Courtney Barnett Porcelain

I found you at the store, pretty as porcelain

You are worth so much more, than what you’re going for

Don’t let them handle you, you better start praying

That ain’t no way to be, I got a colour TV

I’ll listen a thousand times, you can repeat yourself

If it helps clear your mind, it’s just another night

Call me when you are done, I’ll count my tickets up

No need to feel so low, you’re just as low as you could go.

Courtney Barnett Depreston

You said we should look out further, I guess it wouldn’t hurt us

We don’t have to be around all these coffee shops

Now we’ve got that percolator, never made a latte greater

I’m saving twenty three dollars a week

We drive to a house in Preston, we see police arrestin’

A man with his hand in a bag

How’s that for first impressions? This place seems depressing

It’s a Californian bungalow in a cul-de-sac

It’s got a lovely garden, a garage for two cars to park in

Or a lot of room for storage if you’ve just got one

And it’s going pretty cheap you say, well it’s a deceased estate

Aren’t the pressed metal ceilings great?

Then I see the handrail in the shower, a collection of those canisters for coffee tea and flour

And a photo of a young man in a van in Vietnam

And I can’t think of floorboards anymore, whether the front room faces south or north

And I wonder what she bought it for

If you’ve got a spare half a million

You could knock it down and start rebuildin’

[x6]

Courtney Barnett Lance Jr.

I masturbated to the songs you wrote

Resuscitated all of my hopes

It felt wrong but it didn’t take too long

Much appreciated are your songs.

Doesn’t mean i like you man

It just helps me get to sleep

And it’s cheaper than temazipan

Ah ah ah ahhhh etc

I under-estimated your intelligence

A little bit of weed mixed with some sentiment

Over-rated films marked xxx

Come on play it with some tenderness

Courtney Barnett Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party

You always get what you want

And you don’t even try

Your friends hate it when its always going your way

But I’m glad that you’ve got luck on your side

You’re saying definitely maybe

I’m saying probably no

You say “You sleep when you’re dead,” I’m scared I’ll die in my sleep

I guess that’s not a bad way to go

I wanna go out but I wanna stay home

I wanna go out but I wanna stay home

Why are you so eager to please?

I wear my heart on my sleeve

Gets harder in the winter, gotta be a fake or shiver

It takes a great deal out of me

Yes I like hearing your stories

But I’ve heard them all before

I’d rather stay in bed with the rain over my head

Than have to pick my brain up off of the floor

I wanna go out but I wanna stay home

I wanna go out but I wanna stay home

Courtney Barnett Scotty Says

In my wallet is a photo of you

The day we split, I ripped it in two

Stuck it back together with glue

Tear my posters down from the wall

Don’t wanna worship no dead heroes

Everything I owned, I sold

I got lost somewhere between here and there

I’m not sure what the town was called

In my pocket is a bottle of blue

Drink it when I’m feeling misconstrued

Don’t like the taste, but I like the overview

I made a lot of money in my days

Spent it all on the current craze

I don’t see no need to save

I got lost somewhere between here and there

I’m not sure what the town was called

Courtney Barnett Three Packs A Day

1, 2, 3, 4

I’m down to three packs a day

Of Mi Goreng, I can’t explain it

Can’t wait for you to go away

Cause I just crave that meager taste, yeah

Boil it up, water in the sauce pan

In a cup, drink it from a silver spoon

That MSG tastes good to me

I disagree with all your warnings

It can’t be true that they use glue to

Keep the noodles stuck together

Two minutes seems like a lifetime

Burn my tongue, patience is a virtue

I’m down to three packs a day

I sneak away to find a kettle

I withdraw from all my friends

And their dinner plans, I’m sick of lentils

Boil it up, water in a sauce pan

In a cup, drink it from a silver spoon

It is no good

It is no good

You say, “it’s no good for you”

