Let me put you in the play
Down all the days
Cast for your time
A sucker in the line
To be told you're so fine
You deserve the high
Well, some folks cannot be satisfied
And they just want somebody to ride
(Here it comes)

And you're the one they want
To have and have
And never have not
(Oh!) So take what you expect
And put it in reverse
See which one of us
Reassembles first

They're taking you to pieces
They're taking you to pieces
They're taking you (to / in?) pieces
(Get lucky!)
They're taking you to pieces
You make it really easy
You make it really easy
(Get Lucky!)

(Wish you could, every time they slam and kick your 'ssembled self. Put so far in line with my...oh!)

(Oh!) You're never going to touch 'em with your curse
Get inside their minds, before they get to yours

They're taking you to pieces
They're taking you to pieces
They're taking you to pieces
(Get lucky!)
They're taking you to pieces
They're taking you to pieces
They're taking you to pieces
(Get lucky!)
They're taking you to pieces
You make it really easy
(Get out! Get lucky!)
You make it really easy
(Get out! Get lucky! Get out)
They're taking you to pieces
(Get out! Get lucky!
They're taking you to pieces
(Get out! Get lucky!)
They're taking you to pieces
(Get lucky!)


Lyrics submitted by planetearth, edited by Jate, wolvesinwisconsin

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    General CommentI love this song, it's perfect.
    But I can't tell if he's really saying "bangs the cymbals first" or "reassembles first" since there's talk of 'pieces' and everything.
    rosyposieson March 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its "reassembles first"
    i really cant hear the cymbals thing.
    but yeah its perfect.
    i love the parts like "well here it comes"
    ;DDDDDD
    musicalchairson April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit is definitely "reassembles first."
    recoveringmaleon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAny ideas as to what this song means?
    Willboeon May 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what the spoken part after the first 'We're taking you to pieces' part is?
    hannyanny68on July 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnd also, I think it's "you deserve the high" and not "hire".
    My favourite song, ever!
    gloomandglowon June 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted the song in several ways, but mainly as a description of what was happening to Elliott Smith during this time with his growing solo career and the tantalizing carrot that the music industry was dangling in front of him.
    "Let me put you in the play
    Down all the days
    Cast for your time
    A sucker in the line (The seduction of being a player in the world stage?)
    To be told you're so fine"
    (Industry people encouraging him to leave Heatmiser behind and follow his own rising star?)

    "Well, some folks cannot be satisfied
    And they just want somebody to ride"
    (His bandmates curbing his own musical ideas/creative development?)
    (The insatiability of the music "business"?)

    "And you're the one they want (Singling out Elliott for his solo material/career?)
    To have and have
    And never have not (Once the industry possesses you they will never release their hold?)
    (Oh!) So take what you expect
    And put it in reverse
    See which one of us
    Reassembles first"
    ("To his bandmates? Expect to get famous together? I'm leaving you and see who makes out better?)

    "They're taking you to/in pieces" (Splitting up the band)
    "(Get out! Get lucky! Get out)" (Leave the band and strike out on your own?)

    Of course I could be wrong about this interpretation but it's just one of my takes of it. The song's theme of enticement also reminds me a lot of Smith's song "Angeles"

    Musically this song really pumps me up, and I get so many different vibes from it, among them a need to escape, to rise above expectations.
    curtsieron March 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted the song in several ways, but mainly as a description of what was happening to Elliott Smith during this time with his growing solo career and the tantalizing carrot that the music industry was dangling in front of him.
    "Let me put you in the play
    Down all the days
    Cast for your time
    A sucker in the line (The seduction of being a player in the world stage?)
    To be told you're so fine"
    (Industry people encouraging him to leave Heatmiser behind and follow his own rising star?)

    "Well, some folks cannot be satisfied
    And they just want somebody to ride"
    (His bandmates curbing his own musical ideas/creative development?)
    (The insatiability of the music "business"?)

    "And you're the one they want (Singling out Elliott for his solo material/career?)
    To have and have
    And never have not (Once the industry possesses you they will never release their hold?)
    (Oh!) So take what you expect
    And put it in reverse
    See which one of us
    Reassembles first"
    ("To his bandmates? Expect to get famous together? I'm leaving you and see who makes out better?)

    "They're taking you to/in pieces" (Splitting up the band)
    "(Get out! Get lucky! Get out)" (Leave the band and strike out on your own?)

    Of course I could be wrong about this interpretation but it's just one of my takes of it. The song's theme of enticement also reminds me a lot of Smith's song "Angeles"

    Musically this song really pumps me up, and I get so many different vibes from it, among them a need to escape, to rise above expectations.
    curtsieron March 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted the song in several ways, but mainly as a description of what was happening to Elliott Smith during this time with his growing solo career and the tantalizing carrot that the music industry was dangling in front of him.
    "Let me put you in the play
    Down all the days
    Cast for your time
    A sucker in the line (The seduction of being a player in the world stage?)
    To be told you're so fine"
    (Industry people encouraging him to leave Heatmiser behind and follow his own rising star?)

    "Well, some folks cannot be satisfied
    And they just want somebody to ride"
    (His bandmates curbing his own musical ideas/creative development?)
    (The insatiability of the music "business"?)

    "And you're the one they want (Singling out Elliott for his solo material/career?)
    To have and have
    And never have not (Once the industry possesses you they will never release their hold?)
    (Oh!) So take what you expect
    And put it in reverse
    See which one of us
    Reassembles first"
    ("To his bandmates? Expect to get famous together? I'm leaving you and see who makes out better?)

    "They're taking you to/in pieces" (Splitting up the band)
    "(Get out! Get lucky! Get out)" (Leave the band and strike out on your own?)

    Of course I could be wrong about this interpretation but it's just one of my takes of it. The song's theme of enticement also reminds me a lot of Smith's song "Angeles"

    Musically this song really pumps me up, and I get so many different vibes from it, among them a need to escape, to rise above expectations.
    curtsieron March 08, 2016   Link

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