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Guns 'n Roses: Patience Meaning


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Song Released: 1989

Patience Lyrics

One, two, one, two, three, four
Shed a tear 'cause I'm missin' you
I'm still alright to smile
Girl, I think bout 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...


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    Feb 3rd, 2016 2:50am report

    I think he's waiting to get out of a relationship or waiting for a woman to get out of a relationship so they can be together. - "But you know, love, there is one more thing to consider" may mean there are kids involved so it's going to take awhile. - But what do I know? It would be interesting to find out what HE thinks.


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    Oct 29th, 2015 10:47am report

    I think its about a girl that belives the song is cristalclear though it isn't. I think this bugs the writer of the song, but then he decides to forgive her and show patience with her. Because maybe thats what she deserves.


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    Jul 20th, 2013 7:01pm report

    axl rose is the most bloomin' gorgeous rocker on the whole planet, or was 20 years ago. i love all their songs, but patience is just plain beautiful. i worship the acoustics, and the whistling solo is damn hot!!! anyone who doesn't love g'n'r is crazy! get in the ring!!!!!

    - Guinevre, Truro, England

    In addition to whole-heartedly agreeing with Guinevre, for me, Patience is about the relationship between myself and my Daughter, from conception into mutual adulthood and beyond. This song inspired me to name my daughter Patience. During her childhood, the street names changed in my immediate childhood neighborhood, (West of Market St. in Kirkland, WA). I feel very closely bonded and in tune with William/AXL Bailey/ROSE, aka WAR. Even though I have never met him, it is a dream of mine to shoot the breeze with him in person, ok and maybe a kiss.


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    Nov 12th, 2012 11:29pm report

    As many people have said this is a love song, yet knowing how the band behaved, this song has many elements about it that seem like could be a love song about drugs... Just throwing it out there.


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    Jul 30th, 2011 7:37pm report

    That any relationship takes work,& time. That he made mistakes, he rushed things with other people [ all the women getting in/out of the bed on the video ] now he realizes he's willing to wait for his true love & for things to work out between them.


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    Jul 27th, 2011 7:50pm report

    This is a love song. I think this is about a woman he just can not live without any more and will do whatever it takes with patience to get the woman in the end. Just takes things slow and all thing will work them selves out fine. and in the end "been walkn the streets at night, just tryn to get it right", this to me sounds like axl was trying to come up with a proposal. The entire song may be a proposal, as in we just got to haave a little patience.


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    Apr 19th, 2011 4:40am report

    In patience axl is missing his love interest so he keeps telling himself that if they are willing to wait for each other that everything will work out in the end.

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