A song has this lyric:

"I look around and all I see is pieces."

Because "pieces" is plural, shouldn't it say:

"I look around and all I see are pieces."

Which is correct?
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RevoniKA song has this lyric:

"I look around and all I see is pieces."

Because "pieces" is plural, shouldn't it say:

"I look around and all I see are pieces."

Which is correct?
Consider this:

All I want now is a nice good nap. - "Is" pertains to "all", not "nap"

If this question was asked: What did you see when you opened the door?

When I opened the door, all I saw was kids crying and screaming.

So in the is case, "all I saw.." is a noun phrase which acts as a subject to the verb "is".
Although pieces is plural, in this context, I think, it denotes every single thing which is incomplete.
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Although pieces is plural, in this context, I think, it denotes every single thing which is incomplete.
Although pieces is plural, in this context, I think, it denotes every single thing which is incomplete.
Although pieces is plural, in this context, I think, it denotes every single thing which is incomplete.
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Although pieces is plural, in this context, I think, it denotes every single thing which is incomplete.
Although pieces is plural, in this context, I think, it denotes every single thing which is incomplete.
Although pieces is plural, in this context, I think, it denotes every single thing which is incomplete.
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