"Picture of Myself" is the tenth and final song from the Punky Brüster album Cooked on Phonics, released in 1996. It is followed by bonus tracks on all versions.
- Words and music: Devin Townsend
- Cooked on Phonics (original studio recording)
Picture of Myself
The original album version.
Woke up this morning, didn't like what I seen I looked about as normal as I've ever been But I gathered today that I would be a star So I get myself ready to enjoy the part I'm only in love, with a picture of myself I'm only in love with a little girl Decided today to get the proper shoes $80 Vans and an ADIDAS suit Now the chicks will all dig me 'cause I look quite hip Sulking and tripping on my bottom lip I'm only in love, with a picture of myself I'm only in love with the little girl Now I've got myself in with the latest style And the people at the mall today have made a pile So I'm back on my way to my parents' home So I can tell someone I need a little time alone I'm only in love, with the picture of myself I'm only in love with a little girl I'm only in love with myself
[Narrator:] "So, there you have it friends, the story of Punky Brüster, one of music's biggest success stories, from beginning to the very end, yeah. Well, you know the moral of this story is simply this : that perhaps, doing music that moves you and makes you feel something, can be EAAAsily sacrificed, in favour of creating contrived bullshit for the all-powerful dollar. It happened to them, and god dammit, it could happen to you. Thanks very much, we'll see you next time, the end."