Pictures of You
The Cure Lyrics


I've been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they're real
I've been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel

Remembering you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go

Remembering you fallen into my arms
Crying for the death of your heart
You were stone white
So delicate
Lost in the cold
You were always so lost in the dark
Remembering you how you used to be
Slow drowned
You were angels
So much more than everything
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything

If only I'd thought of the right words
I could have held on to your heart
If only I'd thought of the right words
I wouldn't be breaking apart
All my pictures of you

Looking so long at these pictures of you
But I never hold on to your heart
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you

There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams

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Elizabeth

This reminds me of my late boyfriend Chris. He passed away from suicide and the last I saw him was in December. The last I kissed him, hugged him, felt his presence..He lived with an abusive father and had no mother because she had lost her battle to suicide when he was in middle school. He cried for a mother and craved that bond and love. I was the only on to keep him afloat for years until the one last fight he had with his father..he just couldn't take it anymore.
The last thing I got from him was a message at 1:38 a.m. “ i love you so much .. and don’t ever think i don’t” i woke up to a flood of messages asking if I had heard the news, am I okay, and if I’m alive..
I thought it was one of those late night messages, but his best friend called and he said “Elizabeth, promise me you will be strong but.... Chris..shot himself last night” and i hung up Immediately.
I couldn’t process it , my heart wasn’t beating, my hands were shaking and i screamed like I’ve never screamed before.I called him well over 40 plus times but..he never answered.

He passed away on January 5th 2019.

He had a polaroid camera and i have a picture of him at the lunchroom and I keep it at my bedside at all times. When he was laid to rest they buried him with a suit that he wore when we went to our last prom,the guitar necklace I gave him for Christmas that December and finally the polaroid picture he took of me at the lockers and they had put it in his pocket close to his heart.

I’ll see you soon my love,my goofball and all.
This song goes out to you Chris and to all who suffer loss but are brought together out of love.
🌻



Juan Camacho

I've been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they're real
I've been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel

Remembering you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go

Remembering you fallen into my arms
Crying for the death of your heart
You were stone white
So delicate
Lost in the cold
You were always so lost in the dark
Remembering you how you used to be
Slow drowned
You were angels
So much more than everything
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything

If only I'd thought of the right words
I could have held on to your heart
If only I'd thought of the right words
I wouldn't be breaking apart
All my pictures of you

Looking so long at these pictures of you
But I never hold on to your heart
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you

There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you



Rabbit

Been hearing this song in my head thinking about the only person I've ever had mutual happiness with and loved more than anyone.

A girl named Lucia. The highlight of my life. When we met, we were seeing each other at our worst, but we connected on a level I've never found in my life. We were both in bad situations but we found so much happiness in each other. From holding hands everywhere, to the little tug of war battles in the stores and elsewhere, to cuddling in bed to watch videos on her phone, to feeding ducks and swinging in the park, and so many more things, every one of them special to me.

I was there for her since the moment we met, and I always will be.

But I said too many dumb things, and things that got misunderstood. I got emotional over small things too much because of my past. I focused too much on being happy and making her happy, so much so that I neglected other priorities which would have helped us both, like making more money so we could move closer to her friends and family. Ultimately that led to her feeling trapped and isolated and emotionally wrecked.

She's young and still figuring a lot of things out, so I don't blame her for anything. I understand the things that made her feel how she felt to leave. I do wish she hadn't let other people get in the way and second-guessed who I am though. She's the only person I've never told a lie to, but I couldn't convince her to trust and believe me over people who speak from a position of "authority" or who have their own motives. But with time, maybe eventually she'll realize these people were wrong.

I wish I could just have a chance to fix myself and make up for my mistakes and try again. I would give anything for that.

Now I feel like I don't matter at all. Every day I'm thinking of her. I wish I wasn't such a broken human being. If only I'd thought of the right words...

I wonder if she misses me as much as I miss her.



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Ken Bray

The Cure, Psycadelic Furs, Depech Mode, New Order, Duran Duran, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Smiths, Talk Talk, The Fix, INXS, Simple Minds, and Tears for Fears are all Great 80's bands !

Global Warming

yeah but lets be real the cure blows the rest out of the deep water

Tracey Pitcock

And the Ramones 24 24 hours to go

Shawn Hampshirehick

All Great 80's band's. I miss the 80's & Everything about 1980-1990 never will a magical time to be alive shall be relieved.

CellBlockNine

What about KISS

Fire Fly

Yes! Yes!.........Yes,,,

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I am the Cheese

My wife passed away 7 weeks ago and here I am looking at all the pictures of her and wishing she were still here. It's all I have left of her now.

Big Timer

I just came here because I heard this song in Walmart and it reminded me of my friends wife that passed. About 5 years ago. Brother, we are all connected. I wish you peace and hope you found it. ✌️

JULIEN RODOT

Really sorry for your loss

Steven Running

I am sorry

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