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 CommentI think this song is about someone dealing with depression/suicidal thoughts!


    "I tried to be perfect but nothing was worth it"
    They tried so hard to be perfect and everything everyone wanted them to be but it was never enough.
    "I thought it'd be easy but no one believes me I meant all the things I said"
    They told someone how they were feeling but no one believed them. They thought it was for attention but they meant it all.

    "If you believe it's in my soul
    I'd say all the words that I know"
    If they just believed him, he'd tell them everything. He'd try and get help.

    "Just to see if it wouldn't show
    That I'm trying to let you know
    That I'm better off on my own"
    He's crying out for help, he wants it desperately but no one helped and he gave up hoping someone would. He realized he was better off on his own.

    "This place is so empty
    My thoughts are so tempting"
    No ones there for him and his suicidal thoughts are so tempting

    "I don't know how it got so bad
    Sometimes it's so crazy
    But nothing can save me
    But it's the only thing that I have"
    He doesn't know how he got to place, that everything is so messed up and he's so sad and alone. He's so far gone that he thinks nothing can save him. All he has his is thoughts.

    I feel like I can relate to this song so much. It has such meaning and I feel like a lot of teen can relate! Fantastic song!


    fallingpieceson April 22, 2011   Link

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