I Promise I'm Clean; Haven't Done A Thing

by Greg Hill

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"I Promise I'm Clean; Haven't Done A Thing" is Greg Hill's first full-length release in his career. Both written and recorded in his bedroom at home and in his college dorm room, the album conveys the thoughts and emotions from an 18 year old's point of view. With dark topics such as anxiety, love, loneliness, infatuation, and departure, the upbeat tunes that go with them make it so you can't help but tap your foot to them. His sound evolves throughout the whole album, and the tracks are laid out specifically for the listener to understand the timeline of his thoughts.

Faster tracks like the lead single "We're All So Scared Of You" and "Hedgehog's Dilemma" along with slower, more somber tunes like the tracks "Help" and "Dear Mother" are only a glimpse in the contrast of the album. The tracks "Get Inside My Brain," "Home" and "Think Of Me" are simple tunes written solely for a solo guitar and singer, yet are still full of the same sound and energy that comes out of the other tunes. Two "two-part" songs - the title track "I Promise I'm Clean..." and "Jamie" start off slow and calm, but explode into a much bigger sound.

"The album doesn't follow a 'story,' per se, but an overall theme is present, and it comes clear during the track 'Hedgehog's Dilemma,' with a reprise of the chorus from the song 'PHQ-9.' It may not be clear to everyone, and the interpretation is up in the air, but it surely has at least some meaning behind it."

Give it a listen, or don't listen; it doesn't matter to me. Enjoy.

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released June 13, 2017

Recorded, produced and mastered by Greg Hill

Album cover by Greg Hill

Credits:
Greg Hill - Guitars, Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals

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Track Name: Help
Can you show me how to love?
Show me how to live again
Cause I wanna fall for you

Can you show me how to fight?
Show me how to be a friend
Cause I wanna fall for you

And I don't know how to
And you don't know the truth
And I just wanna ask for help from you
Cause I wanna fall for you

I've been waiting for so long
Now I'm finally here with you
And I think I'm falling for you
Track Name: PHQ-9
It’s almost as if things both good and bad interact in the world, it’s all about how you view it. She sees a sad disappointing day while I see the blue sky and the hope to one day make a change. And it seems to her that the carousel we call life never stops spinning.

Anxiety fills my head
I need to get some rest
Blood pressure is peaking
I'm filling up my chest

And everyone's so full of it
Everyone's so full of shit
Everyone needs to get out of here right now
Cause I'm freaking out

She said go wherever
Your heart takes you
I'm trying so hard
It's not leading me to you

But you know that I'll never quit
And everyone's so full of shit
It's not over now, I'm not giving up but I'm freaking out

Pick my brain now
Tell me what is wrong
Why can't I now
Make a choice on my own?
And I know
And you know
That I’m freaking out
Track Name: Dear Mother
Packed up my bags, got in my car and I headed west
Opportunity came and it hit me right in the chest.
You always told me to chase after my wildest dreams
Now that moment is here and all I hear is "this is a mistake"

Dear mother,
I'm not your little boy anymore
Dear Mother,
things have changed for the better

This has happened before so don't try to blame it all on me
I've seen three daughters move away just as easily.
I know it's pretty sad the way your babies all grew up and left
But you've got another thirty years to spend time with the ones who haven't yet

Dear mother,
I know things didn't go as planned
Dear mother,
Everything will be okay in the end

Dear mother,
just know this isn't the am
Dear mother,
I'll be coming back home again
Track Name: I Promise I'm Clean; Haven't Done A Thing
Have you seen my friend?
I last saw him around 2 am
He was dancing in my stomach
Now I'm not sure if he loves it

I finally found my friend
Praying in front of the toilet at 3 am
I couldn't make out what he was doing
Now I know he wasn't praying and he said he said

"I promise I'm clean; haven't done a thing
And I promise you're mean; haven't done a thing"

Give me a sign to let the feelings open
Tell me the way I can escape from my own brain
Teach me how to keep the liquor in my stomach
Show me the way to keep me from going insane

And he said "No, you have too much to lose"

I'm finally at it again
I last saw myself in the mirror drunk at 5 am
And I finally saw you sleeping
Now i know you weren't praying and he said he said
Track Name: Home
I am the one who treats you like so
I am the one who wants to do everything with you

Why am I sitting all alone?
Why am I sitting all alone?
I want to do every single thing with you
So why are you not home?
Track Name: Get Inside My Brain
Let's explore my mental health
I'm dying to meet you
Get inside this brain of mine tonight

I want to kiss you on the mouth
But I'm too scared to try it
Get inside this brain of mine tonight

Cause tonight'll be the night that I will love you

Let's go out and watch the rain
I'm drowning without you
Leave me now, and let me think tonight

And I want to fuck you on the floor
But my brain just won't let me
Get inside this brain of mine tonight

Cause tonight'll be the night of all nights that I will love you
I wanna get inside your little mind and just love you

Love you, oh yeah, yeah
Track Name: We're All So Scared Of You
It takes courage to come and say those things that will always come back to you
Where's the message in the truth?

