"Pictures Of Matchstick Men" as written by and Francis Dominic Nicholas Rossi....
When I look up to the skies
I see your eyes a funny kind of yellow
I rush home to bed I soak my head
I see your face underneath my pillow
I wake next morning, tired, still yawning
See your face come peeping through my window

Pictures of matchstick men and you
Mirages of matchstick men and you
All I ever see is them and you

Windows echo your reflection
When I look in their direction now
When will this haunting stop?
Your face, it just won't leave me alone

Pictures of matchstick men and you
Mirages of matchstick men and you
All I ever see is them and you

You're in the sky and with the sky
You make men cry, you lie
You're in the sky and with the sky
You make men cry, you lie

Pictures of matchstick men
Pictures of matchstick men
Pictures of matchstick men




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"Pictures of Matchstickmen" as written by Francis Dominic Nicholas Rossi

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    General CommentSo this is now "songs I love love to moan about.net" hmmm? Either post what you think about the meaning of the song or don't bother posting? Why come on here and moan about a song you don't like where others come on here to see what people have to say about the meanings cause maybe they listened and liked the song.
    So fuck off.
    ukajcon March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou guys are pretty harsh. I just heard this song on an advert and had to find out what it was. I reckon it's pretty good. Goes a bit crappy in the middle, but decent all-in-all.
    theviewfromhereon September 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCome on guys, this was their "Joes's Garage" period. First, early songs sounded like all other psychedelic stuff. Took a while before they discovered their sound. 12 bar boogie - catch any live vids from the mid '70's - sheer fun music.
    nagromnaion October 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand yet all you did is bitch as well...goodjob ass clowns

    I think this songs about god (its the only guess i can come up with)...its obvious the references to the sun..but why would this be JUST about the sun..so i figured the sun ..sun light..light of god..-shruggs-
    poopytheclownon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand yet all you did is bitch as well...goodjob ass clowns

    I think this songs about god (its the only guess i can come up with)...its obvious the references to the sun..but why would this be JUST about the sun..so i figured the sun ..sun light..light of god..-shruggs-
    poopytheclownon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm, I have no clue about what the song means, but this is one of my FAVOURITE SONGS OF ALL TIME!!!

    holy shit?! I can't believe its gotten these bad raves! well, i guess, to each his own, but daamnn ..
    TheAcidSoundon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a guy who took a bad trip, smothered his girlfriend to death, woke up saw what he did and feels the guilt and is haunted by it.

    It's a great song! The original is still best.
    Godz_of_Muzicon March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy impression was similar to Godz of Muzic, though I'm curious about the source. From what I've read it was based upon the artwork of L S Lowry.
    chris24jon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso - I like this song, and enjoy most variations. I think Ozzie&TON, CVB, Atrocity, A. Lucassen, Angry Samoans, and others have all done interesting variations. Ozzie's and Atrocty's give me more of that 'haunted by guilt' (or at least someone no longer alive) feeling, and Lucassen and the original give me more of the haunting artwork feeling.
    chris24jon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a psychedelic classic! I really like Kasabian's version too. Didn't think of it before, but that smothering idea is both creepy and intriguing. Now I look at song in new way!!
    Kenichion July 16, 2008   Link

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