Distant Camera & other songs about photography...

January 15, 2018

Distant Camera by Neil Young

 

 

The flash from a distant camera
Reconnecting thoughts and actions
Fragments of our missing dream
Pieces from here and there
Fall in place along the line
Disappearing between you and me

 

Life is changing everywhere I go
New things and old both disappear
If life is a photograph fading in the mirror
All I want is a song of love
Song of love to sing for you
All I need is this song of love
To sing for you

 

On the floor where daylight dances
With the ones that missed their chances
When they couldn't let it show
Lies the land of sweet surrender
Like a dream it might have ended there
But we didn't even know

 

Now forever we will live as one,
Floating in love's atmosphere
If love is a piece of dust shining in the sun,
All I want is a song of love
Song of love to sing to you
All I need is this song for love
To sing for you

 

Song of love

Song of love

 

 

The Picture by Loudon Wainright III

 

 

Click, Click, Click, Click by Bishop Allen

 

 

Kodachrome by Paul Simon 

 

 

When I think back

On all the crap I learned in high school

It's a wonder

I can think at all

And though my lack of education

Hasn't hurt me none

I can read the writing on the wall

 

Kodachrome

You give us those nice bright colors

You give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away

 

If you took all the girls I knew

When I was single

And brought them all together for one night

I know they'd never match

My sweet imagination

And everything looks worse in black and white

 

Kodachrome

You give us those nice bright colors

You give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away

 

Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away...

Mama, don't take my Kodachrome

(Leave your boy so far from home)
Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away.

 

 

Send a Picture of Mother by Johnny Cash

 

 

F-Stop Blues by Jack Johnson 

 

 

Hermit crabs and cowry shells
Crush beneath his feet as he comes towards you
He's waving at you

 

Lift him up to see what you can see
He begins his focusing
He's aiming at you

 

And now he has cutaways from memories
And close-ups of anything that
He has seen or even dreamed

And now he's finished focusing

 

He's imagining lightning
Striking sea sickness
Away from here

 

Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
How many years and you've barely even tasted
Anything remotely close to
Everything you've boasted about
Look who's crying now

 

Driftwood floats, after years of erosion
Incoming tide touches roots to expose them
Quicksand steals my shoes
Clouds bring the f-stop blues

 

Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
How many years and you've barely even tasted
Anything remotely close to
Everything you've boasted about
Look who's crying now


 

 

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