"Photographs And Gasoline" as written by and Jonathan Luke/nixon Mcduffee....
No use taking off your clothes.
We won't be going there tonight.
You were kind enough to say hello.
I figured I could at least say goodbye.
The way I was thinking about telling you that I was in love with her
I'm still in love with her.
Oh look at this web I wove

So take this photograph, and I'll take this empty frame.
I won't be coming back, but you're not the one to blame.
The chemistry between liars like you and me ignites like gasoline.

Wait, wait, wait, let me set the record straight,
I was never really yours in the first place.
Now, oh, look at this web I wove.
I told you, I would break your heart.

So take this photograph, and I'll take this empty frame.
I won't be coming back, but you're not the one to blame.
The chemistry between liars like you and me ignites like gasoline.

Explosions all around me.
There's no place that I'd rather be than home with her beside me.
I'm home … take me home again.
Is this where you thought I'd be?
How's this for your spotlight?
I thought you said something about me?
Well you better get your facts right.

So take this photograph, and I'll take this empty frame.
I won't be coming back, but you're not the one to blame.
The chemistry between liars like you and me,
Ignites like gasoline (like gasoline).


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    General CommentBy far one of my favorite Framing Hanley songs, ever. :)
    Tiphanieon June 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like its about a guy and he's here to tell his girlfriend he's been cheating and he's leaving her. I believe the girl as well has been cheating so there's a lot of resentful between them. A very toxic relationship. They're both liars like he said and he wants out

    This is my favorite song off the album besides "you"
    sceneon May 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOk first of all, let me say that this song has a sexiness to it that I love. Like the actual music is just... well sexy... Haha

    But to me this song is about a guy breaking up with his gf. But I think that she was the rebound because he says "I was thinking about telling you that I was in love with her. I'm still in love with her." And in the second verse he says "I was never really your's in the first place."

    The relationship they have is volatile and sexual: "The chemistry between liars like you and me ignites like gasoline". Maybe they were both rebounds for the other. They both have someone else they would rather be with.

    Love this song. One of my faves on the album.
    gustava1986on June 04, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIMO, this is about relationship based on sex and not love.
    halffadeon June 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDon't you think that there's missing lyrics ?
    at the very end I'm not sure what it is but I'm sure there's a line:
    "and oh it will be a hard time in the old town tonight.. tonight x2"
    halffadeon November 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen to this song in conjunction with "You" you'll see an almost perfect correlation between meanings

    (EX:)
    "I was thinking about telling you
    I was in love
    I was in love with her" --Photographs and Gasoline

    and

    "I was thinking about telling you
    I was in love
    I was in love with you" --You

    Between these 2 songs I see the story of a guy who may have either cheated on a girl with someone else, or might have dumped one girl in favor of another (Photographs and Gasoline) and then realizes he's made a mistake and is trying to remedy his ways and get back with the one he truly loves (You)
    erbinator79on December 24, 2010   Link

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