"Please Be Patient With Me" as written by and Jeff Tweedy....
I should warn you when I'm not well
I can tell
Oh, there's nothing I can do
To make this easier for you
You're gonna need to be patient with me

I'm this apple, this happening stone
When I'm alone
Oh, but my blessings get so blurred
At the sound of your words
I'm gonna need you to be patient with me

How can I warn you when my tongue turns to dust like we've discussed?
It doesn't mean that I don't care
It means I'm partially there
You're gonna need to be patient with me


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"Please Be Patient With Me" as written by Jeff Tweedy

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    General Commenti feel as though im in this same spot right now with someone
    xx pretty prettyon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe whole song sound very influence by the great elliott smith. Very beautiful.
    Labertascheon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree. i think of elliott smith when i hear this song. it's cute though.
    eliseautomaticon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are sad to me
    wereTHRIVINGon July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy friend can play and sing this song amazinly! like i heard him before i heard of wilco and it was stuck in my head, had to come back and look it up.
    Saoirsefluffballon May 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthaha, this is my best guy friend's song. he so nonchalant about everything and acts like nothing mattered much. he knows i hate it. but i guess he actually listens. that whole story can pretty much be summarized in these two lines:

    "it doesn't mean that I don't care
    it means I'm partially there"

    odd, when you think about it.
    jobama25on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs by Wilco!!
    I think its about Jeff Tweedy's addiction to drugs.
    He can't quit that easily so he's telling everyone to be Patient with him.
    until he can get better
    Year2020on September 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI.. absolutely love this song. It has to be my favorite by Wilco.

    This song perfectly matched up with a fight that I had with my best friend. They had claimed that they had nothing else to say to me for a while, seeing as how they aren't used to having friends in the first place--they are basically a loner. So they told me, "be patient with me," and upon finding this song while we weren't talking, well, I cried. My friend, instead of "warning me when [they're] not well," simply cut me off. But the part that hits me the hardest is the last verse, "How can I warn you when my tongue turns to dust like we've discussed? It doesn't mean that I don't care, it means I'm partially there. You're gonna need to be patient with me."
    That one verse summarized my friend's entire side of the fight--where I had thought they didn't want anything to do with me, they really were always there, trying to figure out how to tell me what was wrong with them.

    ..And the fact that song has the word "apple" in it, is so weird, seeing as how my friend's favorite food is apples.
    hetalialovesyouon January 08, 2010   Link

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