Birthday in Los Angeles

Album: Forever Halloween (2013)
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  • This stripped down, confessional acoustic song was penned by frontman John O'Callaghan with a friend while walking through a cemetery in England. He recalled to Billboard magazine: "Right before that trip... I had turned 23 and was talking to - I use that term loosely - 'talking to' a girl that lived in Los Angeles. For the first time I think I felt what it's like to be on the opposite side of a letdown or the built up emotion of a relationship... also just being confused of things, what your role is in a relationship. So I came up with the metaphor of LA or Los Angeles being this girl."
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