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Broken Pieces

Verse 1

So many times in life
You should have felt so scared
Times that would have killed a grown man
You never felt fear
While hanging from a thread
You couldn’t bring yourself  to understand

These days you’re seeing ghosts
Of hidden and untold
You find that you’re imprisoned yourself
Buried deep so you believed
In some unmarked grave,
To never see the light, To never ask for help

Chorus 1

I took your broken pieces
I took your very name
I took the very air that you would breath
Now all those broken pieces
Still with me, to my shame
Are all that I can ever hope to be

Verse 2

This is just my song
To a child I never knew
A child who could have forged a better me
I didn’t mean to turn
all those years ago
The only way I knew, to kill those memories.


I miss the child you were, on that gurney freezing cold
You deserved a life with no regrets
I miss your honest smile, in times of desperation
Times you pulled me through, times I can’t forget

Chorus 2

I took your broken pieces
I took your very smile
I had no past and so no future I could see
Now all those broken pieces
Still with me, all the while
Are all that I can ever hope to be

Broken pieces of you and me.

So Long 

Verse One

I’m saying goodbye, to a rainy day friend
I’ve found the courage after years pretence
No easy decision, but it just has to be
I need to fix the broken pieces in me.


So long, so long
It’s taken so long
So long, so long, so long.

Verse two

This won’t be easy, of that I am sure
Live a day without your shoulder,
Pick myself up from the floor.
I’m tired of bad decisions, and beating myself down
Playing, the only game in town

Instrumental break

Verse three

I gave you my money and most of my time,
You stole my laughter and most of my mind
But Their were two of us in this right, from the start
At least, I’m walking away with my heart

Chorus x 2

Instrumental Outro.

Take This Man

Verse 1

If all we need, is time and space

Then take a look at this man’s face.

You’ll find the end to all your fears

It’s written here, between the years.

Then put those thoughts upon a shelf

And bit by bit just help yourself

I’ll gladly be your stepping stone

So take it all and go…


Take the colour from my eyes

Take the freedom I was born with

Take the anger and the hate

Take as much as you can stand

And when all your dreams are gone

Take mine to keep you going

Take my breaking beating heart

Take this man

Verse 2

What a fool I’d be to crave perfection

So I’ll carry on, I’ll carry on in vein.

If all you need is mine to give you

Then take it all, take the pain.

Chorus to finish. 

All rights reserved. Copyright Andy Dunne 2018 IMRO