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A Perfect Circle – Sleeping Beauty lyrics

Delusional I believed I could cure it all for you dear
Coax or trick or drive or drag the demons from you
Make it right for you sleeping beauty
Truly thought I could magically heal you
Far beyond a visible sign of your awakening
Failing miserably to rescue sleeping beauty
Drunk on ego truly thought I could make it right
If I kissed you one more time to help you face the nightmare
But you're far too poisoned for me
Such a fool to think that I could wake you from your slumber
That I could actually heal you
Sleeping beauty poisoned and hopeless
Far beyond a visible sign of your awakening
Failing miserably to find a way to comfort you
Far beyond a visible sign of you awakening
And hiding from some poisoned memory
Poisoned and hopeless sleeping beauty

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    This song is about trying to fix someone you cannot fix. You cannot fix another person no matter how hard you try.The person will eventually fix on their own and you have to accept that. Perhaps she is upset and depressed about a certain thing and she cannot let go of it. He keeps trying to fix her but he can't.
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    Some people think that this song's about a diseased woman on her deathbed. Personally, I think the song is more mental than physical. He thought he could heal her easily, magically, with a kiss. Meaning that his love for sleeping beauty would be enough but it wasn't because she was too far gone. Another reason why this song is about some mental illness whether it be an actually diagnosed illness or her ability to resist his love and not death was because, in reality, you cannot "cure" the dead. The mention of her "hiding from some poisoned memory" and "far beyond a visible sign of your awakening" shows that's she's running away mentally from something that happened to her in her past: a memory, that's too powerful for him alone to soothe or she may not want soothed.
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