Take A Picture

Album: Title Of Record (1999)
Charted: 25 12
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  • Lead singer Richard Patrick has said that the song is about him getting drunk on an airplane, taking off all of his clothes, and fighting with the flight attendants who tried to subdue him.
  • The line "Hey, Dad, what do you think about your son now?" refers to how Richard Patrick's father didn't think he could make it in the recording business. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Suzan - Rochester, NY, for above 2
  • This song was played in the movie Girl Next Door during dating montage. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Billy - Athens, GA
  • Richard Patrick told Artist Direct the story behind this stream-of-conscious song. He recalled: "There was no thought behind it. It was off-the-cuff. It was emotional. I was so lonely. When you drink, you feel cut off from everybody. The isolation is wild. You isolate yourself, but then you realize you're left all alone. I'd get in trouble. I got arrested, but I was taken to a psych ward."

    "That was the second time I had an issue on airplane," he continued. "I was like, 'I bet my dad's going to be proud of this!' There's that song, 'Dad, I'm In Jail.' 'Take A Picture' was my homage to that. 'Hey dad, what do you think about your son now?' is a double entendre. Do you think my platinum records are cool? Do you think I'm a success? Do you know how much pain I'm in? Do you have any idea what's going on with me? I think everybody has that thing with their parents. They want to figure out their moms and dads."
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Comments: 10

  • Tony from San DiegoAmazing song, to me it is a CLASSIC. Barry, u sure u listened to the right song?
  • Norine from Winnipeg, MbThis is the only song I've heard that can relax me and make the hair stand up on the back of my neck at the same time. Now that I know what it's about, it also makes me smile. Awesome song!
  • Mark from Sarnia, OnThis song has a haunting chorus. Telling all of us that one day we will move on in age and memories are often caputured in pictures. I find the chord selection and effects on his voice dreamy and it evokes childhood memories. Everytime I hear this tune I get thrown back in time. Love it!!!
  • Barry from Gagetown Nb Canada, -This song is dull and boring
  • James from New Market, InHis brother was the evil T2 in Terminator 2. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Get some.
  • Layton from Paris, Txthis song is f--king amazing. but its so simple just an A and a D. impressive
  • Nathan from New Orleans, Lait's a decent song, besides, i still hear it on the radio and i'm not complaining
  • George from Jackson, Njguess his father was right
  • Ben from Whittier, Cathis song sounds so great it fells like i am flying in the blue sky .
  • Eric from Boston, Ma...Little Nicky...
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