Your picture is still
On my wall, on my wall
The colors are bright
Bright as ever

The red is strong, the blue is pure
Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

Your picture is still
On my wall, on my wall
I think about you
Often, often

I won't forget all the things we did
Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

It's funny, but it's true
And it's true, but it's not funny

Time comes and goes, but all the while
I still think of you
Some things last a long time

Your picture is still
On my wall, on my wall
The colors are bright
Bright as ever

The things we did, I can't forget
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime


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"Some Things Last a Long Time" as written by Jad Fair Daniel Johnston

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    General Commenti think this song is about his obsession over a past relationship.he can't get over the girl and doesn't seem likely to ever be able to.She's like that one lover that always has an impact on your life hence the "some things last a long time" part.
    tangerine!on July 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOops...

    I think he says "The blue is pure."
    NorthWriteron October 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not a very emotional dude, but this song's simplicity and sincerity just hits me hard. The first time I heard it my eyes welled up with tears, something that's never happened to me before. It's a bona-fide jewel. Beach House does a great cover of it too.
    jmpswannon May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this, this is the main theme used in the Daniel Johnston film. The piano is simple but beautiful and I love the words to this

    'time comes and goes
    all the while
    I still think of you
    some things last a long time'

    I love the weird little noises in the background as well and the haunting female vocal sound near the end.
    Lailseaxon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, sad and sentimental. check out the Built to Spill cover on The Normal Years, it captures the same feeling with added anguish (and electric guitars), and Doug Martsch does a great job singing this one.
    jtn191on July 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot that it matters much, but I think he says:
    NorthWriteron October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha he does say the blue is pure.

    this song has such an impact on my life. its saying how nothing last forever but it can last a while.
    devil_town77on January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh holy shit.
    bold_as_loveon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful :')
    blahblah123123on November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about a love that lasts a lifetime.
    PlugSixon December 22, 2007   Link

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