Who Sang Pictures in the Sand? The Kinks

The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Raymond Douglas Davies
Release Date: 1973-1-25
Genre: Rock
Style: Rock & Roll
length: 2:47
Lyrics
And I'm gonna spend my time,
Drawing pictures in the sand for you.
And I'm gonna ride the tide[? ],
And I'm gonna make a rendezvous.

Sitting by the sea,
Sipping at my tea,
Drawing pictures in the sand,
And writing message to you.

Pictures in the sand (drawing pictures in the sand)
There is nothing I would rather do (there is nothing I would rather do)
Than just sit here in the sand (drawing pictures in the sand)
And think of thinks I'd like to say to you (I love you true)
Every single day (every single day)
I waste my time away,
Drawing pictures in the sand,
And writing messages to you.

(all together)
Pictures in the sand. (drawing pictures in the sand)
Pictures in the sand.

If I didn't have a dime,
Would you still be loving me?
While I spend my whole life through,
Drawing pictures just for you.
But I could never draw my love,
It's so very hard to do.

Every single day,
I waste my time away,
Drawing pictures in the sand,
And writing messages to you.

Pictures in the sand. (drawing pictures in the sand)
Pictures in the sand. (do-bum, do-bum...)
Pictures in the sand. (drawing pictures in the sand)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Til Death Do Us Part
  • 2 There Is No Life Without Love
  • 3 Lavender Hill
  • 4 Groovy Movies
  • 5 Rosemary Rose
  • 6 Misty Water
  • 7 Mr. Songbird
  • 8 When I Turn Off the Living Room Light
  • 9 The Way Love Used to Be
  • 10 I'm Not Like Everybody Else
  • 11 Plastic Man
  • 12 This Man He Weeps Tonight
  • 13 Pictures in the Sand
  • 14 Where Did the Spring Go?

  • Release information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin