"Photograph" as written by Nicolette Krebitz, Jasmin Zamora, Udo Arndt and Peter Weihe....
Every time I see your face
It reminds me of the places we used to go
But all I've got is a photograph
And I realize you're not coming back anymore

I thought I'd make it
The day you went away
But I can't make it
Till you come home again to stay

I can't get used to living here
While my heart is broke, my tears I cry for you
I want you here to have and hold
As the years go by, and we grow old and gray

Now you're expecting me to live without you
But that's not something that I'm looking forward to

I can't get used to living here
While my heart is broke, my tears I cry for you
I want you here to have and hold
As the years go by, and we grow old and gray

Every time I see your face
It reminds me of the places we used to go
But all I've got is a photograph
And I realize you're not coming back anymore

Every time I see your face
It reminds me of the places we used to go
But all I've got is a photograph
And I realize you're not coming back anymore

Every time I see your face
It reminds me of the places we used to go
But all I've got is a photograph
And I realize you're not coming back anymore


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"Photograph" as written by Richard Starkey George Harrison

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  • +4
    General CommentI think this song came full circle in a way - George helping Ringo write it, for the most part it becoming Ringo's "signature song", and finally Ringo singing as a meaningful tribute to George at the Concert For George. A true lifespan of a song.
    RoryCoasteron October 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think its about a guy who had a wonderful girlfriend who left him..and he realizes shes not coming back again..and it hurts to even look at the pictures of him and her together.
    This is one of the most depressing songs in the world btw.
    danman21on August 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song speaks to me so very much since my mother's passing
    MoodyFan66on February 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFairly clear what this song is about (although as Ringo said, the meaning changed for him after George Harrison passed away), but strange how some songs just... work. The five months I had were worth it, she's gone now but at least I saved her (I ruined myself though) from herself. She's going to be ok now, but I'll probably never see her again.
    lagraf05on June 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comment, no way?!
    GrungyBeatleon January 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm shocked too. Fucking fantastic song, bittersweet lyrics. Ringo is the best.
    maybeimrighton May 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! Obviously his girl left him and all he has is a photo.
    Boonechic_21on June 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat effin song! and only 5 comments...people are too busy lookn up meanings for stupid songs now a days like lady gaga shit..when their missing out on what REAL music is
    Whatsuppeopleon June 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningLove this song. it's just so sad. Not difficult. It's about missing someone who is gone and not coming back.
    Smokleron June 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, it's a very simple and heart-tugging song. It could be about a lost love, a dead friend, or even your dead dog. The line, "I want you here to have and hold, as the years go by, and we grow old and gray" makes me think it was, originally, about an ex-lover. Ringo later met Barbara Bach and fell in love (lucky guy!).

    We don't know how long they've been apart, or why. What comes through is his sadness at having only a photograph to remember her by.

    After George's death, it took on a different meaning for Ringo. George helped him with this song, and it's my favorite Ringo song, ever. The last 2 beatles are vegetarians. I hope that helps them live a good long time, because they're both still fantastic!
    XR650Ron September 15, 2014   Link

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