1,2,1,2,3,4
(whistle)
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
It'll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience
Said, sugar, make it slow
And we 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
(whistle)
...little patience, mm yeah, mm yeah
need a little patience, yeah
just a little patience, yeah
some more patience, yeah
need some patience, yeah
could use some patience, yeah
gotta have some patience, yeah
all it takes is patience,
just a little patience
is all you need *
I BEEN WALKIN' THE STREETS AT NIGHT
JUST TRYIN' TO GET IT RIGHT
HARD TO SEE WITH SO MANY AROUND
YOU KNOW I DON'T LIKE
BEING STUCK IN THE CROWD
AND THE STREETS DON'T CHANGE
BUT BABY THE NAME
I AIN'T GOT TIME FOR THE GAME
'CAUSE I NEED YOU
YEAH, YEAH, BUT I NEED YOU
OO, I NEED YOU
WHOA, I NEED YOU
OO, ALL THIS TIME **
(ah)
()-whispered
*Background Vocals
**Main Vocals



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  • +3
    General Comment:I 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 Comment:I 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 Comment:Ok, 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 Comment:I 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 Comment:Im probably way off on this one, but i think it is about Axle not bieng able to please his woman sexually. He has whiskey dick or somethin. And all they need is patience, just my fucked up take on it.
    Cory_420on April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:cory 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 Comment:Sorry, 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
  • 0
    General Comment:I 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 Comment:yeah 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 Comment:i 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

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