Wilco

Normal American Kids

I remind myself of myself long ago
Before I could drive, before I could vote
All of the time, holding a grudge
Before I knew people could die just because
Shot from a sling, head full of buzz
I knew what I liked was not very much
High at the time, tied to the grid
Always afraid of those normal American kids
Oh all of my spirit leaked like a cut
I knew what I needed would never be enough
I was too high to change my bid
Always afraid to be a normal American kid
Always hated normal American
Empty summer days
Lightning crazed and cracked like an egg
High behind the garden shed
Painting myself as a normal American kid
I always hated it
High as high as high can loom
Under the sheets in my bedroom
I was as high as high can get
Always afraid of the normal American kids
Oh bongs and jams and carpeted vans
Hate everything I don’t understand
High times tightening the lid
Had to get away from those normal American kids
Always hated those normal American kids
Always hated those normal American kids

Appears On

Played Live On

04.06.2019
Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center

with Buck Meek

10.02.2018
Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre - Jeff Tweedy (Solo)

with James Elkington

09.25.2018
Missoula, MT - The Wilma - Jeff Tweedy (Solo)

with James Elkington

06.25.2017
North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Festival

06.18.2017
Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

w/ Kacy & Clayton

06.17.2017
Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires

06.14.2017
Rockford, IL - Coronado Performing Arts Center

w/ Kacy & Clayton

06.13.2017
Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

w/ Kacy & Clayton

06.11.2017
Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater

w/ Kacy & Clayton

06.09.2017
Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap

w/ Kacy & Clayton

06.08.2017
Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

w/ Kacy & Clayton

06.07.2017
Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

w/ Kacy & Clayton

03.22.2017
New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

w/ Jake Xerxes Fussell *4 ticket limit per customer

03.21.2017
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

03.18.2017
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

03.15.2017
Toronto, ON - Massey Hall

w/ Joan Shelley *4 ticket limit per customer

03.14.2017
Kalamazoo, MI - State Theater

w/ Joan Shelley *4 ticket limit per customer

02.26.2017
Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre

w/ James Elkington *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

11.19.2016
London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy

w/ William Tyler

11.18.2016
Manchester, UK - Albert Hall

w/ William Tyler

11.16.2016
Paris, FR - Casino de Paris

w/ William Tyler

11.15.2016
Zurich, CH - Volkshaus

w/ William Tyler

11.14.2016
Vienna, Austria - Museumsquartier

w/ William Tyler

11.12.2016
Milan, IT - Fabrique

w/ William Tyler

11.09.2016
Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
11.07.2016
Berlin, DE - Tempodrom

w/ William Tyler

11.04.2016
Stockholm, SE - Annexet

w/ William Tyler

11.03.2016
Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene

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

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.

09.07.2016
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

w/ Amendola vs. Blades

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

09.03.2016
Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

w/ Joan Shelley

09.02.2016
Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

w/ Joan Shelley