Every Picture Tells a Story

Rod Stewart


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
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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

Cover Art

Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story cover art


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Spent time feelin' inferior standing' in front of my mirror
Daddy said, son, you better see the world
But remember one thing, don't lose your head to a woman that'll spend your bread

French police wouldn't give me no peace, they claimed I was a nasty person
Was knocked down by a human stampede
I was accused
I moved on
Of the things that keep a young man alive
Getting desperate, indeed I was looking like a tourist attraction
I wasn't ready for that, no, no
I moved right out east, yeah
I fell in love with a slant-eyed lady by the light of an eastern moon
She took me up on deck and bit my neck
Oh, yeah, I was glad I found here
I firmly believed that I didn't need anyone but me
Look how wrong you can be
They wouldn't give you the time of day
God, I was glad I found her
And if they had the words I could tell to you
I couldn't quote you no dickens, shelley or keats
Make the best out of the bad, just laugh it off

Every picture tells a story don't it?
Every picture tells a story don't it?
Every picture tells a story don't it?


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