Beta Ballad: Advice from a Woman

for the record, i like this song. Courtney reminds me a lot of Kim Deal and i’m a Kim Deal nut job. watch the video, read the lyrics and we’ll discuss.

“Pedestrian At Best”

I love you I hate you I’m on the fence it all depends whether I’m up I’m down I’m on the mend trendsetting on reality 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 wont be with me on my death bed but ill 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
I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny

my internal monologue is saturated analog it’s scratched and drifting I’ve become attached to the idea it’s all a shifting dream bittersweet philosophy I’ve got no idea how I even got here I’m resentful I’m having an existential time crisis what bliss daylight savings wont fix this mess under worked and oversexed I must express my disinterest the rats are back inside my head what would Freud’ve said

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 makes 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

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

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

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the chorus is key, and what she’s saying is if you put her on a pedestal, yer fucked. From the pedestal, she’ll move onto taking advantage of you, to taking your money and wasting it, and to eventually not being able to respect you. the verses are nothing more than hamster rambling. i think Courtney just summed what’s been talked about for years. it just seems women are actually realizing and admitting to it. but this line stood out to me- “I’m a fake I’m a phony I’m awake I’m alone I’m homely I’m a Scorpio.” i’m willing to bet this is an honest admission. and it’s the last line in the last verse, therefore i believe it’s a summation. whodathunkit.
ok, now i have to study for a test tomorrow.

latah brah.



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