"Kamera" as written by and Jeffrey Scott/bennett Tweedy....
I need a camera to my eye
To my eye, reminding
Which lies I have been hiding
Which echoes belong
I've counted out days
To see how far
I've driven in the dark
With echoes in my heart

Phone my family, tell them I'm lost
On the sidewalk
And, no, it's not OK

I smashed a camera
I want to know why
To my eye deciding
Which lies I have been hiding
Which echoes belong
I'm counting on
A heart I know by heart
To walk me through this war
Memories distort

Phone my family, tell them I'm lost
On the sidewalk
And, no, it's not OK

I've counted out
And no one knows how far
I've driven in the dark
With echoes in my heart

Phone my family, tell them I'm lost
Yeah, I'm lost
And, no, it's not OK


Lyrics submitted by jonesth

"Kamera" as written by Jay Bennett Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentI think this song is about how the writer is perceived by the outside world versus how he perceives himself. A camera can take pictures and provide you with a perspective of how you look at a certain point in time. It is truthful to an extent. The writer in this song has told many lies in his life, to others and more importantly to himself. He has developped a deluded sense of who he is and he needs to obtain an outside objective look at what he has become ("reminding which lies that I've been hiding [what is not true], which echoes belong [which is the true him]"). I believe he was provided this viewpoint by someone he knows and trusts ("I'm counting on a heart I know by heart to walk me through this") and is angered by what he hears or sees ("I smashed the camera") because it reflects just how different he is in reality versus how he perceives himself ("I'm lost on the sidewalk, and no its not okay").
    thebot108on January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for the guitar tab
    But anyway this song is great I think it is about a guy trying to hide some of his past. He says he wants to break a camera to hide his lies
    72telecasteron October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looked over this song once or twice-- and repressed memories comes to mind. There isn't much evidence in the lyrics for something of that nature.
    It's just what came to mind.
    Greyshoeson December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song always reminds me of george harrison
    thisisjimon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...i dont get this song..but i love it
    jacky4290on February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is actually called "kamera".
    ottovonbismarckon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about wanting to get rid of memories. Trying to fake what you actually feel, but the memories constantly revealing these lies.
    Fypaston March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdo i remember maybe seeing a song titled "camera" on the aus. YHF cd? im to lazy to check. but i've seen it somewhere.
    My Purple-Black Eyeon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy Purple Black Eye is right. On the main CD, it's called "Kamera". The Australian bonus CD is the "More Like The Moon" EP which has a version called "Camera" that is like a remix.
    elwyn5150on July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about 9-11. It's about the way the media de-sensitized the tradgedy. Its also about the feelings that arises when seeing the wall of lost people posted in New York city. The line "for my family, tell them I'm lost on the sidewalk.....and no its not okay"
    J-Robon September 28, 2005   Link

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