Lost Angeles

from Lost Angeles by Richard Turgeon

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This one's a love letter to my favorite city, which I've visited many times. The lyrics tell the bittersweet story of a young woman trying to make it as an actress. But it also celebrates L.A.'s beauty, wide open spaces, iconic sights and landmarks — as well as all of its dreamers.

I wanted to do something that sounded like the feelings this person might be going through, the questions running through her mind:

Am I good enough? Am I gonna make it? Why am I doing this? When am I going to catch a break, and not feel like an outsider anymore? The same questions most of us have asked ourselves at one point or another.

I also wanted to turn off the distortion and do something a bit more intimate and organic sounding. You might hear some influences like R.E.M., Sun Kil Moon, Fleetwood Mac, and Modest Mouse, among others.

Thanks for listening as always.

lyrics

She moved here for a dream
The kind of life she saw in magazines
So far away from home
Surrounded by the sun, all alone

Today I’ll play your part
I’ll make it in L.A. yeah
I’ll try to steal your heart
I know I’ll find my way, yeah

This town can be so cold, in the sun
She never felt so old, being young
“Thanks for coming in,” they said
The story turns a page but never ends

Today I’ll play your part
I’ll make it in L.A. yeah
I’ll try to steal your heart
I know I’ll find my way, yeah

She’s feeling down
But things’ll turn around
She’ll wish upon star tonight

Today I’ll play your part
I’ll make it in L.A. yeah
I’ll try to steal your heart
I know I’ll find my way, yeah

My heart is in L.A.

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from Lost Angeles, released June 1, 2018
Written, recorded, mixed, mastered, all parts by Richard Turgeon. Bass by Ron Guensche.

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Richard Turgeon San Francisco, California

I'm a suburban dad who writes, performs, and produces original rock songs. I play most of the instruments myself.

My new EP, 'Campfire Songs,' is available now on all digital outlets and on Kool Kat Records (CD).

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