Domestic Heathen

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released December 6, 2016

All songs written and performed by Jean-Luc Swift
All drums performed by Arthur Boudman
Emotional and Psychiatric support by Jesse Akin
Recorded at A Domestic Studio by Heathcliff
Mastered at Legitimate Business by Kris Hilbert
Title for "Nicotine & Trouble" by Isla Macmillan
Recorded and Released on a Tuesday

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Domestic Heathen Greensboro, North Carolina

Jean-Luc Swift

Yo hit me with glitter I'll shiver:

"Some sort of rock and sometimes roll, twang and sometimes soul, but mostly pop dropped in a shattered bowl"

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Track Name: Care (I Don't)
i don't care
you're here, you're there
you're gone, you're out
what's that about?
don't ask! i won't
would care, i don't
or maybe i do? baby it's you

and i would like
to ask you if you
have the time
it's 5 past 9
well great, ok!
oh, by the way
you remember me too? baby it's you

and i would like to ask you where
do you go when i don't care
and i would like to ask you why
you still won't look me in my eyes

kiss me, kill
me, it's a thrill
to see you well
well, go to hell
they say that it's
a sin to try
and make it alone, babe pick up the phone

'cause i would like to ask you where
do you go when i don't care
and i would like to ask you why
you still won't look me in my eyes
Track Name: Broken Smile
oh babe my hands are tied
my body feelin' numb
but i can still feel down inside
and down inside i'm feelin' dumb
and i can take you like before
or take you upstairs for a while
but no, we don't talk anymore
and you won't break, that's not your style

no one can break that perfect smile
if you gave me an inch, i'd give you a mile
and i'd bring the heat, babe, just turn the dial

i shake hello and kiss goodbye
no nothing's wrong, what's past is past
oh, but if tears fell from your eyes
lord knows i'd wanna make it last
i'd have you shatter, babe, like glass
leave you in pieces on the floor
and then i'd walk across it smashed
to break the pieces up some more

but i still adore that perfect smile
if you gave me an inch, i'd give you a mile
and i'd bring the heat, babe, just turn the dial
if you gave me an inch, i'd give you a mile
but you won't break, that's not your style
Track Name: Nicotine & Trouble
i'll bring the nicotine, you bring the trouble
i know you're just a dream to fill the missing puzzle pieces
i'll take you anywhere, i'll take your picture
just ask and i'll be there, a match to light my fixtures

'cause you feel so cool
to the touch, i'm a fool
i'm on fire, watch me burn
well i just can't help it, baby, if i don't learn

'cause you feel so good on my skin
i'll never see you again

you bring the nicotine, i'll bring my lighter
douse me in kerosine and catch me playing with fire
baby, i'm down like you-not much to go on?
you split my heart in two, i'll give you half to grow on

'cause you feel so cool
to the touch, i'm a fool
i'm on fire, watch me burn
well i just can't help it, baby, if i don't learn

'cause you feel so good on my skin
i'll never see you again
Track Name: Diamonds Blew
i always thought i'd be dead by now
and so they say, i'm not allowed
uneasy feelings get me down
just radiate my eyes around
and diamonds blew are all i see
glowing pictures, silver screens
they say that blood and water set you free
but they don't know what that "f" word means

and glitter, glam, oh! what a man!
just plug me in for hours on
there's nothing real like sleeping in
i won't wake up, i'm not that strong
so temporary is my fix
concrete name tags, my best friends
the streets, broken glass, and zits
i'm tired, my consciousness slips

to the other side
where i feel alive

i need a new source of misery
'cause everyone's too scared to change
i tell myself it just isn't me
but i know i tend to ruin things
so temporary is my fix
concrete name tags, my best friends
the streets, broken glass, and zits
i'm tired, my consciousness slips

to the other side
where i feel alive
Track Name: Doing Something Bad
do i belong now? shouldn't be long now
have i been wrong this entire time?
well i've been up now for several months now
and by this time next week i should be fine

but then i wake up sad
a night of doing something bad again
and then i wake up late
i slept for 5 years straight again

i've had enough now, am i in love now
or can't you tell by the look on my face?
i've opened up now, i've been blown up now
the enemy was always at the gates

but then i wake up sad
a night of doing something bad again
and then i wake up thinkin'
maybe i shouldn't be drinkin' again

i don't belong here, been drinkin' warm beer
my eyes are open but i'm fast asleep
i can't control them, my eyes stay open
'cause i'm ashamed of everything i dream

but then i wake up sad
a night of doing something bad again
and then i wake up late
i slept for 5 years straight again
and then i wake up sad
a night of doing something bad again
and then i wake up thinkin'
maybe i shouldn't be drinkin' again
Track Name: Bite Me
i know for now you like me
but if you knew me, would you?
i know you're bound to spite me
if you could shoot me, would you?

oh, you want me worried
you want me easy
you love me more
oh, you want me gone
you'll take me back
but dead on the floor

i know you shine without me
while you were gone, i waited
but i know on sight you'll bite me
our eyes will die elated

oh, you want me worried
you want me easy
you love me more
oh, you want me gone
you'll take me back
but dead on the floor