Swear I'm Good At This

by Diet Cig

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1.
Sixteen 03:22
When i was sixteen I dated a boy With my own name It was weird In the back of his truck Moaning my own name While trying to fuck And i didn't think you had to Go to town And tell everybody's mom That im Sleeping around Now i realize That all my friends are Mostly friends With you And i don't know Who would show up to my Barbecue And i Think you're the kind of guy Who would Meet me at a party and Forget my name And try to take me home All the same Now i I'm all alone In the grocery store Wondering who I'm buying all of these Hot dogs for And i Think you're the kind of guy Who would meet me at a party And forget my name And try to take me home All the same Now i Will never barbecue again And you can keep all of your Shitty friends
2.
Bite Back 02:21
I feel like garbage And it doesn’t mean that i’m wasted Tell me if you can taste it On my mouth When i’m screaming at you so damn loud I feel like dying I don’t know why i’m not trying To feel better Don’t tell me it’s always about the weather Can you tell That my shoes are too big on my feet And seeing you Makes my boots so damn heavy There’s pictures of you on the wall of my room That i haven’t taken down yet what if they could summon you And i’m trying so hard to be mad But so far i’m just really fucking sad Can you tell That my shoes are too big on my feet And seeing you Makes my boots so damn heavy And i am so lonely In this big city And everybody’s So damn busy And i am so lonely In this big city And everybody’s So damn busy And i am so lonely In this big city And everybody’s So damn shitty I feel like garbage And it doesn’t mean that i’m wasted Tell me if you can taste it On my mouth When i’m screaming at you so damn loud I feel like dying I don’t know why i’m not trying To feel better Don’t tell me it’s always about the weather Something nice about knowing everyone feels hopeless No one wants to think that they are all alone in this
3.
Link In Bio 02:09
They say speak your mind but not too loud and You should love yourself but don’t be too proud Well i’m done Can’t always be so fun I’m not being dramatic I’ve just fucking had it With the things that you say you think that i should be Well i’m done Can’t always be so fun I’m done with being a chill girl I’m trying to take over the world Don’t tell me to calm down I know what i want so please fuck off I know what i want so please fuck off Fuck off Fuck off Fuck off
4.
I wanna hold a seance For every heart i’ve broken Put them all in a room And say get over it I’m fine You’re alive You’ll be ok In some time And i am bigger than the outside shell of my body And if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry I’m fine You’re alive You’ll be ok In some time And when i first met you I wanted to kiss you And i I wanted to need you And now i’m forgetting why I tried And you call me the maid of the mist I’ll probably cry when we kiss You’ll ask me why do i Have to be so serious
5.
Leo 01:32
What’s your sign? I wanna analyze your eyes And what’s inside Make it mine Sometimes life is underwhelming Will you be my second helping I’m so bored by myself Don’t wanna hangout with anybody else You say i’m bad luck But you can’t seem to get enough Sometimes life is underwhelming Will you be my second helping I’m so bored by myself Don’t wanna hangout with anybody else
6.
Apricots 01:04
I wanna kiss you in the middle of a party I wanna cause a scene I want everyone to know that you are with me We’ll dance to our own beat And i don’t care if anybody’s watching me When i’m homesick I go to the supermarket I buy all the things i think my mom would get Why did i buy four apricots I’ll never eat them before they rot They’ll just become an afterthought
7.
Barf Day 02:43
Just one birthday card sent to me I missed my own surprise party It’s me, i’m only 21 years old And now i’m drinking alone I use my phone until it dies Just like my plants Can’t keep anything alive Alive And i’m sick of being my own best friend Will you be there in the end? Who said i Was a nice guy? Not i And i’ll tell you just what i want I’ll tell you just what i want I just wanna have ice cream on my birthday Blow the candles out and wish all of my pain away I know that you’re sorry I just don’t care (will you be my, my birthday date)
8.
Bath Bomb 03:09
I like To stay in The bath til It gets cold And i like To see my Hand all Wrinkled And i’ll stay Til the waters drained And i’ll stay Til you call my name I see my sister My mother, i miss her I know it’s hard Showing the world Who you are (isn’t it?) And these days I could stay In the bath til I decay x2 I know you are patiently waiting For some type of big unveiling Of who you are And what you mean Outside of everyone in between I’m sorry I’m not that patient I’ll never be patient No!
9.
Blob Zombie 02:00
You’re doing that thing you like But you’d rather be sleeping Especially at night Anxiety creeping in I swear i’m good at this I just want to sleep in Your friends are going out on the town You told them that you probably won’t be around I swear i’m good at this I just want to sleep in I wanna be the best one at this I wanna be the best one at this I wanna be the best one at this But i don’t wanna get out of bed No i don’t wanna get out of bed
10.
Road Trip 02:01
Do you wanna go on a road trip If you drive i’ll bring the trail mix Make our way down to texas And eat tacos every day for breakfast Will you come with me? Across the country We can go to every gas station Buy postcards for all our friends Make our way to the ocean Forget about our everyday obligations Will you come with me? Across the country Don’t know which way to go Don’t know where to call home I lost the map No going back
11.
Take me away Make me feel better Tell your friends i matter Tell me i’m special Make me feel invincible I wanna hear you say it louder Cause i’m alright I don’t wanna cry It’s been too long My tears are dry And i don’t wanna feel nostalgic For something that never happened If i’m alright then you’ll be alright Tell me you’re better Not like all the others Can we hang no strings attached Listen to n*sync cassettes Cause i don’t wanna make you cry You seem like such a real nice guy And i don’t want you to feel nostalgic For something that never happened If i’m alright then you’ll be alright I will pay the price of being so damn indecisive You will pay the price of being so damn indecisive I will pay the price of being so damn indecisive
12.
Tummy Ache 02:40
Well i’m just a kid, a girl, a runt And i’m starting to get real sick of Trying to find my voice Surrounded by all boys I’ve been yelling my whole life And finally it’s time to make my words count In a way i haven’t quite figured out And i don’t need a man To hold my hand And that’s just something you’ll never understand x2 Can you hear me? What if we never figure it out What if i’m always talking too loud? And my stomach hurts Cause it’s hard to be a punk while wearing a skirt And my stomach hurts Cause it’s hard to be a punk while wearing a skirt

about

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice-cream on your birthday.

Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on ‘Link in Bio’; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on ‘Maid Of The Mist’. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.

credits

released April 7, 2017

Swear I’m Good At This was produced, engineered and mixed by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with additional recording at Atomic Sound in New York City, and additional engineering by Travis DeJong and Dakota Bowman. It was mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side.

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