Wilco

Remember the Mountain Bed

Do you still sing of the mountain bed we made of
limbs and leaves: Do you still sigh there near the
sky where the holly berry bleeds: You laughed as I
covered you over with leaves, face, breast, hips
and thighs, You smiled when I said the leaves
were just the color of your eyes.

Rosin smells and turpentine smells from
eucalyptus and pine Bitter tastes of twigs we
chewed where tangled woodvines twine Trees held
us in on all four sides so thick we could not see I
could not see any wrong in you, and you saw none
in me.

Your arm was brown against the ground, your
cheeks part of the sky, As your fingers played with
grassy moss, and limber you did lie: Your stomach
moved beneath your shirt and your knees were in
the air Your feet played games with mountain
roots as you lay thinking there.

Below us the trees grew clumps of trees, raised
families of trees, and they As proud as we tossed
their heads in the wind and flung good seeds
away: The sun was hot and the sun was bright
down in the valley below Where people starved
and hungry for life so empty come and go.

There in the shade and hid from the sun we freed
our minds and learned Our greatest reason for
being here, our bodies moved and burned There
on our mountain bed of leaves we learned life's
reason why The People laugh and love and dream,
they fight, they hate to die.

The smell of your hair I know is still there, if most
of our leaves are blown, Our words still ring in the
brush and the trees where singing seeds are sown
Your shape and form is dim, but plain, there on
our mountain bed I see my life was brightest
where you laughed and laid you head...

I learned the reason why man must work and how
to dream big dreams, To conquer time and space
and fight the rivers and the seas I stand here filled
with my emptiness now and look at city and land
And I know why farms and cities are built by hot,
warm, nervous hands.

I crossed many states just to stand here now, my
face all hot with tears, I crossed city, and valley,
desert, and stream, to bring my body here: My
history and future blaze bright in me and all my joy
and pain Go through my head on our mountain
bed where I smell your hair again.

All this day long I linger here and on in through
the night My greeds, desires, my cravings, hopes,
my dreams inside me fight: My loneliness healed,
my emptiness filled, I walk above all pain Back to
the breast of my woman and child to scatter my
seeds again.

Published by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. (BMI)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing
Corp./Words-Ampersand Music (BMI)/You Want A Piece Of This Music (ASCAP),
administered by Bug Music

Words: Woody Guthrie 1944
Music: Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett 1999
Leroy Bach: piano
Jay Bennett: organ, nylon-string guitar, backing vocal
Ken Coomer: drums
John Stirratt: bass, backing vocal
Jeff Tweedy: vocal, 12-string acoustic guitar

