"Lady Picture Show" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
Lady picture show she hides behind the bedroom door
Lady picture show she hides behind the bedroom wall
She hides because she don't know nothin' don't know nothin' anymore
She keeps a funny face it's locked and bagged it's just outside the door

She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face
She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face

Lady picture girl I think them boys don't like your show
Lady picture show them boys are gone should just say no
Your wedding present's not so daisy picture perfect anymore
Lady funny face it's locked and bagged it's just outside the door

She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face
She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face

Let them be

She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face

Lady picture show she hides behind the bedroom door
Lady picture show she hides behind the bedroom wall
She hides because she don't know nothin' don't know nothin' anymore
She keeps a funny face it's locked and bagged it's just outside the door

She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face
She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face

Let them be



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"Lady Picture Show" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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    General CommentI've always loved this song, and I just checked out the video. From that I think it's a throw back to the old peep shows where you would pay a quarter or whatever and get to see a girl strip. In Lady picture show it's about a girl in one of those shows who has lost herself and her identity because of what she's become. Sad thing is she does it because she "don't know nothing anymore" - she's gone too far and can't possibly find her way back to her true identity. Finally the boys are gone -she's older and wedding presents aren't so picture perfect anymore - she's divorced and alone again. She's old because of the time period of the song it is sort of 60s and sounds like something the Beatles might have made, this was the hay day of the girl in Lady Picture Show
    STPforeveron June 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems to be about a woman who has lost her own identity as the result of a tumultuous relationship. It seems that she may have gotten caught up in an extramarital affair and the shame and secrecy of it all is killing her.
    ophelia219on June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is about someone who does something, and doesnt want anyone to find out, but they do and it is bad
    chickenpotpieon May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds different from other songs that STP has written. Not really sure how to describe, but it seems more harmonic than other STP songs.
    stoolhardyon December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know exactly what you mean. The melody has a sixties rock band sound to it.
    ophelia219on December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song. i think its about a women who has a lot of inscurities and has gotten so caught up in them that she's lost herself.
    queenjaneon February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with ophelia.
    its so beautiful, so tragic
    seventeen/halfaliveon December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would have to agree with you guys for the most part... Back in the early days peep shows and whore houses... I think he might be speaking on one of those women. Don't know. Maybe a street walker by night and wife by day? :(
    spankthrooon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmm, this is an interesting one. i think there are people in this world who play the exact or somewhat similar role as lady picture show, caught up in something and afraid of being found out, but get caught anyway and try to deal with the guilt of it all. am i right or far off?
    flaminmofoon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just love the sound
    slevletteon July 04, 2006   Link

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