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Courtney Barnett — Depreston
Album: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
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Released: 2015
Length: 4:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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'
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I love this song - and well worth finding the video that goes with it on YouTube. It really adds more to it.
Storytelling worth of Lou Reed's approval. 
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

I like Courtney... in a weird way.

Better like than Love. 
Clever lyrics hit a bit close to home to when my ex and I were looking for our first home. I wanted closer to downtown (and coffee shops) and we ended up in the 'burbs
We need more Courtney Barnett, please.  
For my money, one of the most evocative songs of the 21st century. There is just a stunning bleak honesty to it. It gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. 
So 'Strayan ~ and that's a great thing
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

I like Courtney... in a weird way.

Please explain - it sounds kinda kinky 
I like Courtney... in a weird way.