"Photograph" as written by Stephen Clark, Joseph Elliott, Robert John Lange, Richard Savage and Peter Willis....
I'm out a luck, out a love
Gotta photograph, picture of
Passion killer, you're too much
You're the only one I want to touch
I see your face every time I dream
On every page, every magazine
So wild and free so far from me
You're all I want, my fantasy

Oh, look what you've done to this rock 'n' roll clown
Oh oh, look what you've done

Photograph I don't want your
Photograph I don't need your
Photograph all I've got is a photograph
But it's not enough

I'd be your lover, if you were there
Put your hurt on me, if you dare
Such a woman, you got style
You make every man feel like a child, oh
You got some kinda hold on me
You're all wrapped up in mystery
So wild so free and far from me
You're all I want, my fantasy

Oh, look what you've done to this rock 'n' roll clown
Oh oh, look what you've done

I gotta have you
Photograph I don't want your
Photograph I don't need your
Photograph all I've got is a photograph
You've gone straight to my head

Oh, look what you've done to this rock 'n' roll clown
Oh oh, look what you've done
I gotta have you

Photograph I don't want your
Photograph I don't need your
Photograph all I've got is a photograph
I want to touch you

Photograph
Photograph your photograph
Photograph
Photograph I need only your
Photograph I'm out a love
Photograph I'm out a love
Photograph you're the only one
Photograph I want to touch


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

"Photograph" as written by Peter Willis Joseph Elliott

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  • +5
    General CommentJoe's obsession with Marilyn Monroe
    Rocket_Queenon April 15, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI'm not much of a hair metal fan but this song stands out somehow. One thing is the guitar riff during the chorus, kind of bittersweet and melancholy. That's when the fact that it's a sad song peeks it's head out sonically. Reminds me of the guitar riff Peter Buck plays after the chorus in REM's Driver 8, an arpeggio where the 3rd note in every bar doesn't change, while the others do. Love it.

    That's right, I just compared Def Leppard to REM...deal with it.
    teddyhoseon November 06, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentImpossible to sing, even Joe says he struggles with it on occasion. It's about a guy who loves a girl, but can't be with her and only has her photograph.
    rcon1485on November 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a girl he wants to be with, but only has a photograph of her to remember her by.
    CJFon June 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song, it rocks, bout Joe's fantasy's or pics of Marylin Monroe his fave
    PinkFloyd96on February 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell this is probably one of the greatest songs by def leppard, one of my favorites.
    but this song was actually written for mairlyn monroe.

    You're all wrapped up in mystery
    because her whole life was a mystery and they still dont know how she died.

    well thats at least what i think about this song, def leppard is amazing
    defleppardbabeon April 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't understand what is so great about Marilyn Monroe.She is a skank.I don't know about anyone else, but i think blonde hair is getto.
    Oobifan12on October 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    MemoryMy dad and i do not share opinions on music very much, we overlap on zep, aerosmith, jimi, etc. but he cannot stand the 80s glam. That being said, i was driving, and by right, i chose the radio station. This song came on and right about "every page every magazine" he asked me, not even joking, "who the hell is this rock n roll clown singin bout?" i just smiled and kept drivin. Never did tell him that its bout Marilyn Monroe
    p0ptarth3r0on March 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat, great vocal harmonies in that chorus. fun stuff!
    slaphappyon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song... very similar to a lot of the 80s metal love ballads, but it still stands out as one of the best in my book.
    myownprison333on July 03, 2002   Link

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