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This song appears on the album 'Clouds'

This song appears on the album 'The Studio Albums, 1968-1979'

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Tin Angel

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

Varnished weeds in window jars
Tarnished beads on tapestries
Kept in satin boxes are
Reflections of love's memories

Letters from across the seas
Roses dipped in sealing wax
Valentines and maple leaves
Tucked into a paperback

Guess I'll throw them all away
I found someone to love today

Dark with darker moods is he
Not a golden Prince who's come
Through columbines and wizardry
To talk of castles in the sun

Still I'll take a chance and see
I found someone to love today

There's a sorrow in his eyes
Like the angel made of tin
What will happen if I try
To place another heart in him

In a Bleeker Street cafe
I found someone to love today
I found someone to love today

© 1969; Siquomb Publishing Company

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Tin Angel has been recorded by 6 others

Gini & Dr. Joe (from "Two For The Road" - 2002)
Hedin, Gunilla (- )
Jackson, Laird (from "Touched" - 2002)
Rommerts, Marjolijne (from "...een vrouw" - 1971)
Rush, Tom (from "The Circle Game" - 1968)
Sauce (from "Waiting For Godiva" - 2002)
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amalia on 2009-May-02 at 05:42:37 GMT-5:
mesmerizingly beautiful. "I found someone to love today"...