Having My Picture Taken Lyrics - The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art of Surfacing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1979-10-24
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: New Wave/Pop Rock/Ballad
length: 3:20
producer: Robert John “Mutt” Lange
composer: Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette
lyricist: Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette
My camera,
Sees things my eyes can't see.
I have it focused,
From here to eternity.
Catch the moment, catch the light, catch your breath
Let me freeze your frame.
We'll synchronize machine and brain,
But don't mind me...
I'm having my picture taken.

I can choose
Each day who I want to be.
You can choose
Each day who you want to see,
We'll scan the crowd and pan the rounds of all those
Distant scenes,
Immortalize a slice of time,
Hey don't mind me...
I'm having my picture taken.

Flash: another instant in an instamatic,
Click: another reflex set on automatic,
Snap: another moment of the life dramatic,
You really should have been there it was so fantastic

*written by Bob Geldof and Pete Briquette
*taken from the album "The Fine Art Of Surfacing"

Lyrics licensed by Lyricfind.com
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Someone’s Looking at You
  • 2 Diamond Smiles
  • 3 Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)
  • 4 Having My Picture Taken
  • 5 Sleep (Finger’s Lullaby)
  • 6 I Don’t Like Mondays
  • 7 Nothing Happened Today
  • 8 Keep It Up
  • 9 Nice ’n’ Neat
  • 10 When the Night Comes