Wilco

Feed of Man

If you Beat up, butcher, and You bleed a man: If
you bang up and badger and Bloodlet a man; And
then I come along On the feet of man And half way
laff and cry ’bout The meat of man, And I do what I
can to Bale string and tie some ballad truths Up
cured out For the feed of man And folks try to tell
me That it's on God's orders That you bleed your
man; It's on God's good word that you Bleed your
man; On God's plan print That you dead a man; Or
you spit and curse and whip Your man; I say I'll
help you fix and Squeeze yourself up a new kind of
a God Of some kind; One that tells you Fertilyze
and multiplye; One that Tells You: Outsow and
outblow, Outplant and outgrow; Outdo, and outrun,
and outclimb, and out spread Every other tree and
bush And brushyfruits and flower petalls; Out fruit
them all For the feed of man; Out stalk and out hunt
and out think For God's own sweet sake, out think!
Out think! Outthink the fruits Outgrow these animal
kind and shapes of man! It you miss and go down
Your dust will turn up on that long hot job Once
more again To help in the feeding and the seed of
man And not in the bleeding and the end of man.

Published by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. (BMI)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing
Corp./Words-Ampersand Music (BMI)

Words: Woody Guthrie (Date Unknown)
Music: Jeff Tweedy 1998
Jay Bennett: B3 organ, Leslie guitar
Billy Bragg: resonant guitar
Ken Coomer: drums
John Stirratt: bass
Jeff Tweedy: vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Played Live On

12.08.2014
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

w/ Jim Becker Group

12.03.2014
Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater

w/ Disappears

07.26.2013
Hoboken, NJ - Pier A Park

Americanarama Festival of Music

07.04.2001
Chicago, IL - Petrillo Band Shell, Grant Park
07.02.2001
Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
06.30.2001
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11.22.2000
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
11.20.2000
Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
11.19.2000
Iowa City, IA - Union Bar
11.18.2000
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

11.17.2000
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

11.16.2000
Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater
09.19.2000
New York, NY - Irving Plaza
09.18.2000
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09.17.2000
Collingswood, NJ - Cooper River Island, WXPN
09.16.2000
New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
09.15.2000
Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
08.13.2000
Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Festival
08.12.2000
Chicago, IL - Chicago Tribune - Rock The River
07.31.2000
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

07.30.2000
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

07.29.2000
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

07.27.2000
Seattle, WA - Pier 62-63
07.23.2000
Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
07.15.2000
Winter Park, CO - Winter Park American Music Festival
07.13.2000
Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Music Festival
07.11.2000
Baltimore, MD - Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
07.10.2000
Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
07.08.2000
Danbury, CT - Charles Ives Center for the Arts
07.05.2000
Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
07.03.2000
Camden, ME - Camden Opera House
07.02.2000
Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook Farm
04.27.2000
Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre