Pictures of You Lyrics – The Cure

English 59 May 2, 1989
The lyrics of "Pictures of You" by The Cure depict a deep sense of longing and nostalgia for a lost love. The singer reflects on memories captured in pictures, expressing a profound emotional connection to the past. The verses unravel moments of joy, intimacy, and heartbreak, creating a vivid portrayal of a relationship that has slipped away. The recurring theme revolves around the impact of time on love and the struggle to hold onto fleeting moments. ...Read More

Pictures of You Lyrics

[Verse 1: Robert Smith]
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

[Verse 2: Robert Smith]
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

[Verse 3: Robert Smith]
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

[Verse 4: Robert Smith]
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

[Verse 5: Robert Smith]
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

[Bridge: Robert Smith]
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

[Verse 6: Robert Smith]
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
And always just breaking apart
My pictures of you

[Outro: Robert Smith]
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

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Last Update: December 25, 2023

Pictures Of You Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Producer(s)
  • Dave Allen & Robert Smith
  • Writter(s)
  • Simon Gallup, Pearl Thompson, Boris Williams, Roger O’Donnell & Robert Smith
  • Released On
  • May 2, 1989

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Pictures of You" song?

"Pictures of You" song is sung by The Cure (Robert Smith is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "Pictures of You" song?

"Pictures of You" song lyrics written by Simon Gallup, Pearl Thompson, Boris Williams, Roger O’Donnell & Robert Smith.

Who is the music producer of "Pictures of You" song?

"Pictures of You" song music composed & produced by Dave Allen & Robert Smith.

When was "Pictures of You" song released?

"Pictures of You" song was released on May 2, 1989.