“Patience” is a song by the American rock band Guns N’ Roses. It was released in April 1989 with “Rocket Queen” on the B-side as a single from their second album “G N’ R Lies.” The song is known for its acoustic and country-influenced sound, which was a departure from the band’s more hard rock-oriented style.
“Patience” is characterized by its gentle acoustic guitar, whistling, and Axl Rose’s emotive vocals. The song’s production creates a laid-back and reflective atmosphere. The lyrics of “Patience” convey themes of love, understanding, and the need for patience in relationships. The narrator expresses a willingness to wait for the person they love.
“Patience” was a commercial success, reaching the top ten on music charts in numerous countries, including #4 in the United States. Its departure from the band’s usual hard rock style demonstrated their versatility as musicians and broadened their appeal to a wider audience.
The music video for “Patience” was directed by British music video and film director, Nigel Dick. The video features the band performing the song in a hotel.
The song is often celebrated as one of Guns N’ Roses’ most iconic ballads and remains a classic of late 1980s rock music, appreciated for its heartfelt lyrics and Axl Rose’s emotive vocal performance.