Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener Lyrics




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.





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  1. eJacob Cornelius

    I've been overplaying Beck's Hyperspace lately but this makes an excellent palate cleanser.

  2. Simon Inniss

    My daughter 15 played this start of Nov. My fave song 2019

  3. I Don't Know Elisa

    this is SO SO CUTE

  4. Michael Sheridan

    no. its so lame... i like yer live shit... but otherwise no.... lame

  5. Mary Hafner

    Newport Radio plays this song...love it!

  6. lushito 06

    Sit Dylan,down and sharap.

  7. Daniel Ševečka

    Totally Cool! - Yes! My heart gets happy. :))

  8. Phyarth

    BD impersonator is umpire :)

  9. saKas

    4:17 he dont give the point :,(

  10. Matt Smart

    Pretty sure I just watched four people play tennis for the very first time.

  11. Dennis Doyle

    Dear Courtney, please come to Europe, preferably before the other Europeans wise-up & kick us Brits out. I've not heard a track I don't like yet.


    P.S. I think Kurt W. is pretty cool too.

  12. andreas hahn

    💕❤️💕

  13. wawis231

    lol id rather die as well than be taken in an ambulance and owe the hospital

  14. julietspaghetti

    Asthmatics understand

  15. Mridul Mohan

    She seems to keep going both inside and outside of the world where the song is sung.

  16. Maria Nilza

    E muito ruim essa porra cá aí

  17. shaun cheadle

    I love this tune I remember hearing it among the modern puke that was out there it wss such a breath of fresh air

  18. Cliche Guevara

    Emphysemin' needs to go in Merriam-Webster's immediately.

  19. Jay Gardner

    Man I thought the boomers were bad but their kids are actually worse. At this point I’m actually hoping it all hits the fan soon just so these muck ruck middle class dopes have something legitimate to complain about.

  20. Axel Alvarado

    The guy behind the scoreboard confused me for a so-called Mr.Jones one time.

  21. Nick A

    I love this

  22. wildmercuryfilms

    Great Courtney concert moment

    https://youtu.be/kRepm_1BN-k

  23. Yu-Chew Lung Kok

    Who came because Bojack horseman ?




    Me don't

    Btw nice ending ever

  24. Walczyk

    she's dating a MUCH older women and less famous musician. It's weird.

  25. Ghadente

    Love the song, but not a fan of the video.

  26. Breathing Bear

    That outro sounds so much like a Pavement song, can anyone remember which one? Pavement has a zillion songs. Btw this song is phenomenal.

  27. Stay Tuned

    I have asthma. This song speaks to me

  28. josh grant

    40 celcius, I get it...

  29. baldkea

    IMHO, one of the greatest music videos ever made.

  30. Archangel Antonio

    Thanks to Courtney Barnett, I stopped smoking weed. I get stoned everytime she opens her mouth!

  31. Robert Cubinelli

    Lovely !!! Go Courtney.

  32. Paul McEvoy

    Im an ER nurse and can definitely say writing a song this good is really much harder than restarting someone's heart.

  33. Leo Vega

    Judging by the comments, were all here for the same reason

  34. Dude Mang

    Does anybody else feel like they're on fire?

  35. Boaty McBoatface

    Just horsing around

  36. pablo fresneda

    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 neighbours must think we run a meth lab
    We should ammend 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 sposed 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.
    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 emphysem-in'
    My throat feels like a funnel
    Filled with weetabix 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.

  37. Deepak Dwivedi

    2019. heard this in bojack. love this song now!

  38. adamo

    why she looks like that guy from fur

  39. kosi nwosu

    Havin trouble breathin in

  40. Nick Wilson

    Be better if they were wearing Volleys. Not Courtney...she's in her Blunnies for that essential dag factor.

  41. Wm. Condon

    It all goes from the VU on down...

  42. Hannah Nelson-Cole

    Everyone: *That one Bojack Horseman quote*

    Lil Bozy

    HNC every quote gets a little easier

    Landon Patton

    Lil Bozy but you gotta quote it every day. That’s the hard part

    Lil Bozy

    Landon Patton but it does get easier

  43. High High

    When I listen this song, I think that i want to be free for good.

  44. PBrewster2K1

    I feel proactive, I pull out weeds, all of a sudden, I'm havin trouble breathin in :)

  45. Timothy Lee

    God I love this song, I got so excited the first time I heard it. Then she hooked up with kurt vile and I though, another seed gone to waste. There was something there when this came out, too bad she wasn't strong enough to kick it up.

  46. Sunspot Dawn

    Simply brilliant. Some kind of McCartney.

  47. Eatan

    Somebody else was expecting a music video about gardening?

