Tool - The Patient Lyrics

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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.

Wait it out,
Gonna wait it out,
Be patient (wait it out).

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, (sigh), I still may.

Be patient.
I must keep reminding myself of this.

And 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.

Gonna wait it out.
Track Listing
HDCD 1
  • 1 The Grudge
  • 2 Eon Blue Apocalypse
  • 3 The Patient
  • 4 Mantra
  • 5 Schism
  • 6 Parabol
  • 7 Parabola
  • 8 Ticks & Leeches
  • 9 Lateralus
  • 10 Disposition
  • 11 Reflection
  • 12 Triad
  • 13 Faaip de Oiad


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Adam Jones, Daniel Carey, Justin Gunner Chancellor, Maynard James Keenan
    album: Track 3 in album Lateralus
    release date: 2001-5-14
    popularity : 82 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Alternative Rock
    length: 7:13
    Album Information
    label: Volcano Records
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: HDCD
    barcode: 638592101326
    script: Latin