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King’s X – Picture

The song “Picture” describes the first and only occasion that dUg Pinnick and his parents were at the same place at the same time.

We all got together for the first time last September.
I said “Somebody take a photograph I’ve got a camera.”
Now I got me a favorite picture.

It’s a soulful and touching example of exceptional songwriting, easily one of my favorite King’s X songs.  If more musicians held themselves–or at least aspired to–this standard of content and emotional honesty, rock music would be in a much better place than it is. I hope you can set aside some time to throw on some headphones and take this song in.

Picture – King’s X

“Picture” by King’s X
From the album, Ear Candy (1996)
She was a white skinned black beauty,
the daughter of an Indian
Her Grandparents raised her in northern Illinois.
I call her mother.
He was the son of a hellfire holiness preacher woman.
They say nobody was wilder,
but maybe his brother.
I call him father
She was young, calling love.
He was young, stealing love.
We all got together for the first time last September.
I said “Somebody take a photograph I’ve got a camera.”
Now I got me a favorite picture.