THE PIECES DON’T FIT ANYMORE – By James Morrison

There are so many songs that I connect with on a deep level.  The one I am including here was a constant in my ear for months.  Although it is talking about a relationship I didn’t hear the words the way they were meant.  At the time I was trying to fix myself, my thoughts, my problems.  I couldn’t understand why every thought had to become a struggle.  Why did people’s words matter so much to me…the things they said…the things they did…the things they didn’t?  Why couldn’t I get control of my attitude or my emotions?  It was if my brain was decomposing even as I still had life to breathe.  Anyway, as you read the lyrics of the song below imagine him singing about the relationship between your emotional mind and your logical mind, and your logical mind had finally had enough…

I’ve been twisting and turning in a space that’s too small
I’ve been drawing the line and watching it fall
You’ve been closing me in , closing the space in my heart
Watching us fading and watching it all fall apart

Well I can’t explain why it’s not enough
Cause I gave it all to you
And if you leave me now
Oh just leave me now
It’s the better thing to do
It’s time to surrender
It’s been too long pretending
There’s no use in trying
When the pieces don’t fit anymore

The pieces don’t fit here anymore

You pulled me under so I had to give in
Such a beautiful mess that’s breaking my skin
Well I’ll hide all the bruises; I’ll hide all the damage that’s done
But I show how I’m feeling until all the feeling has gone

Why I can’t explain why it’s not enough
Cause I gave it all to you
And if you leave me now
Oh just leave me now
It’s the better thing to do
It’s time to surrender
It’s been too long pretending
There’s no use in trying
When the pieces don’t fit anymore
The pieces don’t fit anymore

You pulled me under so I had to give in
Such a beautiful mess that’s breaking my skin
Well I’ll hide all the bruises; I’ll hide all the damage that’s done
But I show how I’m feeling until all the feeling has gone

I don’t know why

Well I can’t explain why it’s not enough
Cause I gave it all to you
And if you leave me now
Oh just leave me now
It’s the better thing to do
It’s time to surrender
It’s been too long pretending
There’s no use in trying
When the pieces don’t fit anymore
The pieces don’t fit anymore

The pieces don’t fit anymore

Oh, don’t misunderstand how I feel
Cause I’ve tried, yes I’ve tried
Still I don’t know why
No I don’t know why

3 thoughts on “THE PIECES DON’T FIT ANYMORE – By James Morrison

  1. This song is really beautiful, I’m listening to it on repeat. Music’s such an influence in writing and everything else. I’m not sure about you but it’s definitely that way for me. I recently came across Lana del Rey’s Ride. Have you heard it? If not, I’d highly recommend it.

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