"A Photograph Of You" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
What good is a photograph of you
Every time I look at it
It makes me feel blue

What use is a souvenir
Of something we once had
When all it ever does is
Make me feel bad

I wish I could tear it up
But then again I haven't the guts
I wish I could throw it on the fire
I wish I could
But to say I would
I'd be a liar

What good is a color print
Of a little baby doll
When just one little glance
Is enough to make me feel dull

I hoped I would misplace it
But then I take such good care of it
I wish it would disappear
I say I wish
But then I relish
It being here


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"A Photograph of You" as written by Martin Gore

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    General Commentyeah, i think this song is totally amazing. when you break up with someone you wanna try to forget about them and get rid of everything that reminds you of them, but sometimes you love them too much to do it.
    chloe0190on August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've only ever read the lyrics to this song and every time i read them it brings back a significant memory of letting go.
    When me and an ex broke up, i had a his photograph of him which i cut up in pieces and scattered across the garden whilst it was very windy and he blew away and out of my life, we haven't spoken since.
    I split up with my first love a couple of months ago and I still have his photograph and won't throw it away, I can't let go of him and every time i look at his photograph, I think of all the times we shared and I end up getting quiet upset about it, not because I'm pathetic but just because I miss that sort of love. I Think that's what the song is about, letting go.
    Princess |\/.\/|on June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really relate to this song, and like the comment before i had a problem with letting go of my first love too, i wanted to get rid of everything that reminded me of her but at the same time i had really good memories and i still loved her.
    00:jpstln:00on April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdave gahan/martin gore are one sensitive couple. i sometimes wonder how martin can write it and gahan sings it, especially the songs that are about drug addiction, i do tknow but didnt only dave take heroin? or was it just him to do it openly. anyway, this song is, i think, definitely not about a drug or the like, as the most stupid person will be able to see.
    i'll join the opinion of the two ppl who wrote be4 me.
    r-e-volutionon March 29, 2006   Link

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