There's a tramp sittin' on my doorstep
Tryin' to waste his time
With his mentholated sandwich
He's a walking clothesline
And here comes the bishop's daughter
On the other side
She looks a trifle jealous
She's been an outcast all her life

Me, I'm waiting so patiently
Lying on the floor
I'm just trying to do my jig-saw puzzle
Before it rains anymore

Oh the gangster looks so fright'ning
With his Luger in his hand
When he gets home to his children
He's a family man
But when it comes to the nitty-gritty
He can shove in his knife
Yes he really looks quite religious
He's been an outlaw all his life

Me, I'm waiting so patiently
Lying on the floor
I'm just trying to do this jig-saw puzzle
Before it rains anymore

Me, I'm waiting so patiently
Lying on the floor
I'm just trying to do this jig-saw puzzle
Before it rains anymore

Oh the singer, he looks angry
At being thrown to the lions
And the bass player, he looks nervous
About the girls outside
And the drummer, he's so shattered
Trying to keep on time
And the guitar players look damaged
They've been outcasts all their lives

Me, I'm waiting so patiently
Lying on the floor
I'm just trying to do this jig-saw puzzle
Before it rains anymore

Oh, there's twenty-thousand grandmas
Wave their hankies in the air
All burning up their pensions
And shouting, "It's not fair!"
There's a regiment of soldiers
Standing looking on
And the queen is bravely shouting,
"What the hell is going on?"

With a blood-curdling "tally-ho"
She charged into the ranks
And blessed all those grandmas who
With their dying breaths screamed, "Thanks!"

Me, I'm just waiting so patiently
With my woman on the floor
We're just trying to do this jig-saw puzzle
Before it rains anymore


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by HibernusMortis

Jig-Saw Puzzle song meanings
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    My Interpretation"I'm just trying to do my jigsaw puzzle
    Before it rains anymore"

    I think this is the methaphor for life. The guy sees the world going completely off the hook crazy. It reflects the chaos inside him. He understands that crazy 60s world no more than he understands himself.

    He is trying to get a breather and figure out himself. How all the pieces fit together (jigsaw puzzle).

    Another pattern here is the way he lists all the misfits and fuckups in society in the first half of the song. Relating to them and talking about them with tenderness almost...
    Turtle1631991on December 03, 2016   Link

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