PYHOF: I Am A Camera by The Buggles

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The Buggles shot to fame in 1979 when they came out with "Video Killed the Radio Star." Today, put your headphones on and check out their 1981 single "I Am A Camera"!

Photo credit: mtvpress.com

WHO: The Buggles
GENRE: New wave, Synth pop

“I Am A Camera” was taken from the first page of “Goodbye to Berlin” – a novel by Christopher Isherwood. The original quote was “I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.”

The Buggles wrote the song, but prog-rockers Yes first released it in 1980 under a different title – “Into the Lens.” A year later, The Buggles’s synth pop version was included in their second (and last) album – Adventures in Modern Recording.

There
By the waterside
Here
Where the lens is wide
You and me
By the sea

Take heart
I will never let you go
If you
Only let your feelings show
Lovers all
How you never broke your hearts
You lose them
When the feeling starts

(I am a camera)
(I am a camera)
(A camera)
I am a camera
I am a camera

written by shhquiet on 2011-08-19 in #lifestyle #music #the-buggles #band #pyhof #song

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