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​Bad Self Portraits

This song is by Lake Street Dive and appears on the album Bad Self Portraits (2014).

I bought this camera
To take pictures of my love
Now that he's gone
I don't have anybody to take pictures of
A lonesome highway
Is pretty good subjects
I'm gonna make myself make use of this thing

I'm taking landscapes
I'm taking still lifes
I'm taking bad self-portraits
Of a lonely woman

I've spent my life
So lost on lovin'
I could have been a painter or a president
But after twenty-five years
I should be good at something
Gone are the days of me being so reticent

I'm taking night classes
I'm making sculptures
I'm painting bad self-portraits
Of a lonely woman

I bought this camera
To take pictures of my love
Now that he's gone
I don't know what to do with this thing
I don't care about the time or money
I just never thought that I'd be
Through with this stuff

Stuck taking landscapes
Stuck making still-lives
Stuck making sculptures
I'm out here taking bad self-portraits
Of a lonely woman
Bad self-portraits of a lonely girl
Sad self-portraits of a lonely woman

Written by:

Rachael Claire Price; Mike S Olson; Bridget Kearney; Michael Daniel Calabrese