I had ducked out of the rain
Into Maria's wedding day
And I sat there with her friends
And with her family
And I was happy

I wasn't someone they'd invite
Because I didn't know the groom
Or know the bride
But when I stood next to her brother
For the photograph
He was laughing

Take another picture with your click, click, click, click camera

Sure, I've got pictures of my own
Of the people and the places that I've known
Here's one: I'm carrying your suitcase
Outside of Alphabet City

But in someone else's life
Where Maria is a wife
I'm on the mantle in the corner of the photograph
Smiling pretty

Take another picture with your click, click, click, click camera

Are you tired of where you've gone?
And you think you might belong
In a moment when you step out of the rain?
And you've ended up in someone else's frame?
And they're memory now is never quite the same
And they never even thought to ask your name

Take another picture with your click, click, click, click camera


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    General CommentIt's definately about finding worth in your life. He talks about how you do make all these little impressions on people's life. For instance that family will probably wonder who he is for the rest of their lives when they look at that picture. So to say you can find meaning in your life through those seemingly trivial events.
    aaronsnellingon March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've always wondered if I'm in the background of anyone else's vacation photos, and if anyone out there has ever wondered who I was. It's weird and yet reassuring that I might be out there on someone's mantle, or in their photo album, hanging out, and they'll never know who I am, and I'll never know I'm even there.
    daybreaker2on January 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is the first bishop allen song i heard and i was instantly attatched but the beautiful ukalele. it is so good.
    modestmousenirvanaon March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso this means he's the random guy in the photo staring right at the camera.
    Heather200408on March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of not knowing where you're going to end up, but just how coincidences are life.
    idontknow...
    otherwise.unbrokenon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of not knowing where you're going to end up, but just how coincidences are life.
    idontknow...
    otherwise.unbrokenon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI took it be about a guy who has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. His life is going downhill so he ducks in from the rain to a wedding. He doesn't actually know the people at all, but has a good time and in the end winds up in the wedding party picture. The part about the picture on mantle I thought was like no matter how horrible his life ends up, there will always be that picture of him happy, in someone else's life. I could be wrong, I am a fairly depressing person so I might be making worse than it is meant to be.
    pogueson September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of that part in the Great Gatsby about the guy who stayed at at Jordan's (i think hers) house forever and didn't even know the bride or the groom although he claimed he did.
    suckeranddryon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti see this as a story of coincidence, perspectives, and the everlasting record of photographs. He just happened to drop in to the wedding and met people he will never see again. And even though the picture remains on their mantle they don't know who he is because he was of no importance to them. still without a title he has altered their lives by dodging the rain into a wedding.
    TheLittlestMexicanon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me happy.

    the idea of being captured randomly happy in someone elses life is nice.
    waxchriston May 16, 2009   Link

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