"Camera Talk" as written by Kelcey Paul Ayer, Matthew James Frazier, Ryan Clinton Hahn, Andrew Jeffrey Hamm and Taylor David Rice....
We're running through the aisles
Of the churches still in style
Does this city have a curfew?
Don't you know it's good to see you too

The riders on the Champs Elyses
We are the tourists in the cafes
We drank our wine along the river
Not believing where we were at all

It's alright, the camera's talking
Oh
And even though I can't be sure
Memory tells me that these times are worth working for

The buffalo in Catalina
The colored stones and troop leaders
The voices of the canopy singers
Ensured that we wouldn't sleep for long

I knew this would be the part
My plane's arrival catches me off guard
We'll all be leaving with a broken heart
Wallets empty and we're back at start

It's alright, the camera is talking
Oh
And even though i can't be sure
Memory tells me that these times are worth working for

The cistern is not even full
The cistern is not e-the cistern is not even full


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"Camera Talk" as written by Kelcey Paul Ayer Andrew Jeffrey Hamm

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    General Commentwe're running through the aisles
    of the churches still in style
    does this city have a curfew?
    don't you know it's good to see you too

    the riders on the champs-elysees
    we are the tourists in the cafes
    we drakn our wine along the river
    not believing where we were at all

    it's alright, the camera is talking
    and even though i can't be sure
    memory tells me that these times are worth working for

    the buffalo in catalina
    the colored stones and troop leaders
    the voices of the canopy singers
    ensured that we wouldn't sleep for long

    i knew this would be the part
    my plane's arrival catches me off guard
    we'll all be leaving with a broken heart
    wallets empty and we're back at start

    it's alright, the camera is talking
    and even though i can't be sure
    memory tells me that these times are worth working for

    the cistern is not even full
    the sister is naughty
    the cistern in not even
    RPunk13on November 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems to me that they're talking about traveling... or if they're not, it sums up pretty well my feelings towards travelling... especially this part:

    "and even though i can't be sure
    memory tells me that these times are worth working for"

    I pile money for a while..then leave for a couple of weeks and I ask myself that exact question... couldn't have said it better...and in the end, you always think you have to come back too soon anyway: (my plane's arrival catches me off guard / we'll all be leaving with a broken heart)

    Anyway, no matter what it's about, it's an awesome song! Local Natives are great!
    SilverTabon March 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol, the sister is naughty. I bet they were just repeating "the cistern is not even full" but cutting it short so it's only "the cistern is not e-" But keep it, the sister is naughty is funny.
    gishrhinoon March 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyeah it's "the sister is naughty." it says so in the booklet.
    amnesiakqon August 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe camera's talking... This song is simply about looking back at your travels and remembering everything you've done. It's reminiscing.
    sweetfatality7on August 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its

    "The buffalo ON Catalina"

    like the island
    mryoung03on November 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this
    Gstarrron February 10, 2011   Link

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