"Patient Love " as written by and Michael David Rosenberg....
Got a pinch of tobacco in my pocket
I’m not gonna roll it no I’m not gonna smoke it
'Till we’re staring at the stars and the rockets
Twinkling in the silvery night

Two sips of whiskey in the flask but I’m not gonna drink them
I swear I’ll make it last
'Till we’re drinking out of the same glass again

And though the sand may be washed by the sea
And the old will be lost in the new
Well four will not wait for three
For three never waited for two
And though you will not wait for me
I’ll wait for you

Got a Polaroid picture in my wallet
I’m not going to tear it no I’m not gonna spoil it
It’s an unspoken heartbreak
A heartbroken handshake I’ll take with me where I go

And three words on the tip of my tongue
Not to be spoken nor sung
Or whispered to anyone
'Till I scream them at the top of my lungs again

And though the sand may be washed by the sea
And the old will be lost in the new
Well four will not wait for three
For three never waited for two
And though you will not wait for me
I’ll wait for you
I’ll wait for you
And I’ll wait for you

Got a pinch of tobacco in my pocket
I’m not gonna roll it no I’m not gonna smoke it
'Till we’re staring at the stars and the rockets
Twinkling in the silvery night


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"Patient Love" as written by Michael David Rosenberg

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    General Comment"And though you will not wait for me, I’ll wait for you"

    I think this song is really beautiful and I love it, but it also makes me a bit upset. He is waiting for this woman even though he knows that she might never return to him. And it's incredibly romantic how he's saving his special moments to share with her whenever she gets there. But why is it romantic? Why isn't it helpless and desperate, at best, misguided? Why does this man get to turn his waiting into a beautiful thing when my own wait is so painful and fruitless?
    icesk8ngurlon January 08, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSo basically its about a guy who loves a girl sooo much but she doesnt like him back not even a bit it hurts him but he keeps going he loves her sooo much too much and this kinda alludes to a stanza in the song let her go by the sane band "Well you see her when you fall asleep But never to touch and never to keep
    'Cause you loved her too much And you dived too deep" hes dived to deep and he keeps waiting for her, waiting for her to say i love you something that hes always wanted from her but no it never comes and by "starin at the stars and rockets twinkling in the silvery night" its like a dream for him a dream that will never come true and the dream is just him and her sitting together staring at the starry night probably just talking...just talking to each other such a simple dream. "The dream is a fulfilment of a wish"-Sigmund Freud
    whovian24/7on February 11, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThis could be about missing his father, about a close mate or friend, not necessarily a woman. It is very romantic, but if you think of it in terms of someone he could see again, but he doesn't know when...someone he misses desperately in the meantime, it is less hopeless. It's a beautiful expression of his loyalty and willingness to wait for whoever it is.
    dlmooon September 04, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThis could be about missing his father, about a close mate or friend, not necessarily a woman. It is very romantic, but if you think of it in terms of someone he could see again, but he doesn't know when...someone he misses desperately in the meantime, it is less hopeless. It's a beautiful expression of his loyalty and willingness to wait for whoever it is.
    dlmooon September 04, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI'll wait for you
    I believe it is love that is waiting for him. It's cool to listen to the song as if it is love writing a song to you.
    For instance in the chorus it says 4 will not wait for 3 for 3 never waited for 2. 4 is the girl he likes that wont wait for him. 3 is him and 2 is the girl that he never waited for.
    4 and 2 are his new and old "lovers" and he wants to wait for a specific person but instead he should just wait for love and not a specific person. Love is telling him that although he will not wait for love, love will wait for him. I'm not exactly positive this is the meaning, but it makes the song really interesting when listening to it with this perspective.
    stephen546on March 28, 2015   Link

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