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Let's Get Out Of This Country

by CAMERA OBSCURA

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He said “I’ll protect you like you are the crown jewels” yet Said he’s feeling sorrier for me the more I behave badly I can bet Hey Lloyd I’m ready to be heartbroken I can’t see further than my own nose at the moment Jealousy is more than a word now I understand I know you can stay a girl by holding a boy’s hand Hey Lloyd I’m ready to be heartbroken I can’t see further than my own nose at the moment Hey Lloyd I’m ready to be heartbroken I can’t see further than my own nose at the moment I’ve got my life of complication here to sort out I’ll take myself to an east coast city and walk about Hey Lloyd I’m ready to be heartbroken I can’t see further than my own nose at the moment Hey Lloyd I’m ready to be heartbroken I can’t see further than my own nose at the moment Hey Lloyd I’m ready to be heartbroken I can’t see further than my own nose at the moment
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Shedding tears for affairs I’m a funny little thing I can tell you this for nothing Affairs don’t win Can you handle one more dirty secret one more dirty night? Is it true what they say? Will it make us go blind? You had to drive Look me in the eye Whisper don’t cry I’ll take an interest in Illustration It should be a laugh Your words are with me still They whisper in the grass Shedding tears for affairs I’m a stupid little thing I can tell you this for nothing You won’t win You had to drive (I didn’t want to) Look me in the eye (I found it hard to) Whisper don’t cry (I had to whisper don’t cry) So I cried
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Come back Margaret he wants to adore you Come back Margaret I’d like to explore you Can’t you see the tears in my eyes? With love for him I disguise I like the free days with no expectations I like it my way with no limitation Still you see there are tears in my eyes With love for him I despise Darling you will always be around Whether my mood’s up or if it’s down In dreams I try to take you far away But you never stay No you never stay No you never stay
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Dory Previn 04:16
Fed up of girls in pretty dresses With boys who want to teach them a lesson Sick of the sight of my old lover Went under sheets and covers to get away from him I can’t see what he once meant to me I think it’s time I put him out of my mind So I took a glimpse of Montana Now nothing else matters I’ll heal eventually How I adore you Dory Previn Turned you up to eleven for the band’s ears to bleed I can’t see what he once meant to me Do you think it’s time I put it out of my mind? Do you think it’s time I put it out of my mind? I can’t see what he once meant to me Do you think it’s time I put it out of my mind? I can’t see what he once meant to me Do you think it’s time I put it out of my mind? I can’t see what he once meant to me Do you think it’s time I put it out of my mind? I can’t see what he once meant to me Do you think it’s time I put it out of my mind? I think it’s time I let my love for him die
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I once had a love but soon had enough He was a false contender He got so thin there must have been deep sorrow gnawing away at him What will I do? Will it always be you? I hope and I pray he’ll leave me one day We were so sweet under the Copper Beach You left a mark you sunk your teeth Into the back of my neck, oh let’s not pretend I needed the lesson that you taught me well What will I do? Will it always be you? I hope and I pray he’ll leave me one day What will I do? Must it always be you? I hope and I pray he’ll leave me one day Leave me one day Leave me one day Leave me one day
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Let’s get out of this country I’ll admit I am bored with me I drowned my sorrows and slept around When not in body at least in mind We’ll find a cathedral city You can convince me I am pretty We’ll pick berries and recline Let’s hit the road dear friend of mine Wave goodbye to our thankless jobs We’ll drive for miles maybe never turn off We’ll find a cathedral city you can be handsome I’ll be pretty What does this city have to offer me? Everyone else thinks it’s the bee’s knees What does this city have to offer me? I just can’t see I just can’t see Let’s get out of this country I have been so unhappy Smell the Jasmine my head was turned I feel like getting confessional We’ll find a cathedral city you can convince me I am pretty What does this city have to offer me? Everyone else thinks it’s the bee’s knees What does this city have to offer me? I just can’t see I just can’t see
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Country Mile 03:59
Silver Birch against a Swedish sky The singer in the band made me want to cry We’re all inside our own heads now We are leaving new friends We are leaving this town I wish you could be here with me I would show you off like a trophy The road it winds, it twists, it turns, now my stomach burns Once again I’ll be the foolish one Thinking a blink of these lashes would make you come Don’t you worry, don’t get in a state I don’t believe in true love anyway Who’s being pessimistic now? I could document this as our first and our last row The more you look forlorn, the more to you I warm I won’t be seeing you for a long while I hope it’s not as long as a country mile I feel lost
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Tell me where it all went wrong Maybe I can make it better Tell me where it all went wrong Don’t you know that you really upset her? When you act like a man who is cross with every woman he’s never had If it’s true looks could kill and you will be the first to make me mad Then you’ll have to go Is this the kind of fate you could contemplate? A breakdown at my very sight I promise hidden words of tenderness in every single line that I write Still you act like a man who is cross with every woman he’s never had If it’s true looks could kill and you will be the first to make me mad Then you’ll have to go Maybe you’ll have to go Is it true looks can kill? Is it true looks can kill? Is it true looks can kill?
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I can see that you are leading her on I think I know what you are I can see that you are leading her on I know what you are You can’t see that you’re just the same as all the stupid people you hate I’m not saying I’m free from blame because I need all the friends I can get I can get I can get A long distance call to a mystery blond it wasn’t good for business But you say that she cries when she hears the bird’s song You want to soothe her distress You can’t see that she’s just the same as all the stupid people you hate I’m not saying I’m free from blame because I need all the friends I can get I can get I can get I can see that you are leading her on You say you’re feeling listless The people are tired and commitment has gone To this I’ve been a witness You can’t see that I’m just the same as all the stupid people you hate I’m not saying I’m free from blame because I need all the friends I can get I can get I can get
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Rose, I’m feeling older I was as lucky as a four-leaved clover I tried to be happy it wasn’t easy When I choose my colour it will be Razzle Dazzle Rose Rose, I’m feeling older Courage my love it makes me bolder Expecting softness can lead to foolishness When I choose my colour it will be Razzle Dazzle rose

