I tried to be perfect
But nothing was worth it
I don't believe it makes me real
I'd thought it'd be easy
But no on believes me
I meant all the things that I said

If you believe it's in my soul
I'd say all the words that I know
Just to see if it would show
That I'm trying to let you know
That I'm better off on my own

This place is so empty
My thoughts are so tempting
I don't know how it got so bad
Sometimes it's so crazy that nothing can save me
But it's the only thing that I have

If you believe it's in my soul
I'd say all the words that I know
Just to see if it would show
That I'm trying to let you know
That I'm better off on my own

(On my own!)

I tried to be perfect
It just wasn't worth it
Nothing could ever be so wrong
It's hard to believe me
It never gets easy
I guess I knew that all along

If you believe it's in my soul
I'd say all the words that I know
Just to see if it would show
That I'm trying to let you know
That I'm better off on my own


Lyrics submitted by Aerion, edited by accurate

"Pieces" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley Deryck Whibley

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentThis song IS NOT about a girl or a breakup or anything like that. This song is about depression. It's about falling into that black hole that you can'tpull yourself out of no matter how hard you try. It's about trying to please everyone and lying to do it to the point where all your lies fall in on themselves and you've got nothing left but your own suicidal thoughts. It's about the thoughts of suicide and constant feelings of worthlessness getting worse and worse and you don't know what you can do about it. It's about realizing that people are better off without you in their lives because you will only bring them down. It's about realizing that it isn't even worth it anymore - no matter what you do, you'll always be this way. It's about suicide looking like a more appealing option every day. I don't expect every person reading this to understand it because I know that they can't understand it. That state of hopelessness, the constant thoughts of suicide... depression is something that a person can only understand if they've been through it themself. I am bipolar. I have days where I can't even get out of bed. Being this way gives me an insight into the world that people who aren't like me don't have. This song means a lot to me because I understand it - it relates to the world I'm forced to exist in. Anyone wanting to talk to me can IM me on my AIM screen name at Kerberos375.
    Chrisbrl88on May 29, 2005   Link

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