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released May 18, 2018

Courtney Barnett - Guitar, Vocals
Bones Sloane - Bass, Backing Vocals
Dave Mudie - Drums, Percussion
Dan Luscombe - Keys, Organ, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kim Deal - Backing Vocals (Tracks 5 and 7), Guitar (Track 7)
Kelley Deal - Backing Vocals (Track 7)

All songs written by Courtney Barnett
Recorded by Burke Reid in July 2017 at Soundpark Studios, Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Mixed by Burke Reid in August 2017 at The Grove Studios, NSW, Australia
Produced by Courtney Barnett, Burke Reid and Dan Luscombe
Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering
Polaroids/Artwork by Courtney Barnett

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courtney barnett Melbourne, Australia

Courtney Barnett started Milk! Records in 2012 to release her first EP I've Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris. Soon after came the second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose. She took her band overseas with a condensed back catalogue called The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. In 2015 Barnett released album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit to worldwide critical acclaim. ... more

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Track Name: Hopefulessness
Yknow what they say
No one’s born to hate
We learn it somewhere along the way.

Take your broken heart
Turn it into art
Can’t take it with you, can’t take it with you


(I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna know)


Empty bottle blues
Sleepin’ different rooms
Hardly a maverick
Lesser than average

Your vulnerability is stronger than it seems
Yknow it’s okay to have a bad day


(I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna know)


Just get this one done, then you can move along
Can’t take it with you, can’t take it with you
Yknow what they say, no one’s born to hate
Getting louder now, getting louder now
Track Name: 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
N 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
N 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…
Track Name: Charity
At the end of every season I’m spent up
Keep thinking this will be the one.
Hesitation lingers till I’m unreasonable
As if you care, I know you got your own stuff going on


You must be having so much fun
Everything’s amazing
So subservient I make myself sick
Are you listening?


Can’t we talk about it once we’ve slept?
When can we, yeah can we, work it out?
Meditation just makes you more strung out
I wish you had a guru to tell you to let it go, let it go


You must be having so much fun
Everything’s amazing
So subservient I make myself sick
Are you listening?


You don’t have to pretend you’re not scared
Everyone else is just as terrified as you.
Medication just makes you more upset
I bet you got a lot to prove I know you’re still the same


You must be having so much fun
Everything’s amazing
So subservient I make myself sick
Are you listening?
Track Name: Need A Little Time
I don’t know a lot about you but
You seem to know a lot about me so
I take a little time out, I take a little time out

I’m sorry that I lost my patience
You deserve better it’s true
I need a little time out
I need a little time out
From me
And you

Open up your insides show us
Your inner most lecherous
I’ll rip it out carefully
I promise you won’t feel a thing

Everybody wants to have their say
Forever waiting for some car crash
I need a little time out
I need a little time out
From me
And you

Shave your head to see how it feels
Emotionally it’s not that different
But to the hand it’s beautiful
(Yeah to the hand it’s beautiful)

You seem to have the weight of the world
Upon your bony shoulders well hold on
You need a little time out
You need a little time out
From you
And me
Track Name: Nameless, Faceless
Don’t you have anything better to do
I wish that someone would hug you
Must be lonely
Being angry
Feeling over-looked.
You sit alone at home in the darkness
With all the pent-up rage that you harness
I’m real sorry
Bout whatever happened to you


I wanna walk through the park in the dark
Men are scared that women will laugh at them
I wanna walk through the park in the dark
Women are scared that men will kill them
I hold my keys
Between my fingers


He said “I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup
And spit out better words than you”
But you didn’t
Man you’re kidding yourself if you think
The world revolves around you
Yknow you got lots to give
N so many options
I’m real sorry
Bout whatever happened to you


I wanna walk through the park in the dark
Men are scared that women will laugh at them
I wanna walk through the park in the dark
Women are scared that men will kill them


I hold my keys
Between my fingers
Go on tell me
You’re just kidding
He said, she said
Nameless, faceless
Track Name: I'm Not Your Mother, I'm Not Your Bitch
I’m not your mother, I’m not your bitch
I hear you mutter, under your breath
Put up or shut up, it’s all the same
It’s all the same, never change, never change


I’m not your mother, I’m not your bitch
d-did I stutter, a little bit
sit down n shut up, it’s all the same
it’s all the same, never change, never change


I get most self-defensive
When I know I’m wrong
Think we all can agree
I try my best to be patient
But I can only put up with so much shit


I’m not your mother, I’m not your bitch
I hear you mutter, under your breath
Put up or shut up, it’s all the same
It’s all the same, never change, never change
Track Name: Crippling Self-Doubt And A General Lack Of Confidence
Yeah they say whoever pays
The piper calls the tune
Let’s avoid the truth
Make you all feel special

Your desperation stinks
I can smell it on your breath
A certain absolut anosmic
Got yourself to blame for this


(Tell me how you really feel)


I don’t know, I don’t know anything
I don’t owe, I don’t owe anything


Your opinion means a lot
Well tell me what’s the use?
I never feel as stupid
As when I’m around you

And indecision rots
Like a bag of last weeks meat
And I guess it’s hard to keep
Everybody happy


(Tell me how you really feel)


I don’t know, I don’t know anything
I don’t owe, I don’t owe anything
Track Name: Help Your Self
Darkness depends on where you’re standing
Jump the creek n watch the sunshine swim
You found inner peace in the inner north-east.
Got a momentary bend
Gimme dreams up-stream
Lower Dantian screaming


You got a lot on your plate
Don’t let it go to waste
Humble but hungry
Need validation


You catch the moon so carefully
Breath out, breath in
This tiger claw gets patient
Pull back n release.
The sign on the shelf says
“Please help your self”
Won’t you tell me something new
You’re in tune with who surrounds you


You got a lot on your plate
Don’t let it go to waste
Humble but hungry
Need validation


You got a lot on your mind
You know that half the time
It’s only half as true
Don’t let it swallow you
Track Name: Walkin' On Eggshells
Before we get started I’ll clean this up
No use drinkin’ from a leakin’ cup
Yknow what I mean?
Not really it seems

N when we get going’ we’ll keep it sane
Change is as good as a holiday
I’m not claimin’ I’m some patron saint

Say what you want
Don’t got a lot
Oh but what I got
I’d give
It all away

Walkin’ on eggshells gets tiring
Pullin’ teeth, white knucklin’
N I don’t wanna hurt your feelings
So I say nothing

Sorta self-rightous my heart of gold
Just sit back, do what you’re told
If you spot it you got it
Well maybe I got it too

(and it goes, and it goes, yeah it goes away…
say what you mean to say)

Say what you want
Don’t got a lot
Oh but what I got
I’d give
It all away

Say what you want
Don’t got a lot
Oh but what you got
You’d throw
It all away
Track Name: 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 lotta my time
Doin’ a whole lotta nothing
I know you’re doin’ your best
I think you’re doin’ just fine

I know it’s been a long week
And now you’re takin’ your time
Some kindness goes around
Some kinda 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 dunno how to say it
I know you’re doin’ your best
I think you’re doin’ just fine

Keep on keepin’ on yknow you’re not alone
And I know all your stories but I’ll listen to them again
And if you move away yknow I’ll miss your face
It’s all the same to me yknow it’s all the same to me

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