I can't wait to watch you get older
I can't wait to meet that first boy that breaks your life
I can't wait till you realize the family you've been born into
I can't wait to watch you turn from good to bad
I can't wait to tell your grandpa made your mommy
play stripper while your uncle watched
I can't wait to tell you I punched your mommy in the chest
In front of her new friends
I can't wait till you realize mommy's heart is broken
I can't wait to watch you grow up around the people who broke it


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Nieces Pieces (Boat Knife Version) song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commenti believe jamie is singing to his niece, in a sarcastic matter (obviously). although he enjoys her innocence, he is fully aware that she will lose it. he is letting her in on the fact that she will grow up around some emotionally-damaging people, but since she is too young to understand any of that now, she will have to grow with it at her own pace.
    explosionon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrom Tigersare blog :

    What does your sister think of Niece’s Pieces?

    That was kind of bad news, it did not go over well. At the time that it was written no-one in my family was really paying any attention to anything, so I figured I could write about anything really directly and not have it affect anybody, but that was definitely not the case. Since then we still write about whatever we want to write about but are maybe a little more elusive about the specific person that it’s about, just in an attempt to spare the subject matter’s feelings. We definitely don’t want to make anybody feel bad. That was a big traumatic mess in my family.
    KingJelleon May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song made me cry the first time i heard it.
    Such strong lyrics, i cant get enough. The last two lines always really get me
    goollogoon March 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe end gets me. the acoustic...makes me cry...so good, so good.
    puddin.popson September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis makes me cry, probably because the idea it expresses is so true.
    shut up hannah.on September 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery sad
    brucepontowon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWatching snow fall to.
    viciousadventon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me cry. Its beautiful and so true..
    mixologieson December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's also this certain sense of the unavoidable in it. Yes, he already knows, he can tell her, he can be sarcastic about it and he can wish all this won't happen, still it's going to be her experience, her personal crisis, her chance to break or break free.
    tinseaton February 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThere's also this certain sense of the unavoidable in it. Yes, he already knows, he can tell her, he can be sarcastic about it and he can wish all this won't happen, still it's going to be her experience, her personal crisis, her chance to break or break free.
    tinseaton February 27, 2012   Link

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