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Billy Bragg – Must I Paint You A Picture? Lyrics 12 years ago
I think the song is about a relationship with a guy and a girl who are just friends and how he wants to tell her how he really feels. At least that's how I took it.

The temptation
To take the precious things we have apart
To see how they work
Must be resisted for they never fit together again

They get along really well as friends and he knows that once you go down that road it's incredibly hard for it to be the same as it once was. He does all the things he thinks he needs to do to convey to her that he has feelings beyond friendship for her but she still doesn't get it so he asks, "Must I paint you a picture"

Ugh, this song makes me sick it's how I feel and was told never ever so it's really hard to listen to.

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