“Pedestrian At Best” by Courtney Barnett

“I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny.”

I like you, despise you, admire you 
What are we gonna do
When everything all falls through?

I must confess,
I’ve made a mess
Of what should be a small success,
But I digress,
At least I’ve tried my very best, I guess
This, that, the other 
Why even bother?
It won’t be with me on my death bed,
But I’ll still be in your head

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint
You tell me I’m exceptional and I promise to exploit you
Give me all your money and I’ll make some origami, honey

My internal monologue
Is saturated analogue 
It’s scratched and drifting,
I’ve become attached to the idea,
It’s all a shifting dream bittersweet philosophy

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint
You tell me I’m exceptional and I promise to exploit you
Give me all your money and I’ll make some origami, honey
I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny

I want to wash out my head with turpentine cyanide;
I dislike this internal diatribe
When I try to catch your eye
I hate seeing you crying in the kitchen 
I don’t know why it affects me like this
When you’re not even mine to consider

Erroneous,
Harmonious,
I’m hardly sanctimonious,
Dirty clothes
I suppose
We all outgrow ourselves
I’m a fake,
I’m a phony,
I’m awake,
I’m alone,
I’m homely,
I’m a Scorpio

You tell me I’m exceptional and I promise to exploit you
Give me all your money and I’ll make some origami, honey
I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint
You tell me I’m exceptional and I promise to exploit you
Give me all your money and I’ll make some origami, honey
I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny

Songs We Love: Courtney Barnett, ‘Pedestrian At Best’

Courtney Barnett “Pedestrian at Best”

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