Courtney Barnett City Looks Pretty

The city looks pretty when you been indoors

For 23 days I’ve ignored all your phone calls

Everyone’s waiting when you get back home

They don’t know where you been, why you gone so long

Friends treat you like a stranger and

Strangers treat you like their best friend, oh well

Spare a thought for the ones that came before

All in a daze bending backwards to reach your goal

Sometimes I get sad

It’s not all that bad

One day, maybe never

I’ll come around

The city takes pity on your injured soul

And heavenly prose ain’t enough good to fill that hole

Everyone’s soaked in animosity

It’s vicious in winter, you never say what you mean

Friends treat you like a stranger and

Strangers treat you like their best friend, oh well

Wakin’ up to another dismal day

You got a ways to go, you oughta be grateful

Sometimes I get mad

It’s not half as bad

Pull yourself together

And just calm down

I’ll be what you want oh when you want it

But I’ll never be what you need

And the city looks pretty from where I’m standing…

Courtney Barnett Shivers

I’ve been contemplating suicide,

But it really doesn’t suit my style,

So I think I’ll just act bored instead

And contain the blood I would’ve shed

She makes me feel so ill at ease

My heart is really on its knees

But I keep a poker face so well

That even mother couldn’t tell

But my baby’s so vain

She is almost a mirror

And the sound of her name

Sends a permanent shiver down my

Spine

I keep her photograph against my heart

For in my life she plays a starring part

All alcohol and cigarettes

There is no room for cheap regrets

She makes me feel so ill at ease

My heart is really on its knees

But I keep a poker face so well

That even mother couldn’t tell

But my baby’s so vain

She is almost a mirror

And the sound of her name

Sends a permanent shiver down my

Spine

She makes me feel so ill at ease

My heart is really on its knees

But I keep a poker face so well

That even mother couldn’t tell

But my baby’s so vain

She is almost a mirror

And the sound of her name

Sends a perennial shiver down my

Spiii-yi-yiiii-yi-yiiii-yi-yiyiyi-ine

Courtney Barnett Let It Go

What time do you usually wake up?

Depends on what time I sleep

Technicolour rainbow horror

Sweet dreams

Keep on rolling on the impulse

Ignore backstage lethargy and

All those obligations lost in

Reverie

You’ve gotta let it go

Before it takes you over

Eastern standard open G

Transpacific malady and

Calm is more conducive to the

Remedy

Speckled sunlight on my freckles

Salty water curls my hair

Run the race at your own pace

You’ll get there

What comes first – the chorus or the verse?

I’m a bit blocked at the moment

They say the more you learn the less that

You know

You’ve gotta let it go

Before it takes you over

You’ve gotta let it go

Before it takes you over

You’ve gotta let it go

Before it takes you over

You’ve gotta let it go

Before it takes you over

Courtney Barnett Sunday Roast

Don’t come with your arms swinging

Throw them around me

Some kind of sweet relief

I hope you never leave

It’s all the same to me

Just bring yourself

You know your presence is present enough

I got a front row seat

It’s all the same to me

I spend a lot of my time

Doing a whole lot of nothing

I know you’re doing your best

I think you’re doing just fine

I know it’s been a long week

And now you’re taking your time

Some kindness goes around

Some kind of backfires

It’s all the same to me

Ignore that voice

It puts you down

You make your choice, I’m here for you

It’s all the same to me

I got a lot on my mind

But I don’t know how to say it

I know you’re doing your best

I think you’re doing just fine

Keep on keeping on

You know you’re not alone

And I know all your stories

But I’ll listen to them again

‘Cause if you move away

You know I’ll miss your face

It’s all the same to me

You know it’s all the same to me

Keep on keeping on

You know you’re not alone

And I know all your stories

But I’ll listen to them again

And if you move away

You know I’ll miss your face

It’s all the same to me

You know it’s all the same to me

Keep on keeping on

You know you’re not alone

And I know all your stories

But I’ll listen to them again

And if you move away

You know I’ll miss your face

It’s all the same to me

You know it’s all the same to me