Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) Lyrics

It's not the way you look,
It's not the way that you smile.
Although there's something to them.
It's not the way you have your hair,
It's not that certain style;
It could be that with you.

If I had a photograph of you,
It's something to remind me.
I wouldn't spend my life just wishing.

It's not the make-up
And it's not the way that you dance,
It's not the evening sky.
It's more the way your eyes
are laughing as they glance
Across the great divide.

If I had a photograph of you,
It's something to remind me.
I wouldn't spend my life just wishing.

It's not the things you say
It's not the things you do
It must be something more
And if I feel this way for so long
Tell me is it all for nothing
Just don't walk out the door.

If I had a photograph of you,
It's something to remind me.
I wouldn't spend my life just wishing.
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I really liked this particular song back in the '80s though I said to myself, why? It has a lively, yet sad & wisful tone to it. I think I know why now--what that title really meant. I too had a few relationships that meant so much to me but once my guy was out of sight (not that I was shallow; actually my affection grew deeper) I, for the life of me, couldn't even remember what he looked like! Horrors! I found over the years with the people I admire and even love--like nieces and nephews, much less more traditional man-woman love--that unless I see them often enough or have photos of my loved ones which I hang prominently on the walls of my apt. to look at every so often, I tend to forget even physical characteristics. When I have people in my life that I love, I really need that photo, especially if that person and I don't have time to get together as much as we want to. It's weird, but I guess that makes me a rare "visually-oriented" female. I do all 5 senses!

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I just heard this song after many years of not hearing it, and it hit me like a ton of bricks because I'm falling in love all over again. This is a song that if you are away from your lover and don't get to see them very much, tell them to listen to this song so they will know how you feel...very powerful. One of my very favorite songs of all time, an absolute gem, and i can't believe it's not more well known.

July 2010....makes sense. About the song, it's beautiful. As for the lead singer's hair back in the day, it was a wack job! I used to watch him sing on MTV when I lived in a frat house for the summer. I could never get past his hair~~~

@grateful1 Have you ever listened the Nouvelle Vague version? They are -in case you didn't know- a french band specialized in cover versions of pop 80's songs sunk in bossa nova and other placid rhythyms: ht tps: //goo. gl/ Mnv1Tf (you have to copy this supressing spaces). It has a very intimate feel which, in my opinion, complements the original song.

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one of the best "love" songs of the 80's

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There's so much feeling in this song, it truly is an epic. Beautiful lyrics, stunning synth tune and a soft melodramatic singer. One of my favourite songs of all time, no question.

That post by pharmageek is also much more meaningful if read whilst listening to this song! In fact, pretty much anything probably is! It's a powerful song.

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one of my fav 80s tunes

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It was fall of 1984 when he first noticed this beautiful girl walking past him on her way to dance class (high school). He noticed her glancing back at him with those bright piercing blue eyes, big smile that lit up the room, he was magnetized by her confidence. She wore an 80s fashion, short blonde hair that would bounce as she walked past. He was trying to convince himself that these emotions couldn't be so real, but they were, he fell head over heels, it didn't matter what they did or where they went, it was bliss.

They finally became close friends, then that youth immature boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. They finally spent one whole day together and it turned to be his biggest mistake . They became passionately involved, not knowing this would change things for her, she got dressed and was rushing for the door. He then says to his plea: And if I feel this way for so long, is it all for nothing......?....... Just don't walk out the door (pleading). It's too late and she says not a word. The end Horns (synths) are the horn of a large passenger ship, like the Titanic. She is waiting at the Port to board the ship. The ship blows all it's Horns, 5/6/4/3/4/3/2....he cries at the ship passes by him, one last whisper in his mind, IF I HAD A PHOTOGRÀPH OF HER OR SOMETHING TO REMIND ME OF WHAT I COULD HAVE HAD, STILL WISHING...................hence you get the flock of seagulls at the shipping doc. Love hurts

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How can you not like those weird looking hairdos, too strong of a synth and that so-80's video (the way Mike Score plays the keyboards). I mean, come on..

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I didn’t know this song was written by bassist Frank Maudsley and lead guitarist Paul Reynolds!

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great song !

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