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Margaret MacDonald: Music

Pieces of Me

(Margaret MacDonald)
July 29, 2009
Margaret MacDonald
Pieces of Me © 2008 Margaret MacDonald

I was strong before you
There was nothing I couldn’t do
Now I hardly recognize myself
Used to be someone else
Gave a little here, a little there
Piece by piece, care by care
Till I disappeared
Into thin air

Can’t you see I can’t keep giving you the pieces of me
I was whole, used to be, till I gave away the pieces of me

I’ve tried playing happy family
But faking it takes so much energy
You want to fix me I know
But please let me go

Bags are packed, no more to say
I make my escape on the freeway
City turns to desert in a blur
Don’t know what I’m heading for

Can’t you see I can’t keep giving you the pieces of me
I was whole, used to be, till I gave away the pieces of me

I’m selfish and I’m scared
But I like breathing my very own air
Feel as light as can be
As I pick up the pieces of me

Can’t you see I can’t keep giving you the pieces of me
I was whole, used to be, till I gave away the pieces of me
Can’t you see I can’t keep giving you the pieces of me
I was whole, used to be, till I gave away the pieces of me