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Looking Through Patient Eyes

"Looking Through Patient Eyes" is a song by American hip hop and R&B group P.M. Dawn. It was released on March 1, 1993, as the second single from their second studio album, The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations of Love and Anger and the Ponderance of Life and Existence) (1993). The song, written by P.M. Dawn's Attrell Cordes, features backing vocals by Cathy Dennis and samples "Father Figure" by George Michael. The line "Joni help me, I think I'm falling" is a reference to Canadian singer Joni Mitchell's song "Help Me"; she is also referenced in the group's previous single "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss".

Upon its release, "Looking Through Patient Eyes" became P.M. Dawn's third and final top-ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number six for two nonconsecutive weeks. On Canada's RPM Top Singles chart, the song reached number one on the issue dated May 29, 1993, becoming the group's only number-one single in Canada. The song also found success in Australia and several European countries, reaching the top 10 in Denmark, Iceland, and Portugal and charting within the top 20 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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