"Cameo Lover" as written by Kimbra Johnson and Daniel Leonard Nigro....
This is nonstop baby
You've got me going crazy
You're heavier than I knew
But I don't want no other
You're my cameo love
Only here for a moment or two
You stay inside that bubble
With all of your trouble
In your black hole
You turn from the skies
You dance with your demise
I'll be here when you come home

We've all gotta break down
Let me come and break down, there with you

'Cause everyday's like talking in your sleep
Love is like a silhouette in dreams
Open up your heart, open up your heart
Open up your heart and let me pull you out
Everyday's like talking in your sleep
Love is like a silhouette in dreams
Open up your heart, open up your heart
Open up your heart and let me pull you out of here

I've got high hopes baby
But all you do is take me down to depths that I never knew
You've got two arms baby
They're all tangled in ladies of the black skies posing blue
Let go of your mother
And turn to your brother
Not a long gone lover's noose
Sometimes baby the hardest part of breaking
Is leaving pieces behind you

Oh we've all gotta get by
Let me come and hold you high, with you

'Cause everyday's like talking in your sleep
Love is like a silhouette in dreams
Open up your heart, open up your heart
Open up your heart and let me pull you out
Everyday's like talking in your sleep
Love is like a silhouette in dreams
Open up your heart, open up your heart
Open up your heart and let me pull you out of here

Open up your heart to me
The sun won't shine if you're not looking
Baby love is all that you need

When everyday's like talking in your sleep
Love is like a silhouette in dreams
Open up your heart, open, open, open

Everyday's like talking in your sleep
Love is like a silhouette in dreams
Open up your heart, open up your heart
Open up your heart and let me pull you out

Open up your heart, open up your heart
Open up your heart, open up your heart
Open up your heart, open up your heart


Lyrics submitted by jamminxo

"Cameo Lover" as written by Kimbra Johnson Daniel Nigro

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +5
    General CommentShe explained it in an interview, it's about a guy who lives in the dark, he's brooding and she's trying to bring him out.
    The lyrics are fairly self explanatory. I love it, relatable etc
    talkshowghoston September 25, 2011   Link
  • +4
    Song ComparisonThis song works really well as a foil to "Hearts A Mess" by Gotye. Whereas his is about keeping all of your pains inwards, and not expressing yourself and your love to anybody else, her song is a charge to that same character to finally reveal himself, all of his pains and joys and true feelings. The contrast even carries over in the musical moods of the songs.
    Perhaps this is just me connecting Gotye and Kimbra after a few hundred listens to Somebody That I Used to Know, aha.
    FernMcKlaufon January 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is, in my opinion, just about a man who has built up a wall around him, and won't let anyone see his true self. She is trying to bring him out, for him to tell her about it.
    It's sort of like "A problem shared is a problem halved." She wants to help him.

    I love this song, as you can probably tell if you read my username!
    CameoLoveron December 28, 2012   Link

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