The Patience Bossa

Lyrics

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

Perry:
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

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

Perry:
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?

Deborah:
Suddenly it seems
That I understand
Just what you said

Perry:
Oh yeah?

Deborah:
No!
Rushing doesn’t help (Perry: nu-uh)
It’s best to win the race
With patience instead

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

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

Both:
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