Disposable Cameras

from by Jason Jeka

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lyrics

Cheap plastic cameras on perfect white tablecloths
that captured the ghosts of our loved ones that since then we’ve lost.
The napkins got folded the way that you wanted them.
I didn’t care just as long as we had them.
I look up and smile. The flashbulbs are blinding.

Most of the film in the cameras got wasted.
The rest didn’t turn out. My friends all just said “it’s a shame”.

But you don’t always get what you pay for.

We spent a small fortune to record the memories on tapes
that sit in a box in my closet just taking up space.
And all of the choices we made with each other,
who’ll walk with my sister, who’ll sit by your mother,
were never as big as the one that you made on your own.

The napkins that got stained were just thrown out anyway.
Funny how everything else all got treated the same.

But you don’t always keep what you pay for.

All those reminders of every mistake
got thrown in the trash and the memories fade.
I’m taking new photographs to replace them
and everything’s alright. I know what belongs in the frame.

‘Cause you don’t have to keep what you pay for.

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from *in black and white, released May 13, 2014

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