Vertical Horizon - Instamatic Lyrics




Lost causes turn you on,
So I’m the perfect one.
Your eyes say it’s okay now, okay now, and I
I swore I’d never give,
But your cameras were well hid.
So now I’ve got to pay now, pay now.

And the memories are mostly Instamatic
What’s left of me is left to you.
And the battleships are circling and waiting for your call
Oh no use flying
I just love the fall.
Yeah, I really love the fall.

Well your fingers leave no prints
With your fine intelligence.
There’s no stopping what you’ve started, started, and I
I hope for saving grace,
But I know it’s all too late.
Can you tell me where my heart is
Heart is, just a

Memory, it’s mostly Instamatic
What’s left of me is left to you.
And the battleships are circling and waiting for your call
Yeah, no use flying
I just love the fall.
Yeah, I really love the fall.

Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run.
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
So go on.
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run.
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
So go on.

The memories are mostly Instamatic
What’s left of me belongs to you.
And the battleships are circling and waiting for your call
So no use flying
Yeah, no use flying
I just love the fall.
Yeah, I really love the fall.

Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
So go on, go on.
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run.
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna run
Now you’re gonna
Now you’re gonna run.





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Vertical Horizon Instamatic Comments
  1. Vigilant Guardian

    a moment in flight. a memory caught in time....forever dwelling in that moment...thanks for your callaboration.

  2. Billy982810

    I love this song.. I right click on the pause button and hit loop. for days. for ever.

  3. JESTER`S QUEST

    GREAT SONG !!!! Neil Peart 4 ever in our hearts :((((

  4. Rafael Pinheiro

    Hello, from Brazil, I knew this song now and I really love it, the lyrics, the melody, everything, but this drummer, oh, he was the best in the world, is a great loss for the music and for the world

  5. Claudio Costa Vargas

    Choramos junto!
    Crying together!

  6. Gerald Hartley

    Who’s here because they’ve been binge watching hundreds of Rush/Neil Peart videos?

  7. IRIDEHARLEYS

    Had to come back and listen again in January 2020. This song is incredible! The essence of Neil Peart flows through this song. His drum playing on "Instamatic" takes the song to another level. RIP Neil Peart. Truly one of a kind drummer.

    Rush Kizhakkeveetil

    Agree ! I can feel the undeniable RUSH in this tune!

  8. deerex

    Rest In Peace Neil Peart 🙏

  9. Tony Lara

    This song is really hitting me right now

  10. jMF My Music

    Matt Scannell + Neil Peart = pure magic.
    Added to my 20.This.Week Playlist! Check me out!

  11. Andrew Nigoghosian

    Great song but the lyrics make no sense.

  12. Andre Sihotang

    What a fantastic song! A real modern rock which just gets better with Peart in drums.

  13. Peter Grimm

    This is a great song. Pop perfection. Great melodies, great hooks, and of course the Professor on the kit!

  14. holydrones

    He sounds like Michael Stipe.

  15. Mark Williams

    A kick ass song...great to hear Neil as well!!!

  16. Bob Cargin

    You go to the trouble of getting Neil Peart to play drums on this track then subdue his sound

    Steve Vestel

    That's exactly what I was thinking.

  17. tyeedwrds

    This is an incredible song, well done and emotions shine through! Peart was excellent as always. But to those who complain about his drums being mixed to accompany the song and not DRIVE it, GET A GRIP! They planned it that way for the song and the affect they wanted. YouTube has the video of the studio sessions of how the drums were mixed, look it up! AND JUST ENJOY THE SONG!

  18. By-Tor

    what can I say..........

  19. Michael Loder

    AWSOME SONG!! best i have heard in 35 years!!

  20. Tyler Travaglio

    Oh what I would sacrifice to re-mix this song...I like it nonetheless but holy god, I'm not getting enough drums out of this.

  21. Mike Williamson

    Dunno. 30 seconds in and love the drumming, but the lyrics are passive-aggressive pathetic gamma male.

  22. In the year 1230 A.D.

    Reminds me of time stand still.

    Talaramama

    true i was trying to find which song to compare to!! u Neiled it!

    Mark Gauvreau

    Not the same.

  23. Low Tech

    It the album art thats why this didnt sell come on a bunch of fake ass looking keys.

  24. Riazor1370

    Somebody could mistake the VH for van halen LOL..

  25. Steve Hall

    Still, one of my favorite songes. amongst an achivel of many others. from many others. this one is like the best of Rush or I can pick of so many others. GREAT work.

  26. Kirk Van Houten

    What was the point of getting Neil Peart to play on your record and then burying the drums/cymbals in the mix? Is the person who mixed this aware of the eq knobs?

