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Patience

Post by Soulmonster on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:37 pm


PATIENCE
Album:
Lies, track no. 5.

Written by:
Lyrics: Izzy Stradlin.
Music: Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan (the coda).

Musicians:
Vocals: Axl Rose; lead Guitar: Slash; rhythm guitar: Izzy Stradlin; bass: Duff McKagan.

Live performances:
This song was played for the first time October 30, 1987 at an acoustic gig at CBGB's, USA. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {PATIENCESONGS} times.
Lyrics:
Shed a tear 'cause I'm missin' you
       I'm still alright to smile
       Girl I think about you ev'ry 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

     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
       Aah, 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 pati..

       I've been walkin' the streets to night
       just trying to get it right
       it's hard to see when so many around
       You know I don't like being stuck in a crowd
       And the streets don't change, but baby the names
       I ain't got time for this game
       'Cause I need you,
       yeah but I need you,
       oh I need you,
       woh I need you,
       Ooh this time


Quotes:
It's a ballad. It's mainly pinned by Izzy Stradlin [MTV, 1988]
It's funny, there's actually two versions of that song. Izzy wrote the verse  [humming the verse with help from Steven] and I wrote the part at the end, "A little patience, yeaaaaah" Okay, so that came together like that and we had it. We never really rehearsed it, we kinda just started playing it live. [...] And there's another version that I have of it. I used to have an 8 track recorder. The 'Patience's that's on that is about a girl and it is really sweet and nice. I have another version that is more of a comedy thing, you know, it was when I lived in this apartment with three people and and were doing drugs and shit, we sit there, and it's kinda comedic, it's like you sit there, and you just need a little patience. Your roomate takes a shit and forgets to flush it. All you need is a little patience. [...] Yeah, that song just came together and the only way we rehearsed it was, actually, "Whoop! Let's play it live!" We wrote it, uh, Slash, Steven, Izzy, myself in the rehearsal studio but we only rehearsed it like once. And then, the next time we played it was live in front of 20 thousand people, or something. [Interview with Steven and Duff, December 1988]
[...] as we developed songs, we put a lot of emphasis on anything that veered away from the main melody - we all felt that diverging from a good tune was only justifiable if the other part was just as good. That meant we rejected cookie-cutter songwriting that demanded bridges for bridges' sake and strictly delineated between verses and choruses. Instead we only went places we really felt strongly about. There's a reason the codas in songs like 'Rocket Queen,' 'Paradise City,' or 'Patience' sound so distinctive - we didn't feel compelled to add them; we were just so excited about certain ideas that, working together, day after day, we found ways to incorporate them [Duff's autobiography, "It's So Easy", 2011, p. 96-97]
When I sang the song it was the first time I ever sang it. Izzy basically wrote most of the words except for the ending part, and then Slash and Duff got in on it, rearranging and rewriting parts of it, music parts, guitar parts (...). One reason the song was written was about needing patience and having a lack of it. (...) Duff's written his version of 'Patience', it's kinda a comedy version which may be out some time. Izzy has a new song (...) "Double talkin' jive motherfucker 'cause I got no more patience" [Interview with Axl, 1990?]
I can't stand to watch the video. I'm proud of the video, it's just when I hear it I think of how I don't have any patience now. (...) It's like it depresses us 'cause (...) I thought we were getting closer to finding some piece of mind [Interview with Axl, 1990?]
I know one song in particular, "Patience," where Axl hits a certain vocal that gives me chills, and it affects my playing, when that goes by. And it happens every single night when we play it [Interview Magazine, June 1992]
Del [James] was an avid reader, and turned me onto a book called Slugs by Shaun Hutson. I remember just sitting in my bedroom/dining room with my curtain pulled taught, and reading this book with life sort of swirling around me in our apartment. There were drugs aplenty then, and Valium was the drug-of-the-month at that particular point. I remembered Izzy's little ditty, which at that point had a working title of 'Patience,' and I wrote a lyrical verse then that went, '"I sit here doing drugs/Reading a book about slugs/All I need is a little patience." This horrible lyric never made it past my apartment front door, thank God. Axl came up with a great lyric, seemingly out of nowhere, that of course became the story and melody of that song. The whistle part at the beginning--a ballsy move by Axl--while seeming odd to some of our fans and critics alike when the record Lies was released, became a part of pop culture. The song just wouldn't be the song without it, right? This was always one of my favorite GN'R songs that we did live. A few years ago, when Loaded was recording something or other (maybe "Wasted Heart"?), I counted in the song. On playback, someone in the room exclaimed that the count-in (me) sounded like the recorded count-in of "Patience," which is also me. For a while, the joke went that if I couldn't get a good table at a restaurant, I could simply say "One-two-one-two-three-four," and the gates would open for me [Revern, Seattle Weekly, October 2010]
Axl is so prolific lyricwise and has such a heartfelt sense of melody that combined with Izzy's songwriting skill and Duff and myself, creating great guitar parts was easy, and so we'd have amazing songs in no time. Izzy and Axl had such great chemistry because Axl knew how to transform one of Izzy's simple structures into a perfect, well-rounded, melodically and lyrically rich song. A great example is 'Patience': Axl really elevated that song of Izzy's into something else entirely [Bozza, Anthony, & Slash (2007). Slash. Harper Entertainment: New York, pp 265]
[...] Axl had come up with a great idea for 'Patience,' seemingly out of nowhere, that had immediately become the story and melody of that song. The whistle part at the beginning was another ballsy and unusual move by Axl; the song just wouldn't be the same without it. 'Patience' quickly became one of my favourite GN'R songs to play live [Duff's autobiography, "It's So Easy", 2011, p. 131]

'Patience' performed for the first time live at CBGB's, October 30, 1987:


'Patience' performed at Rose Bar in 2010:



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Post by Joicy Meneghel on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:56 am

Guns N' Roses Melhor Banda, melhores Musicas! São meus cantores favoritos Axl Rose; guitarra: Slash, guitarra rítmica: Izzy Stradlin; bass: Duff McKagan.
Essa musica marcou muito minha vida, que foi quando conheci um garoto e ele me fazia de tudo por mim e eu não dei valor, hoje sofro por isso, mais como diz a própria musica PACIÊNCIA, só me resta isso. Foi ai que então ele tocou essa musica pra mim, a partir desse dia conheci Guns N' Roses, e hoje Guns N' Roses são demais os melhores pra mim,.!

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"Guns N 'Roses Best Band, Best Song! They are my favorite singers Axl Rose; Guitar: Slash, rhythm guitar, Izzy Stradlin, Bass: Duff McKagan.
This song marked my very life, that was when I met a boy and he did everything for me and I did not value, so now I suffer, more like music itself tells Patience, I'm left with this. It was there that then he played this song for me, from that day I met Guns N 'Roses, and now Guns N' Roses are the best rest for me.!"
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Post by Soulmonster on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:59 am

@Joicy Meneghel wrote:Guns N' Roses Melhor Banda, melhores Musicas! São meus cantores favoritos Axl Rose; guitarra: Slash, guitarra rítmica: Izzy Stradlin; bass: Duff McKagan.
Essa musica marcou muito minha vida, que foi quando conheci um garoto e ele me fazia de tudo por mim e eu não dei valor, hoje sofro por isso, mais como diz a própria musica PACIÊNCIA, só me resta isso. Foi ai que então ele tocou essa musica pra mim, a partir desse dia conheci Guns N' Roses, e hoje Guns N' Roses são demais os melhores pra mim,.!

Sorry Joicy, this is an English only forum.

But don't worry, with some patience you will find another great guy .
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