"Wisdom" as written by and Lee Perry....
Time no good
Wisdom no good
Patience no good
To me anymore

Now night has fallen on the stair
Some things you do you can never repair
Seems I'm always pretending
Things aren't there when they are

And the leaves are nearly off the trees
And the traffic's thick past yellow windows
And I'm lost inside the frozen headlights
Thinking of you
Time no good
Wisdom no good
Patience no good
To me anymore
And the trees are looking like bones
And the afternoon's filled with storm and rain
I'm staring out of this metal train
Thinking of you

And the trees are looking like bones
And the afternoon's filled with storm and rain
And I'm tangled up in memory's thorns
No way through
Time no good
Wisdom no good
Patience no good
To me anymore

Trees like bones, yellow windows
Memories, thorns, oh and you

Time no good
Wisdom no good
Patience no good
To me anymore


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"Wisdom" as written by David Gray

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentSuch pain.in this song.... Such beauty...

    It's like the continuation of Eva Cassidy's 'Autumn Leaves' (but I miss you most of all in the autumn-when Autumn leaves begin to fall)

    The relationship is dead, and he sees its image in the tree 'bones', in the weather, everywhere... He's an animal frozen in the headlights (about to perish?) what good is time then?
    kindofblueon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely! Eva Cassidy's version of "Autumn Leaves" is my favorite.

    This is such a damn good song.

    Time no good
    Wisdom no good
    Patience no good...to me anymore.

    Hell of a good song; completely comforting when the other person in a relationship can be difficult to work through a problem or whatever with. The edge Gray unleashes in this song is perfect.
    mjohnson10on November 26, 2007   Link

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