This Picture is a single by alternative rock band Placebo. Released in July 2003, it was lifted from their album Sleeping with Ghosts.
"This Picture" was remixed by Junior Sanchez for the bonus remix CD of "Once More with Feeling (album)".
It tells the story of a relationship involving sadomasochism and an abusive female in a position of dominance. In the lyrics, the phrase "ashtray girl" is meant to refer to a woman who…
I hold an image of the astray girl
As a cigarette burns on my chest
I wrote a poem that described her world
That put our friendship to the test