"Dazed, Beautiful and Bruised" as written by and Roberts/matthews/jones/richards/powell....
I've got my work cut out with you
You tore bits out of me
Your carpet burns and bruises blue
And there for all to see

But I can tell you've been through hell
Finally you wear it well
It's an accessory
It's time to change your uniform
And hand it on to me, to me

And I dream one day I'll find
The one who lives inside my mind
They feel the same way too
We've all been used
Dazed, beautiful and bruised
Dazed, beautiful and bruised

And blame is not a one way street
The widest avenue
But cause me grief
And my beliefs is harm will come to you

Between the lines I think you'll find
Lessons learned from alleys blind
Beauty can turn sour
So recognize through all the lies
The hero of the hour, the hour

And I dream one day I find
The one who lives inside my mind
They feel the same way too
We've all been used
Dazed, beautiful and bruised

When there's nothing, nothing left to lose
Dazed, beautiful and bruised


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    General CommentI think this song is about being in love with an abusive partner and accepting it because you love the person/abuser.

    The excuse that is used is that the abuser has had a hard life, perhaps came from an abusive home or was abused as a child, so it is not their fault, to make it better for them they can pass the abuse on to another.

    Much of the rest of the song is about justifying it

    ic31420on February 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about relationships suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Where she feels so badly for this person who clearly has had a very unfortunate, difficult, or abusive upbringing and a hard road they traveled. So badly she sinks to their level, trying to get inside their head and understand them in order to attempt to rehabilitate them and earn their trust. The chorus points to this, as she drudges up her past memories to identify with the partner, only to turn it into some sort of competition. Everyone knows someone like that, who is constantly depressed or looking someone to bring down to their level and guilt trip. Then one day you finally get sick of their antics and scream at them that they're not the only ones who have endured hardships. She alternates between wanting to help this person and make them personal project of sorts, a 'fixer-upper', and growing exhausted of all the emotional investment her efforts bring.
    Revidescent_84on June 24, 2013   Link

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