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Take A Picture...It Lasts Longer
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By: Smash
Sung by: Veronica Moore
Solos: Veronica
Episode: Cut from On Broadway

Take A Picture...It Lasts Longer is an original song initially going to be featured in On Broadway, the first episode of the second season of Smash, but it was cut from the episode and replaced with Mama Makes Three.

The number was replaced because the creative team felt that Mama Makes Three fit Veronica's storyline with her mother more. The song was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the former who uploaded a demo version of the song, sung by Shayna Steele, to his Facebook page.

LyricsEdit

You think I don't hear what everybody's saying?

Hey, little girl, with the different face
No one ever told you you could run this race
Hey, little girl, you ain't got the right skin
You're too black, step back, this is a race you can't win
Your story's over before you began
Well, let me tell you that

Every note only makes me feel stronger
Take a picture, it lasts longer
Caught in the flash and the moment is gone
So take a picture 'cause I'm moving on

And to the man who said "Don't even try"
A picture paints a thousand words and those are goodbye
Every note only makes me feel stronger
Take a picture, it lasts longer
Take a picture, it lasts longer

Hey, little girl, don't you know what they say?
A picture's only gonna steal your spirit away
Hey, everybody tryna block my girl
You might wanna, you ain't gonna ever get a piece of my soul
The kind of thing that puts me in control
Well, let me tell you that

Every note only makes me feel stronger
Take a picture, it lasts longer
Caught in the flash and the moment is gone
So take a picture 'cause I'm moving on

And to the man who said "Don't even try"
Let me give you something to remember me by
Every note only makes me feel stronger
Take a picture, it lasts longer
Take a picture

I never lost focus on the doors that would close
Kept shining till the negative is overexposed
I've been shot and captured with the truth in my eyes
The set-up is a fake but the camera never lies
No, it never lies

Take a picture, woo, take a picture
Take a picture

And to the man who said "Don't even try"
Here's a little snapshot to remember me by
Every note only makes me feel stronger
Take a picture, it lasts longer
Take a picture, it lasts longer
Take a picture, it lasts longer
Take a picture, oooh
(It lasts longer, it lasts longer
It lasts longer, it lasts longer...)

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