A Picture From Life's Other Side Lyrics

Hank Williams

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
album: Track 6 in album The Legend Lives Anew
release date: 1995
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Bluegrass
length: 2:55

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Hank Williams The Legend Lives Anew cover art
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In the world's mighty gallery of pictures
Hang the scenes that're painted from life
There's pictures of love and of passion
And there's pictures of keys and of strife

There hung pictures of youth and of beauty
Of old age and a blushing young bride
They all hung on the wall but the saddest of all
Are the pictures from life's other side

Just a picture from life's other side
Someone has fell by the way
A life has gone out with the tide
That might have been happy some day

There's a poor old mother at home
She's watching and waiting alone
Just longing to hear from a loved one so dear
Just a picture from life's other side

The first scene is that of a gambler
Who had lost all of his money at play
And he drowses dead mother's ring from his finger
Which she wore long ago on her wedding day

It's his last earthly treasure but he stakes it
Then bows his head that his shame he might hide
But when they lifted his head they found he was dead
That's just a picture from life's other side

Now the last scene is that by the river
Of a heartbroken mother and baby
As the harbor lights shine and they shiver
On an outcast, soon no one will save

And yet she was once a true woman
She was somebody's darling and pride
God help her she leaps, oh there's no one to weep
It's just a picture from life's other side

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Kaw-Liga
  • 2 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 3 A House Without Love
  • 4 Wedding Bells
  • 5 I'm Sorry for You, My Friend
  • 6 A Picture From Life's Other Side
  • 7 Lovesick Blues
  • 8 You Win Again
  • 9 Let's Turn Back the Years
  • 10 They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
  • 11 Men With Broken Hearts
  • 12 I Don't Care