"?Jacky? jigsaw pieces Tossed about the room I saw my grandma sweepin' With her old straw broom But she didn't what she was doin' She could hardly understand That she was really sweepin' up Pieces of a man
I saw my daddy greet the mailman And I heard the mailman say "now don't you take this letter to heart now Jimmy Cause they've laid off nine others today" But he didn't know what he was saying He could hardly understand That he was only talkin' to Pieces of a man
I saw the thunder and heard the lightnin'! And felt the burden of his shame And for some unknown reason He never turned my way
Pieces of that letter Were tossed about that room And now I hear the sound of sirens Come knifing through the gloom But they don't know what they are doing They could hardly understand That they're only arrestin' Pieces of a man
I saw him go to pieces I saw him go to pieces He was always such a good man He was always such a strong strong man Yeah, I saw him go to pieces I saw him go to pieces"