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Album: Ocean (2019)
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  • Hillary Scott sings lead vocals on this track, in which she reflects on a broken romance. With added harmonies from Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Scott confesses they looked happy for the camera, but in reality, the relationship was doomed.

    Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures
    The camera doesn't show the way it hurt
    No, that ain't the way I remember it happening
    In between the flashes it was sad, it was tragic
    Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures


    The many happy photos taken of the couple disguised the hell they were going through in their relationship.
  • The Lady A trio wrote the song with Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban's "Put You In a Song," Florida Georgia Line's "Sun Daze") and Corey Crowder (Chris Young's "I'm Comin' Over," A Thousand Horses' "(This Ain't No) Drunk Dial").

    "We live in a world right now, especially with social media, where everyone's lives can look happy and pretty," Hillary Scott reflected to ABC Radio. "We wrote this song to reflect on the reality that things are more complex than that."

    "As good as something might look in brief moments," she added, "there are so many layers to who people really are and what's really going on. I love the juxtaposition of how this song's lyrics dig in while feeling laid-back and groovy."

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