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Teenager

by CAMERA OBSCURA

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Teenager 03:39
For your birthday she sent you a card She didn’t sign her name she gave an autograph Now she’s trying to call your bluff Is she your true love? We knew the boy who went from Mod to Ted She asked matter of fact had he gone off his head He was uncomplaining as a tree Not a thing like me You’re not a teenager So don’t act like one Sure she’s a heartbreaker Does she have one? Is it down to me, down to me we both rarely speak? I went for a stroll after dark I thought of you with her while staring at the black I didn’t have you down for being easily led Or the girl well read I went for a stroll after dark I thought of you and her, I think I’m going mad Can you help me to see where I’m going wrong? Help me finish this song
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I can’t believe that I’m writing this down I can’t believe I’ve got you in a song I don’t want to be a whining girl I’d rather not be in your world I stole a magazine from a Laundromat The posters in the bag they were breaking my back All I wanted was a bench to rest my weary legs I sat and had a greet, I have done my best I’ll get my operation on the N.H.S Will it cure my blushes will it bring out my best? Some will say I was a woman pretending to be a girl I will make no comment of this I’ve had my fill This can’t go on When is it going to stop? You casually walked back to your room tonight Take the flight of stairs and softly dim the light Fantasize about how happy you’d be with a girl tonight I don’t want to see you down I don’t want to see you hanging around I don’t want to see you down I don’t want to see you hanging around
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Buy me an advent calendar It seems the thought of days without you make me sadder Don’t visit me now you make me want to do myself in I’ll see you sometime but I won’t see you soon I know something’s about you I won’t spill the beans There’s a spool in my own camera that’s never been seen I could write it all down but it won’t be enough I want you to be happy with someone to love It won’t be me It won’t be you Pretty soon we’ll agree to be free Footloose and fancy free

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Teenager is the advance single of 'Underachievers please try harder', the long-awaited second album of Scottish band CAMERA OBSCURA. This CD-Single features 'Teenager' as the main track plus two exclusive songs: 'I don´t want to see you' and 'Footloose and fancy free', which will only appear in this single.

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released March 17, 2003

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