California Takes

from Speak by The Introverts

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I wrote this after talking with an old friend who was struggling in L.A. The tune has this vaguely surf rock feel to it, and this darker take on the Golden State seemed to fit.


I know you’re tired, I know it’s late
You feel like you should’ve been done with this shit
Years ago

but winter’s here, it’s not your fault
well you push but they’re pushing you out
to sea

Just one more year, you stick it out
Well they push but you're
Pushing them back – you’ll see

The time is now, it’s not too late
Just take a look and you’ll like what you
See – in me

California takes what California wants
And California breaks, whatever gets in its way
whatever gets in its way

I heard the waves breaking
I heard the sky call my name
I saw the lights shining
All the way from Californ-i- a


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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