"Pieces" as written by and Wayne R. (static-x)/campos Wells....
I found a piece of
What I want to find
I got a taste of
What's on the outside
I feel it pounding
I feel it bending
I feel it breaking
Breaking me inside

I got
Not yet
Smash my
Fucking fist
(my frustration)

My body, my mind, my soul and my life
So far, so near, so hard, so clear
My body, my mind, my soul and my life
Too far to go, too high, too low

Killing my inside
Take a drink forget
Chemical passion
Drowning my defect
I feel it pounding
I feel it bending
I feel it breaking
All that is perfect

I got
Not yet
Smash my
Fucking fist
(my frustration)

My body, my mind, my soul and my life
So far, so near, so hard, so clear
My body, my mind, my soul and my life
Too far to go, too high, too low

Frustrated, frustrated


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"Pieces" as written by Tripp Eisen Antonio Campos

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    General CommentThis song kicks so much ass !
    gothic_hobbiton January 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAlright...deep song, but I'll attempt to tackle it.

    I think this song is about being trapped in yourself, but not being allowed access to the real you. Think of it as an impenetrable-but-see-through cage, and no matter how hard you try, you can't get a grip on the real you just on the other side of the invisible wall.

    The following is nothing more than my personal opinion on each line's meaning. Keep the word OPINION in mind.

    "I found a piece of what I want to find." = He's always wanted to find his true self, and he's finally found a small piece of it.

    "I got a taste of
    What's on the outside." = He's behind an invisible but impenetrable wall on the other side of which is his true self, the real him...and he's finally gotten a small taste of what it's like to be the real him. (Attempting to fill in the blanks here, I've hypothesized that he's been forced all his life to hide the real him because of an authorital figure - parent or girlfriend, for example - telling him all the time to act differently than he naturally does. This opens the possibilities of loss of self-worth and self esteem.)

    "I feel it pounding...I feel it bending...I feel it breaking...Breaking me inside." = The want to get a grip on his true self is conflicting with the fact that he can't gain access to it, and is therefore breaking him apart inside, driving him mad.

    "I got...not yet" = He thinks he can get to it and reaches out to grab it...but realizes he can't and pulls his arm back again.

    "Smash my fucking fist (My frustration)" = He punches the invisible wall keeping him from his true self with all his might, taking out his frustration in not being able to grasp the one thing he desires.

    "My body, my mind, my soul, and my life:
    So far, so near, so hard, so clear" = All that he truly is, he cannot get a hold of no matter how hard he tries. His body, mind, soul, and life are: so far away (because he cannot get to them) but so near at the same time (right on the other side of the invisible wall), as well as so hard to get to (impossible, really), and clear (because he can see it right on the other side of the invisible wall).

    "My body, my mind, my soul, and my life:
    Too far to go, too high, too low" = The journey he must take to attain his true self...his body, his mind, his soul, and his life...is far too long andarduous, full of walls impossibly higher than he can scale and passages far too low to duck under.

    "Killing me inside...take a drink; forget" = He decides that the pain of not being able to get a grip on himself is causing too much emotional pain and it's not worth the effort; that it would be easier to just off himself. So he downs a poison, trying to forget about working to grasp his true self.

    "Chemical passion drowning my defect" = He feels as though his inability to grasp his true self makes him defective as a human being, and in killing himself he is doing the world a favor by getting rid of one seemingly unnecessary person.

    "I feel it pounding" = The poison takes effect, causing his heart to start pounding.

    "I feel it bending" = Reality itself bends and twists as the poison takes his life.

    "I feel it breaking all that is perfect" = He could've been perfectly alright had he some outside help (i.e. psychiatric help) and he could've been saved...but the poison is breaking any perfection he ever could've acheived by taking his life completely.

    "Frustrated, frustrated..." = His dying thoughts are full of nothing but frustration for not being able to attain the one thing he wanted most...to be himself again.
    Sesson February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow! I have to agree with you... good job.

    I love this song w00t ^.^
    forever_hauntedon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell I would give my 2 cents, but Sess already analyzed the whole song XD good one very nice. I'm hopefully going to see these guys on the 19th.
    killswitch916on May 03, 2007   Link

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