Pictures of you    (video)    (midi)

 

    A - D - A - D (2x)

 

                      A                                   D

1. I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you,

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    that I almost believe that they’re real.

                     A                                 D

    I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you,

              A                                    D                             A       - D - A - D

    that I almost believe that the pictures are all I can feel. 

 

            A                                       D

2. Remembering you standing quiet in the rain,

            A                                    D

    as I ran to your heart to be near,

                  A                                     D

    and we kissed as the sky fell in, holding you close,

               A                                       D

    how I always held close in your fear.

 

             A                                 D

3. Remembering you running soft through the night,

                     A                                       D

    you were bigger and brighter and whiter than snow,

                 A                                               D

    and screamed at the make-believe, screamed at the sky,

                   A                                D                         A    - D - A - D

    and you finally found all your courage to let it all go.

 

            A                               D

4. Remembering you falling into my arms,

       A                                         D

    crying for the death of your heart,

                       A                                  D

    you were stone white, so delicate, lost in the cold,

                     A                               D

    you were always so lost in the dark.

 

            A                              D

5. Remembering you how you used to be,

                A                                             D

    slow drowned, you were angels, so much more than everything.

       A                                       D

    Hold for the last time, then slip away,

                 A                               D

    quietly open my eyes, but I never see anything.

 

        E                                 D

+  If only I’d thought of the right words,

         E                                         D

    I could have held on to your heart,

        E                                 D

    if only I’d thought of the right words,

         E                                D                                 A   - D - A - D

    I wouldn’t be breaking apart all my pictures of you.

 

       A                                    D

6. Looking so long at these pictures of you,

              A                                 D

    but I never hold on to your heart,

     A                                   D

    looking so long for the words to be true,

            A                                 D                            A

    but always just breaking apart my pictures of you.

 

+  A - D - A - D      +  A - Bm - A - Bm       +  A - D - A - D

 

                        A                                    Bm

7. There was nothing in the world that I ever wanted more

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    than to feel you deep in my heart,

                     C#m                                  D

    there was nothing in the world that I ever wanted more

                  A                                     D                                 A

    than to never feel the breaking apart all my pictures of you.

 

+  A ~ ~

 

    (The Cure)