It’s clear now you’re too far away
It’s been too long, you won’t consider it
I follow a lighted path, well beaten
still looking for the switch back, It’s not so easy

I’ve read your words line by empty line
True, my fate deserves destiny denied
But I can’t go on watching patience lie

So in my dreams
We’ll share this dance together
And I’ll never wake
I’ll keep my eyes closed forever


I try not to worry, I try not to think about you
I was never in a hurry I never had to complicate my views..for you

I've read your words line by empty line
True, my fate deserves destiny denied
But I can't go on watching patience lie

lie down all that you are i will come faithful and branded by love, love, love....

So in my dreams
We’ll share this dance together
And I’ll never wake
I’ll keep my eyes closed forever.


Lyrics submitted by holly-liz

Patience Lies song meanings
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    General CommentPatience lies is about a love that is/was pursued over and over, and finally realizing that you will never be with that person the way that you have dreamed/desired all along.

    So in my dreams
    We’ll share this dance together
    And I’ll never wake
    I’ll keep my eyes closed forever.

    Only in my dreams is where i have sweet thoughts of being with you, is what i think it means.

    For anyone who has loved someone so much who did not love them back the same way, lives and breathes these lyrics daily.
    holly-lizon October 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a person who loves someone else that can't or isn't returning the love. They decide that if they can't have that person, then they will just have to live out his love in his dreams, sice that's where they can only be together.

    "But I can't go on watching patience lie" means that they can't wait for the person forever but their dreams help their heart heal from the heartbreak.

    I did a dance to this song and it was incredible. Everything about this song is amazing.
    LillyLullabyon February 12, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis might be one of my all time favorite songs. it never gets old to me. it is so unbelievably beautiful, and if you pay attention, extremely relate-able. It seems to me that it's about a relationship that may be separated by distance, but that the distance isn't only meant geographically. And this song is a way to express the point where patience reaches it's limit. To notice your effort is greater than the other person's, and that they have let you down. It is heartbreaking but also somewhat relieving and freeing in a way. To understand that reality with this person will never be better than the relationship you have in your dreams....
    gnugenton November 21, 2011   Link

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