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When the world has turned
Paralyzed and wrong
Cold-blooded claws never offer
Anything at all

Past the point of love
Shattered and untied
Waiting to pick up the pieces
That make it out alright

But pieces of what?
Pieces of what?
Pieces of what doesn't matter anymore

Moonlight on my floor
Shining through the roof
They got the city surrounded
As if I needed proof
I forgot my fear
Feel it's on the rise
Buried by all of the pieces
Falling from the sky

But pieces of what?
Pieces of what?
Pieces of what we used to call home

Lay my dragon's teeth
And shallow water steel
At the belgian gates
I'm waiting for my meal



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    UnregisteredMar 14, 2012 at 10:28 am
    @unregistered on sep 10th 2011 4:01 pm

    Dude it's not because they are analyzing the song or whatever you like to call it that they don't enjoy it.

    In fact i think they like so much the song that they try to find a meaning that may or may not be in this song, anyway it only means that they like the song.
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    happyfunJun 16, 2011 at 1:38 am
    He explains what the pieces are in the song. The whole album is about the end of the world. He says he's just waiting to pick up the pieces of what is left afterwards, but then he says they don't matter anymore because its all been destroyed. Also he refers to a city, which you can assume is where he used to live as the pieces falling from the sky are the pieces of what he used to call home. It is also important to note that he is trying to defend it. It can also be seen as something more abstract but that is the direct meaning as part of the album. This song is in contrast to weekend wars where he desired the end of the world as he new it as now he is trying to protect the remnants.
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    AlgernonMoncriefNov 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Dragon's Teeth and The Belgian Gates where used in World War II. They were defense systems made of concrete and steel. Some fragments of these still exist in parts of Europe. The song is describing the feeling a person had during war time going from area to area seeing horrible destruction and bombed out buildings that were once lively homes and villages. I am not so sure that the lyrics have any deep spiritual meaning. I think it is more being introspective, pondering the hard scrabble struggle for survival this person now faces juxtaposed with the now fleeting comfort of hearth and home during war or any kind of major upheaval. It is an excellent song as it prompted me to think of the value I place on my own home and place in the world.
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    MeB85Oct 25, 2009 at 1:20 am
    I think that the pices are indeed in the demension of thought or spirituality, places science can't reach? And so we fear for lack of knowledge of it all, maybe..
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    blinky77Jun 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    um, actually we do know. molecules & atoms anyone? i think the "pieces of what" is actually more abstract - not physical "pieces" or anything...

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