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LeAnn Rimes and Kid Rock Joined Forces for 'Picture' and We Have Chills

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One of the most well-known Kid Rock songs of all time, "Picture," was co-written by the rocker and Sheryl Crow. The chart-climbing single from his album Cocky peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number four. Most of the world probably doesn't realize there are two versions of the song due to a bit of drama behind the scenes.

Though originally recorded with Crow, Kid Rock's label Atlantic Records was unable to get permission from Crow's label to release their version as a single. Odd considering she appears singing her part of the duet in the music video. The song had to be re-recorded with Allison Moorer in order to be released, but radio stations ignored this and still played the Crow version as well.

The song is even credited as Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer although the two versions do have different guitar solos that make them distinguishable.

Because the world really needed another version, LeAnn Rimes performed the song with Kid Rock on his 2003 Christmas TV special, A Kid Rock Christmas. Maybe it's because this was a one-time thing, but I think this is my favorite version. Rimes' voice is such a nice compliment to Kid Rock (who also seems genuinely blown away), they really should plan on regularly performing together like this. Maybe next up is "Redneck Paradise"?

"Picture" Lyrics:

Living my life in a slow hell
Different girl every night at the hotel
I ain't seen the sunshine in three damn days
Been fueling up on cocaine and whiskey
Wish I had a good girl to miss me
Oh Lord I wonder if I'll ever change my ways

I put your picture away
Sat down and cried today
I can't look at you
While I'm lying next to her
I put your picture away
Sat down and cried today
I can't look at you while I'm lying next to her

I called you last night in the hotel
Everyone knows but they won't tell
But their half-hearted smiles tell me something just ain't right
I've been waiting on you for a long time
Fueling up on heartaches and cheap wine
I ain't heard from you in three damn nights

I put your picture away
I wonder where you've been
I can't look at you while I'm lyin' next to him
I put your picture away
I wonder where you've been
I can't look at you while I'm lyin' next to him

I saw ya yesterday with an old friend
It was the same old same how have you been
Since you've been gone my world's been dark and grey
You reminded me of brighter days
I hoped you were coming home to stay
I was headed to church
I was off to drink you away

I thought about you for a long time
Can't seem to get you off my mind
I can't understand why we're living life this way
I found your picture today
I swear I'll change my ways
I just called to say I want you to come back home

I found your picture today
I swear I'll change my ways
I just called to say I want you
To come back home
I just called to say I love you
Come back home

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LeAnn Rimes and Kid Rock Joined Forces for 'Picture' and We Have Chills