Ian, Janis - Hopper Painting Lyrics




Thought I saw you dancing
On the tables late last night
High romancing with some college kid
Thought I saw you waltzing
In the blue-grey bistro gloom
Thought I saw you dancing
Did you see me, too?

I'm the one in the photograph
You painted yesterday
A high relief reflection
Of your promises and pain
See me disappearing
Like a shadow at high noon
I will follow when you want me to

Thought I saw you writing
Like an outlaw on the dunes
Looking lost in the afternoon
Cool pretender
With your poetry and blues
I remember what it cost just being you

Now the Tarot cards are numbered
And the deck is made of glass
The dealer's made a bargain with his soul
I thought I saw you trembling
As you threw it all away
Thought I saw you dancing
But the night had turned to day

I'm the one in the photograph
You painted yesterday
A cool reflection
Of your promises and pain
Believe in me
Before you throw it all away
Believe in me... I know the way





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Ian, Janis Hopper Painting Comments
  1. Daniel Mauk

    Today, at about 4pm October 24th, 36 years ago my husband killed himself. I miss him so. This says my desperation of what I wish I could have done.

  2. Daniel Mauk

    This is about my husband who killed himself 36 years ago. It's like it was yesterday.

  3. linda nelson

    I love this, a song about a painting. Or a painting in a song. Genius.