I know you like to keep a mystery,
But there's this girl I know who's sad, you see,
And I'd like to show her life ain't always real.

Camilo, that's where you come in,
My friend.
Show me your secrets, show me all
Of them.
I promise I won't say a word again,
And as long as I'm alive I'll be the best that I can be.

I need to see where you made that card go,
'Cause I've got some questions about the world I know
And about the difference between real and show,

Watch my eyes.
Put a coin in your hand now and
Squeeze real tight.
I'll make both sides heads so when
You decide,
You'll have complete control of your whole life.

Camilo, that's where you
Come in.
Be my assistant, be my right-hand man.
We'll find a place between fact and fiction,
And as long as they don't know we'll be the masters of pretend.

I saw your disbelief.
You're mystified,
And so am I.
Let's make like enemies and disappear.

Lyrics submitted by Kelp12, edited by CAKunited

Camilo (The Magician) song meanings
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    General Comment"Put a coin in your hand now and squeeze real tight
    I'll make both sides heads so when you decide
    You'll have complete control of your whole life"

    What a lovely thought. Reminds me of a passage in The History of Love by Nicole Krauss:
    "For her I changed pebbles into diamonds, shoes into mirrors, I changed glass into water, I gave her wings and pulled birds from her ears and in her pockets she found the feathers, I asked a pear to become a pineapple, a pineapple to become a lightbulb, a lightbulb to become the moon, and the moon to become a coin I flipped for her love, both sides were heads: I knew I couldn't lose."
    Lovely book, lovely song, life's good. :)
    mister care-too-muchon August 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song for the first time the other week and I was hooked at first listen. It's catchy and different.
    burningexampleon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, his voice is well i would say lovely!
    electricdaisy1on March 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song that I heard for the first time today.

    Its pretty much about caring for a girl so much that you'd go to ridiculous extents to make her feel better, including helping her escape from reality to a place far less serious for a little while. What could do that better than magic tricks? lol. At least that is how I saw the song.
    CoolEthan182on September 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe singer speaks of two people, Camilo and Caroline, right? Is he not communicating with Camilo, perhaps getting advice or sharing with him about Caroline?
    emergingsynergyon March 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI hate to be that guy, but it is possible it's about drugs?
    toomanytreeson January 03, 2013   Link
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    Link(s)This song is about Vancouver-based magician Camilo: camilothemagician.com/
    LoudGregon February 28, 2014   Link

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