"Piece of Pie" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
Yeah, yeah

I broke the breadline nobody knows
I walked the front line still got far to go
I mixed the water I drank the water
I broke the breadline
Don't wanna know

Yeah, yeah
It's staring me down
Wearing a crown of apathy
I'm standing around
Dressed like a clown
Don't know my name you know where to find me

I killed the manchild I'll fast alone
I had the midwife naked and alone
I mixed the water I drank the water
I killed the brainchild I'll fast alone

Yeah, yeah, yeah
It's staring me down
Wearing a crown of apathy
I'm standing around
Dressed like a clown
Don't know my name you know where to find me, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah don't wanna let me be a man
Yeah, yeah don't wanna lead me to your home
Don't wanna lead me to your home

Yeah, yeah, yeah
It's staring me down
Wearing a crown of apathy
I'm standing around
Dressed like a clown
Don't know my name you know where to find me

I killed the manchild
I had the midwife
I drank the water
I stand alone

I broke the breadline
I walked the front-line
Don't know my name you know where to find me

Yeah, yeah
Don't wanna let me be a man
Yeah, yeah don't wanna lead me to your home
Yeah, yeah don't wanna let me be a man
Yeah, yeah don't wanna lead me to your home


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"Piece of Pie" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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  • +1
    Song MeaningYou guys are silly. This song isn't about mass murder or war or serial killers or anything like that. The song is about being rejected by society for being who you are. It's about living life in the fast lane, and having the balls to "mix the water" and "walk the front line". Basically, everything he says in the song is just a metaphor for being a badass who doesn't give a f*ck. "I BROKE THE BREADLIIIIIIIIINNNNNEEE!" Awesome. =)
    skychasernycon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWow I can't beleive no one understands this song. Skychasernyc is much closer than anyone though. This song is obviously influenced by Scott's drug addictions and maybe also people he knew like this. "It's staring me down." His physical crave for substances. "It's wearing a crown of apathy." People this deep into drugs spend all their money on it and sell all their stuff there for leading to an apathetic existence. "I'm standing around, dressed like a clown. Don't know my name, but know where to find me." If you ever lived in the city and hung out odds are you met these people. The homeless drug attic drunks who are always in the same places around town. Standing around cause hes got no job or home. Hes dressed like a clown cause hes either strung out, burnt out, or withdrawing and has no care of what he wears or how unkept he is. You don't know his name cause you don't care to, but every once in awhile you find him to get pointed in the direction for a bag of weed or what ever. He thinks hes a badass rebel but hes a clown. Come on the best clowns i ever met were drunken attic bums. SOOOO amusing lol. murderers and post war vets ROFL xD
    L30xDon February 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about but I read on STP's site that this song is Scott Weiland's most favorite song to do live.
    creedudeon January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know core was a great album when THIS is the worst song on it.....and its still GREAT.
    mr.self destructon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you go along with the mass murderer theory, it could possibly be about John Wayne Gacy because he actually dressed like a clown and killed. he was also notorious for his nickname "killer clown" anyway, thats just a thought
    K-Auxon May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPIECE of pie. :)
    aebon August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningi think its about someone whos been humiliated and hes trying to explain his actions. the lyrics dont all make sense to me but thats what im getting out of it. either that or its meaningless--not every song has a personal meaning, it can just be random lyrics that sound cool. either way its an awesome song, especially the ending where it gets all loud and frantic and psychotic. its the worst song on core but its still one of my favorite songs, that just shows you what a great cd it is
    SludgeGarden13on November 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti could not interpret this song to save my life
    redhostageon May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah ....yeah... YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    runmedown11on May 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think sethynator could be right... i dont see what else anyone could come up with
    ronnie12345on May 29, 2010   Link

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