Kid Rock - Picture (feat. Sheryl Crow)




"Picture" is a duet written by American music artists Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, released on November 12, 2002, as the fourth single and ninth track from Kid Rock's 2001 album Cocky. The original recording on the album is performed by the song's writers. Rock re-recorded the song for radio with alternative country singer Allison Moorer because Atlantic was initially unable to get the rights from Crow's label to release the album version as a single.


When the Moorer version was released, some radio stations began playing the Crow version instead, leading Billboard to credit the song variously to Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer. The song was a commercial and critical success and was nominated for Vocal Event of The Year at the 2003 Country Music Association awards.





Kid Rock's label, Atlantic Records, was unable to obtain permission from Crow's label, A&M Records, to release the original version as a single. Therefore, Atlantic Records decided to rework the song with country singer Allison Moorer (coincidentally signed to A&M's sister label Universal South Records) instead. Moorer re-recorded Crow’s vocals for the commercial release.


Even though Atlantic Records was unable to obtain rights to release Crow's version as a single, mainstream, rock/alternative, and some country radio stations disregarded this and played the original version featuring Crow, while other country music radio stations played the radio edit featuring Allison Moorer instead. Because of this, Billboard credited the song on the charts as Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer.[3] Each version of the song features a different guitar solo.




Lyrics


Livin' my life in a slow hell

Different girl every night at the hotel

I ain't seen the sun shine in three damn days

Been fuelin' up on cocaine and whiskey

Wish I had a good girl to miss me

Lord I wonder if I'll ever change my ways


I put your picture away

Sat down and cried today

I can't look at you while I'm lyin' next to her

I put your picture away, sat down and cried today

I can't look at you, while I'm lyin' next to her


(Ohh-ooh-ooh)


I called you last night in the hotel

Everyone knows but they wont tell

But their half hearted smiles tell me

Somethin' just ain't right

I been waitin' on you for a long time

Fuelin' up on heartaches and cheap wine

I ain't heard from you in three damn nights


I put your picture away

I wonder where you been

I can't look at you while I'm lyin' next to him

I put your picture away

I wonder where you been

I can't look at you while I'm lyin' next to him


(Ooh-ooh-ooh)


I saw you yesterday with an old friend


It was the same old same "how have you been?"


Since you been gone, my world's been dark & grey


You reminded me of brighter days


I hoped you were coming home to stay


I was headed to church


I was off to drink you away


I thought about you for a long time

Can't seem to get you off my mind

I can't understand why we're living life this way


I found your picture today

I swear I'll change my ways

I just called to say I want you to come back home


I found your picture today

I swear I'll change my ways

I just called to say I want you to come back home


I just called to say, I love you come back home