from Speak by The Introverts

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This song is a dirge, a lament. After one of too damn many mass shootings this song came out. It's addressed to the shooter, the killer. It's hard to explain, but it presupposes a kind of web of humanity from which you can't just check out of.


Oh well I heard / you turned yourself in
As though that/ could make a difference
They weren’t the ones / they were just there
When the ice breaks / everyone knows

And you’ll come around, after awhile
Your ghost will be wandering / around in the hall
You’ll come around / and empty the years
but you’ll be blind and bound with open ears

you will start again, to make amends
you must start again to make amends
you must start again to make amends
you must start again to make amends

and they might forgive / but they won’t forget
all that they gave / all that you took
can never replace / can never recall
her off kilter laugh / his disarming smile

and you’ll come around / after awhile
and you’ll want back in / back from exile
and they’ll hold the key / to your broken heart
you’ll have to give in/ make a new start
part/ from the hate and the dream

you must start again, to make amends


from Speak, released October 1, 2015


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The Introverts Tucson, Arizona

Hoge Day and Mark Taylor met while both were members of an artist's collective gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Their years-long friendship and collaboration would eventually give birth to the band, the introverts.
Daniel Behrend joined them on drums, and, for the album, Speak, they were joined by bassist Blair Forward to help create their driving, signature sound.
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