Courtney Barnett closed out her recent show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge with a spine-tinglingly beautiful cover of The Lemonheads “Being Around”. For those not lucky enough to have been attendance, you can now stream Courtney’s official version of the cover over on Soundcloud, and it’s absolutely perfect.
If I was the fridge would you open the door?
If I was the grass would you mow your lawn?
If I was your body would you still wear clothes?
If I was a booger would you blow your nose?
Where would you keep it?
Would you eat it?
I’m just trying to give myself a reason
For being around
If I was a front porch swing would you let me hang?
If I was the dance floor would you shake your thang?
If I was a rubber check would you let me bounce
Up and down inside your bank account?
Would you trust me not to break you?
I’m just trying really hard to make you
Notice me being around
If I was a haircut would you wear a hat?
If I was a maid could I clean your flat?
If I was the carpet would you wipe your feet?
In time save me from mud off the street?
If you like me if you love me
Would you get down on your knees and scrub me?
I’m real grubby
From just being around