"Postcard of a Painting" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd, Paul Anthony Smith, Thomas Alexander English, Archis Tiku and Lukas James Wooller....
I'm losing more than i'll ever have
I'm losing more than i'll ever give
I'm losing more than i'll ever have
I'm losing more than i'll ever give to you

Picture me with you
You couldn't do it
Everything i said was true but i couldn't prove it

Your eyes are big when they're so close
Why can't we say goodbye in public? (x2)

Picture me with you
You couldn't do it
Everything i said was true but i couldn't prove it
And i'll admit that's there's a web but it wasn't me who spun it
Now i've made my bed but you wouldn't lie down in it

I wrote my feelings down in a rush
I didn't even check the spelling
Enclosed a postcard of a painting
You are just another thing i've yet to fathom


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"Postcard of a Painting" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd Archis Tiku

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    General CommentCorrection:

    Great song.

    Meaning: One person isn't particularly interested in having a relationship with the other. The other has to hold back their feelings with this person but its taking its tole on them emotionally. Case of unrequited love in a sense.
    cxtoxton May 10, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"everything I said, was true but I couldn't prove it"

    I feel like that all the time.
    Preciouszipsteron July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG, In sound really good singing along to it too!!!!
    thedeparturefreakon August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song SO much. It's my favourite Maximo Park song, and their my favourite band:)
    I love the line "Oh you are just another thing I've yet to fathom" Because fathom is such an expressive word in this case. By the way it isn't "and closed the postcard on a guillotine." It's "And closed the postcard of the painting" Hence the name of the song. I also know the lyrics of by heart. Teehehee. LOL. Anyway I think it's about him being in a relationship that isn't working out because she won't open up to him and she seems somehwhat embarassed. Basically, it's going downhill. Heck I dunno! Just a guess:D When I went on school camp I played this on repeat on my walkman coz we drove EVERYWHERE on the bus. To camp Tawera near Mount Ruapahu. (I'm a Kiwi-lives in New Zealand...)
    Anyway, keep listening to the best band on the planet!
    Kat xo
    rock_candyon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh and I just realised another mistake, it's "Why can't we say goodbye in public.." not "Why can't we say goodbye and..."
    rock_candyon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"i wrote my feeling down in a rush, didn't even check the spelling"

    genius. i love maximo park and paul just rocks!

    this is one of my fav songs from the album.
    iheartspillcanvason December 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe part of the postcard and the painting its so greatt
    when
    you dont even check the spelling is because u are like so
    dessperate that u dont care or u are in a rush to send it haha
    i love maximo
    and ok it reminds me about having a relationshitp with someone that you see not so often or that its not permited..
    dulcitablueon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's so many mistakes here I can't even begin.
    canedgraffition December 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentso give me the right stuff and i'll change it.
    ghostson December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"and closed the postcard on a guillotine"...wtf? In what way does that line sound like this?

    It's "and closed the postcard of a painting", you know, like the song's title?
    otori_wazmasteron January 22, 2006   Link

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