Be careful what you're thankful for, they always think the same
The truth behind the meaning has a name.

And it's a long way back from the edge of going insane
And you're a one of a kind to be the one to take my brain
But it's alright I'll be the one without a name
Just tell me God if I'm okay

Cause we're all so all so all so scared of you
And you're dreaming, you're deceiving
Whatever happened to the meaning?
Cause we're all so all so all so scared of you
And you're crying from the beatings
And I'll say it again: "You're leaving"

One night stands and handfuls of mistakes, I can't see myself without someone to fake it
Will I make it?

I can tell from miles away you've never been so high without your boyfriend
Or the truth

Cause we're all so all so all so scared of you
And you're dreaming you're deceiving
Whatever happened to the meaning?
Cause we're all so all so all so scared of you
And you're hanging from the ceiling
And I'll say it again: "You're leaving."
Track Name: D Song
Your body language tells me I refuse to take the hint
Your alibis and excuses are always full of shit
And I promise you're mean
And I promise I'm clean
And I promise when you leave you're not coming back to me

Well I would rather have a broken heart than sleep next to you
And you're mistaken, I'm not giving up. I'm just not into you

It's 8 o'clock and the time is up; you're gonna call it quits
Satisfaction seems to matter between the hips
And I promise you're mean
And I promise I'm clean
And I promise when you leave you're not coming back to me
Track Name: Think Of Me
If I were hit by a car
Would you stand just feet apart
from that one you called the special one in your heart?
Cause I’d do the same, you’re that special one in my heart

When you see me walk down the stairs
Do you think about me playing with your hair
While you’re watching TV and breathing in the air
Cause after all this time I want to be there

Oh please just think of me

When we’re out drinking with some friends
Do you want to play pong again
I know you’ll kick my ass but I won’t tell my friends
It’s just nice to see that special one again

And when you’re bored sitting all alone
Put on this song and open the windows
And just blast it loud and think of all the times we’ve had
I know I’d re-live those over and over again

And when you’re sad and you think of me
I hope these words will set you free
From all of the pain and all of the suffering
Because I’d do anything to keep you happy
Track Name: Hedgehog's Dilemma
I saw a skinny bat in the room and I yelled
How could you be right there
In all the crowded air

I haven’t slept at all since you left and I guess
I’m living in the past
I still want this to last
and this is how it goes

I thought I saw you walking to your place but I guess
It was all in my head
It was someone else instead

I wonder how things are, how are you, I’m doing well
But I know that’s just a lie
I can’t stay by your side
and this is how it goes

Pick my brain now
Tell me what is wrong
Why can't I now
Make a choice on my own?
And I know
And you know
Track Name: My Left Leg
If I could have it any other way
God knows it but you’d like to stay
Bottles, money, and everything else
Seems so different now that you’re with somebody else

Your old sweatshirt is still in my room
Don’t have the courage to bring it back to you
A scrap book made by you and me
Tucked away in the closet with things I never see

I don’t want to do a thing, it seems like
Every little thing I do brings back old memories
And I’d rather be doing something else with you,
and I know that it can’t come true
I just want to leave, to a
a place for you and me

I’d trade in my left leg
Just to see you again
Come back to me

Your coffee mug and written notes
The picture frames I can’t seem to get rid of
They all sit quiet and wait for you to change
Only god knows that’ll never happen again
Track Name: Jamie
From her lips to her tongue
She is me, and we are young
Take my hand and follow me
Into the sun

My bloody hands and swollen heart
She can see the bigger part
Of this life, she speaks tonight
About the earth

Confidence and hidden arms
Don’t go hand in hand, they’re miles apart
Like the scars and the birth marks
On your legs

Baby shoes on the floor
They’re never used, they speak much more
Than the ones we used to know
Or the ones we lost

I don’t know what to do
It seems like everything we know has no use
You always seem so confused
Like your sweaty hands and cold shoes

And i’m a mess, can’t you tell?
She is mean, she’s out to kill
But I love her, she’s so sweet
Oh Jamie

Innocence and trendiness
I’m smoking all of your cigarettes
She can tell that I’m not me
But I’m screaming

She is me, she is harmed
She once was the broken one
I think I love her
Oh Jamie

My beating chest, and clammy hands
My curly hair and my innocence
My cracking voice and my cigarettes
Belong to you