"Little Pieces" as written by Benjamin Joseph Ottewell, Ian Thomas Ball, Paul Blackburn, Oliver James Peacock and Thomas William Gray....
There's a piece of me you can't have
And I know it's driving you mad
There's a part inside you can't reach
I'm afraid that's the way its gonna be
There's a part of you that wants to fight
But I never really had the appetite
I fear my feelings wont speak
Words are already taken upon the breeze
Wind is always blowing

Pieces falling from me
You can have them for free
Now it felt so complete
Pieces falling from me

Though you try your best you never find
There are pieces that are left behind
Last piece of the jigsaw
While the others are scattered across the floor
So you try to get them all up
There are pieces falling in the dust

There's a pile of ash we don't need
Leave it to be taken upon the breeze
Wind is always blowing

Pieces falling from me
You can have them for free
Now it felt so complete
Pieces falling from me

All this background noise
Its crowded
Never tell
Its half the reason why they're there
Its hard to make another plan

There's a fine line what you want and what you need
Standing right there in between
Never been there

Pieces falling from me
You can have them for free
Never felt so complete
Never be what you need
Something missing from me
That I'll never complete
There the last ones complete
Pieces falling from me

Lyrics submitted by strykerchick

"Little Pieces" as written by Ian Thomas Ball Benjamin Joseph Ottewell

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentWell, I am just shocked no one's commented on this song!
    It's one of the best ones of the album along with "Airstream Driver"

    This might sound dense but I think this about a man in a relationship ruled by bickering and fighting and in the song he's just finally freeing himself her and it all, bit by bit?

    Or it could mean there's a part of himself that he keeps from her about she does her best to figure what it is though she'll never find out.

    Idk. But I LOVE this song.
    maddywooon January 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love it too.

    I agree with you but I also think there is the idea that whats in the past is in the past and it might make up who you are - it is one of your pieces - but at the end of the day you dont need to carry all of that around with you - "little pieces that have been left behind". Just let them all go - "pile of ash you dont need".

    And when you let them all go thats when you are most "complete" - happy with who you are as you are now.
    KatieSon March 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentreally good song. as you go through life you meet many people and take part in many things, all of which impact and shape you as a person. when you look at your possessions it brings back all those memories as if that hockey stick, that t-shirt, that art project are all pieces of you. some of them probably got left behind as you grew up. it reminds me of a couple other songs. musically it's very similar to "the end" by the doors, and lyrically it's like "fall to pieces" by velvet revolver.
    AKAtheREDon July 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song that first got me hooked on Gomez. I love it.
    lettersx2youon September 21, 2010   Link

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