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The Patient

by Tool

Lyrics

A groan of tedium escapes me,
Startling the fearful.
Is this a test? It has to be,
Otherwise I can't go on.
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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.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
a clear focus on recording studio production
minor key tonality
electric guitar riffs
use of odd meter

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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I love decrypting tools songs like a game inside itself. Theyres a reason why they're my favorite band
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Kelley Wright...wha t are you crazy? Whatchu mean "Pandora must know you can't withstand Maynard's voice in your head?" HUH? MJK is only one of the GREATEST singers/fron t m a n ever!!
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The World of Speed
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This guy below me is a comedy genius
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This is theme song to all who are waiting the next Tool album... Patiently...
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This song is the embrace I needed to see me through at a time when everyone I needed advice from was playing dead... thx tool for a breathe of life.
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Nevermind, this song makes more sense now- sometimes I wonder the same thing. Why do I have to go through this? Tests, challenges, losses, struggles. Be patient..... . I ' m waiting
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How do you guys figure his songs out? they are very cryptic
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This is new how do i get to play a certain song? Im trying to hear tool aenema but it want play that song
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I fear that you are not here Ryan and am just talking to myself, so what's new, will be on Pandora from about 10pm to 6am, we have to stop meeting like this
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"Gonna wait it out.., be patient.."
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I'm with hamenoodlez
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This song is reminder of how I try to live my life. Profound sounds and lyrics by one of the greatest bands
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Probably my Favorite "TooL" song .. It Hurts SoOo Good)
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rogerblocke
Deeply engrained input DNA is the knowledge that our souls are food for the God of the Jews and his messengers.
The sheer panic and horrific fear that we experience while dying is no different than the cattle pissing themselves when they arrive at the slaughter house and have to be cattle prodded shocked to get them off of the cars.,,
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rogerblocke
He spent his whole life keeping the faith only to find out his soul was the entity's food and all his praying came at a terrible and horrific cost...
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Awe some song
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Under rated song
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Anything by TOOL is genius.
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Guess what filth pig....he made it!!!!! We are back on track but I am still way cooler than him! Lol
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Favorite song
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Life is a test, in order to pass, you must study, meaning make good decisions, have faith in WATEVER u believe in, be it god or Allah, or a pagan god, faith will pull u through the hardest test there is, life
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Lyrical genius= Maynard James Keenan
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Wow pretty real stuff kathytennile 6 6 6 . . . h o p e your husband pulled through...if I had a wife with 666 in her name and listens to Tool we would both be on ventilators with all kinds of s**t failing...so r r y no offense meant..just wish I had a cool wife
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MJK is amazing and so is this song. Like all his songs it reaches out and captivates the listener because they understand.. . I mean really understand
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Omg....I know this Is tmi....my husband is currently on a ventilator with respiratory arresst and possibly kidney failure...th i s song helps me so much. Maybe im just morbid but I think he hears it and it helps him fight
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Follow me and get followed back
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"Must keep reminding myself of this..."
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Still right here, giving blood, keeping. Faith!
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This was such a fantastic album, they experimented with so much and everything is so progressive and keeps me entertained. I seriously find something new every time I listen to this album.
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He puts everything Im thinking into words.... amazing....
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It's a test. Enlighten my future
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mvvogler
definitely NOT sayin above...thin k i n of some fav bands that play totally different music
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I could literally listen to MJK all day and not get tired
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rmartora00
Maynard is god
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My thoughts exactly Danny =>
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Why does seven minutes go by so quickly??
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Love Tool ♥♥♥
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Sorry mvvogler but maynards work is best all time who u puttin bove him?
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mvvogler
Totally agree with everything said about one of best albums of all time n maynards genius...top 5 all time bands
PEACE
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rogerblocke
The god of the Jews is / was a soul eating entity that knew the Aztecs as well. Be fruitful and multiply!!!!
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Best album of all time and it is not even close
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Tool, A Perfect Circle or Puscifer: Maynard is a legend and genius with music and lyrics. Anything he does is awesome!
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All Tool songs are f**king amazing and have deep meanings
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Some people were just b**ching about no tool lyrics. And the next tool song had lyrics. cool
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sb_batra
yes. i love how pandora has tool lyrics now
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Yes mine too for sure. This is the most moving and influential song (to me at least).
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Fav. Tool track
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Anything MJK does is of the upmost soul felt experience one may have the opportunity to indulge every dmt filled molecule of the body with!
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The soundtrack for a life...
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