Wilco

The Joke Explained

I never held your gaze
I never know my place
I stare at the eyes staring at my face It always ends in a tie
There is no knitting the divide
I cry at the joke explained

Ah but if I had known
If I had known
If I had known
I would have never believed

I never smoked my chain
Whoever measures the crest
Ah they can have my broken chest
It's a staring contest, in a hall of mirrors I sweat tears but I don't ever cry

Ah but if I had known
If I had known
If I had known
I would have never believed

I never knelt at the news
My parrot perished in the pews I climb back into the yolk
It always ends in a tie
There is no knitting the divide
I cry at the joke explained

Ah if I had known
If I had known
If I had known
I would have never believed (x3)

Appears On

Played Live On

07.28.2017
Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival

07.13.2017
Pori, FI - Pori Jazz Festival

07.08.2017
Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival

07.07.2017
Palafrugell, ES - Cap Roig Festival

06.24.2017
North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Festival

05.05.2017
New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

03.22.2017
New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

w/ Jake Xerxes Fussell *4 ticket limit per customer

03.19.2017
New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

w/ Joan Shelley *4 ticket limit per customer

03.16.2017
Toronto, ON - Massey Hall

w/ Joan Shelley *4 ticket limit per customer

02.25.2017
Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre

w/ James Elkington *4 ticket limit per customer

02.23.2017
Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre

w/ Jake Xerxes Fussell *4 ticket limit per customer

11.07.2016
Berlin, DE - Tempodrom

w/ William Tyler

11.05.2016
Weissenhäuser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone Weekender

11.04.2016
Stockholm, SE - Annexet

w/ William Tyler

11.02.2016
Copenhagen, Denmark - DR Koncerthuset

w/ William Tyler

10.30.2016
Stuttgart, DE - New Fall Festival

10.29.2016
Düsseldorf, DE - New Fall Festival

10.28.2016
Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique

w/ William Tyler

10.27.2016
Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique

w/ William Tyler

10.08.2016
São Paulo, BR - Popload Festival

09.17.2016
Mill Valley, CA - Sound Summit

09.15.2016
Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

w/ Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin

09.14.2016
Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

w/ Jeff Parker

09.13.2016
Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

w/ Kevin Morby

09.11.2016
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

w/ Kevin Morby

Must show credit card used at point of purchase to enter venue.

09.10.2016
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

w/ Kacy & Clayton

Must show credit card used at point of purchase to enter venue.

09.09.2016
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

w/ Deep Sea Diver

Must show credit card used at point of purchase to enter venue.

09.06.2016
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

w/ Joan Shelley

Must show credit card used at point of purchase to enter venue.

09.04.2016
Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

w/ Joan Shelley

09.02.2016
Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

w/ Joan Shelley

08.31.2016
Boise, ID - Morrison Center

w/ Joan Shelley

08.30.2016
Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden

w/ Joan Shelley

08.21.2016
Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavilion

w/ Twin Peaks

08.20.2016
Minneapolis, MN - Hall's Island

w/ Kurt Vile & The Violators

08.19.2016
Madison, WI - Breese Stevens Field

w/ Kurt Vile & The Violators

08.17.2016
St. Louis, MO - The Fabulous Fox Theatre

w/ William Tyler

08.16.2016
Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC

w/ William Tyler

08.14.2016
Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Amphitheater

w/ William Tyler

08.13.2016
Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo

07.10.2016
Dublin, Ireland - Iveagh Gardens

w/ Lucinda Williams

07.08.2016
Brugge, Belgium - Cactus Festival

07.05.2016
Rome, Italy - Villa Ada

07.02.2016
Madrid, ES - Jardines Del Botanico

07.01.2016
Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain - Vida Festival

06.29.2016
A Coruña, Spain - Palacio de la Opera

06.26.2016
Białystok, Poland - Halfway Festival

06.24.2016
Kotor, Montenegro - SeaRock Festival

*Free event*

06.19.2016
Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival

06.17.2016
Oslo, NO - Norwegian Wood

06.16.2016
Bergen, NO - BergenFest

06.04.2016
Philadelphia, PA - The Mann

w/ Richard Thompson (solo)

06.03.2016
Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam

06.01.2016
Charleston, WV - Clay Center

w/ Angel Olsen

02.14.2016
Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
02.13.2016
Roanoke, VA - Berglund Performing Arts Theatre

w/ Girlpool

02.11.2016
Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

w/ Girlpool

02.10.2016
Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

w/ Girlpool

02.09.2016
Norfolk, VA - The NorVa

w/ Girlpool

02.07.2016
Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall

w/ Steve Gunn

02.06.2016
Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre

w/ Steve Gunn

02.05.2016
Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre

w/ Bill Frisell Trio

featuring Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen

02.03.2016
Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre

w/ Steve Gunn

02.02.2016
Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre

w/ William Tyler

01.31.2016
New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall

w/ William Tyler

01.30.2016
Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

w/ William Tyler

01.29.2016
Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

w/ William Tyler

01.27.2016
Portland, ME - State Theatre

w/ William Tyler

01.26.2016
Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

w/ William Tyler

01.25.2016
Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center for Performing Arts

w/ William Tyler

09.30.2015
Austin, TX - Stubb's

w/ William Tyler

09.29.2015
Austin, TX - Stubb's

w/ William Tyler

09.28.2015
New Orleans, LA - The Orpheum Theater

w/ William Tyler

09.26.2015
Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Festival

09.25.2015
Bloomington, IN - IU Auditorium

w/ William Tyler

09.24.2015
Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium

w/ William Tyler

09.23.2015
Ithaca, NY - State Theatre

w/ William Tyler

09.21.2015
Montreal, QC - Metropolis

w/ William Tyler

09.20.2015
Ottawa, ON - CityFolk Festival

09.19.2015
Toronto, ON - Toronto Urban Roots Festival

09.17.2015
Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium

w/ William Tyler

09.16.2015
Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre

w/ William Tyler

08.18.2015
Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden

w/ Vetiver

08.16.2015
Ketchum, ID - River Run Lodge

w/ Vetiver

08.15.2015
Sandpoint, ID - Festival at Sandpoint

w/ Vetiver

08.14.2015
Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company

w/ Vetiver

08.12.2015
Vancouver, BC - Oprheum Theater

w/ Jenny Lewis

08.11.2015
Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park

w/ Jenny Lewis

08.09.2015
Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield

w/ Speedy Ortiz

08.08.2015
Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater

w/ Speedy Ortiz

08.07.2015
San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
08.06.2015
San Francisco, CA - The Independent

w/ Vetiver

08.05.2015
Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

w/ Vetiver

08.01.2015
Bridgeport, CT - Gathering of the Vibes

07.17.2015
Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival