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Every Picture Tells a Story

This song is by Rod Stewart and appears…

This song has been covered by The Georgia Satellites under the title "Every Picture Tells a Story".
This song is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.
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Every Picture Tells a Story
Spent some time feelin' inferior
Standin' in front of my mirror
Combed my hair in a thousand ways
But I came out lookin' just the same

Daddy said, "Son, you better see the world
I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to leave
But remember one thing don't lose your head
To a woman that'll spend your bread"
So I got out, whoo

Paris was a place you could hide away
If you felt you didn't fit in
The French police wouldn't give me no peace
They claimed I was a nasty person

Down along the Left Bank minding my own, whoo
Was knocked down by a human stampede
Got arrested for inciting a peaceful riot
When all I wanted was a cup of tea
I was accused, whoo
I moved on

Down in Rome I wasn't getting enough
Of the things that keep a young man alive
My body stunk but I kept my funk, whoo
At a time when I was right out of luck

Getting desperate, indeed I was, yeah
Looking like a tourist attraction
Oh my dear, I better get out of here
For the Vatican don't give no sanction
I wasn't ready for that, no no
I moved right out east, yeah

Listen, on the Peking ferry I was feeling merry
Sailing on my way back here
I fell in love with a slit-eyed lady
By the light of an eastern moon

Shanghai Lil never used the pill
She claimed that it just ain't natural
She took me up on deck and bit my neck
Oh people, I was glad I found her
Oh, I was glad I found her, whoo

Wait a minute
I firmly believe that I didn't need anyone but me
I sincerely thought I was so complete
Look how wrong you can be

The women I've known I wouldn't let tie my shoe
They wouldn't give you the time of day
But the slit-eyed lady knocked me off my feet
God, I was glad I found her

And if they had the words I could tell to you
To help you on the way down the road
I couldn't quote you no Dickens, Shelley or Keats
'Cause it's all been said before

Make the best out of the bad, just laugh it off, hah
You didn't have to come here anyway
So remember, every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it, whoo
Every picture tells a story don't it

Every picture tells a story don't it, whoo
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it, whoo
Every picture tells a story don't it, whoo
Every picture tells a story don't it, whoo
Every picture tells a story don't it, whoo
Every picture tells a story don't it, whoo
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it
Every picture tells a story don't it

Written by:

Rod Stewart / Ron Wood

annotations:

Paris Wikipedia16 / Left Bank Wikipedia16 / Rome Wikipedia16 / Vatican Wikipedia16 / Peking Wikipedia16 / Dickens Wikipedia16 / Shelley Wikipedia16 / Keats Wikipedia16