puzzle me this
February 2, 2006 9:47 AM   Subscribe

Help me make a mix cd about puzzle pieces.

I'm looking for songs like "From Great Heights" by the Postal Service and "Alison's Starting to Happen" by the Lemonheads. I'm looking for songs about two people matching like two corresponding puzzle pieces but any reference to puzzle pieces will work.

Bonus points if the song is very popish and in the vein of Marc Anthony, J Lo, Whitney Houston, etc....
posted by Stynxno to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
This probably isn't dead on, but the first thing that popped into my head was "Looking For Clues" by Robert Palmer.

The Rolling Stones have a song called "Jigsaw Puzzle" on Beggar's Banquet, an Dashboard Confesional have one called "This Ruined Puzzle."
posted by NewGear at 10:09 AM on February 2, 2006

Tiger Trap has a song called "Puzzle Pieces". The lyrics actually include "we go together like Puzzle Pieces. It's kind of pop/punk.
posted by pombe at 10:29 AM on February 2, 2006

when i read this post, i figured the best answer would be the tiger trap song, again and again. and it is!
posted by soma lkzx at 10:46 AM on February 2, 2006

XTC's "All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late)" has one such snippet: "Life's like a jigsaw/ You get the straight bits/ But there's something missing in the middle."
posted by kimota at 10:48 AM on February 2, 2006

What about "We Go Together" from Grease? "We go together, like dip-de-dip-de-dip, be-bop she-booby-do."

I'm sad to say that's the first one I thought of. I'm gonna go wash out my ears now with some Dwarves.
posted by Atom12 at 11:08 AM on February 2, 2006

Pick Up The Pieces, uh-huh...
Also, take a look to the first Tuscadero album, where they have a song that references all sorts of board games, including jigsaw puzzles (I can't remember the title right now, but the otehr similar song is The Candy Song, so it might be The Game Song or something. Anyway, the album's worth it. Buy it.)
posted by klangklangston at 12:30 PM on February 2, 2006

Hm, the first thing that came into my head was Pitseleh by Elliott Smith, from the album XO:

i'm not what's missing from your life now
i could never be the puzzle pieces
they say that god makes problems
just to see what you can stand
before you do as the devil pleases
and give up the thing you love
but no one deserves it

posted by ludwig_van at 1:08 PM on February 2, 2006

a couple come to mind:

Lou Barlow "puzzle"
Dashboard Confessional "This Ruined Puzzle"
Action Action "Four Piece Jigsaw Puzzle"
posted by annoyance at 1:19 PM on February 2, 2006

Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame
"...you can see the summit but you can't reach it. its the last piece of the puzzle but you just can't make it fit. doctor says you're cured but you still feel the pain..."
posted by juggler at 1:22 PM on February 2, 2006

Ashlee Simpson- Pieces of Me
Janis Joplin- Piece of My Heart
posted by Flamingo at 2:58 PM on February 2, 2006

If you Google "puzzle pieces" lyrics you find some good stuff.
posted by exceptinsects at 4:15 PM on February 2, 2006

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