"Picture Perfect" as written by Gerald Eaton, Brian West and Nelly Furtado....
Picture perfect a life that you saw in a magazine
Or maybe a traveling book
Wanted to get on that plane and fly away
cause you are a rock star deep down inside
You walk with a swagger, got nothin' to hide
Cigarette in your mouth, a cuff on your jeans
Your sideburns are perfect, you're a perfect and lean
So you made an oil painting to immortalize
All of the hope and vision in your eyes
In your leisure coat and cowboy hat
North American records and so much to bat for

Please bring me along
Please bring me along
Because I want to see everything you have to offer me

Get a job lifting cement
Oh it's so dry when it rains it gets wet
And the village was great, now it's a suburb
You left behind half of all that you had learnt
Relearn a couple things along the way
The thrift shop so clean all for half what you'd pay
So you try everything on, on for size
Drop top your Camaro and go for a ride

Please bring me along
Please bring me along
Because I want to see everything you have to offer me

And I don't mind to sit here and waste my time
Oh but this world is not mine to define
And I want to shine

Please bring me along
Please take me away
I don't want to stay

And I want to see everything you have to offer me
And I want to see everything you have to offer me
And I want to see everything you have to offer me

I want to see everything the world has to offer me
I want to see everything the world has to offer me
I want to show everything I have to offer it
I want to show everything I have to offer it now


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"Picture Perfect" as written by Brian West Gerald Eaton

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    General CommentI see the point the previous points are making but I think there is more there that has not been acknowledged. For one, the heavy theme behind 'Folklore' was about Nelly going back to her roots and talking about growing up in Canada from an immigrant Portuguese family.

    There is this idea of wanting to integrate into the North American culture and the alternatives many immigrant families in Canada and the US must face because of economic and social circumstances.

    The line that gets me...
    "The thrift shop so clean all for half what you'd pay
    So you try everything on, on for size"
    ...because my mother being an immigrant to the US would tell me how her family often had to go to thrift shops because it was cheaper and there were so many children to buy for.

    Also when Nelly sings about wanting to go or be taken away, it's as if she's announcing her want to be part of this new culture. It's a beautiful song, and while her new album has taken a hip hop turn she is still one of the most original artists out there.
    SEBAS88on September 10, 2006   Link

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