"Sleeping Angel" as written by and Stevie Nicks....
Take me if you need me
But never hold me down
You're asking me to trust you
Well there's little of that around
I'm trying to believe you
And I'm learning all the time
Two-part personality
The flower and the vine
Flower and the vine

Take me sleeping angel
Catch me when you can
Real love affairs are heavy spells
For a woman and a man
For a woman and a man

I need you because you let me breathe
Well you've taken me away
But never take me lightly
Or I could never stay
No I could never stay

Well, someday when we're older
And my hair is silver gray
A braid with all of the love that you have
Like a soft silver chain

Whoa, someday when we're older
And my hair is silver gray
A braid with all of the love that you have
Like a soft silver chain
Well, like a soft silver chain

Oh, take me sleeping angel
Oh, catch me when you can
And a braid with all the love that you have
Like a soft silver chain


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"Sleeping Angel" as written by Stevie Nicks

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    General CommentI'm not sure, but I think it's just a story of a couple working through their problems, to make is to "when we're older." Whenever I hear this song though, sadly, it reminds me of when they played it during the scene in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" where Stacey goes to get the abortion. It's such a beautiful song though.
    Christie804on September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a wonderful song. It is now available on the Enchanged Boxed Set.
    Kalomaon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about a couple working through problems at all. I think it's about the process of building a relationship, of coming to know both her partner and the vulnerabilities he has inside (his "Sleeping Angel") and herself, and to trust and commit to him enough to show her own.

    She fears losing her independence and identity. Stevie was probably talking about her career and her need to be who she is, doing what she does. But how many women have been scared of losing themselves even without those pressures? She needs him to respect that, and wants to believe she doesn't have to give up who she is to have what she wants.

    And someday, when her independence and freedom isn't as important to her anymore, she'll be softer, more willing to be what she sees as "chained". But as symbolized by her own hair, meaning by her own choice and in her own time.
    munchkin007on January 27, 2011   Link
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    MemoryAfter seeing Fast Times this song makes me cry. I`m a dude by the way
    harrykidon April 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very underrated and overlooked song, in my opinion. It conveys very sweet and powerful emotion and was used brilliantly in Fast Times. I'd love to know who played on the track.
    kyrasdadon February 11, 2014   Link

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