Try my patience
My patience tried
When something grinds against you and wears you down emotionally, it can “try your patience,” sparking you to lash out. The singer “tried” to stay calm, but as the song suggests, struggled to mind his manners.
The play on “tried” also works on the other meaning, to put something through trial. The singer’s patience was tested aggressively.
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