Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence

Album: Tell Me How You Really Feel (2018)
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Songfacts®:

  • Courtney Barnett had a downward shift of confidence while she was writing the Tell Me How You Really Feel record. Her struggles to work through her own emotional life are reflected in the song's hook.

    (Tell me how you really feel)
    I don't know, I don't know anything


    The album title is taken from the lyric.
  • That's Kim and Kelly Deal of The Breeders who are chanting the lyric that titles the album. Barnett responds by giving voice to the nagging doubts that swirl around her brain.

    Barnett reciprocated the Deals contribution to this song by supplying backing vocals to The Breeders' 2018 track "Howl At The Summit."

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