Song Lyrics Sunday: Picture

First, a bit of a rant. Why is YouTube soooo annoying? Used to be that you searched for a song and the first few hits were that song live, then a few studio versions, then some covers mixed in with people doing funny or cute vids to the music. Obviously I liked the last group the best. Sometimes I found really great videos. But now? First it’s the official version (live and studio), fine, and then you get bunches of idiots doing karaoke. Wtf? The world does not want to hear your amateur warbling. What happened to funny animated vids peeps used to do, or even psychedelic stuff with fractals and cool things? Or cute animals? Grrrr.

Anyway. For this week’s theme of picture, I love this duet written and recorded by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow in 2001.

Picture

Living my life in a slow hell
Different girl every night at the hotel
I ain’t seen the sunshine in three damn days
Been fueling up on cocaine and whisky
Wish I had a good girl to miss me
Oh Lord I wonder if I’ll ever change my ways

I put your picture away
Sat down and cried today
I can’t look at you
While I’m lying next to her
I put your picture away
Sat down and cried today
I can’t look at you while I’m lying next to her

I called you last night in the hotel
Everyone knows but they won’t tell
But their half-hearted smiles tell me something just ain’t right
I’ve been waiting on you for a long time
Fueling up on heartaches and cheap wine
I ain’t heard from you in three damn nights

I put your picture away
I wonder where you’ve been
I can’t look at you while I’m lyin’ next to him
I put your picture away
I wonder where you’ve been
I can’t look at you while I’m lyin’ next to him

I saw ya yesterday with an old friend
It was the same old same how have you been
Since you’ve been gone my world’s been dark and grey
You reminded me of brighter days
I hoped you were coming home to stay
I was headed to church
I was off to drink you away

I thought about you for a long time
Can’t seem to get you off my mind
I can’t understand why we’re living life this way

I found your picture today
I swear I’ll change my ways
I just called to say I want you to come back home
I found your picture today
I swear I’ll change my ways
I just called to say I want you
To come back home
I just called to say I love you
Come back home

I’m using the official video, since I can’t find one I actually like (at least this one won’t get taken down and blacked out), but it’s hilarious they blank out the word “cocaine.”

Side note: there’s a fabulous parody of “Picture” called “Double Diet” by Bob Ricci. Unfortunately there is no video to speak of, but I had the song saved. If you’ve actually read this poast, and not just clicked like, please treat yourself to this super funny tune:

15 responses to “Song Lyrics Sunday: Picture

  1. Coyote from Orion

    Sheryl Crow with Kris Kristofferson is one of the best I have

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  2. Here’s the 70s version:

    youtu.be/iGaF4tKUl0o

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  3. YouTube are pushing their pay line and with it – all the official videos and movies, s lot of the free stuff is disappearing.

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  4. Great song and hilarious parody. Ben and Jerry’s for breakfast! Hahaha love it!

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  5. First video is nice, but I NEED the words to the second one! LMAO! That’s hilarious! Thanks for the shares!

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  6. Oh, man! I’ve barely started listening to that 2nd video and am laughing out loud! Love it!
    But really, I like the actual song. Two of my favorite artists in their own right, getting together to make a great song like this one, is the best! )

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  7. Yeah, it only took about two lines before I was laughing out loud to the second video/song. As for Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow, that song was big for a while. It was also fun to karaoke. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

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