"Pieces" as written by and Michael O'brien....
For a long long time
I've been in pieces
In the corner of a room
In an endless afternoon

For a long long time
I've been in pieces
For a long long time
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces

There is a way down
That I wish I had not found
You just split yourself in two
One for them and one for you
One for them and one for you

For a long long time
I've been in pieces
All the words I mean to say
They never come out the right way
And there are things that I could tell you
But they'll never come out the right way
And there are sides that I could show you
But they'll never come out the right way
Never come out the right way
Never come out the right way
Never come out the right way
Cause I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces


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"Pieces" as written by Michael O'brien

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  • +4
    General CommentGreat song on a great album. The lines "You just split yourself in two/One for them and one for you" are about the difference between how you see yourself and how you present yourself to others (feels connected to That Day) -- you can only remain in pieces for so long until everything comes apart in chaos, which happens to Conor and all the instruments by the end of the song.
    rickterpon August 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentis it just me or do people read into things to much haha

    being in peices is refering to the frustration of not being able to express yourself properally - ENTIRELY to other people
    - in a way so that they get you.
    haha not the most poetic explanation, but ya get me.

    "There is a way down
    That I wish I had not found
    You just split yourself in two
    One for them and one for you"

    : it is just to hard to show people who you are completely and totally
    it is just to frustrating trying to make other people understand who you TRULY are.
    cause they never realy get it.
    sooo.
    split your self in two, one for them and one for you.
    dont think i need to explain that one.
    clownfaceon November 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a pure and raw song.
    GetInspiredon June 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely about a break up, the way he keeps repeating that he has been in pieces until eventually his pain is too much to relate in mere words and all he can do is howl like a wolf! Gives me shivers every time and anyone who has been in love and lost that love can relate to that pain. This artist will go so far in life, he will "be counted among men" in fact....
    beezybeaston August 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me the howling and chaos of instruments represents the moment he 'becomes a jackal'. I think the whole album is about the change of a person from when they are like the start of this song ( I've been in pieces) to becoming a ruthless person that doesn't care what people think.

    There's more to it than that but thats the general idea in my opinion.
    hughesypfon November 11, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General CommentIt seems to me to be about drug abuse.
    Cyberghoston October 26, 2010   Link

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