неделя, 7 юли 2019 г.

Courtney Barnett – A Sea of Split Peas


Courtney Barnett – A Sea of Split Peas


"Out Of The Woodwork"

I was busy underwater seeing how long I could hold my breath.
A drowning flower caught my eye and I had to come on up for air.
Just because you're older than me, doesn't mean you have to be so condescending.
I still see the same things that you see. I'm a little shady on my history.

I am normally pretty forgiving, but only if you are.
She's so easy.
She's so easy.
She's so easy.

I noticed you stopped talking to me. Now you're talking to me all the time.
Do you know you're no good at listening? But you're really good at saying everything on your mind.
It must be tiring trying so hard to look like you're not really trying at all.
I guess if you're afraid of aiming too high, then you're not really gonna have too far to fall.

I am normally pretty forgiving, but only if you are.
She's so easy.
She's so easy.
She's so easy.

Climb aboard the wagon when it comes on through.
Jump on your horse and tell me how's the view.
Look over my shoulder when I talk to you.
Where's the more important person in the room?

"Don't Apply Compression Gently"

Tell me what you're thinking, what you're thinking about
Tell me when you're finished - maybe I'll come around
Had enough to bring me all the way to the ground
I don't have to tell you what I'm thinking about

You have made your bed, I know better than to sleep in it
Better off dead than the hell that will become of it
You have hurt my head but I'm not denying
That I did not bring it on myself

I take pieces of myself from everyone around me
I'm not individual enough for you
I replicate the people I admire
But at least I'm not bitter and sad, bitter and sad

I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you
I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you
I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you
I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you
I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you
I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you

"Avant Gardener"
I sleep in late
Another day
Oh what a wonder
Oh what a waste.
It’s a Monday
It’s so mundane
What exciting things
Will happen today?
The yard is full of hard rubbish it’s a mess and
I guess the neighbors must think we run a meth lab
We should amend that
I pull the sheets back
It’s 40 degrees
And i feel like I'm dying.
Life’s getting hard in here
So i do some gardening
Anything to take my mind away from where it’s supposed to be.
The nice lady next door talks of green beds
And all the nice things that she wants to plant in them
I wanna grow tomatoes on the front steps.
Sunflowers, bean sprouts, sweet corn and radishes.
I feel pro-active
I pull out weeds
All of a sudden
I’m having trouble breathing in.
I’m having trouble breathing in.
I’m having trouble breathing in.
I’m having trouble breathing in.

My hands are shaky
My knees are weak
I can’t seem to stand
On my own two feet
I’m breathing but I'm wheezing
Feel like I'm emphysemin’
My throat feels like a funnel
Filled with weet bix and kerosene and
Oh no, next thing i know
They call up triple o
I’d rather die than owe the hospital
Till I get old
I get adrenalin
Straight to the heart
I feel like Uma Thurman
Post-overdosing kick start
Reminds me of the time
When i was really sick and i
Had too much psuedoefedryn and i
Couldn’t sleep at night
Halfway down high street, Andy looks ambivalent
He’s probably wondering what i’m doing getting in an ambulance
The paramedic thinks I'm clever cos i play guitar
I think she’s clever cos she stops people dying
Anaphylactic and super hypocondriactic
Should’ve stayed in bed today
I much prefer the mundane.
I take a hit from
An asthma puffer
I do it wrong
I was never good at smoking bongs.
I’m not that good at breathing in.
I’m not that good at breathing in.
I’m not that good at breathing in.

"History Eraser"

I got drunk and fell asleep atop the sheets but luckily i left the heater on.
And in my dreams i wrote the best song that i’ve ever written…can’t remember how it goes.
I stayed drunk and fell awake and i was cycling on a plane and far away i heard you say you liked me.
We drifted to a party – cool. The people went to arty school. They made their paints by mixing acid wash and lemonade

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

I found an ezra pound and made a bet that if i found a cigarette i’d drop it all and marry you.
Just then a song comes on: “you can’t always get what you want” – the rolling stones, oh woe is we, the irony!
The stones became the moss and once all inhibitions lost, the hipsters made a mission to the farm.
We drove by tractor there, the yellow straw replaced our hair, we laced the dairy river with the cream of sweet vermouth.

