"Pictures" as written by and Daniel De Mussenden/furler Carey....
You have her pictures,
You have her pictures,
You have her pictures everywhere.

You're covered in stitches,
You're covered in stitches,
You think I can't see them, but I know they're there.

[Chorus]
Take her down from the wall,
Let yourself fall,
You can't keep her frozen, dormant at your court,
You can try to move on, tripped by stitches come undone.

you lost your big heart,
You lost your big heart,
You lost your big heart beating bare.

She gave you a new start,
She gave you a new start,
But you knew you'd lost her to despair.

[Chorus]

Your skin burns and prickles,
Your skin burns and prickles,
Your skin burns and prickles when she's near.

You try to play it cool,
You try to play it cool,
You try to play it cool, but you're filled with fear.

[Chorus]

Take her down from the wall,
Let her go make her yours,
You can't keep her frozen, dormant at your court,
You can try to move on, tripped by stitches come undone.
You can try to move on, tripped by stitches come undone.
You can try to move on, tripped by stitches come undone.
You can try to move on, or maybe she is the one.


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"Pictures [New Studio Song]" as written by John J. Peter Robinson

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    General Commentthis video is dope
    Lvia_Voltaon September 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy ex made a video project with this song. It was filmed in his house in December 07 with flashbacks from August, footage of the back of my head as I walked around his loft for the first time in August 07. When the song reaches
    "you can try to move on, tripped by stitches come undone
    you can try to move on, or maybe she is the one"
    there's a bit with our hands on the table, each holding a cigarette, lifting it for a last drag and simultaneously putting them out. It was the last time I went to see him. I'm engaged to someone else now and live in another country, but this song still makes me cry. Yes, it's about exes - the ones you can't let go, and don't want to do that anyway. And it's beautiful, because it ends with that bittersweet line that's hopelessly hopeful.
    floodlineon September 22, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningILM: Pictures is your new studio track. Can you give us your own personal description of the track and its whole vibe?

    SIA: Yeah, I was working in my friend's studio and he had broken up with his girlfriend about eight months prior, and he had all these pictures up behind his computer in the studio of him and his ex girlfriend these huge posters of her all over the studio. And it had been such a long time, and he talks about her all the time but he wasn't sure whether he wanted to be with her or whether he didn't, and I was at the end of a very long song writing period and was looking for inspiration. Because the f***ed part about writing songs everyday is that you end up not having any life to actually write about; you can't write about writing songs and it becomes this kind of catch 22. So, I guess I just looked up and thought I'll write a song about him being incapable of moving on. So I wrote it and gave it to him and he was both touched and alarmed and removed all the photos.

    ilikemusic.com/interviews/Sia_interview_2007-3669/…
    Zackaryon July 19, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctioni think the line is "you can't keep her frozen, dormant at your core" ...i don't see how "court" could make sense... :P

    i know someone for whom this fits perfectly :\
    invaderDeviLinon February 16, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song- about trying to let go of someone that has hurt you though you still love em. but maybe, no matter how hard you try the thought of her stays with you because you believe she's that one
    playgroundloveon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds like a song you would play when you're with someone who's still not over their ex. it's meloncholy but blunt. it's very matter of factly, you know the person you're with so well and you see that they're still harboring feelings for their ex whether it be by still having actual pictures still there or metaphorically speaking pertaining to the crystalized image they have of their ex that they're having such a hard time letting go of.

    it's the acknowlegment of the fact that the person you're with isn't fully yours and you're pleading for them to move on or to just go on and be with her.
    abbysutraon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis video is dope
    Lvia_Voltaon September 10, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song is about someone whose new partner can't let go of their deceased lover. She is so desperate for her partner to "take her down off the wall" so they can move on. But She still feels like she is living in the shadow of his deceased lover.
    taylorpaige21on May 04, 2009   Link

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