This song and the thoughts behind it came up a lot in the past week or so.
I was working on one story where the main character has a nickname of “the Machine” because he doesn’t feel. At one point in the story, I couldn’t resist adding in this part:
“You know, the Tin Man in Oz supposedly didn’t have a heart, but while he might have echoed, it never stopped him from feeling. Just because you’re the Machine doesn’t mean you can’t feel.”
“I see. Perhaps you had better hold onto that watch for me for a little while yet.”
And then Luna and Tynan were discussing memories and feelings, and he said he didn’t have a heart.
So… Of course, there had to be something about this song and that great character, the Tin Man.
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.
Kabobbles Sing Along is just what I think when I hear songs. I sometimes see images when I hear lyrics, pictures or movies in my head. Sometimes I relate it to stories. My interpretation of the songs and lyrics are probably nothing like their original intent.