"Patience" as written by and George Michael....
Patience

It's like a conversation, where no-one stops to breathe
Is it my imagination, or did God already leave the table?
Such destruction, and pure white castles in the sand
No time for introduction
With all that money changing hands

And the satellite says, "Take a look at all we have"
But the old man says,
"You want my family, for your liberty, I can't do that."

Look into the eyes of any patient man
Whether they be amber, green or blue,
There's a piece of God staring back at you
But they see our children, and the old folk fend for themselves
They see our broken women
On imaginary shelves

But the satellite says, "Won't you people look at all we have?
Don't you want it?

Can't you see the things that you lack?"

Children in his arms, he turns his back.


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"Patience" as written by George Michael

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    General CommentI can't get over how beautiful this song is. It touches me deep in my heart. For me it's about a dying man. Patiently awaiting the angel of death to come and take him away.
    Tyler2004durdenon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor me the satellite is the adds on the TV representing the corporations.

    It's like a conversation, where no-one stops to breathe

    >> could be all the junk that is thrown at us non stop.

    No time for introduction
    With all that money changing hands

    >> it's basically a new world in contrast to and older man's view of his world. a world where money talks the the basic human interaction is not as important therefore no time for introductions.

    And the satellite says, "Take a look at all we have"
    But the old man says,
    "You want my family, for your liberty...I can't do that."

    >> they keep tempting us, however this one wise man is not willing to let them suck his familly in he is protective of them.

    Look into the eyes of any patient man
    Whether they be amber, green or blue,
    There's a piece of God staring back at you

    >> maybe reinforcing this old man good wise man personality?? godly like... vs the corporate devil


    But they see our children, and the old folk fend for themselves
    They see our broken women
    On imaginary shelves

    >> no human factor we are only objects they study our brain and find ways to trick us to suck our blood. our spirit. we don't go out and play anymore we watch our TV's and blu-rays at home. use our 10 mega pixel cameras etc...

    But the satellite says, "Won't you people look at all we have?
    Don't you want it?

    >> still tempting us until we give in

    Can't you see the things that you lack?"

    >> telling us what we need

    Children in his arms, he turns his back.

    >> the man protects his children and walks away turns his back. but are his children really safe??? that's the problem! he will die and have to teach them as much as possible and hope that he raised them to worry about there soul more them how many inches their TV is or what pixel resolution the camera is. to have basic human love for one another treat each other well so that we can be fulfilled in our hearts do we know what is the true meaning of life??? i did when i was younger but now i feel like i'm just waiting to die and get out of this hell hole because i have been sucked in and my soul was stolen from me too!!



    Bilal074on January 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDead on. It also refers to the forced Westernization of other countries, and why they might resent the West. He mentioned this when he was interviewed about his views re: "Shoot The Dog" and the Iraqi/Afghan wars.
    texasbrianon December 25, 2010   Link

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