  48. Rosie

    Sportney Barnett

  49. Ch0c0T45t1C

    Bloody brilliant x

  50. tomkat69pc

    yeah yeah dylan used to care .. but things have changed ..

  51. Steve O

    She helped me to remember that indie rock is just regular rock performed by people who can't sing.

  52. Aiden St Clair

    me neither, love ya friend

  53. JupiterLounge

    x 1 .25 speed

  54. Iunio92

    is that my boy Fraser A umpiring?

  55. Novalixir

    I bet Wes Anderson listens to this.

  56. i'm not cyborg

    44-241aw

  57. Jordan Lamborn

    Are they playing on the Parquet Courts I've been hearing so much aboot?

  58. Jordan Lamborn

    why they playing tennis is badminton racquets?

  59. Kyle Dailey

    *blah, blah, blah all her songs are blah, blah, blah... say it again.*

  60. Kris Frederick

    Sounds like having fun with an electroharmonix poly chorus, I miss mine dearly. It cost $200 back in 2000 and cost 195 to fix, yep. Not good for a kid in highschool

  61. Jose Ortega

    I remember moving to Oakland in the summer of 2015. Somehow, life seemed easier and more fun then. Moving up in position and gaining more responsibilities isn't all it's cracked up to be. Lol Shout out KALX 90.7FM.

  62. iswatmoths

    the cadence and apathy of her lyrics reminded me of the chats. australia must be pretty cool 😎

  63. Random Scottish Bloke

    Courtney Barnett makes me feel nostalgic because her voice sounds exactly like every character on Neighbours, did to me, while I watched it twice a day, as a perma-stoned student.
    Bonza!

  64. goodless

    I still think that this is her best song.

  65. Jackball Johnson

    She sounds like Elliott Smith on valium or something, so beautiful. Im buying all her shit on vinyl like right now. Love you Courtney.

  66. paulina w

    I sleep in later
    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 neighbours must think we run a meth lab
    We should ammend 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 sposed 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.
    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 emphysem-in'
    My throat feels like a funnel
    Filled with weetabix 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.

  67. Andrew Roberts

    Good title

  68. Nicolas E

    Is Courtney Barnett ???Paul McCartneys illegitimate Son ???

  69. Sophia Anderson

    I cant stop listening to the line “anything to take my mind away from where it’s supposed to be”. Its so cathartic.

  70. See it or Flick it.

    Oh. Oh God! lungs on fire. OW!....Crap! I hate this! Running is terrible! Everything is the worst! *gasps for air* Oh my god! *falls to the ground* Oh my god.



    *epic it gets easier speech*



    ........Ok.

  71. virrisu

    most of it doesnt rhyme but it all fits so wonderfully
    chaotically
    *TOGETHER*

  72. Steven Casteel

    This is the first youtube video I can watch on this widescreen monitor without letter-boxing.

  73. Christopher Neale

    i love this sheila

  74. Hannah Nelson-Cole

    Asthmatics rise up ✊😤

  75. Çağla Mutluyazar

    I feel like the jury is god and the players are humans

  76. FijiUnited

    Its 104°F outside today😩

  77. Cuban B

    I take a hit from an asthma puffer, I do it wrong, I was never good at smoking bongs.

  78. Sebi

    It's currently 40°C in large parts of Europe, and I constantly have to think about this song.

    Makes bearing these hellish temperatures a bit easier.

  79. Ch0c0T45t1C

    I fuckin love this song <3

  80. Jagpreet Singh

    Anyonee from bojack the horseman?

  81. Tord .]

    She's understand me.

  82. vishualee

    I want to change my name to Avant Gardener 😂

  83. Ely Rosales

    I don't know Why but this video makes me laugh 😂😂 but specific the fight 😂😂😂. Well done my girl 😳😍😍 #iloveCoutneyBarnett

  84. vapewaves and subarus

    Not the best music video out there

  85. Anro Burger

    I got on the same shoes as Courtney ❤😄

  86. Tahrin Jahan

    this video feels like it's cropped

  87. 480p ercy

    Never heard of her until this past weekend at Bonnaroo. I was on acid and somehow followed the bass line to her performance. You have a new fan!

  88. Sido Lanters

    everything is the worst.

  89. High priest of the church of tea

    Huh I'm from Barnet

  90. Shrigga

    trinklets anyonev

  91. zax the reds

    Strange

  92. mnky75

    The end bit would be awkward for me, Courtney Barnett looks like my ex girlfriend!

  93. Wang Chung

    I'm not that good at breathin in...

  94. Fred Smith

    clay court

  95. Sunil Pashu Rai

    she kinda looks like Maggie Gyllenhaal

  96. ForARide

    Avant Gardener - truly an avantgard title for a song! Lovin it.