Song of the Day #3,561: ‘Real Friends’ – Camila Cabello

The streaming life allows me to download albums I’m curious about but probably wouldn’t have bought. Camila Cabello’s solo debut is a great example.

The former Fifth Harmony member scored a breakout hit with lead single ‘Havana’ but all of Camila is worth a listen. It’s a far more subdued record than you might guess given her pop pedigree, featuring minimal instrumentation and mostly mid-tempo tracks.

It also boasts the best album cover in years.

I doubt I’ll have this album in regular rotation, but I’m glad for the chance to have discovered its charms. I think I’ll be able to say that about a lot of records now.

[Verse 1]
No, I think I’ll stay in tonight
Skip the conversations and the “oh, I’m fine’s”
No, I’m no stranger to surprise
This paper town has let me down too many times
Why do I even try? Give me a reason why
I thought that I could trust you, never mind
Why all the switching sides? Where do I draw the line?
I guess I’m too naive to read the signs

[Chorus]
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
All they ever do is let me down
Every time I let somebody in
Then I find out what they’re all about
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
Wonder where they’re all hidin’ out
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
Gotta get up out of this town

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, ohhh
Ohhh, ah

[Verse 2]
I stay up, talkin’ to the moon (ooh)
Been feelin’ so alone in every crowded room
Can’t help but feel like something’s wrong, yeah
‘Cause the place I’m livin’ in just doesn’t feel like home

[Chorus]
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
All they ever do is let me down
Every time I let somebody in
Then I find out what they’re all about
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
Wonder where they’re all hidin’ out
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
Gotta get up out of this town

[Post-Chorus]
Lookin’ for some real friends
Oh, ohhh
Ohhh, ah

[Bridge]
I just wanna talk about nothin’
With somebody that means something
Spell the names of all our dreams and demons
For the times that I don’t understand
Tell me what’s the point of a moon like this
When I’m alone again
Can I run away to somewhere beautiful
Where nobody knows my name?

[Chorus]
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
All they ever do is let me down
And I let somebody in
But I find out what they’re all about
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
All they ever do is let me down
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
Gotta get up out of this town, yeah

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, ohhh
Ohhh, ah

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,561: ‘Real Friends’ – Camila Cabello

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I really love “Havana” and recently heard her do an acoustic version on Coffee House, which was great and showed her talent is not just studio manufactured. This song is very good as well. I like her sound.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    LOL on the album cover. Nice sound

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