All I want is a room with a view
A sight worth seeing, a vision of you
All I want is a room with view, oh-oh
I will give you my finest hour
The one I spent watching you shower
I will give you my finest hour, oh yeah

All I want is a photo in my wallet
A small remembrance of something more solid
All I want is a picture of you

Picture this, a day in December
Picture this, freezing cold weather
You got clouds on your lids and you'd be on the skids
If it weren't for your job at the garage
If you could only oh-oh
Picture this, a sky full of thunder
Picture this, my telephone number
One and one is what I'm telling you, oh yeah

All I want is 20-20 vision
A total portrait with no omissions
All I want is a vision of you, oh-oh
If you can picture this, a day in December
Picture this, freezing cold weather
You got clouds on your lids and you'd be on the skids
If it weren't for your job at the garage
If you could only oh-oh
Picture this, a sky full of thunder
Picture this, my telephone number
One and one is what I'm telling you
Get a pocket computer
Try to do what you used to do yeah


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Picture This Lyrics as written by Deborah Harry Christopher Stein

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    As if i'm the only person to comment on this song...?! I love it so much. it is so sweet specially the "All i want is a photo in my wallet, a small remembrance of something more solid"... i so get that line :) it reminds me of me when i like guys, all i want is a picture to keep near me

    drummer girlon May 23, 2005   Link
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    its about wanting to solidify a relationship with someone, being able to picture a future together. security.

    heidismellson May 12, 2012   Link
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    Blondie's finest song. Not a coincidence that it was chosen as the first single from their best album. Evocative lyrics. One of the best instrumental breaks of the decade. Verses move effortlessly into the refrain. Superb.

    The song is about an underachieving boy. He works in a garage, but he could do much better (get a pocket computer, try to do what you used to do). His view is spacey or cloudy (clouds on your [eye]lids). He can't see how he could have a better life with her if he just took a little initiative, so she urges him on by presenting an idyllic vision. I can't think of another song with a similar narrative (you can have me if you just focused and tried, look at what it would be like). I've never heard Debbie explain the origins; would love to hear it.

    lharriet10on May 08, 2020   Link
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    wow awesome song or what? " picture this my telephone number" what a pick up line ♥

    o0PeteWentz0oon July 02, 2006   Link
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    I think she moved in with a guy, but he's not that serious about the relationship, then she talks about how they met - I'm guessing, great song!

    Peachilaon July 08, 2006   Link
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    I think this song is about seeing a guy around and liking him so then she creates a personality for him (he works at the garage), scenes when they are going out (the day in december) and gibing him her number (picture this my telephone number)

    But then i am probably wrong. I usually am!!

    Moo-Moo-Mookon October 31, 2007   Link
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    Just one of the catchiest, poppiest songs ever written. Heavenly and addictive. 'Picture this, a sky full of thunder/Picture this, my telephone number' is just a wonderful juxtaposition. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

    atroposon January 11, 2008   Link
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    Agree completely.

    The line " If it weren't for your job at the garage... If you could only, oohh, oh ... Picture this" It's just orgasmic. "Picture this a sky full of thunder Picture this my telephone number" Oh yeah, I think I'll have another listening right now quite loud.

    le fer et le feuon March 28, 2008   Link
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    Holy crap. That's the best I can put my opinion of this song.

    "All I want is a picture of you Picture this a day in December Picture this freezing cold weather You got clouds on your lids and you'd be on the skids If it weren't for your job at the garage If you could only, oohh, oh"

    ...is just so powerful and emotive.

    and

    "Picture this a sky full of thunder Picture this my telephone number"

    ...what a pickup line!

    GaHeRiSon December 14, 2008   Link
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    A favorite song on a favorite album. Anyone have the slightest idea what "clouds on your lids" means??

    DanGaoon November 01, 2019   Link

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