first time. It is amazing the pain we all have in our lives; unless we share it with others life makes no sense. You see your story is for everyone else. The line in this song that really grabs me is, “you defend an empty space”.

During a recent deercamp, a man who is becoming a great friend in Colorado told his story for the first time.  The next week he sent me this song, and said to me, “I have heard this song at least a dozen times, but for the first time I heard the words”. Life is there if you will open your eyes!

The Key is your HEART!

Read the words as you listen to the lyrics!

10 – Remember The Tin Man

Remember the Tinman-Tracy Chapman

There are locks on the doors
And chains stretched across all the entries to the inside
There’s a gate and a fence
And bars to protect from only God knows what lurks outside

Who stole your heart left you with a space
That no one and nothing can fill
Who stole your heart who took it away
Knowing that without it you can’t live

Who took away the part so essential to the whole
Left you a hollow body
Skin and bone
What robber what thief who stole your heart and the key

Who stole your heart
The smile from your face
The innocence the light from your eyes
Who stole your heart or did you give it away
And if so then when and why

Who took away the part so essential to the whole
Left you a hollow body
Skin and bone
What robber what thief
Who stole your heart and the key

Now all sentiment is gone
Now you have no trust in no one

Who stole your heart
Did you know but forget the method and moment in time
Was it a trickster using mirrors and sleight of hand
A strong elixir or a potion that you drank

Who hurt your heart
Bruised it in a place
That no one and nothing can heal
You’ve gone to wizards, princes and magic men
You’ve gone to witches, the good the bad the indifferent

But still all sentiment is gone
But still you have no trust in no one

If you can tear down the walls
Throw your armor away remove all roadblocks barricades
If you can forget there are bandits and dragons to slay
And don’t forget that you defend an empty space

And remember the tinman
Found he had what he thought he lacked
Remember the tinman
Go find your heart and take it back

Who stole your heart
Maybe no one can say
One day you will find it I pray

This is my prayer for you as you read this blog. Find your heart!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. DrT permalink
    June 13, 2011 8:03 am

    moreover, may the flow be open from your heart to your head and back again.
    Good to hear from you.

    • June 15, 2011 7:25 am

      Love you to T. Keep writing brother!!!

  2. DrT permalink
    June 13, 2011 8:05 am

    and I dont think I ever said something, but thank you for connecting with your own heart and using your talents this way–it makes a HUGE difference.

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