…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the
last 40 years
~ Los Angeles Times ~


jh_emblem
The Unofficial German
John Hiatt Page
was established in 1997

© 2017 Juergen Feldmann
German John Hiatt Fansite
all rights reserved

Best viewed with:
IE11/Firefox 50/Safari 5.x
1024x768, 16m colors
date format: dd.mm.yyyy

visitors: 196497  online: 1

lyrics

[ back ]


Missing Pieces
written by John Hiatt

I spent all day staring al a leaf
I know my time here is brief
I'd like to get some details down
Before i move on to another town

I met a man, he lost both arms
Got 'em caught up in her charms
She look the kids and the color tV
He said, "I wish she'd taken the rest of me"

[Chorus]
This Travelin' life, well it ain't no good
I'd quit it honey, oh if i could
A puzzle to me why i even care
The missing pieces are everywhere

He drove to dixie to hush his mouth
She started talkin', like to wore him out
But they found love 'neath the southern stars
And some bruises and some scars

He sees her on that back porch swing
And i believe he would do anything
Stand all night in the pourin' rain
To wash her memory from his brain

[Chorus]
This Travelin' life, well it ain't no good
I'd quit it honey, oh if i could
A puzzle to me why i even care
The missing pieces are everywhere

A false move here, a stumble there
A box of letters and a lock of hair
That's all that's left when i turn out the light
I count the missing pieces every night

[Chorus]
This Travelin' life, well it ain't no good
I'd quit it honey, oh if i could
A puzzle to me why i even care
The missing pieces are everywhere

[Chorus]
This Travelin' life, well it ain't no good
I'd quit it honey, oh if i could
A puzzle to me why i even care
The missing pieces are everywhere