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CAMERA OBSCURA have grown to become an important name in the international pop scene. More than 50.000 copies sold to this moment are good prove of their ascending career, with the highlight of recent sold-out shows in New York and SXSW, witnessed by high profile fans Mike Myers and Conor Oberst (BRIGHT EYES). The eyes of the international pop scene are set on "Let's get out of this country": a collection of ten perfect pop songs, absolutely no filler, where the band from Glasgow looks at classic pop through country and soul tinted lenses, influenced by a wide variety of heroes - from Jimmy Webb to Lloyd Cole, from Connie Francis to Skeeter Davis, from the SUPREMES to David Lynch.

In Autumn 2005, Camera Obscura travelled from Glasgow to Stockholm to begin work on their third album with acclaimed producer Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, THE CONCRETES, INTERNATIONAL (NOISE) CONSPIRACY), and some of the string musicians they used have recently toured with Brian Wilson or Arthur Lee & LOVE; the album was recorded in the same studios where Neneh Cherry or Robyn have previously recorded, and it was mixed at the same place used by THE MAGIC NUMBERS or Per Gessle from ROXETTE fame. Among the contributors to this album we find Victoria Bergsman from THE CONCRETES, singer-songwriter Brita Persson or members of Swedish pop bands such as THE TOURETTES, LAAKSO or SPEEDMARKET AVENUE.

A timeless album, delicately orchestrated, with which we're sure CAMERA OBSCURA will confirm the importance of their song legacy. These are songs that last forever, that will go with you forever. For all vinyl lovers we are releasing a deluxe limited edition (cover and inlet in glossy hard paper and 180 gr. vinyl).

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released May 29, 2006

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