the song
title : Patience of angels
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1993 Dizzy Heights Music Publishing Ltd administered by Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
John Ingoldsby backing vocals
Katia Lempkowicz backing vocals
Teddy Borowiecki piano, keyboards, accordian [sic]
Dean Parks guitar
David Piltch bass
Curt Bisquera drums
Greg Penny percussion
music
key : A major
time-signature : 6/8
tempo : MM 64 (dotted crochet)
form : V B R V B R M B M M RX P
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Patience of angels

from the top of the bus
she thought she saw him wave
she saw tuesdays and forgetfulness
and a little money saved
does she know? – I don’t know
but from here I can tell

that it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels
angels

ooh, and you know something’s wrong
when the morning hurts your eyes
and the baby won’t stop crying
you’ll be waiting till you die
would I be any good
and if I was would I find

that it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels

there’s a door in a wall
in a house in a street
in a town
, in a town where no one knows her name
she’s the patience of angels

does she know, I don’t know
but from here I can tell

there’s a door in a wall
in a house in a street
in a town
where no one knows her name
{there’s a door} there’s a door {in a wall} in a wall
{in a house} in a house {in a street} in a street
{in a town} where no one knows her name
she’s the patience of angels
the patience, ah-ooh-ah, of angels

it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels
it would try {try} the patience of angels
ah, angels
wooh, angels
ah, angels
ah-ee-oo


the recording
personnel
produced by : Greg Penny
recorded by : Jon Ingoldsby at El Mirador, Ojai, California
mixed by : Jon Ingoldsby assisted by Andy Strange at Air Studios, London
mastered by : Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles
technical
track timing : 4:04
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Eddi Reader track 2
single : Patience of angels track 1
album : Seventeen stories: the best of Eddi Reader   (comp.) track 5
    … and on lots of ‘various artists’ compilation albums