Pieces (Sum 41 song)

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"Pieces"
Single by Sum 41
from the album Chuck
Released February 22, 2005
Format CD
Recorded September 24, 2004
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 3:01
Label Island
Writer(s) Deryck Whibley, Greig Nori
Producer(s) Greig Nori
Sum 41 singles chronology
"We're All to Blame"
(2004)
"Pieces"
(2005)
"Some Say"
(2005)

"Pieces" is the title of a song recorded by Canadian band Sum 41. It was released in February 2005 as the second single from the album, Chuck.

Music video[edit]

The video shows lead vocalist Deryck Whibley singing while he miserably walks throughout an abandoned community. Trucks with one clear side pass behind him, showing the other band members inside of them with signs labeling them as having "the perfect vacation", "the perfect night", "the perfect family", and "the perfect body." In the end, there is a truck with Whibley sitting alone in a sparsely furnished room labelled "the perfect life". As the final chord strikes, the letter "F" from the word "life" labelled on the truck falls off, which leaves him with a sign labelled as "the perfect lie" instead.

In an interview with Fuse TV, Whibley explained the letter "F" falling off of the truck's sign turned out both an ironic and unintended result. But since it fit in with their video's theme, they decided to use it anyway.

Drummer Steve Jocz stated that they wanted a semi-serious video. "The song is about a relationship, but not necessarily one with a girl. Maybe you're better left alone — fuck everybody else. The last single [We're All to Blame] was a pretty serious song, too, but we wanted to offset it with a funny video. With this one, we don't want it to be too hokey, but we don't want it to be too serious either. The trick is to make it interesting while playing up the fact that it is a sincere, genuine song."[1]

Tracklist[edit]

  1. "Pieces" (album version)
  2. "Pieces" (acoustic)
  3. "We're All to Blame" (album version)
  4. "Pieces" (video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 1
German Singles Chart 84
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[2] 14
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 7

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