    Michael Loder

    Really? you had to ask a question like that? if i was friends of Neil I would ask him too.. Experience is the teacher! when it comes to Percussion...Neil is the Master...

  27. Lurch685

    Matt is such an amazing songwriter

  28. B Matthew

    Great song....that could have been sensational..... however it has been ruined by production that is unforgivably awful.

    SIE44TAR

    Same conclusion here after searching for a 'better copy' that just doesn't exist. It's a bad original. Too bad.

  29. herlambang tanos

    Neil P erfect drummer

  30. Lone Wolk

    This song is awesome!!!

  31. Hal Kits

    In the immortal words of Larry David: "Pretty, pretty, pretty good."

    panda44r

    you spelled "really, Really, REALLY good" wrong :oP~

  32. SXI96

    This reminds me of something off Rush Counterparts haha, the chorus especially, awesome song though, it actually has elements of Rush aside from Neil's drumming, which sounds great, the mixing could have been better though

    panda44r

    I betchya that the released song is much more clear and precise.
    Too many mics,..too many ways to "adjust" :o)

  33. MrDeppness

    This song is pretty kicking. Neil really made it much more interesting than it would have been with your average beatbox drummer. And you know what else? As usual, he could have added more "spice," but he was more concerned with serving the song. I will say though the drums sounded a little muffled. Should be louder and clearer, but other than that actually a really cool and fun track! He gave it the Rush touch. Lucky you!

    John Crowley

    MrDeppness totally agree... And yes,I wish the drums weren't so muffed,especially the bass drum. You tube the making of it and you'll see his bass drum totally iglooed in studio ; ( ,,, Such a catchy song I can play it all day...I wish radio did???

    baby Jesus

    He saved that spice for he awesome drum solo towards the end:)

    Michael Turner

    "They built an igloo over my bass drum. I think it's a Canadian joke!" -- Neil Peart

  34. Darce Vader

    God help Ron Lavella.......:o

  35. Thomas Türling

    Matt that is an awesome song - Neil applied his gift to make it even more enjoyable

  36. Juan Manuel

    This song is amazing! They contacted neil peart to help them , and for sure he did

    panda44r

    ya' think?

    That's the understatement of the century, but i wanna hear a better mix, which they can make from what they have, i'm sure. I wonder if this was released, as it was 2013,..3 1/2 years ago.

  37. drumrnva

    Anybody have ideas of what these lyrics mean?

    Bikewithlove

    The lyrics are about stealing fire from the gods; taking a creative opportunity in life with another person and running with it, risking insurmountable tragedy, knowing that the glory sought in it passes in the click of a shutter and becomes a single jewel in memory forged out of trauma.

    panda44r

    whoa dude!,...my head just 'sploded!

    :o)

    John Crowley

    drumrnva yea what he said,lol

    Mark Gauvreau

    Good question.

  38. Jim Fernandez

    Absolutely sick man!!!

  39. Al Nair

    I love this song :'D

    John Crowley

    Al Nair me too...

  40. richard casale

    GET THE RASCAL OUT OF THE PROD CHAIR AS NEIL HAS DRUMS LIKE CANNONS HERE

  41. JDMan94

    Absolutely wonderful, and yeah, the way this was mixed would tailor to Rush perfectly.

    panda44r

    A little taste of "ice chucker" Canuckian triumvirate, for sure man,...oh yeah,..like Take Off to the Great White North!

    :o)

  42. Candace Hilton

    Awesome song! I love everything Vertical Horizon does. :)

  43. geetarmasta77

    This song is actually fantastic

  44. M Jay

    Aside from Neil being great, I can't get over how well produced this song is. 

  45. Tonyr0206

    Neil Peart and Matt Scannell are good friends. Neil also recorded a couple of track's for Vertical Horizon's last album as well.

  46. zimaclan

    If you go to, "Power Windows" the Rush tribute sight, in the "news" section, you can see the video of Neil recording this drum part. Pretty cool.

  47. Rush 2112

    How did they get Neil to guest star on their album. Neil is fantastic by the way.

    Kevin Siegel

    Rush Master Neil and Matt are very good friends, sharing literature and hiking, and enjoying each other's company. Matt also was one of the people that Neil leaned on when he lost Selena and Jackie. Matt asked Neil to appear on this song, and Neil was happy to do it.

  48. drummer3125

    Another nice album by Vertical Horizon and I love Rush's music, but they should get whoever mixed this album to do their next one. This sounds great and you can here Neil's drums!

  49. Brian Spiess

    Neil peart oops

  50. Brian Spiess

    Rip pest guest on drums on this