Speed Camera

by Justin Bernasconi

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The scene is set by slow bottleneck slide, gliding over fast finger-picking - Bernasconi’s partner is knocked off her bike by a car, and she lies unconscious on a hospital bed. Their family members tell them they’ve had a lucky escape, and maybe it’s time to slow down.

Speed Camera is a true story and champions the universal theme that life can move too quickly, and is a reminder not to forget the important aspects of life.

The happy ending - Justin’s partner Cat Canteri recovered and sings the harmony vocal on the song.

Recorded by Jeff Lang, mixed by Shane O'Mara, Mastered by Adam Dempsey. produced by Justin Bernasconi


There’s a songbird outside,
Sings my melody and rhymes,
Makes my songs sounds complete,
Shakes my head, moves my feet.

Our lives moves so fast,
My heart moves so slow.
One wheel on the verge,
Heading off the road.

Need a speed camera on my life.

Songbird’s in a coma, her
Father takes a picture,
This photo’s a gift,
When she wakes up, she’ll see…

You can have all the money,
If you don’t have your health,
You won’t be worrying about
Your piggy bank wealth.

Get a speed camera on your life.

Staring at the wall,
Going nowhere fast,
Flick through a family album,
Two decades have flown past.

Look at the changes,
Ask what truly lasts?
Careful what you wish for, it
Might be your last.

Speed Camera, on your life.


released September 12, 2016
Justin Bernasconi - vocal/ guitar
Cat Canteri - vocal



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Justin Bernasconi Melbourne, Australia

Winter Pick is Bernasconi’s highly regarded debut solo LP, produced by Jeff Lang.

He is considered a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes, are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing. ... more

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