Wilco

Cars Can’t Escape

When red is bled
And petals blue
And in my sleepless head
Our love's been dead a week or two

Sometimes, good times
Are stuck inside of you
And then they're gone
But I don't know why

A lot of things have changed
Since we said goodbye
There were reasons for you to love me
But I gave you none

So I tap my glass and nod my chin
And wonder who you've been in rhythm with

So time's just time
Cars can't escape
When clouds are gray and close
Not often, too far away

And blue has no value, power, or hue
Or open skies, relationless
Carelessness is what I miss
And that's how I think of you

Sometimes, good times
Were all we had to do
So I tap my glass and nod my chin
And wonder who you've been in rhythm with

So I tap my glass and nod my chin
And wonder who you've been in rhythm with

Songwriters: Jay Bennett / Jeffrey Scot Tweedy

Cars Can't Escape lyrics © Words Ampersand Music

Played Live On

04.04.2019
Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland

with Buck Meek

03.22.2019
Chicago, IL - The Vic

Annual Benefit Show

03.21.2019
Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room

with James Elkington

03.17.2019
Orlando, FL - Plaza Live Theatre

with James Elkington

01.04.2019
Los Angeles, CA - Largo
09.04.2016
Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

w/ Joan Shelley

05.01.2015
St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre

w/ Royal Thunder

04.28.2015
Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live Orlando

w/ Royal Thunder

04.22.2015
Dallas, TX - McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

w/ Royal Thunder

03.28.2015
Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House

w/ The Minus 5

12.08.2014
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

w/ Jim Becker Group

12.03.2014
Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater

w/ Disappears

10.29.2014
Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
10.25.2014
Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art
10.21.2014
Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
09.04.2014
Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theatre

w/ Bahamas

09.03.2014
Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion

w/ Bahamas

12.16.2013
Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet
12.13.2013
Santa Barbara, CA - The Granada Theatre

12.11.2013
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
07.18.2013
Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake PAC

Americanarama Festival of Music

12.18.2011
Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
03.29.2011
Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic CTR. Presentation Hall
01.07.2011
Boulder, CO - The Boulder Theatre
04.07.2010
Concord, NH - Capitol Center

11.17.2009
Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
10.09.2009
Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom

10.01.2009
Iowa City, IA - Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge - University of Iowa

08.07.2008
Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center

05.12.2008
Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ

04.30.2008
Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center

03.09.2008
Des Moines, IA - Val-Air Ballroom

02.15.2008
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

10.19.2007
Pittsburgh, PA - A.J. Palumbo Center - Duquesne University

09.12.2007
Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavilion - Millennium Park

11.19.2004
Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern Theatre

11.11.2004
Portland, OR - Roseland Theater

10.08.2004
Saratoga Springs, NY - The Sports Center Gym
09.30.2004
Burlington, VT - Memorial Auditorium
09.20.2003
Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre

09.19.2003
Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre

09.17.2003
Des Moines, IA - Val-Air Ballroom

09.04.2003
Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre

05.23.1999
Santa Monica, CA - Open Road Radio Show, KCRW