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

You said “we only live once” so we touched a little tongue, and instantly i wanted to…
I lost my train of thought and jumped aboard the Epping as the doors were slowly closing on the world.
I touched on and off and rubbed my arm up against yours and still the inspector inspected me.
The lady in the roof was living proof that nothing really ever is exactly as it seems.

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

We caught the river boat downstream and ended up beside a team of angry footballers.
I fed the ducks some krill then we were sucked against our will into the welcome doors of the casino.
We drank green margaritas, danced with sweet senoritas, and we all went home as winners of a kind.
You said “I guarantee we’ll have more fun, drink till the moon becomes the sun, and in the taxi home I’ll sing you a triffids song!”

In my brain I re-arrange the letters on the page to spell your name

"David"

If you see me when I’m feeling down, I don’t know if I want you around
Don’t want you around

I don’t really like any of your friends, but it’s not that hard for me to pretend
Hard to pretend

Come on Davey, let’s go plant a tree. You bring the spade, I’ll bring the seeds
I’ll bring the seeds

"Anonymous Club"

Let's start an anonymous club
We can sit close in the dark
Come round to mine
We can swap clothes and drink wine all night
Turn your phone off, friend
You're amongst friends
And we don't need no interruptions
Leave your shoes at the door
Along with your troubles
Your troubles, your troubles, your troubles

Let's start an anonymous club
I'll make us name badges with question marks
Come round to mine
We can swap clothes and drink wine all night
Turn your phone off, friend
You're amongst friends
And we don't need no interruptions
Leave your shoes at the door
Along with your troubles
Your troubles, your troubles, your troubles

Thank you for cooking for me
I had a really nice evening
Just you and me

Thank you for cooking for me
I had a really nice evening
Just you and me
Just you and me
Just you and me
Just you and me
Just you and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me

"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

"Are You Looking After Yourself?"

"Are you working hard, my darling?
We're so worried, always thinking of you.
And we just want you to be so happy, keep on going."

"I don't want no 9 to 5
Telling me that I'm alive
And 'Man, you're doing well!'"

"Have you got some money saved up for those rainy days?
You should start some sort of trust fund...
Just in case you fail."

"My friends play in bands.
They are better than everything on radio."

"Did you see that special on TV the other eve?"

"No, my TV, it stopped working when we got here.
(It's been four years.)"

"Are you eating? You sound so thin..."

"I don't know what I was thinking. I should get a job.
I don't know what I was drinking. I should get a dog.
Should get married, have some babies, watch the evening news."
"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

"Canned Tomatoes (Whole)"

I walk slowly to the store, you don't live here anymore
You used to live round the corner (cigarettes and alcohol)

Last week I turned twenty-four, you don't call me anymore
We used to speak every morning I was sleeping on the floor

I still get the mail for you, I leave it at the door
Every letter seems a warning, pay your rego by the fourth

Monday morning laundry or coffee on the garden wall
You're good 'cause you're never boring, you should probably call me more

"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.

"Ode To Odetta"

I sing high, you sing low
I swing by and you're not home
Oh oh Odetta, won't you come home?

I sing plain, you sing pretty
Everything you say sounds easy
Oh oh Odetta, won't you come home?

THERAPY? INFERNAL LOVE



THERAPY?
INFERNAL LOVE (1995)

My favourite Therapy? album of all times. Love every split second in it. Finally decided to look at the lyrics, as I am hopeless at decyphring them a-listening.

01. Epilepsy
I've got a problem
This infernal love
It burns like wire
This infernal love

This infernal love
This infernal love
This infernal love

I've got a problem
I can't leave you alone
I don't want this
This infernal love

This infernal love
This infernal love
This infernal love

I've got a problem
This infernal love
It burns like wire
This infernal love

This infernal love
This infernal love
This infernal love

(Love love love love)
(Hey)

02. Stories

Get into the car and keep it down
City lights look like warnings now
She's got someone that pays for things
Trust me she won't miss a thing

Come with me and believe me
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)

I get by on what I have
Less than Jesus, more than dad
Enough to keep me in this state
Ticking through to the next escape

Come with me and believe me
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)

I woke up late and I rolled the stone
Laziness and death in one
You were once a gentleman
Ended up a bitter man

Come with me and believe me
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)
Yeah (happy people have no stories)

