Wilco

What Light

If you feel like singing a song
And you want other people to sing along
Just sing what you feel
Don’t let anyone say it’s wrong

And if you’re trying to paint a picture
But you’re not sure which colors belong
Just paint what you see
Don’t let anyone say it’s wrong

And if you’re strung out like a kite
Or stung awake in the night
It’s alright to be frightened

When there’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
Inside of you

If you think you might need somebody
To pick you up when you drag
Don’t lose sight of yourself
Don’t let anyone change your bag

And if the whole world’s singing your songs
And all of your paintings have been hung
Just remember what was yours
Is everyone’s from now on

And that’s not wrong or right
But you can struggle with it all you like
You'll only get uptight

Because there’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
There’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
There’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
There’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
Inside of you

Written by Tweedy
Instrumental Credits
Jeff Tweedy – vocals, acoustic 12-string
John Stirratt – background vocals, bass
Glenn Kotche – drums, percussion
Mikael Jorgensen – Hammond A100 organ
Nels Cline – electric gutiar, lap steel
Pat Sansone – background vocals, piano
Jim O’Rourke – acoustic guitar

Let's Not Get Carried Away

What Light 7"

2007

What Light 7″

Credits + Notes

A. What Light (Tweedy)
B. Let's Not Get Carried Away (Tweedy / Kotche) (Non-Album Track)

A. Published by Words Ampersand Music (BMI)
B. Published by Words Ampersand Music (BMI) and Pear Blossom Music (BMI).
Administered by BUG
Produced by Wilco
Recorded by TJ Doherty at The Loft, Chicago
Mixed by Jim Scott at PLYRZ Studios, Santa Clarita, CA Assistant
Engineers: Jason Tobias, Tom Gloady and Kevin Dean
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD, Portland, Maine String Arrangements by Jim O'Rourke. Strings recorded at Sear Sound, NYC *From the album "Sky Blue Sky"