Sleeping Beauty

Album: Mer de Noms (2000)
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Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Maynard James Keenan: "I was in this relationship with a person who was so terrified to show me who they were that she basically acted or slept her way through nine months of the relationship and then just disappeared. I kinda wrote these words to maybe work through that." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chrissy - Vancouver, Canada

Comments: 6

  • Tótem from Planeta Eartho Belice this son is about lucifer giving light to is!
  • Adam from Atttleboro, MaTaking it from the relationship level, you cannot help people with problems that are too deep for instance a troubled teen that cuts themselves as a release from there pained life or a drug addicted person. I was in a similar relationship this song has a deep meaning to me I thought I could help them in some when or just being with me or having me around could help but it didn't matter having me around was nothing and couldn't stop the outcome. People can only be helped if they chose to help themselves it's a as easy as that
  • Regina from Hazel Park, Mimy ex dedicated this song to me when I got lost in a dark world of drugs quite a few years back. he felt his being with me could help, but it was all in vain (drunk on ego) and he couldn't help me change until i was ready to change (poisoned and hopeless). the song was an eye opener and if you ever come across a friend or loved one going through something like this, this might be a good song to have them listen to, it may stir something.
  • Dan from Santa Clarita, Capersonally Chrissy from canada's statment makes perfect sence to me. a woman who holds some sort of inferiority complex, or such a psychological outlook. and how it was just too late to change her view.
  • Patch from Bangor, MeThis song is about Maynard's urge to heal the coincious. I really do think it was aimed at a certain romantic entanglment, but his general veiws a sleeping society overtook the song.
  • Jason from Fort Worth, TxI think this song has a rather general meaning. It's synonomous with the way the world's youth acts and thinks. We are all asleep, and to truly wake us up would be a futile endeavor.
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