Woke up with beauty in my bed
And isn't it sad
How we don't know it's beauty until it's dead
And it's beauty that I knew so well
But she wasn't doin too well
Well
I just wanna go someplace
Where noone knows my name
And I don't have to explain
No I don't have to retain that I
Lie to myself or protect myself
For the benefit of myself
I want power in my words
I want passion in my eyes
And when I wake up
I want life to be a surprise
And I guess that I didn't know it all along
And I guess that I never guessed
That I'd ever guess wrong
Guess wrong
And I set myself up everytime you leave
Everytime you leave
To destroy the things I've got
For the things I need
Each conversation separate from themselves
Separates good from bad
And they never want what you got
Until it's up for grabs
And then they want what you have
They want what you have
Well I just wanna go someplace
Where noone knows my face
And I don't have to explain
And no, I don't have to retain
That I lie to myself
That I protect myself
For the benefit of myself
I want power in my words
I want passion in my eyes
And when I wake up
I want life to be a surprise
And I guess that I didn't know it all along
And I'll never guess that
I'd ever go ahead and guess wrong
Guess wrong
And I set myself up everytime you leave
Every time you leave
To deny the things I love
For the things I need
For the things I need
I want to break through
To break through
Oh I want one thing
I wanted
To come through
Oh to come true
I want passion in my eyes
I want power in my words
And when I wake up
I want life to be a surprise
And I never thought
That I'd wake up
And be starving for you
No I never thought
That I'd wake up and I'd be hungry
I'm hungry for you
To break through to break through
I want one thing I wanted to come through
Ah, to come true
I want power in my words
I want passion in my eyes
And when I wake up
I want life to be a surprise
And I guess that I didn't know it all along
And I'll never guess that
I'd ever go ahead and guess wrong
Oh I want to break through
To break through
I want one thing I've dreamed for
to come true
To come through
Oh I set myself up
Every time you leave
To destroy the things I've got
For the things I need
To destroy the things I love
For the things I've seen



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    General CommentI feel that this song is partly about lying to yourself about your sexuality. Basically being a closeted teenager, and just wanting to love
    Passionlifeon April 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about being selfish...because you are forced to protect yourself...and then losing somebody because of it. You were so blinded. You never thought you would miss that person. You never thought you'd be so "hungry" for them.

    It's about being closeted. And it talks about that wall you build.

    "I want power in my words
    I want passion in my eyes
    And when I wake up
    I want life to be a surprise"

    yesterdaystomorrow1on June 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is the story of my life, to be perfectly honest...is that good or bad? ...At least it sounds awesome.
    delialon May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis totally describes me too. I think it's about being something better than what you already are, and having being an exciting person. Also I think it's sort of about being selfish...
    Shining Eyeson May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG.

    esp the end--- And I never thought
    That I'd wake up
    And be starving for you
    No I never thought
    That I'd wake up and I'd be hungry
    I'm hungry for you
    spiCheLon October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely still one of my favorites....it's so powerful. I also agree with PassionLife
    dixyon November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti came out after hearing this song

    it's obviously really amazing
    kenderuhon November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is me in a nutshell. And didn't Tegan write it when she was only 17ish? Amazing. Pure Genius.
    danilenaeon November 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think PassionLife has got it down.
    it reminds me alot of when i first started coming out to the world about my own sexuality
    thats exacly how it feels.
    you find yourself wishing that it could be like all those other couple in the world and everyone saw it passionatly as you did.

    but knowing that the world won't jsut tell you its okay to be homosexual so you lie to yourself and everyone around you just to avoid all the uneeded judgements from the world.
    and at the same time you want so badly to just be passionate and live like everyother couple.

    its also waking up and finding youself denying that your homosexual and you like only the oppsite sex but your feelings for a member of the same sex is so strong you can't even deny it.
    anabopon December 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought the same thing first time i heard the song.
    i've been struggling with my sexuality for a while.
    i've had really strong feelings for a specific person
    and the lyrics really speak to me.
    like

    "i set my myself up every time you leave"

    like, i want to tell her,
    but the fear and pain holds you back.

    beautiful song.
    BAMsayson August 01, 2008   Link

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