The Patience Bossa


Hey, settle down
Stop racing round
When you go too fast you’ll find
Life can pass you by

There’s a lot of things I wanna get
A lot of things I wanna try
A lot of things I wanna do

I’ve gotta get a move on if I
Wanna do the things I want
I can’t just stand here waiting for you

There is no race
No second place
Everything we do can be
Done gracefully

You don’t know how many things
I have to get before I get to do
The things I have to do for me

Why is it that you don’t get
that I am in a hurry here?
Why don’t you just listen to me?

Suddenly it seems
That I understand
Just what you said

Oh yeah?

Rushing doesn’t help (Perry: nu-uh)
It’s best to win the race
With patience instead

Take your time my friends
Every moment can
Be filled with joy
No matter how you rush
You can never get ahead, hey!

I get it now
You showed me how
It’s exactly how you say
Patience leads the way

When i get upset
Because I haven’t gotten what I want
Instead of freaking out
I settle down

Life is nicer when you let
It go the way it’s going to go
At least that’s true
as far as I’ve found

When I’m on a line
or in a traffic jam
or waiting room
I always try to keep a level head

People get upset because they
aren’t getting what they want
But i just say be patient instead
I just say be patient instead