Picture Book

Album: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
  • Picture yourself when you're getting old,
    Sat by the fireside a-pondering on[?].
    Picture book, pictures of your mama, taken by your papa a long time ago.
    Picture book, of people with each other, to prove they love each other a long ago.
    Na, na, na, na, na na.
    Na, na, na, na, na na.
    Picture book.
    Picture book.

    A picture of you in your birthday suit,
    You sat in the sun on a hot afternoon.
    Picture book, your mama and your papa, and fat old Uncle Charlie out cruising with their friends.
    Picture book, a holiday in August, outside a bed and breakfast in sunny Southend.
    Picture book, when you were just a baby, those days when you were happy, a long time ago.
    Na, na, na, na, na na.
    Na, na, na, na, na na.
    Picture book.
    Picture book.
    Picture book.
    Picture book.

    Picture book,
    Na, na, na, na na,
    Na, na, na, na na,
    A-scooby-dooby-doo.
    Picture book,
    Na, na, na, na na,
    Na, na, na, na na,
    A-scooby-dooby-doo.

    Picture book, pictures of your mama, taken by your papa a long time ago.
    Long time ago,
    Long time ago,
    Long time ago,
    Long time ago,
    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Writer/s: RAYMOND DOUGLAS DAVIES
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Jf from Montreal, QcGreat material, nope f--kIN' great material...

    We had a blast recording a cover & doing the clip with some personal stuff thrown in...

    A sort of tribute to rock'& roll at large ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=bu2IYq2Jw-w
    Loads of fun indeed!
  • Tomislav from Split, CroatiaWell, It should say something about Green Day getting the inspiration for Warning out of this song...cos, they're almost the same
  • Nick from Chicago, IlFine cover by Young Fresh Fellows
  • Al from Baltimore, MdVGPS is one of the greatest albums ever conceived. Far more cohesive than Sgt. Pepper or Pet Sounds. I've fantasized about a musical film based on the songs on this ablum, with a few others added from the Kinks' repertoire. I'm fascinated by Ray's ambivalent feelings about his family...seemingly precious and maddening at the same time. God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety!
  • Paul from Sacramento, CaThis was one of a trilogy of songs Davies wrote and the Kinks recorded in 1967-1968 that shared this theme. Two of them - this song and "People Take Pictures of Each Other" - are standout tracks on The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society album. "Picture Book" is the more upbeat and happy song, while "People Take Pictures..." has an undercurrent of sadness ("...don't show me no more, please"). The third, "Pictures in the Sand", was only released briefly on The Great Lost Kinks Album in 1973, and has since been available only on bootleg recordings (for some reason Davies has never wanted it released).
  • Paul from Potters Bar, EnglandDon you couldn't be more right. A superb album that has sooo little credit. It is certainlt the most under-rated album I know. The reason for this is because The White Album & Electric Ladyland were both released with this back in 1968 so it didn't have much chance now did it?... regardless of this fact I recommend this album to anyone, it really is well well worth it.
  • Don from Newmarket, CanadaA great tune! This one is from Village Green Preservation Society. A very underrated album in its day, VGPS has been acknowledged as a true classic. Well worth picking up.
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