I'm haunted by this photograph
Don't know why
Everytime i look, i get shivers down my spine
You're such a beautiful face
I know these eyes
They take me back in time

She could be you
I wouldn't even know
She could be you
But that was long time ago
She could be you

I wish that i could tell you
What you don't know
I dream about that day
But it's impossible
In another world,
I'll be yours tonight
But i can't break free from this life

She could be you
I wouldn't even know
She could be you
But that was long time ago
She could be you

I see it all the time
I know it's true
A picture doesn't lie

She could be you
I wouldn't even know
She could be you
But that was long time ago
She could be you

She could be you
She could be you


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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a man who is thinking about his dead wife/girlfriend. He is looking at an old picture of her, and he is haunted by it. That could be literal- as in he feels her ghost is watching him looking at it. But I think it means he is haunted by the memory of her; he just can't forget her. It takes him back in time by bringing up old memories of them together. And they are so real to him, that her picture might as well be the real girl and he wouldn't even know the difference. But it was so long ago that he was with her that he eventually has to come back to the present and face reality. He wishes he could tell her how much he loves her, which maybe she didn't know because she's dead and he never said it enough when she was alive. He dreams about the day she died and wishes he could be with her, but he can't escape the fact that she is gone forever. When he 'sees it all the time,' he means that he sees her everywhere, in every picture. or It could be about a man seeing a picture of a woman with another man. And she reminds him of an old lover who left him. He wishes he could tell that woman how he felt about her, but it's too late, and he dreams about the day she left. The picture haunts him because for all he knows that could be the woman he used to love, now with someone else. But they were together so long ago, he believes he probably wouldn't even recognize her anymore. When he sees the picture, he knows she must have found someone else by now.

    There are many things this song could mean, and those are just two of my interpretations. But the song is so beautiful, and it can mean whatever you want it to mean anyway. By the way, I also heard it on Kyle XY (love that show!) and that is one of the reasons why I like this song so much...
    MusicGirl624on February 26, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful songs i ever heard
    its so good!
    i first heard it on kyle xy and fell hard for it :)
    Sweetsin93on March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah same here sweetsin93. its amazing and probably one of my favorite songs.
    JoyFanx3on March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentx3 also heard it on kyle xy and like it alot
    bal3iton May 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most amazing songs i've heard..I too heard it on Kyle XY..too bad that shawn isnt very famous. he has sung some wonderful songs. doesnt get better than this is also a very good song..wonderful surprise
    theresurrecton October 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think musicgirl624 is pretty dead on, it could easily be either one. I like to think it's the second because there's hope for him then but if it's the first it's a bit cuter, either way I think this is a beautiful and like you guys I heard it on Kyle XY.
    willcrollaon April 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI agree with MusicGirl624 and I've always thought that the girl was dead...I mean, the song would lose all its nostalgic feeling if she was still alive somewhere.

    At the beginning I also thought that the "she" was their daughter....like he was looking at the daughter and she reminded him of her dead mother, and he was telling her "she could be you", she looks like you.
    But then he wouldn't refer to a picture, but to a human being.
    Maybe that's because I first heard the song in Kyle XY, and there actually was a reference to mother and daughter there.
    AlexSwanon September 12, 2014   Link

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