"Patience" as written by W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler....
One, two, one, two, three, four

Shed a tear 'cause I'm missin' you
I'm still alright to smile
Girl, I think about you every day now
Was a time when I wasn't sure
But you set my mind at ease
There is no doubt you're in my heart now

Said woman take it slow, and it'll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience
Said sugar make it slow and we'll come together fine
All we need is just a little patience (Patience)
Mm, yeah

I sit here on the stairs
'Cause I'd rather be alone
If I can't have you right now, I'll wait dear
Sometimes I get so tense but I can't speed up the time
But you know love there's one more thing to consider

Said woman take it slow and things will be just fine
You and I'll just use a little patience
Said sugar take the time 'cause the lights are shining bright
You and I've got what it takes to make it
We won't fake it, I'll never break it
'Cause I can't take it

Little patience, mm yeah, mm yeah
Need a little patience, yeah
Just a little patience, yeah
Some more patience, yeah (I've been walking the streets at night, just trying to get it right)
A little patience, yeah (Its hard to see with so many around
You know I don't like being stuck in the crowd)
Could use some patience, yeah (And the streets don't change but maybe the names)
(I ain't got time for the game 'cause I need you)
Gotta have more patience, yeah (Yeah, yeah but I need you)
All need some patience (Ooh I need you, whoa I need you)
Just a little patience is all you need (Ooh, this time, ah)


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"Patience" as written by W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler

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  • +3
    General CommentI think that it's about a guy who is in live with a girl. The girl also has feelings for the guy but she's still in another relationship. What the song is saying is that, because it was meant to be, they will eventually come together and all the issues will work themseles out.
    jamfanon July 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry, Cory- I doubt Axl has any sexual problems.

    Anyway, I think the song is about a man and a woman who are so in love- but confused at the same time. Axl's lyrics are telling the woman to just be patient and let things come in their own time. That everything will be fine.
    GunsNRosesGirlon May 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song....

    I think it's about two people who are in love but one is in a relationship and the other(Axel) is learning patience as to wait for this person because he reassures himself

    "Just a little patience,
    Need a little patience,
    etc..."
    FantomeFleuron July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, the sons is about a guy waiting for a girl, probably because she is unattainable.
    I completely agree with that. In time it will all work out the way they want it to.
    BasyesBabeon April 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song but after a long while my patience has run short of it. It doesn't even make any sense anymore. And it has the nerve to rack my brain? I've been patient enough and then some. DONE BYE
    Nowandneveron October 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcory you are stupid i dont think that the song is anything about that. Its about him not being able to see his woman enough and he cant stand the time apart from her and he wants time to speed up but he knows that he just needs to have patience.. hence the name of the damn song you retard
    rodney1605on April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't agree with any of you -- sorry.
    I think Axl is saying to his girl that he and her belong together but they fight a lot so they patience and time to work it out.
    dravencrowon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i love gnr! i kinda agree with dravencrow - i think its about a girl and guy who love each other but are having a hard time and they know everything will work out if they are patient
    incubus421on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti gotta say i agree with rodney there. it's gotta be for his chick, and how they spend so much time apart with him being on the road all the time after Appetite. this album was released a year after appetite after all.
    GNRTOMon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis used to be my favorite song... i think its about putting a little work into a relationship. word.
    erasethesunon June 19, 2002   Link

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