Alabama - You Only Paint the Picture Once Lyrics

Alabama When It All Goes South cover art
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Look at those evening shadows
Casting a peaceful light
The sun is disappearing
It's a beautiful sight
Moments caught forever
By the master's touch
A lasting reminder
To us

You only paint the picture once
(And) you only get one chance
Take the time to do your best
While the brush is in your hand
Make sure it's just right
Before the colors dry
You can't change it once it's done
You only paint the picture once

Love is the canvas
That's where it all starts
A lifetime together
Becomes a work of art
Just look what's been created
Between your heart and mine
Oh I believe that we're one of a kind

You only paint the picture once
(And) you only get one chance
Take the time to do your best
While the brush is in your hand
Make sure it's just right
Before the colors dry
You can't change it once it's done
You only paint the picture once

It's a portrait of life
You can't live it twice
You only paint the picture once
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 When It All Goes South
  • 2 The Woman He Loves
  • 3 Clear Across America Tonight
  • 4 Will You Marry Me (duet with Jann Arden)
  • 5 I Can't Hide My Heart
  • 6 I Can't Love You any Less
  • 7 Reinvent the Wheel
  • 8 I Write a Little (dedicated to U.S.Military personel)
  • 9 Down this Road
  • 10 Love Remains (feat. Christopher Cross)
  • 11 Start Living
  • 12 Simple as That
  • 13 You Only Paint the Picture Once
  • 14 Wonderful Waste of Time
  • 15 Right Where I Am


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Randall Jay Rogers, Greg Fowler, Teddy Wayne Gentry, Randy Owen
    album: Track 13 in album When It All Goes South
    release date: 2001-1-16
    popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:34
    Album Information
    label: RCA Records Label Nashville
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 199703070000
    script: Latin