"Camera" as written by Thomas Michael Smith, Christopher Dominic Urbanowicz, Russell Leetch and Edward Owen Lay....
Keep close to me now,
I'll be your guide.
Once we have black hearts,
Then love dies.

Look at us through the lens of a camera,
Does it remove all of our pain?
If we run they'll look in the back room,
Where we hide all of our feelings.

I'll just close my eyes as you walk out.

I'll keep your eyes wide open tonight,
Keep the car on the road now,
Feel love bite.

Look at us through the lens of a camera,
Does it remove all of our pain?
If we run they'll look in the back room,
Where we hide all of our feelings.

I'll just close my eyes as you walk out.

You fall from grace, we fall with such grace.
You fall from grace, we fall with such grace.
You fall from grace, we fall with such grace.
You fall from grace, we fall with such grace.

Look at us through the lens of a camera,
Does it remove all of our pain?
If we run they'll look in the back room,
Where we hide all of our secrets.

I just close my eyes as you walk...
I just close my eyes as you walk...
I just close my eyes as you walk...
I just close my eyes as you walk...
I just close my eyes as you walk...
I just close my eyes as you walk out


Lyrics submitted by haripotterhari

"Camera" as written by Bill Berry Michael Mills

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI have a very different take on this than stopthebomb. I think it is a really negative song. I think it is about how we all take pictures and smile and appear happy even when we aren't. The same theme goes along with hiding our "secrets" in "the back room."
    Jonzardon January 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRight on Jonzard. This song has the flavour of a relationship break up, but more properly addresses depression, and hiding it in "the back room". We smile because it's easier. Studies have shown that the majority of suicides are unexpected. "Look at us through the lens of a camera, Does it remove all of our pain" - the ultimate suicide note, and that, Tom Smith if you are listening, is a compliment. So powerful.
    ArtFarkison October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPhotography is such a healthy hobby, this song is awfully good illustration of that. So many times have I just taken pictures to up my mood, and yes, it does "remove all of our pain."
    stopthebombon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLook at us through the lens of a camera,
    does it remove all of our pain?

    makes me think of these photographers who take pictures of a tragedy right in front of them, like the scene in blood diamond where the journalists all rush to take pictures of the car thats just been blown up.
    ramshotelon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"You fall from grace, we fall with such grace."

    The bass-line and synth before and during these lines are amazing. It breaks my heart every time for absolutely no reason...
    ANorthernSoul76on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNorthern Soul, it's not just me then!!! I always get goosebumps when I hear that bit, it's so emotional for me and I'm not sure why....

    I will type what I think this song means when I get a chance, but seriously, what an amazing song, it is actually one of my favourite songs of all time.
    msrnbon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe take I have on this song is also negative indeed. It is much like looking over the mistakes of who you are in love with even though you know they are doing something behind your back. You refuse to look because it hurts too much and you will indeed sacrifice this for them.

    You will close your eyes as they walk out of the backroom so you do not see what's there.
    JefferPoweron February 08, 2011   Link
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    MemoryEditors give you awsome perspectives about life situations and human feelings, fragile states of mind. And this song just came out in the perfect moment:

    Sometimes, when we need to think clearly what is going on, we try to smile or to justify, because it's easier. Well...it may be easier but it's poisonous.

    She's mean to me and when I notice I get upset but I don't say nothing.
    She notices my humor and asks: "Do you love me?"

    I really do, but relating love with that kind of situations instead of facing them gives us black hearts, and "once we have black hearts, then love dies."

    I just don't want to cure it all with photographs, a trip to somewhere, gifts and letters...it's not the way out.

    I talked to my best friend, a girl from my university, about this kind of thing and she said:
    "Man...don't you remember? You where saying the exact same things, feeling the exact same way last semester."
    winterman4on August 15, 2015   Link

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