Memories of you
That I just don't have right now
I'll make them up
One cup of wanting you
Two cups of hoping somehow
These things come true
While I'm staring at pictures of you
While I'm staring at pictures of you

Yearning
Longing
Making up memories of you
Making up memories of you
For now.. your picture will do

Dialing you up in my sleep when the nights wearing thin
Won't make it right
My reasons to want to
And 100 reasons to lie
When I don't want to
While I'm staring at pictures of you
While I'm staring at pictures of you

Yearning
Longing
Making up memories of you
Making up memories of you
For now.. your picture will do


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    General Commentgreat sunset song, or windy day song, or driving-back-home-after-saying-a-sad-goodbye song
    music_is_my_life001on April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe P.E.R.F.E.C.T song to listen to before going to sleep. The lyrics are incredibly deep too.
    The Iconoclaston May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI never lose photos for this exact reason.
    shockdelicaon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot even gonna lie, my favorite Ryan Adams song of all time. It's so heartbreaking and beautiful--everyone can relate to it.


    ...5 months ago my boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me and I painfully think of him everyday and often look through pictures of us. To me, this song is about that sort of thing--a break-up. When you look at pictures and remember all the memories and moments together. You want them so much, you want things to go back to the way they were..."hoping somehow these things come true..."

    And then you always wonder if it's only the memories you love and miss, and wonder if perhaps you're making up so many great memories when there maybe weren't so many memories..."100 reasons to lie"...and you wonder if things can be patched by just that one conversation of feelings.

    Maybe I'm taking it too personally, but music changes for every person. This song definitely sums up all I've felt since we broke up.
    makfacio731on May 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about having a picture of someone you love, and because you arent together u make up memories of the two of you together, memories that you could have had! I think the end "for now... your picture will do" is just so sad, its just so desperate sounding, but so beautiful!!
    angel2kisson October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song reminds me of my love. I see her pictures all the time, and she is not here, so I think of what could be. What I want to happen in the futur for us. Well said Angel.
    Joe1on September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song reminds me of my love. I see her pictures all the time, and she is not here, so I think of what could be. What I want to happen in the futur for us. Well said Angel.
    Joe1on September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti just discovered this song last night and it's my story...mine and my boyfriend's. we're apart, more often than not and today i lost the only photograph i had of him(i work overseas).it's sooo infinitely sad and i soooo relate .
    tumbleweed21on September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis may sound cheesy, but I'm going to play this song on piano and sing it for my Miss Mandarin pageant at my high school. It's a perfectly sweet and plaintive song.
    tastemakeron February 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfor now... your picture will do. that just hurts you doesnt it hhahaahha. it means that the person you love the most isnt with you, but still youd settle for their picture so i guess its a positive outlook on it.
    wilsonjon August 13, 2008   Link

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