"Patience, Prudence" as written by Caleb D Pepp, Allan Scott Goffinski, Kevin Thomas Snider, Nicholas Dustin Coleman and Kerri Pepp....
Always got one foot out the door
(Where you going?)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)

Only kissing me when she's not around
(And when he's not around)
You should stay, baby
One more night

Here we go, again
(I'm writing a note)
Making new plans
(I'm calling your name)
Changing seasons
(I'm wearing your clothes)
Holding new hands
(I'm wearing the pain)
Blue skies follow
(Standing alone)
Every footstep
(Step, stumble away)
I'm still waiting
(Not a word that I wrote)
Hoping I'm not wrong
(Not a thing that I said)

Second to the second
Oh, oh, oh
I'm sitting in a parking lot and where is god
I need someone to take the pain away

Always got one foot out the door
(Where you going?)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)

Only kissing me when she's not around
(And when he's not around)
You should stay, baby
One more night

Let your hair fall
(I'm writing a note)
Just like water
(I'm calling your name)
Come together
(I'm wearing your clothes)
Love each other
(I'm wearing your pain)
Work it all out
(Fighting the cold)
Soak it all in
(I'm getting caught in the rain)
Trust your instincts
(Not a word that I wrote)
Joy is waiting
(Not a note that I say)

Second to the second
Oh, oh, oh
I'm sitting in a parking lot and where is god
I need someone to take the pain away

Always got one foot out the door
(Where you going?)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)

Only kissing me when she's not around
(And when he's not around)
You should stay, baby
One more night

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

I swear I saw that sparkle in your eye
The last time you cried, the last time you cried

I swear I saw that sparkle in your eye
The last time you cried, the last time you cried

Always got one foot out the door
(Where you going?)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)
It's making it so hard to say
(Goodbye)

Only kissing me when she's not around
(And when he's not around)
You should stay, baby
You should stay
You should stay, baby
One more night



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"Patience, Prudence" as written by Caleb D Pepp Allan Scott Goffinski

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    General Commentlawl this song is amazing!
    not to mention the name makes me smile, for some reason
    but i can't figure out what it means
    JaymeEatWorldon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song too, it's one of their best songs. "it's making it so hard to say goodbye...", perhaps another song about an ex?
    21starson October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah it does seem like one about an ex
    Maybe about how one of them was trying to get out of the relationship, and sort of half-succeeding ("always got one foot out the door, where you going?)
    But they always got pulled back into the relationship somehow.
    JaymeEatWorldon February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure about this one but what do you think about the lyrics:
    'only kissing me when she's gone
    (and when he's not around)'

    maybe an affair?? I dunno.
    blairjc6on October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I got the sense of an affair too.

    "Always got one foot out the door (where you going?)"--

    The cheater has to leave their lover to go back to their significant other or something...

    "It's making it so hard to say (goodbye)"--

    The lover doesn't want the cheater to leave and quite possibly resents the significant other for the official relationship they share with the cheater.

    "Only kissing me when she's gone (and when he's not around)
    You should stay, baby, one more night"--

    Pretty self-explanatory; they can only be together when the cheater's significant other isn't around and the lover wishes the cheater could stay with them longer/more often.

    I feel as if the verses relate to an ex though, like the current cheater and lover used to be in a relationship but that ended and they still have feelings for each other. Now the cheater has moved onto a different relationship, but (obviously) revisits the old relationship he/she had with the lover. And perhaps the lover is trying to convince the cheater to just give in to temptation and let them be together again--hence all the "let your hair fall/just like water" and "trust your instincts/joy is waiting" lines. The "I'm wearing your clothes/I'm wearing the pain" lines suggest that the speaker hasn't been able to let go of the previous relationship yet.

    There are a couple of other lines that could relate back to this too. I don't know; it's just what I got from the lyrics. :]

    It's funny though, because sometimes I hear "you should stay baby, one more night" and other times I hear "you should stay with me, one more night." Not much of a huge difference meaning-wise, but I feel like the latter is much more intimate. Either way, I absolutely love this song and the way 1997 does the layering of vocals in their songs; it's great. :]
    dominamortaeon September 01, 2009   Link

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