Photograph (Remastered Album Version)

Natalie Merchant, R.E.M.2005年9月27日


Photograph (Remastered Album Version) - Natalie Merchant/R.E.M.

I found this photograph


Underneath broken picture glass


Tender face of black and white

Beautiful a haunting sight


Looked into an angel's smile

Captivated all the while

From her hair

And clothes she wore

I'd have placed her

In between the wars

Was she willing when she sat

And posed a pretty photograph

To save her flowering and fair

For days to come

For days to share

A big smile for the camera


How did she know

The moment could

Be lost forever


Forever more


I found this photograph


In stacks between


The old joist walls


In a place where time is lost


Lost behind where all things fall


Broken books and calendars


Letters script in careful hand


The music to a standard tune by

Some forgotten big brass band

From the thresh hold

What's to see

Of our brave new century


Television's just a dream


Of radio and silver screen


A big smile for the camera


How did she know


The moment could be lost forever


Forever more


Was her childhood

Filled with rhyme

Or stolen books

Of passion crimes

Was she innocent or blind to the

Cruelty of her time


Was she fearful in her day

Was she hopeful did she pray


Were there skeletons inside

Family secrets sworn to hide

Did she feel the heat that stirs


The fall from grace

Of wayward girls

Was she tempted to pretend

In love and laughter

Until the end