Every Picture Tells a Story Song Lyrics

Rod Stewart

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Spent time feelin' inferior standing' in front of my mirror
Combed my hair in a thousand ways, but I came out lookin' just the same
Daddy said, son, you better see the world
I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to leave
But remember one thing, don't lose your head to a woman that'll spend your bread
So I got out

Paris was a place you could hide away, if you felt you didn't fit in
French police wouldn't give me no peace, they claimed I was a nasty person
Down along the left bank, minding my own
Was knocked down by a human stampede
Got arrested for inciting a peaceful riot, when all I wanted was a cup of tea
I was accused

I moved on

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Every Picture Tells a Story
  • 2 Seems Like a Long Time
  • 3 That’s All Right
  • 4 Tomorrow Is Such a Long Time
  • 5 Maggie May
  • 6 Mandolin Wind
  • 7 (I Know) I’m Losing You
  • 8 Reason to Believe


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Ronald David Wood, Steve Harley
    album: Track 1 in album Every Picture Tells a Story
    release date: 1971
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Classic Rock
    violin: Dick Powell
    piano: Pete Sears
    double bass: Danny Thompson
    drums: Micky Waller
    lead vocals: Rod Stewart
    vocal: Madeline Bell, Mateus Rosé and Long John Baldry
    acoustic guitar: Martell Brandy, Martin Quittenton and Rod Stewart
    bass guitar & guitar & pedal steel guitar: Ron Wood
    slide guitar: Sam Mitchell
    organ: Ian McLagan
    bass: Andy Pyle
    writer: Rod Stewart, Ron Wood

    Album Information

    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin