Tool - The Patient

TOOL


The Patient Lyrics

A groan of tedium escapes me
Startling the fearful
Is this a test?
It has to be
Otherwise I can't go on
Draining patience
Drain vitality
This paranoid, paralyzed vampire act's a little old
But I'm still right here
Giving blood, keeping faith
And I'm still right here
But I'm still right here
Giving blood, keeping faith
And I'm still right here
If there were no rewards to reap
No loving embrace to see me through
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away
By now
Gonna wait it out
If there were no desire to heal
The damaged and broken met along
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away
By now
And I still may
I still may
Be patient
Be patient
Be patient
I must keep reminding myself of this
I must keep reminding myself of this
I must keep reminding myself of this
I must keep reminding myself of this
If there were no rewards to reap
No loving embrace to see me through
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away
By now
And I still may
And I still may
And I still may
And I...
Gonna wait it out
Gonna wait it out
Wait it out
Gonna wait it out

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Songwriter(s): Adam Jones, Daniel Carey, Maynard Keenan, Justin Chancellor
Copyright: Toolshed Music, Emi Virgin Music Inc.
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Meaning to "The Patient" song text (8 meanings)
Nate 09/26/12,11:18
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The lyrics to this song highlight the particular thought process that occurs when one examines the very nature of life itself. After getting rid of all abstractions and sense of ego all that is left is time. I exist, waiting, anxious, spinning, for the sake of existence itself. Like a spiral.
jeusezdm 10/06/12,06:12
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Dirty 05/13/12,23:36
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-bright enough to be on Maynard's level-... who the hell do you think maynard is? he is just a men like you and me. stop putting him on a pedestal and stop telling people what to listen kid.
Blaine 04/24/12,10:04
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Pardon me but anyone who says 'I love Tools music but hate the message' is obviously a tool themselves and isn't bright enough to be on Maynard's level. Give up and go listen to something mainstream.
DADA obscura 03/02/12,09:35
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Music and their words are like a painting. Subjective. That's the beauty. These words fit in perfectly to a text to my estranged daughter. Minus 'And I still may' Tool; so for the mind, inspirational.
Eric 02/24/12,06:47
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I agree, Ryan, but also he's mocking the believer for struggling with the call of the cross to deny the flesh and help others, all for future reward. I love Tool's music, but I hate the message.
Ryan 02/05/12,13:59
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Actually roman, this song is about when his mother had the stroke, she thought it was God testing her. he's criticizing her faith by saying it gets no one anywhere.
Roman 02/03/12,14:40
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Tylr this song is about remaining patient and waiting life out, he can give up but he knows there's a reason to stay so he reminds himself he must be patient, and must constantly remind himself.
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