"Picture" as written by and Paul Meany....
I see our fate
I see our past
And all the things
That could not last
It's heavy on these eyes
Frozen as I hold this photograph

It's all we're left
That's of any worth
And it's so much more
Than a thousand words
Now in this frame
Is the only way we can endure

I picture you and me always
And in this photograph we're safe

All I have in my head
And all the words I wish I'd said
Sentimental thoughts are overwhelming me again

As I stare through a lens of tears
A part remains of those fallen years
Now in this frame
Memories are held to persevere

I picture you and me always
And in this photograph we'll stay
I picture you and me always
And in this photograph we're safe
Coming with these lies has broken you
Oh I am just hoping things are all as they should be

I pictured you and me
You and me
I pictured, I pictured, I pictured
Oh I pictured, oh I pictured
Oh I pictured, oh I pictured

I pictured you and me always
And in this photograph we'll stay
I pictured you and me always
And in this photograph we're safe
We're safe
We're safe


Lyrics submitted by isis99

"Picture" as written by Paul Meany

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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  • +4
    General CommentThe lines; "I pictured you and me always
    And in this photograph were safe",bring tears to my eyes.
    The idea is that the relationship thats gone now-in the picture
    will never be changed by time,or feelings or anyone else that
    comes into their lives even tho' they aren't together.


    Thia007on November 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song means that they have lost a great deal of things, probably because of Katrina, "And all the things that could not last" the keyword here is "things" to me it means material things. So they are no longer there. The aftermath left hardly anything, and when he looks at the picture he feels safe, with the person he loves. They also have a song called "with out" so I think this two are connected, and very amazingly beautiful! I'd have to say MuteMath is my top of tops when it comes down to meaningful music!!
    Greg89on April 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such an amazing song!! i can't believe no one has commented it yet and it's been up for months..

    anyways, i think this song is about someone who can't let go.. but has accepted it.
    "I see our fate; I see our past
    And all the things that could not last"

    all that is left of their love that once was is a photograph- because in that picture lies what was.. and in the picture is where they'll always be.. where they'll always be inlove and together.
    "Its heavy on these eyes, frozen as I hold this photograph.
    Its all were left thats of any worth
    And its so much more than a thousand words"

    "I pictured you and me always
    And in this photograph were safe"


    "Coping with this loss has broken me.
    Im just hoping things are all as they should be."
    ..and in the picture is where things will always be as they should be!


    awe, such a beautiful song. :)
    yipeenikkion January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song (with lyrics) on the album. something about it just gets me, i love the lyrics, and the way they are sung. its beautiful.
    jasonporter16on February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definatley the most emotionally poignant song MM has released. An awesomely beautiful,catchy, and powerful ballad, one of their best.
    Patagonon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me... it's about how the persona sees in the picture, how they don't change like they have now. It's the good old days, immobilized. The persona didn't realize they'd stya the way they were, whether romantically or emotionally, I'm not sure.
    BrittleWingson August 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo I heard from a friend who heard from a friend who knows the band that this song was written about one of Paul's close friends who died... apparently he wrote it about how he felt when he was looking at this picture he has of them together...

    Incredible... Hands Down.. This has to be one of the best songs ever written..

    "and it's so much more than a thousand words" wow
    Musician2112Seanon June 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!:) but im having a little trouble with the meaning....can the picture he's describing be metephorical? and could he be he's talking about a happy time he's in right now?....
    DiorloverNaomion February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm officially in love with this song. It sounds a little bit like he lost a lover and is regretting he never told her he loved her..:(
    ratuhtat93on April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHe's looking back at pictures of himself with an ex girlfriend. It reminds him of how things used to be between them and he wishes they could go back to those times, but he knows they can't.
    oleoleole2on March 10, 2011   Link

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