> This song sounds real familiar. It sounds like something the Kinks recorded "a long time ago".
> Is it the kinks?
"Picture Book" was written by Ray Davies of The Kinks. It appears on their really great (but not particularly successful back then) album from 1968 titled "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society." The entire album is full of wonderfully quirky songs that were quite different from the type of music that was popular at the time. Kinks fans consider it one of their best, if not the best. If you like this song, you'll probably love the album. It's full of great humor, nostalgia and music.