CAMERA THIEF IS AN ORIGINAL BAND OUT OF  PHILADELPHIA PA. WE JUST RELEASED OUR DEBUT ALBUM, THE WAR PARADE, IN 2020. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THE INFO ABOUT THE ALBUM, AS WELL AS WHERE YOU CAN STREAM AND DOWNLOAD IT. BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST. OUR ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IS MARCH 21ST AT BROKEN GOBLET BREWING. 

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THE WAR PARADE

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All SONGS WRITTEN BY CAMERA THIEF; JOE DUFFEY (VOCALS, GUITAR), BRENDAN DUFFEY (KEYBOARDS, PIANO), PASQUALE DEFAZIO (GUITAR), ROB DEFAZIO (DRUMS), AND JOE HARTNETT (BASS, TROMBONE).

 

PRODUCED BY JOE DUFFEY IN THE GARAGE

MIXED BY DEREK CHAFIN AT BARNSOUND STUDIO

MASTERED BY DAVID DOWNHAM AT GRADWELL HOUSE RECORDING

COVER ART BY AXELLE KIEFFER

@2020 BLUE ORPHANAGE MUSIC (ASCAP)

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THE KEY "Modern rock five piece Camera Thief has been making a name for itself around the Philadelphia region with earnest, cathartic songs that incorporate booming production, bright piano, and blazing guitars into reflections on our journey through this thing called life." READ MORE

OHESTEE  "Camera Thief and their new album single Modern Fiction, off their forthcoming debut album, “The War Parade”, swells with striking urgency and barely lets up. Raw yet atmospheric, gang vocals build on the urgency as they howl, “You are only here right now to remind me that I’m alive,” like one final endless storm." READ MORE

INDIE MUSIC CENTER "We haven't heard such a masterpiece since X&Y from Coldplay in 2005. Not a single song to throw away. Chills from the first to the last second. A wonder like wonders we can't find anymore. Camera Thief is clearly a band to watch closely!" READ MORE

THE REVUE "If Camera Thief were from Edinburgh or Manchester, BBC Radio would be espousing the potential greatness of the quintet. Instead, the band percolates under the radar in the massive Philadelphia music scene, waiting to be discovered. Their breakthrough moment is nigh because their latest single, “Starting Fires”, is an eye-opening, cinematic, anthemic number." READ MORE

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1 Modern Fiction 

 

We are waiting for the bitter end

We're coming down, we are strangers in our own town 

 

We will wake up in a different light 

A different place, a modern version of the same cause.. 

 

We all are comin down, a jagged edge, a shattered stone, a broken piece of a broken home 

 

I've had enough, I came too close, I've lost a lot but you've lost the most.

You have lost the most. 

 

And we’ll end up where we are

And nothing will be good enough 

nothing will be good enough now 

 

Cannot open up my eyes 

And nothing will be good enough 

nothing will be good enough now 

 

And I wait for your waiting eyes

And I wait for someone to tell me I'm alive 

 

I'll stay awake for just as long as I can handle 

Don't wake me up until this endless storm is gone 

 

With all my weakness and your constant aggravations 

Don’t waste your time when you know there’s nothing wrong 

There’s nothing wrong… with you 

 

Hold on tight, don't drop your guard, carry your knife, be ready to use it to stop a heart 

It could be now, a simple thought, a change of scene, the words on the cover of a magazine 

 

This crushing weight, your empty lungs, this sad disguise is your only hope now, it's your only hope 

A tone of voice, an open wound, you’re only here right now to remind me that I’m alive

You are only here right now to remind me that I’m alive

 

Hold on tight, don't drop your guard carry your knife be ready to use it to start a fight

3 Running Out of Road

 

We are night time thinkers at heart 

Taking shots in the dark

Rewriting history now to suit our fears 

 

I was spilling my guts 

Just crushing my lungs 

And listening to sounds that hurt my ears 

 

You're writing out a warning and it don't look good 

You're offering your best and that's the best you can do 

 

You waited way too long and now you're stuck with it 

I don't need it I don't want it now 

 

You are already there 

You sail into the wind and you're not getting anywhere 

We are already there 

And we're running out of road 

  *You’re breaking down

  *You’re faltering

  *You’re caving in, you’re stalling out

  *You’re braking down

  *You're calling

  *You’re stalling out you’re falling down

 

And now you cannot grow

And now you cannot grow

 

I don't think we’re getting any younger

Getting any younger at all

 

I don’t think we’re getting any younger

Getting any younger

Getting any younger now

I don’t think we’re getting any younger

Getting any younger 

We’re not getting any younger at all

2 Starting Fires

 

I was looking back 

It never hides and never fades away 

 

Time will take you for a ride 

You will hold your breath and avert your eyes

And the wind will tear the wings right off your back 

 

You had to take the long way home 

And the sky will fade and the mountains fall 

And it all will wash away into the sea 

 

And you breath... and it flows right through you 

And you chose to reason with yourself another day 

 

And it feels.... and it feels like fiction 

We bought the lies and started fires every day 

 

You never see it till it crushes you 

Forgetting everything you thought you knew 

It's all of my time and it never stops 

It's all of my time and it never stops 

 

I was looking back 

It never hides, it never hides and it never fades away 

 

It's all of my time and it never stops

 

Time will take you for a ride 

You will hold your breath and avert your eyes

And the wind will tear the wings right off your back

 