Played Live On

10.03.2017
Irving, TX - Irving Music Factory

w/ Margaret Glaspy

06.25.2017
North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Festival

03.27.2016
Auckland, NZ - Powerstation

03.24.2016
Byron Bay, AU - Byron Bay Bluesfest

03.22.2016
Sydney, AU - Factory Theatre

03.21.2016
Melbourne, AU - Recital Hall

03.20.2016
Meeniyan, AU - Meeniyan Town Hall
08.06.2015
San Francisco, CA - The Independent

w/ Vetiver

06.28.2015
North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Festival

03.28.2015
Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House

w/ The Minus 5

03.26.2015
Santa Fe, NM - The Lensic

w/ The Minus 5

03.21.2015
Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

w/ Eleanor Friedberger

03.19.2015
Santa Cruz, CA - Cocoanut Grove Ballroom

w/ The Minus 5

03.17.2015
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

w/ Eleanor Friedberger

03.15.2015
Eugene, OR - Jaqua Concert Hall at The Shedd Institute

w/ The Minus 5

03.14.2015
Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

w/ The Minus 5

03.11.2015
Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge

w/ The Minus 5

03.10.2015
Bozeman, MT - Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

w/ The Minus 5

03.07.2015
Chicago, IL - The Vic

w/ The Minus 5

02.02.2015
Barcelona, ES - L'Auditori

01.30.2015
Manchester, UK - The Ritz

w/ Field Report

01.29.2015
Glasgow, UK - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

w/ Field Report

01.28.2015
Dublin, IE - Vicar Street

w/ Field Report

12.11.2014
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

w/ Marrow

11.15.2014
Leuven, BE - Het Depot

w/ Arc Iris

11.13.2014
Koln, DE - Kulturkirche

w/ Arc Iris

Venue has moved from Theater am Tanzbrunnen to Kulturkirche

11.11.2014
Stockholm, SE - China Theatre

w/ Arc Iris

11.10.2014
Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene

w/ Arc Iris

11.09.2014
Copenhagen, DK - DR Studio2, DR Concert House

w/ Arc Iris

11.06.2014
Berlin, DE - Apostel-Paulus Kirche

w/ Arc Iris

12.15.2013
Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet
12.13.2013
Santa Barbara, CA - The Granada Theatre

12.11.2013
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
12.10.2013
Davis, CA - Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Scott McCaughey supports
12.08.2013
Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
12.06.2013
Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall

12.05.2013
Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Andrew Orvedahl supports
12.03.2013
Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

08.01.2013
Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Amphitheatre

Americanarama Festival of Music

07.31.2013
Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

Americanarama Festival of Music

07.20.2013
Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center

Americanarama Festival of Music

06.30.2013
Nashville, TN - The Lawn at Riverfront Park

Americanarama Festival of Music

06.22.2012
Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Support: Punch Brothers
All ages.

12.18.2011
Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
08.04.2011
Honolulu, HI - Hawaii Theatre
07.10.2011
Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival

07.08.2011
Fish Creek, WI - Door Community Auditorium
04.15.2011
Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
03.29.2011
Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic CTR. Presentation Hall
03.26.2011
Portland, ME - State Theatre
03.23.2011
Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
03.20.2011
Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
01.08.2011
Boulder, CO - The Boulder Theatre
02.15.2010
Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - University of Alberta

02.09.2010
Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

02.07.2010
Missoula, MT - Harry Adams Center, University of Montana

11.16.2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11.14.2009
Milan, Italy - Conservatorio
11.08.2009
Copenhagen, Denmark - The Royal Danish Theatre

06.30.2009
Jacksonville, FL - Britt Pavilion

06.26.2009
Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery

04.21.2009
Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

04.15.2009
Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater

10.26.2008
Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Ampitheater
08.24.2008
San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Park

08.21.2008
Spokane, WA - Spokane Opera House

08.18.2008
Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden

08.16.2008
Jackson Hole, WY - Jackson Hole Music Festival

08.12.2008
Lenox, MA - Tanglewood Music Center

08.08.2008
Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park

08.06.2008
Jacksonville, FL - The Florida Theatre

08.04.2008
Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park

07.26.2008
Anchorage, AK - The Moose's Tooth

05.11.2008
Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ

05.09.2008
Albuquerque, NM - Popejoy Hall Center For The Arts - University of New Mexico

05.07.2008
Grand Junction, CO - Avalon Theater

05.04.2008
Bozeman, MT - Emerson Cultural Center

03.18.2008
Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
03.09.2008
Des Moines, IA - Val-Air Ballroom

03.07.2008
Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater

02.27.2008
Washington, DC - The 9:30 Club

02.24.2008
New Haven, CT - Schubert Theater

02.23.2008
Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater

02.22.2008
Lakewood, OH - Lakewood Civic Auditorium

02.18.2008
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

11.14.2007
Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

08.22.2007
Troutdale, OR - Edgefield

04.18.2007
Melbourne, Australia - Palais Theatre

11.24.2006
Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre

10.20.2006
Latrobe, PA - Carey Center Gymnasium (St. Vincent College)

03.17.2006
Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

03.08.2006
Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center

06.16.2005
Telluride, CO - Telluride Bluegrass Festival
06.14.2005
Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

05.04.2005
Chicago, IL - The Vic Theater

04.27.2005
Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
04.26.2005
Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium

03.16.2005
Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre

02.26.2005
Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre
02.25.2005
Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues

02.23.2005
Washington, DC - The 9:30 Club

02.21.2005
Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
11.22.2004
Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
09.20.2003
Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre

09.16.2003
Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavillion
09.14.2003
Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09.28.2001
New York, NY - Town Hall
07.04.2001
Chicago, IL - Petrillo Band Shell, Grant Park
07.02.2001
Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
06.30.2001
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
06.29.2001
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11.22.2000
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
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
01.09.2000
Chicago, IL - Lounge Ax