"Photographs" as written by and Jean Baptiste Kouame Alain Whyte....
Here's a little story I've gotta tell
'Bout this boy I know so well
Back in the day was cool and all
Fell in love, I fell in love
Thought he was the one for me
Other boys I could not see
And look what happened to our love
I'm like how could it be?

It should have been me and you
It could have been you and me
But boy you broke my heart and now I'm standing there
It should have been me and you
It could have been you and me
Now all I got are these photographs

All I've got, all I've got
All I've got are these photographs
All I've got, all I've got
Is nothing without you, you, you
Got nothing without you, you, you
Got nothing without you

Now baby it's killing me
I'm saying it's killing me
The fact that you ain't around
Baby I'm falling down
I need me a remedy, been looking for remedies
I need you to be around, baby I'm hurting now
I know you're a better man
When I was your girl
This land is a better land
When you're in my world
Today will be better babe
If it were like yesterday
So happy and lovely hey, hey, hey

All I've got, all I've got
All I've got are these photographs
All I've got, all I've got
Is nothing without you, you, you
Got nothing without you, you, you
Got nothing without you

All I've got are these photographs
I remember when I used to make you laugh
I don't wanna be stuck in the past
But you're all that I have that I had
And I don't wanna lose what we built this far
This is me and you, you're my superstar
I'd give anything, baby here's my heart
My heart, my heart

My heart don't stop, my heart be beating over
My loving never stop, even though that it's over
Girl I've been reminiscing when I play that Casanova
Way back when we was kissing on your grand-mama's sofa
Girl I got us lovey dovey on my photo album
I got them pictures back when I was rocking Calvin Klein
You had your GUESS jeans on looking sexy, oh huh girl
Why could it not be the one?

Why? Why? Why?
Why couldn't I be the one? (Why? Why? Why?)
Why couldn't you be the one? (Why? Why? Why?)
Why couldn't you be the one? (Why? Why? Why?)

All I've got, all I've got
Is nothing without you
All I've got, all I've got
Is nothing without you, you, you
Is nothing without you, you, you
Is nothing without you

All I've got, is nothing without
All I've got, is nothing without
All I've got
All I've got are these photographs


Lyrics submitted by 3isACharm

"Photographs" as written by Alain Whyte Michael Mchenry

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this song is about her reminiscing on a past relationship that she felt was meant to be, but just didn't work out. In particular, she uses photographs as a way of looking back on what she once had.
    FloridaShockon November 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!
    great, but sad.
    Kaitlynstevenson December 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionTo me, this song is about regret anhd how life can seem to lose its meaning in the wake of a hard breakup.
    earthsunon January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLots of repetition here lol. I think basically what she is trying to say is she is feeling really nostalgic about a past relationship. She wanted it to work, but for whatever reason it just couldn't. So now all she has left are their memories aka photographs.
    IMxSARAHHHxon January 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat track. It seems like she misses him so bad and all she has are the memories of him in the photographs, shes confused and hurt, she cant work out why it didnt work out when they loved each other, he was her everything, and now hes gone all she has is "nothing" she doesnt wanna be stuck in the past but hes all she ever had that mattered :(
    Lennox4on November 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis was originally a Black eyed Peas song, but Rihanna loved it that much she wanted it for her own as it fits into how she felt about Chris and the whole them of Rated R
    kylockon July 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is really sad. It's about looking at photographs of a past relationship and wishing it would've worked out.
    bsfan18on November 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way she almost RAPs
    Paymaanon January 18, 2014   Link

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