"Picture in the Paper" as written by and Matthew Pryor....
I don't want a picture in the paper
I just want a minute of your time
At a point appreciate an answer
Any token would suit me fine

I won't ask a question you can't answer
Like, do you remember all shook down?
At one time it was your favorite record
But now it's broken and not around
Baby I broke it, broke me down

Strain of the show takes it's toll
But you don't wanna know

Maybe I don't know what I'm asking
This is not the place or time to speak
It's possible piano may be drinking
But it's not me, couldn't be
I'm sincere as I can be

Strain of the show takes it's toll
But you don't wanna know
Strain of the show takes it's toll
But you don't wanna know

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"Picture in the Paper" as written by Matthew Pryor


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    General Commenti think this song is about being on the road, and how he wants fans to like his music but doesnt need all the glitz and glamour that comes with it. "strain of the show takes its toll but you dont wanna know" could be saying yea its hard but i dont want tons of extravagent things in return, i want you to listen to the music and if you like it then like it if not dont like it.
    .at least i think it fits as an explanation.
    CouldntQuiteFiton April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think "all shook down" is a replacements album. heh.
    __bleederon June 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti like that explanation, but maybe it could mean that people think the life is so glamorous and that its such an awesome life on the road playing music. well it is, but it isn't all glitz and glamour like you said. "strain of the show", maybe he has a girl at home who he misses and wishes he could see? he doesnt want his picture in the paper and doesnt know whether he is taking for granted his amazing talent. he just wants to play music and for people to realize it isnt all fun and happiness, the strain of the show takes its toll
    Lisowski57on December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a break up. The girl broke up with the guy and he's telling about it.
    SaVeStHeDaYgAlon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song its so damn catchy and its just all him on his guitar. thats so hardcore.
    Action and Actionon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe first use of "the show". Its a pattern, but what does it mean? DRINKING is a theme. Love it!
    PJCsecondplaceon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love how he says his piano is drinking and not him. It's a break up song about a relationship that just couldn't work. This band has such a great sound :0)
    ChaosFluro24on August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentas soon as the get up kids started sucking the new amsterdams start rocking... thank god, i was about to kill myself.
    deathtosethon March 10, 2003   Link

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