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

Played Live On

08.21.2016
Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavilion

w/ Twin Peaks

03.07.2015
Chicago, IL - The Vic

w/ The Minus 5

12.12.2014
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

w/ Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion

12.06.2014
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

w/ Sam Amidon

07.12.2013
Chicago, IL - Toyota Park

Americanarama Festival of Music

10.22.2012
Stuttgart, DE - Theaterhaus

Support: Ozark Henry

12.12.2011
Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House 
06.25.2011
North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Festival

04.16.2011
Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10.26.2008
Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Ampitheater
08.12.2008
Lenox, MA - Tanglewood Music Center

03.05.2008
New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's

03.03.2008
Mobile, AL - Mobile Civic Center

02.20.2008
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

12.07.2007
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
11.26.2007
Chicago, IL - Private Residence
11.08.2007
Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz

10.14.2007
Iowa City, IA - Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge - University of Iowa

09.19.2007
Columbia, MO - Outdoors On 9th Street

09.02.2007
Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium

08.21.2007
Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park

06.21.2007
Columbia, MO - Merriweather Post Pavillion

06.14.2007
Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center For The Arts - Procter & Gamble Hall

05.25.2007
Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit 36

05.20.2007
London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire

05.11.2007
Evanston, IL - Patton Gym - Northwestern University

04.19.2007
Melbourne, Australia - Palais Theatre

11.24.2006
Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre

11.22.2006
Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater

10.04.2006
West Lafayette, IN - Elliott Hall Of Music (Purdue University)

08.06.2006
Chicago, IL - Grant Park

07.16.2006
Florence, MA - Pines Theatre

07.15.2006
Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Blues Fest

07.13.2006
Fredericton, NB - The Playhouse

07.12.2006
Dartmouth, NS - Alderney Landing

07.10.2006
Montreal, QC - Metropolis

07.08.2006
London, ON - Centennial Hall
07.07.2006
Toronto, ON - Massey Hall