Smile for the camera
Oh she's crying Jesus
to the lens
Black mascara bleeds her face
Smile for the camera
while your sliced
to ribbons
Scream for the camera
Oh she's pleading, Jesus,
for her pathetic
A starlet with a duct tape smile
Scream camera
Your inspiration focus
is a shard in your cunt
Prepare the scene
A method star cured for
Play dead
Put on your murdered face
It's only acting, acting,
Look she's dying, Jesus
Grainy and unsteady
Falling down like a
character in hell

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Duct Tape Smile song meanings
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    General Commentthe guitar in this song is AMAZING!
    imtheowlon August 29, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis seems to be about a depressed, possibly emo girl. She is always being mean or just being emo, and she doesn't really have any purpose in life.
    panther2598on November 25, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAs I understand it, this song's about a "snuff film", which is a video of an actual murder recorded for either the murderer or other people's entertainment.

    In this song, it's clear that he's killing some woman, and he's telling her to "smile for the camera" because he's making a video of her murder. The title of the song, I'm assuming, refers to the duct tape he's placed over her mouth to muffle her screams of pain.

    Also, the line "grainy and unsteady" refers to the typically amateur quality of snuff films.
    Canason January 19, 2011   Link

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