Song – Jigsaw

Many of my songs have been written as the result of me going off on a tangent while learning another song. Jigsaw is one such example.

I stumbled across the chord pattern for the verse while I was trying to learn “One Step Ahead” by New Zealand group Split Enz.

The first two lines of the first verse (“Pieces of a puzzle/Like a memory, here than gone) was all I had to kick things off and the hardest thing about finishing the song was coming up with the rest of the lyrics without sounding like I was padding for space.

What I wanted to capture with this song was that no matter how much we’ve experienced in life, we always have so much more to learn and that there are people who come into our lives to help us facilitate that realisation.

I’ve always imagined this song to have a more heavier, angular musical arrangement but it does play very nice acoustically too.


Jigsaw
© C. Stewart 2003

Pieces of a puzzle
Like a memory, here than gone
I felt like a jigsaw
Just thrown together, I don’t feel whole
Just thrown together, I don’t feel whole

I felt, on the double
I was in trouble, I was a clown
You saw me at my best babe
And at my worst babe, you found me out
Oh at my worst babe, you found me out
Oh at my worst babe, you found me out

I fall down
You pick me up
I stumble when I fall
But I know that I cant lie alone

Pieces of a puzzle
Like a memory, here than gone
I thought I was a teacher
But I’m just a student of life and love
Oh I’m just a student of life and love
Oh I’m just a student of what I’ve become

I fall down
You pick me up
I stumble when I fall
But I know that I cant lie alone
I fall down
You pick me up
I stumble when I fall
But I know that I cant lie alone

 

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