Lauren Michelle Miller and Frank Maroney

Lyrics

 

 

Came across a box of old Polaroids

Memories I'd put away

Mama lights up the birthday cake

And daddy lights up another cigarette



I can almost hear him laughing

Icing left on my face

He’s wearing my plastic princess crown

Always believed he was just a king, fallen from grace

 

Daddy only smiled for the camera

Never found a way to show his love

They say a picture is worth a thousand words

But that would never be enough



He drove a cherry red '69 Chevy

You’d think it was his first born child

But there's a picture of me in the drivers seat

Hands on the wheel, made me feel like he was almost proud

 

Daddy only smiled for the camera

Never found a way to show his love

They say a picture is worth a thousand words

But that would never be enough

 

So many stories those faded photographs won’t tell

After the flash, he turned into someone else

 

Daddy only smiled for the camera

Never found a way to show his love

They say a picture is worth a thousand words

But that would never be enough

They say a picture is worth a thousand words

But that would never be enough