"Pieces of Truth" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
The little pieces of truth
They stick around forever
I should have known about you
Before we got together

But we did it
Yeah we done it
I wonder what did I get myself into
With you
When I piece it together, baby,
I put so many holes in you
Yeah, you

Little pieces of sticks
And a bucket of stones
I'm afraid I'll be leaving you all alone
But I come back around
Got some pieces of truth
Even though it won't make no difference to you-
Yeah, you

Digging trouble
With a shovel
You serve it up in so many different ways
Now I got so burned that I learned
Not to hear another word that you say

But we did it,
Yeah you done it,
What the fuck did I get myself into
With you
When I piece it together baby,
I put so many holes in you

Digging trouble
With your shovel
You serve it up in so many different ways
Now I got so burned that I learned
Not to hear another word

Don't mess with the mess-around


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"Pieces of Truth" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious that this song is abut a guy breaking up with his girlfriend who got him into a lot of trouble (Digging trouble with your shovel you serve it up in so many different ways) and now he knows she's bad news and he "got so burned" that he learned to just tune her out and ignore her pleas for threm to get back together.
    knockout000on July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious that this song is abut a guy breaking up with his girlfriend who got him into a lot of trouble (Digging trouble with your shovel you serve it up in so many different ways) and now he knows she's bad news and he "got so burned" that he learned to just tune her out and ignore her pleas for threm to get back together.
    knockout000on July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI second that.
    GreenxDayxCatlinon November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI used to think the line "Little pieces of sticks and a bucket of stones" was "Little pieces of sex, man, I fuck to the Stones." ("I fuck to the Stones," as in having sex while listening to the band The Rolling Stones). Haha. I'm glad I know the correct lyrics now.
    knockout000on December 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song always sounded quite sinister to me....
    "I put so many holes in you" that sounds like shooting someone to me.
    "Digging trouble with your shovel" sounds like digging a grave to burying the body.
    ... maybe I'm just morbid *shrugs* well, I love this song anyway :)
    spinalfluidon June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn the verses it sounds like a girl was just using him as a rebound especially in the "Now i got so burned that i learned
    not to hear another word that you say" part; but then in the chorus it sounds like he is the one using somebody else; especially with the "I put so many holes in you" part.
    KayKay2322997on May 14, 2011   Link

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