And you breath... and it flows right to through you 

And you chose to reason with yourself anther day

 

You never see it till it crushes you 

Forgetting everything you thought you knew 

It's all of my time and it never stops 

It's all of my time and it never stops 

4 The Empty Weight

 

It's not the world you're hating

The disdain is disappearing

You made it out, you made that clear

 

There was an innocence and sense of pride

When you broke your gaze with a fleeting sigh

And I barely saw it, I barely saw it there

 

And one more time, we hang our heads

And one more time, we were misled

 

And we will breathe in all the sacred air  

And we cough as if we were never there  

While the world is waking up to the alarm

 

When we are all sedated

We are uncoordinated  

The taste was thick and unrefined

 

We will fill this room with the empty weight

of the promises that I could not keep

And we will dance upon this filthy floor tonight

 

And one more time, we lift our heads

And one more time, we're on the edge  

 

And we will hang our hearts like the red debris

Of a horror show that was meant to be

In a tired senseless act of disregard

 

Now we’ve been melting for a long time

  *The sky is aching for the ground

We feel the rumbling underneath the floor

  *I guess it might as well be me for now

It isn’t midnight till the bullets fly

  *I feel your heartbeat slowing down 

5 Sunset Satellite

 

There’s always been a reason for the lines that grew across your face 

They were born out of a broken mind 

 

You were worn to the bone by a withering embrace 

You can try to be an animal, but it doesn’t make sense at all 

 

It was a meaningless debate that never will be settled 

Ripped from both side with nothing in the middle 

It will always come down to this

Where you gonna be when the thunder hits

 

We built this city out of gold 

You’re gonna see the sky unfold  

When the sunset satellite flies by, the sunset satellite flies by  

 

We built roads for miles, connecting all of our lies to the waiting sky

When the sunset satellite flies by, the sunset satellite flies by 

 

You can take away the sedative, it won’t be long before the sun goes down

Life is so repetitive, we travel to the grave to save us from the unknown  

 

It was the wrong time, in the wrong universe

It’s been a long time waiting for the worst  

You can let it be incredible, but it’ll never make sense at all    

 

You’re gonna want to arm yourself and maybe even harm yourself 

And now you are lost in the art of the darkest energy 

and now the worlds gonna fall apart 

 

We built these churches out of stone 

You’re gonna see the sky explode  

When the sunset satellite flies by, the sunset satellite flies by  

 

We built roads for miles

Connecting all of our lies to the waiting sky

When the sunset satellite flies by, the sunset satellite flies by 

 

Listen people

This here is a gathering of the tragically hopeful 

Don’t let this deceptively simple world get you down 

We are manipulators of time and space 

We live in a stacked reality but we are undeterred

There is only an illusion of purity  

Access that instinct, do not be shaken 

The sunset satellite is fast approaching 

Pack your bags, prepare for boarding 

Because seeing is believing 

 

We built these people out of fear

You’re gonna see the sky on fire 

When the sunset satellite flies by, the sunset satellite flies by  

 

We built roads for miles

Connecting all of our lies to the waiting sky

When the sunset satellite flies by, the sunset satellite flies by

6 Left Behind 

 

All I lost and all I had, I should have left behind

All the words you said and looks you gave, will never leave my mind

It was all a distant blur, I was barely there at all

  *Take and take and take and take and take and take it all from you

You were born to leave the world and I won't break your fall

  *Take and take and take and take and take and take it all from you

 

Gone beyond but not forgotten, I should have left instead

Don't bother listing all the reasons

All the twists and turns that kept you satisfied are mangled in my head

And there's nothing after that

You will waste the day and melt away like snow

  *Take and take and take and take and take and take it all from you

You should be hiding from the sun

  *Take and take and take and take and take and take it all from you

There's a cold inside my heart that you don't want to know

  *Take and take and take and take and take and take it all from you

And you know that I can't hide it

  *Take and take and take and take and take and take it all from you

 

Broken ribs and a pair of glass eyelids

Pouring out the contents of your mouth into it

Slowly taking in this sad exchange

7 Sold On It

 

It was a rare and awkward thing 

To catch your eye like a silver ring 

I didn't know that you let it go, don't let it go 

 

I was a wreck when you left your cage 

I could think of nothing but the blinding rage 

You left behind don't let it go, don't let it go

 

It's better to be sold on it 

You need to take ahold of it 

I didn't know that you let it go, don't let it go

 

Is it better to be wrong 

I'll ride a wave into a black hole

Disappear forever, a flash of light hiding from the sun 

You take as long as you need to be wrong 

You're wrong you're wrong 

And you will always be wrong 

 

It's better to be sold on it 

You need to take ahold of it 

I didn't know that you let it go you let it go you let it go

 

Is it better to be wrong 

I'll ride a wave into a black hole 

Disappear forever, a flash of light hiding from the sun 

You take as long as you need to be wrong 

You're wrong you're wrong 

And you will always be wrong 

You were always wrong

I didn’t know that you let it, know that you let it, no you don’t get it at all

8 Medicine For Aching Hearts

 

When we were young 

We took all the chances that there were to take 

 

When it was done 

There were many parts that made up this mistake 

 

When we were tired 

There was medicine to cure our aching hearts 

Hope is hard to find when it's tearing you apart 

When it was gone

We could not undo the things that we had done

 

I know I said it, I regret it

This sordid mess has always been my fault

So forget all of the things you saw

 

You were always there

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