Happy people have no stories

03. A Moment Of Clarity

I thought of you tonight, in simple twists and turns
Incarcerated here, I'm handcuffed to your world
Your innocence is cruel, coquettish and arcane
But I need it all the same

I thought of you tonight, in silent seething heat
Through charred and damned desire, dark Eros wounding me
Your innocence is cruel, and your ass like Jesus feet
Worth kissing, worth kissing

Give yourself to me, I share your need
Give yourself to me and come to me
Give yourself to me, I share your need
Give yourself to me, I share your need

I thought of you tonight, through blank and starving eyes
In this one moment of clarity, blink the darkness in my eyes
Your lips like bruised vulva, your ass like Jesus feet
Worth kissing, give yourself to me

I thought of you tonight, in silent seething heat
Through charred and damned desire, dark Eros killing me
Your lips like bruised vulva, your ass like Jesus feet
Worth kissing, worth kissing

Give yourself to me, I share your need
Give yourself to me, I share your need
Give yourself to me, I share your need
Give yourself to me, I share your need

Kiss me through your warming darkness
Kiss me now so I can breathe
Kiss me once then I am leaving
Kiss me once then kiss yourself goodbye

I thought of you tonight, in simple twists and turns
Incarcerated here, I'm handcuffed to this world

04. Jude The Obscene

He was born the same time as me
To a small souled woman who died 23

Now you're here, they can't shove you back
I know you live your life out of spite

And I'm waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
I'm waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)

The good ones first so get back in the queue
(So get back in the queue)
You trawled your way through our grim school
(You trawled your way through our grim school)

I hear your crowing in my sleep, in my dreams
A great dark wave shivers over me

I'm waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
I'm waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)

(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
(Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)

Boys with bashed in eyes line the roads
(Boys with bashed in eyes line the roads)
But the longest walk was the walk back home
(The longest walk) Alone (was the walk back home)

Now you're here, they can't shove you back
You go on living your life out of spite

And I'm waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
I'm waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
I'm waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
Waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)
Waiting for Jude the obscene (Waiting, I'm waiting, I'm)

05. Bowels Of Love

Yeah, you took me, naive and ugly, into your festering heart
And you poured Eros' maggots down my throat, until I choked

There's nothing darker than love that's gone sour
Satan's spit, love that's gone sour

Yeah, you took me, naive and ugly, into your festering heart
And you rammed Eros' maggots down my throat, until I choked

There's nothing darker than love that's gone sour, Satan's spit
Nothing darker than love that's gone sour, Satan's spit

Out of the bowels of love
Bowels of love
Bowels of love
Bowels of love

Out of the bowels of love
Bowels of love
Bowels of love
Bowels of love

Love
Love

06. Misery

Here comes the misery, yeah
Coming back to make me pay, yeah
I wanted you haunting me, but not just yet
Give the memories time to blossom into regret

You come to my house, I don't know what you're talking about
I owe you nothing, I owe you nothing,
You say you need friends or something
Just shut up, I'm feeling guilty, get away from me I'm thinking
No way this again

You come and stand and face me, you're betrayed
Like I should say something or ask you to stay
And now you're gonna go all girlie on me
You always left me wanting, now I want you to leave

You can talk about the things that you say you left behind
While you lead me down dark alleys in the ghettos of your mind
You've got that look on your face, that I could never comprehend anyway

Fuck you, waste my time
And tell me that you're broken hearted now
A long way back to where you've been
You cry alone, martyrs alone

Here comes the misery, yeah
Coming back to make me pay, once again
I wanted you haunting me, but not just yet
You better go before I do something I regret

You can run, call the cops, cry your eyes out, give them the lot
You can say I marked your face,
But you do these things to yourself anyway
I can never be with you, this is over, this is over, this is over, hey

07. Bad Mother

It's a beautiful day, but I don't see it that way
The sky's too bright for my tired eyes to take
And I wish I was home, I'm edgy, cramped and cold
Trying to keep down the things that you keep wanting to throw Up

You only mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus
You really mean it, when you look like Jesus

In your retirement home, watching you wanting to die
This thing has sucked all the dignity from your life
And this used to be fun, this used to be what you want
Now its just the same as everything, you run away

