Good Things Do Happen

by The Cameramen

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sydbarrett68 Large compositions but still with a minimalistic and live-feel to it. Great soundscapes that really sucks you in, great album! Favorite track: Dreams.
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released June 25, 2017

THE CAMERAMEN ARE
Richard Sallis - lead vocals, strings, orchestration
Daniel Altmann - drums, vocals, glockenspiel, ukulele
Tom de Prinse - piano, saxophone, melodica, synths
Aaron Williams - guitar, aa battery, backing vocals
Lenni Hemsley - bass

Produced and mixed by Richard Sallis. Additional production by Daniel Altmann and Tdep dePrinse.

Artwork by Jen Wildwood.

SONGWRITING CREDITS
Hello Friends (Sallis)
Drunken Serenade (Sallis)
Sea Creatures (Sallis)
Blissfully (Sallis)
Moonlit (Altmann/Sallis)
Dreams (Sallis/Williams)
Love Story (Sallis)
Onwards/Upwards (Sallis)
Break and Enter (Altmann/dePrinse/Sallis)
Dune (Altmann/dePrinse/Sallis)
Goodnight! (Sallis)

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Track Name: Hello Friends
Hello friends, it's a pleasure to see you again
And thankyou for your concern
So many lessons have been learned
Now I feel moreorless fine
Don't worry, I'll be alright

Hello friends, once again
Turns out I had to go mad
So I could find out who I am
I couldn't take the truth
But now I'm back to earth with you

Hello friends, hello friends
Once again, once again
Track Name: Drunken Serenade
We were both wearing white shoes
Sat in the corner of the room
Your head rests on my shoulder blade
I feel your pulse, we beat away

Our hair gets tangled strand by stand
Our arms are weaved, you hold my hand
The warmest arms with rolled up sleeves
I hear you hum, I hear you breathe

Things change and not always for the best way
But I will stay until you inevitably get rid of me
I'm not good at expressing my emotions
But all I will say is that I'm so happy to have you
In my life

Do you think of me from time to time?
Does it stick in your brain like it sticks in mine?

Take your time
You're not always going to get it right
But I'll be by your side
And I will try the best that I can to make things change

And not always for the best way
But I will stay until you inevitably get rid of me
I'm not good at expressing my emotions
But all I will say is that I'm so happy to have you
In my life

When we stare this close, we have cyclops eyes
I see yours reflect mine, the horrific and divine
You had no control over your grinning skull
My blood beating faster than I've ever known
And when I heard your voice
Well there's no other quite like it

You said things change
And not always for the best way
But I will stay until you inevitably get rid of me
I'm not good at expressing my emotions
But all I will say is that I'm so happy to have you
In my life
Track Name: Sea Creatures
Everything's moving
So suddenly so quickly
I don't even know where I'm meant to be
I flail around

Feeling overwhelmed and nervous
Do I even deserve this?
There's so much to see
But you're all I can think about

I just want to walk around
Nothing better to do
Take me into the town
We'll fit right in

Observing sea creatures
Trapped in glass cages
Just swimming in circles
Whilst children are staring them down

We walk down the isles
Trading stupid smiles
Well it's been a while
But you're all I can think about

I just want to walk around
Nothing better to do
Take me into the town
We'll fit right in
Track Name: Blissfully
Do you recognise yourself?
The mirror's reflecting someone else
Well are you liking what you see?
A prisoner of life wants to be free

When I hear myself out loud
I can't believe the things I say
Something is taking over...

Well I want to be naive again
Blissfully ignorant
Just wishing for things to change
To see what that does
Hindsight makes us feel so dumb
One day I'll get me some and...

Do you recognise yourself?
My mind's obsessed with someone else
Someone who I long to be
Someone who I'll never be
I'm not even sure who they are

Well I want to be naive again
Blissfully ignorant
Just wishing for things to change
To see what that does
I've lost control of my thoughts
Now the pressure's building up

I want to be naive again
Blissfully ignorant
Just wishing for things to change
To see what that does

In the meantime I will find
Stupid ways to cope
Maybe I could just relax
If I gave up hope
Track Name: Moonlit
I can't believe this is actually happening to me
Is this just a dream? Is there any escaping?

