Patience, TX

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Plain and simple: I'm from New Jersey. I now live in Texas.

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PATIENCE, TX
Words and music by Patrick Fleming, Jr.
©2013 Patrick Fleming, Jr.

I headed west from the streets of New Jersey
Never knowing what the cards held before me
A song and dance somewhere in the Hill Country
Of a place called Patience, Texas

I hope you’re not in any real kind of hurry
Sit down, put up your feet, here there are no worries
Someone will sing a song or tell a few good stories
About a place called Patience, Texas

My girl, she said, “Slow down, you’re not yet dead
There’s a lot of good, long living left to do”
I hung my head, trying to catch my breath
Ever since New Jersey I’ve been running on nothing but fumes

I sat down and for the first time that I could remember
I saw the sun set ‘til its last dying ember
And as the night came in so did a kiss that was a never-ender
All in a place called Patience, Texas

You’ll get anything you want, anything at all
Just put a word out, you will get the call
‘Cause anything worth having, it’s worth waiting for
Especially here in Patience, Texas

Sometimes it wears you thin
Sometimes you get so tired that you begin
To pick up the pace, get back in the race
Just to have yourself put back in your place
Back in Patience… Patience, Texas

My girl, she said, “Slow down, you’re not yet dead
There’s a lot of good, long living left to do”
I hung my head, trying to catch my breath
Ever since New Jersey I’ve been running on and on and on…
Nothing but fumes

I headed west from the streets of New Jersey
But now my memory it’s getting blurry
I used to always be running in a hurry
But now I live in Patience, Texas
But now I live in Patience, Texas
It’s all good here in Patience, Texas

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from REBOOT, released July 16, 2013

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Patrick Fleming

Start with a helping of Southwestern-inspired Americana.
Infuse a bit of East Coast/New Jersey flavoring.
Add a dash of 'Bono'-esque insight and showmanship.
Spice up with memorable melodies and musical hooks.
Finish off with a splash of heartfelt and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.

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