"Burning Photographs" as written by and Ryan Adams....
I finally see the lights
Down on the east side
Wasted like a memory
If I had a car I'd drive
Straight off the bridge into the river, it would empty me

Pretty pictures in a magazine
Everybody is so make believe, it's true
I used to be sad
Now I'm just bored with you
You're doomed to repeat the past
'Cause nothing is gonna last
I burned all your photographs

Traffic sings the songs
Inviting me in to dodge the bullets from an empty gun
If I had a car I'd drive straight into the window of a bank I owed money to

Pretty pictures in a magazine
Everybody is so make believe, it's true
I used to be sad
Now I'm just bored with you
You're doomed to repeat the past
'Cause nothing is gonna last
I burned all of your photographs

And all the time you're so unhappy
And everything to you's so heavy
But oh my word, ain't you so pretty now
There's nothing to make up now
No one to wake up now
She's starting to break up
Wow

Pretty pictures in a magazine
Everybody is so make believe, it's true
I used to be sad
Now I'm just bored with you
You're doomed to repeat the past
'Cause nothing is gonna last
I burned all your photographs


Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

"Burning Photographs" as written by Ryan Adams Johnny T.

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    General Commentryan adams.............genius
    inlovewithmusicon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like the lyrics to this song a lot.
    promisexkepton February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI USED TO BE SAD
    NOW I'M JUST BORED WITH YOU!

    hahaha yes, I love the bit about driving through the window of a bank he owes money to. that is so classic. so fed up with someone's shit you're in that cynical frame of mind when you burn photographs and drive recklessly and seethe when you think of the person.
    delialon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be a vent from Ryan Adams! "I used to be sad now I'm just bored with you" - Perhaps this was an old lover who eventually made him sad, then he got bored with the relationship. (which tends to happen often in relationships.)

    I love this song. When I ever had bad days, I just listen to this song while I am driving and scream the lyrics as loud as I can....it always makes me feel better.
    SheDancesInFieldson January 27, 2011   Link

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