The Boy In The Picture



I asked the boy in the picture what could he see ?
He said it's been twenty long years but you
You still look like me

If you find somebody that you need
Go ahead and tell her, show her what you mean
And soon you'll find that love is blind and free

If you see Sally or Smokey, say hello for me
Tell them I hope they're happy
Working the beach, just out of reach, but free

I asked the boy in the picture
How's your brother been ?
He said he's doing just fine now but he's
Still a little too thin

If you find somebody that you need
Go ahead and tell her, show her what you mean
And soon you'll find that love is blind and free

If you see Sally or Smokey, say hello for me
Tell them I hope they're happy
Working the beach, just out of reach, but free

And then the boy in the picture, he asked me
Got any tips where do I go wrong and
Who am I going to be ?


Lyrics by:
Squire

Available on:
Do It Yourself (2.54)

Details:
This autobiographical track originates from a picture that John's dad gave him. It featured John and his brother Matt as children (aged 7 and 5) with donkeys ('Sally' and 'Smokey') on a beach in Llandudno. It hung on the wall in the landing of John's house. Passing the picture each day, John was inspired to write this message to his younger self. At times, the confusing nature of the exchange (not helped by having no recourse to the actual picture) leaves me with a face like Tim, trying to work out Brent's delivery on 'Free Love Freeway'.

Squire's intro chords (Bm to Bmadd9/Bb to D) are of a Stairway to Heaven template.


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