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"Real Friends" is a promotional single and the seventh track off Camila Cabello's debut solo studio album, Camila. It was released through Epic Records on December 7, 2017 along with the pre-order of the album.

Background Edit

The song was first revealed by Camila in an Instagram's post introducing the album.[1] On December 6, 2017, Camila posted the lyrics, along with the song's artwork, in her Twitter account to promote the song, that was released the next day.[2] On December 21, 2017, Camila revealed the official tracklist of her debut studio album, Camila, which the song is featured as the seventh track.[3] On January 7, 2018, she introduced the song in a tweet by presenting a snippet accompanied by a gif where some lyrics were shown. [4]

Composition Edit

"Real Friends" is a spare ballad composed by simple guitar accords. Camila keeps her vocal tone, giving a calm vibe to the song. Lyrically, Camila sings, over muted guitar rhythm, about flaky, dishonest and unreliable people in the narrator's life.[5][6][7][8]

Trivia Edit

  • The song is rumoured to be about some of the Fifth Harmony members.
  • The cover art has Camila as a baby on it.
  • The artwork from the song was drawn by Camila's little sister, Sofia.

Gallery Edit

Lyrics Edit

[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
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 new 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
Every time 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

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, ohhh
Ohhh, ah

References Edit

Camila
January 12, 2018 • TBA • Epic Records, Syco Music, Sony Music
Songs
Released All These YearsConsequencesHavanaI Have QuestionsInside OutIn The DarkInto ItNever Be The SameShe Loves ControlSomething's Gotta GiveReal Friends
Unreleased Crying In The ClubIt's Only NaturalMust Be LoveOMGSangria WineScar TissueThe BoyOnly Told The Moon
Artists
Camila CabelloYoung Thug
Tour
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