SLS: Picture

Torn photograph couple

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

Once again, big thanks to our tuneful host of Song Lyric Sunday: Jim Adams. For today’s prompt, I chose “Picture,” a duet written by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow in 2002. Kid Rock also recorded a version with Allison Moorer, and each song has a different guitar solo.

I called you last night at the hotel
Everyone knows but they won’t tell
But their half-hearted smiles tell me
Something just ain’t right

Radio stations disregarded the fact that the version of the song with Sheryl Crow didn’t have permission to be released as a single, so it became known to their listeners. She was featured in the music video as well. And “Picture” was popular! It reached No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100 (the Sheryl version), and it peaked at 21 on Hot Country Songs (the Allison version).

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

It’s a great song. Enjoy!

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21 responses to “SLS: Picture

  1. That song always breaks my heart. The brokenness of our world is encapsulated in one story!

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  2. What a great song. I kind of remember hearing it before, but loved hearing it today. Love both of these singers and their songs, and they sure sound good together, too. 🙂

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  3. I never heard this song before, but I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing your music again Paula.

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  4. Probably the only thing Kid Rock has done that I can listen to, largely down to Sheryl Crow’s involvement!

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    • Indeed! Though I like “All Summer Long” too 🎶💗

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      • That song is precisely why I think he’s a talentless oik who steals other people’s songs! Original idea ‘borrowed’ from Bob Seger, samples taken from Warren Zevon and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and it got to #1 here. The UK record buying public have committed some criminal offences in their time, and that is high on my list! His arrogant attitude and dodgy politics don’t endear him to me, either. Apart from that, I think he’s great 🤣

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  5. My first time hearing this song. I’ve never been a Kid Rock fan, but this is decent, thanks to Sheryl Crow.

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  6. Don’t remember this. Good choice Paula

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  7. Not a fan of his but I feel the message.

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  8. I haven’t heard this in forever… Great Song!!🥳🎶💃🏼

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  9. A song I’ve never heard before, great listen.

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  10. A new song for me. Good lyrics well-sung by both Rock and Crow.

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