Let's Get Out Of This Country

by CAMERA OBSCURA

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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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Track Name: Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
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
Track Name: Tears For Affairs
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
Track Name: Come Back Margaret
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
Track Name: Dory Previn
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
Track Name: The False Contender
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
Track Name: Let's Get Out Of This Country
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
Track Name: Country Mile
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
Track Name: If Looks Could Kill
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?
Track Name: I Need All The Friends I Can Get
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
Track Name: Razzle Dazzle Rose
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