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MGMT – Pieces Of What lyrics

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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    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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