Pick Up the Pieces

by The Average White Band

Top hit from: 16.02 to 22.02.1975

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Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R band, who had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. They are best known for their million selling song, "Pick Up the Pieces" and their album Cut the Cake. The band name was initially proposed by Bonnie Bramlett. They have influenced others such as the Brand New Heavies, and been sampled by various musicians including the Beastie Boys, TLC, The Beatnuts, Too Short, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as Arrested Development - in turn making them the fifteenth most sampled act in history. As of 2010, and almost forty years after their formation, they continue to perform.
AWB was formed in early 1972 by Alan Gorrie, and Malcolm "Molly" Duncan, with Onnie McIntyre, Michael Rosen (trumpet), Roger Ball and Robbie McIntosh, joining them in the original line-up. Hamish Stuart quickly replaced Rosen. Duncan and Ball, affectionately known as the Dundee Horns, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (now part of the University of Dundee), and were previously members of Mogul Thrash. Gorrie and McIntyre had been members of Forever More. McIntyre and McIntosh were used as session

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Lyrics

If I was a drift on an ocean all alone
You came and rescued me
When I was far ]

I'll write you name in
Stars across the sky (stars across the sky)
We'll drift away in
To eachothers eyes
Hey ya (Hey ya) Hoy ya ya ya yaya, oh ya ya

[Chorus]
Nobody ever cared as much for me
Nobody's touched my heart and healed my pain
You've picked the pieces and put me back together

Nobody ever cared as much for me (as much for me)
Nobody's touched my heart and healed my pain
You've picked the pieces and put me back together again

Nobody ever cared as much for me (as much for me)
Nobody's touched my heart and healed my pain
You've picked the pieces and you've put me back together again