I've a picture of you:
A parisian street
Early morning
Late spring
And I know what you were thinking
You were taking a break from life
You were traveling light
(A pair of walking shoes and a sweater)
You were where you were
When you pictured where you'd be:
Anywhere but home

Well, it's your last chance to change things

I know you've been getting by alright
And alright's okay for the day to day
But for the rest of your life?

An honest face like that
You just can't take back that easy
An honest face like that
I just can't forget too easy
(God knows I'm trying...)

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    General Commentwhy hasn't there been a post for this song?
    it's fucking great

    "i've a picture of you
    in a parisian street
    early morning
    late spring
    i know what you were thinking
    you were taking a break from life"

    noyeson February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song, and my favorite of his.

    "i just can't forget too easy.
    (god knows i'm trying...)"

    daniel.skylineon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song; it's the first I've ever heard of his (I'd never even heard of him before), but makes me want to get his albums based solely on this single song.
    mengerspongeon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou were taking a break from life... man, how can kinsella fells what we fell so siceraly
    bernardoamaon July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBernardoama is actually Skwisgaar Skwigelf.
    TERRORBIRDon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalrights okay for the day to days... but for the rest of your life? his riffs are sick btw. check out ultimate-guitar.com i posted some tabs awhile back and we need more
    mattheadyon December 02, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about a person, a guy, who is infatuated with this one person. He sees her as being "picture" perfect, in reference to the first line of the song. He sees her as this utterly amazing person, who he doesn't know all that closely, and he'd like to but he's either shy or afraid. He goes through the motions of day to day life, feeling okay, or as the song says, "alright", but eventually, that feeling starts to get old and he is getting depressed. He knows he doesn't have a shot in hell to be with her, so he tries to forget about her, but ultimately, he can't. This song really means alot to me because I felt this way about this girl (my girlfriend now), and I was so infatuated with her and eveything about her, but I couldn't say a word to her. I was too afraid. But there is one line that resonates with me, the fact that he says, as someone else already pointed out, "you were taking a break from life," brings such a relaxed, laid back vibe to this girl that he loves. It's such a beauiful song and what once brought a frown to my face, now brings a huge fucking smile.
    Andykinsellaon January 15, 2009   Link

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