How They Want Me to Be

Album: The Only Place (2012)
  • This defiant track finds vocalist and lyricist Bethany Cosentino taking on anonymous online detractors. She told NME: "That song is about a difficult time I was going through with people saying stuff like, 'I just wish Bethany would write better lyrics,' or 'I wish she wouldn't be such a stoner.' People have said my lyrics sound like a 12-year-old's diary, but that's kind of the point! I wanted to make music you didn't have to sit with and think, 'What the f--k is this girl talking about,' you know? And so (that song) is just me being like, 'Well, guess what, I don't give a f--k.'"

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