Kinks, The - Moving Pictures Lyrics




Life is only a moving picture
Nothing in life is a permanent fixture
Oh no oh oh no

Black girls, white girls oh what a mixture
Looking as pretty as a picture
Oh no oh oh no

We live, we die no one knows why
We come, we go we see the show
And it's always moving, always moving
Life is only a moving picture

Oh, life can sometimes not be very nice
But then you make your choice so you must pay the price
You take the good and bad 'cos life's all work and play
And it soon fades away
Oh no oh oh no

Life is only what you make out
So make the verses rhyme and all the pieces fit
There isn't any time to make much sense of it
It soon fades away
Oh no oh oh no

Life is only a moving picture
Nothing in life is a permanent fixture
Oh no oh oh no

We live, we die no one knows why
We come, we go we see the show
And it's always moving, always moving
Look at all those moving pictures
Nothing in life is a permanent fixture
Oh no oh oh no

It's only moving, only moving, only moving pictures





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Kinks, The Moving Pictures Comments
  1. Code Blue

    One is peace.

    Code Blue

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  2. colin smith

    Does anybody get the SOUND AND VISION riff from the Bowie song ? LOW BUDGET - A great unknown album in UK and Ireland !

  3. Craig Simpson

    Thank you Brad Horn of Winnipeg.

  4. Johann Bogason

    Life is only a moving picture
    Nothing in life is permanent fixture
    Oh no, oh oh no
    Black girls, white girls oh what a mixture
    Looking as pretty as a picture
    Oh no, oh oh no
    We live, we die, no one knows why
    We come, we go, we see the show
    And it's always moving, always moving
    Life is only a moving picture
    Oh, life can sometimes not be very nice
    But then you make your choice so you must pay the price
    You take the good and bad 'cause life's all work and play
    And it soon fades away
    Oh no, oh oh no
    Life is only what you make of it
    So make the verses rhyme and all the pieces fit
    There isn't any time to make much sense of it
    It soon fades away
    Oh no, oh oh no

  5. Monica Williams

    Dave and ray I love u ❤️

  6. Rachel Edwards

    Dave Davies

    colemann76

    Rachel Edwards It’s actually Ray singing

  7. agawamguy

    Gotta love this groove.........

  8. MeloLand

    Wonderful song...

  9. Kilian 303. 11-Hydrox.

    Love the Kinks! LOVE THEM...

  10. Chris Pace

    1979!, Well I never: this timeless classic by The Kinks nearly 40 years old and sounds just as fresh today compared to toady's shite bands whose music sounds 100 years old.

  11. Christopher Houser

    10,000 views. Wow. This is one of my favorite songs. It's so good as a metaphor for Depersonalization Disorder.

    WakinTheDeadFan

    Interesting. What's it got to do with depersonalisation?

  12. hotriffsofthrash

    this song is so true.

  13. Fun Demon

    i hate his song but we have to do it for rock band

    H5N14U

    compi king stfu and respect your elders.

    WakinTheDeadFan

    What's rock band?

    ᑭᕼᑌᑎKᗩᗪEᒪᒪIᑕ Şᑌᑎ ᗯIᘔᘔᗩᖇᗪ

    It's ok- this song hates you, too.

  14. Jennifer Eversole

    The Kinks! "nothing in life is a permanate fixture,

  15. ShotgunTheMan

    Even as innocence as  "Don't Forget To Dance " is .
    Peace Befall you All

    WakinTheDeadFan

    Did someone with shotgun in his name just wish us peace?

  16. ShotgunTheMan

    No disrespect   ,  Why do the Kinks have so many , family tree 
    Ancestry , Death to come or went references .
    ? Family tree thing inspired . .

    josh price

    That's an interesting question, and coincidentally one I was pondering 5 minutes before I read this. The short answer is only Ray and Dave know for sure. Probably only Ray. I can't think of any Dave songs that fall into those categories. Ultimately, Ray was a story teller, a deep thinker, very sentimental and prone to nostalgia in his song writing. That's how I see what you are calling family tree/ancestry. I think the first overt reference to his family was "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home" from the 1966 album Face to Face, about his sister moving to Australia with her husband Arthur (who in turn got an album named after him 3 years later with the release "Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)". Without considering that point, a few days ago I was telling a friend that it's on this album that you can hear the transition beginning in Ray from hit maker to story teller. The nostalgia themes continue in many songs from this point up until the end of his career. The "Death to come or went references" are catching him in a philosophical mood, pondering the nature and meaning of life. He's constantly reminding his audience that life is fleeting and death is permanent; that we should be focused on living while we're alive. I identify strongly with the philosophy presented in his songs of this type. His philosophy themed songs start with the 1970 Lola vs Powerman and the Money-go-Round album's "Got to be Free". My favorite one in this category is "Life Goes On", from the 1977 album Sleepwalker.

  17. Tom Palminteri

    Great song! A hidden gem! Thanks for posting this!

  18. TheRalphiel

    We live,we die, no one knows why? Perfect Ray!

  19. Michael Pomplas

    Awesome - thank You