Patience

I met the monster in the alley
I had a thing or two to say
An angel kindly held my tongue
Until a calmer breeze was swayed
Sometimes a punch will go no further
Than the knuckle on the wall
Sometimes a bitter taste will linger
Sometimes a mouth can't make the call

CHORUS:

Patience Patience
Take the knife out of my hand
Don't let me pierce the surface of regret
Long live time's best friend

Just like the etching in a block of soap
And the writing on the wall
Sometimes they come from minds that volume guides
But their sound is much too small
A blade will always cut the crap
And the shade will let you hide
A bumpy road will get you there
But time will let you glide

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

Don't let the signs of warning drive on past
Don't let the blazing sun beat down
You can fall the wall with one trembling blast
But there'll be less of a mess one brick at a time

When the pressure has you choking
And you're fighting for your breath
Remember; death don't show no mercy
But know that mercy knows no death