April gave us springtime and the promise of the flowers
And the feeling that we both shared and the love that we called ours
We had no time for sadness, that's a road we each had crossed
We were living a time meant for us, and even when it would rain
we would laugh it off.

I've got pieces of April, I keep them in a memory bouquet
I've got pieces of April, but it's a morning in May

We stood on the crest of summer, beneath an oak that blossemed green
Feeling as I did in April, not really knowing what it means
But it must be then that you stand beside me now to make me feel this way
Just as I did in April, but it's a morning in May.

I've got pieces of April, I keep them in a memory bouquet
I've got pieces of April, but it's a morning in May


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Pieces of April Lyrics as written by David Loggins

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    General Comment

    Why hasn't anyone commented on this lyrically and instrumentally moving song!!?? I think it's about love, lost and remembered. April is most likely the month in which his lover left him (separation or death may have taken her). It's morning now, but he is still torn up about his loss.

    Goatllamaon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    I don't see this as love lost, more like an oak that's blossomed green. Remembering then, now is just as good.

    Moehringon December 04, 2012   Link
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    Song Meaning

    Moehring has it correct. The words," It must be then that you stand beside me now, to make me feel this way". He loves her as much now as when he married her then. Even though time has passed and it's a morning in May.

    wendy23373on June 26, 2014   Link
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    I don't think this is about love lost it all. I think that they had both been hurt before- thus the line that's a road we each had crossed. Then, in April, they found with each other- the kind of love they'd been seeking all along. It renewed their belief in the possibility of real love- the promise of flowers. That love was resilient-and even when the rain AKA storms came they were able to laugh it off. And now their love has stood the test of time- it's almost summer and she's still standing beside him. He put the Pieces of April in his memory bouquet because they were good memories. Now he's marveling at the fact that its a morning in May, things are still as good as ever

    robindparrison March 16, 2017   Link
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    General Comment

    My favorite love song I believe it's about a man who had the greatest love of his life and by the next month she either left him or died but he still remembers the month before when they were together as the most memorable time of his life. I love this song I know it word for word I sing it all the time in my honest opinion my favorite three dog night song as well as chuck negron's greatest song he was the best member of three dog night.

    waynevia39on April 04, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation

    Could it be, perhaps, that the name of the person he loved/lost is "April" and the reference to April/May as a timeframe is merely a clever allusion to then and now...

    mcerkason September 30, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I remember this song but only really listened to the lyrics recently. I think the tune itself sounds a bit macabre and the lyrics could be the ramblings of a serial killer. "I've got pieces of April, I keep them in a memory bouquet. I've got pieces of April, and it's a morning in May." Just sayin'.......

    Sharonabioon May 05, 2015   Link

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