We spring to life
It's so obvious, obvious, obvious
Don't get absurd
it's just chemicals reacting inside of us
It's only human

The pupils dilate in your unavoidable gaze
I try look away, the colour changes in my face

We spring to life
It's so obvious, obvious, obvious
Don't get absurd
it's just chemicals reacting inside of us
Still, to feel you in my arms
Makes me happy
You took me somewhere

We're moonlit loons
Looking for something to cling to
And we'll find our way home
Find our way home in the morning
Just moonlit loons
Looking for something to cling to
And we'll find our way home
Find our way home in the morning
Track Name: Dreams
We raise our children to have dreams
We raise our children to believe
That they will all grow up to achieve
The things everyone else can't achieve

Do you feel so ashamed
That life's not what you want it to be
But the thing you're trying to flee
Do you feel so ashamed
You're not where you want to be
And you're tired of trying to get to that place

You need a job, you need a girl
You need a house all to yourself
In a neighbourhood that's doing well
A neighbourhood with no houses to sell

Do you feel so ashamed
That life's not what you want it to be
But the thing you're trying to flee
Do you feel so ashamed
You're not where you want to be
And you're tired of trying to get to that place

We all put a gamble upon you
To see your potential through
You did the best that you could do
You did the best that you could do

Do you feel so ashamed
That life's not what you want it to be
But the thing you're trying to flee
Do you feel so ashamed
You're not where you want to be
And you're tired of trying to get to that place
Track Name: Love Story
To turn out so normal is where it begins
Building expectations that lead to nothing

So I'll torture my body instead
Because that way I will look my best
And maybe someday I'll become
A human worthy of love
And all of my problems will fade
I'll never get hurt again
Ain't that realistic?
Why wouldn't it be?

If the movies that raised us are to be believed
Finding my true love will fix everything

We'll accomplish all of our dreams
Make our way in society
Never trapped by anything
No medical emergencies
We'll just forget all about the past
All the trauma that we thought would last
Ain't that realistic?
Why wouldn't it be?

I've got a car, a house, a job
Some kids with my wife
Everybody look at me now
I'm living a life!

Now my friends and family
And the strangers in society
And the perfect people on our screens
Will be convinced I'm finally free

Ain't that realistic?
Why wouldn't it be?
Track Name: Onwards/Upwards
It's just another pathetic story
You've heard this one before
They've left me below
And I deserve nothing more

It's getting beyond a joke now
Absolutely fuck all has changed
But I'm a strong and independent
And I can live alone okay

They're so high up in the sky
Yet six feet underground
I survived the rapture
They're above the clouds

I'm just left here waiting for love
Waiting for something
Waiting my life away

Yeah, I'm still here waiting for love
Waiting for someone
I can't do this on my own
Track Name: Break and Enter
I never replied
I didn't know the words to respond with
When you reached me out of the blue
Inside my mind, I hit rewind
The past is overrated
What's a boy to do?

Well you can't rewrite
All your history in your mind
It's just keeping you awake at night
It was what it was, it was what it was
Nothing more and nothing less

The neighbours kids jumped the fence
To crash the party, break and enter
I remember you felt so scared
On broken glass
I went with you to the emergency room
Just to show you that I still care

But you can't rewrite
All your history in your mind
It's just keeping you awake at night
It was what it was, it was what it was
Nothing more and nothing less
Nothing more and nothing less

I can be a dick, and I beat myself up for it
And I know that you're the same, my love
It was what it was, it was what it was
Nothing more and nothing less
Track Name: Dune
Gazing down into blue and grey
I find myself within a dream
I wish I could stay in this place
Floating lost and hopelessly

Forget about the passing time
Dunes grow slowly toward the sky
I'd always hoped this was how I'd fall
When there's nothing to say at all

When I was just a little child
I would dream of these moments
I was kept warm within the arms
Of yet another hopeless

It was everything that I wanted
But I just couldn't handle it
I couldn't help but let it go
It's a feeling that I may never know

Then I wake up and everything is gone
Then I wake up and everything is gone

Don't act suprised
That's the way it's always gone
A flash of light and a birdsong
And reality has won