You only mean it, if you look like Jesus
You really mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus

The vicious vulgar colours clash, like the twelfth day of July
Left abandoned in a field, endless wailing scaring me
I could see beyond the field, being left alone in lonely summer
I am stuck out here, waiting for you to take me home

You only mean it, if you look like Jesus
You only mean it, if you look like Jesus
You only mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus
You only mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus
(I'm falling, I'm falling)
You only mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus
You really mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus
You only mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus
You really mean it, you really mean it, 'cos you look like Jesus
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it (I'm falling)
You really mean it
You really mean it
You really mean it

08. Me Vs. You

I just came to get my things
I'm not drunk or anything
I saw a light on in your house
Undo the chain and let me in, I want to talk

I never wanted this disease
I never wanted you to leave, hey
I never wanted this disease
I never wanted you, I never wanted you to leave

It used to give me guilty thrills
Feeling in control and feeding on your innocence
I watched you torture yourself days
And fucking you got boring when it didn't feel so wrong

I never wanted this disease
I never wanted you to leave, hey
I never wanted this disease
I never wanted you, I never wanted you to leave

(I can see you in my dreams)
(I can see you in my dreams)
(I can see you in my dreams)
(I can see you in my dreams)

Let the grass grow over me
Let the grass grow over me
Let the grass grow over me
Let the grass grow over me
You watch the grass grow over me
You watch the grass grow over me
You watch the grass grow over me
You watch the grass grow over me

(I can see you in my dreams)
I never wanted this disease
(I can see you in my dreams)
I never wanted you except when you were on your knees
(I can see you in my dreams)
I never wanted this disease
(I can see you in my dreams)
I never, I never, I never wanted you to leave

Disease
Disease
Disease
Disease
Disease
Disease

09. Loose

Let me try on your dress, it turns me on when we're a mess
Something's kicking in, I smell the summer on your skin
I'm sick of being down, we're coming up so let's go out
We won't live forever now, so let's make the most of it somehow

Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Your body is loose (You're going down)
Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Today

I don't care where you're from,
Whatever planet you think you're on
'Cos you're my space cadet, I'll go anywhere with you, yeah
Maybe you're still lonely, but I love you, you're my best friend
We look like sister and brother, according to all our friends

Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Your body is loose (You're going down)
Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Today

Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Your body loose (You're going down), yeah
Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Today

There's no guns firing now, big yellow cranes hold up the clouds
And this season's changed me, I've fallen into a different skin
We make quite a pair and we look stupid, we don't care
We need no explanation, just keep on taking the happy pills

Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Today

Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Your body is loose (And you're going down), yeah
Your body is loose (And you're going down)
Today

Let me try on your dress

10. Diane

Hey little girl, wanna go for a ride?
There's room and my wagon is parked right outside
We can cruise down Robert Street all night long
But I think I'll just rape you and kill you instead

Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)
Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)

I hear there's a party at Lake Cove
It'd be so much easier if I drove
We could check it out, we can go and see
Come on, take a ride with me

Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)
Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)

Lay down together for a while
I'll put all your clothes in a nice neat little pile
You're the cutest girl I've ever seen in my life
But it's over now and with my knife

Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)
Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)
Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)
Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane), Diane (Diane)

11. 30 Seconds

I can feel you breathing and you're sticking to my skin
Someone shut the morning up, my conscience creeps back in
I don't hear the words you say when you just come around
I don't hear the words you say, I just see you lie

There's one thing that I should remember
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
There's one thing that I should remember
There is a light at the end of the tunnel

Buggered by a priest when you were seven years of age
The age of understanding came with blood and semen stains
All your hope in politics, handed back yourself
Is there anything as disgraceful I can see again

There's one thing that I should remember
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
There's one thing that I should remember
There is a light at the end of the tunnel

How did we get from the blue lamp disco to cracking up in San Francisco
I look at myself in a sober light, I'm not Elvis but I'm alright

I can feel your breathing when you tear me from within
Unhinged and unravelled as you rip my fucking skin
I can put my head back on but it's the wrong way round
Feeling up the ladder, you won't get back down

There's one thing that I should remember
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
There's one thing that I should remember
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
There's one thing that I should remember
Oh, there is a light at the end of the tunnel
There's one thing that I should remember
There is a light at the end of the tunnel