Video Premiere: “Smoke & Mirrors” by Gotye

Visuals directed and animated by Lucinda Schreiber
http://vimeo.com/lucindaschreiber

Music credits:
Produced by Wally De Backer
Additional production by Francois Tetaz
Mixed by Francois Tetaz, assisted by Andy Stewart and
Wally at The Mill, Gippsland, VIC

Organ, bass, brass, synth, drums and percussion samples,
lead and backing vocals: Wally

Contains samples of Play It Cool as performed by Atlas.
Licensed courtesy of Bellaphon Records and Bellver Music

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You’re a fraud and you know it
But it’s too good to throw it all away
Anyone would do the same
You’ve got ’em going
And you’re careful not to show it
Sometimes you even fool yourself a bit
It’s like magic
But it’s always been a smoke and mirrors game
Anyone would do the same

So now that you’ve arrived well you wonder
What is it that you’ve done to make the grade
And should you do the same?
(Is that too easy?)
Are you only trying to please them
Will they see then-
You’re desperate to deliver
Anything that could give you
A sense of reassurance
When you look in the mirror

Such highs and lows
You put on quite a show
All these highs and lows
And you’re never really sure
What you do it for
Well do you even want to know?
You put on quite a show

Mother
Are you watching?

You’re a fraud and you know it
And every night and day you take the stage
And it always entertains
You’re giving pleasure
And that’s admirable you tell yourself
And so you’d gladly sell yourself
To others
Mother
Are you watching?

Such highs and lows
You put on quite a show
All these highs and lows
And you’re never really sure
What you do it for
Well do you even want to know?
Yeah you put on quite a show

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