Wilco

Hot Sun

Hey hey
Hot sun shines so loud
Hot sun
Cool shroud
Hot sun
Hot sun shines so loud
Hot sun

Hey hey
Hot sun I can hear it
Hot sun
What’s the word I want?
Hey hey
Hot sun I can hear it
Hot sun
Hissing like a flare

Ice
Glassy ice
Tumble in my plastic glass
Shouldn’t I be doing something
What can I do?
What can I do?

Hey hey
Hot sun shines so loud
Hot sun
Cool shroud
Hot sun
Mountains melting down
Sweet doubt
Hot sun

Ice
Glassy ice
Tumble in my plastic glass
Shouldn’t I be doing something
What can I do?
What can I do?
Why
Passers-by
Mumble something
I just can’t grasp
Can’t bring myself to ask
What can I do?
What can I do?

Livid

instrumental - no lyrics

Ice Cream

When I first saw you
You said I was cool
Enough to be
Ice cream

You melted me
On the floor
I almost died
I cried for more
When you needed me
I was holy

But
I didn’t know
If I could be true
Just enough to be
A bible

You held me up
Never looked inside
You had seen enough
To leave me behind
For someone else to find
But I was holy

That was the last time
I believed you
That was the last time
You needed me
To believe you

When I first saw you
You said I was cool
Enough to be
Ice cream

written by Jeff Tweedy 2021/2022

Annihilation

Hey
We’re fallen angels
I wish we never learned to fly
Let’s kiss before
Kiss before
We die
Life
It’s nothing but shadows
I looked for you far and wide
Let’s kiss before
Just before
Goodbye

A kiss like this
Is endless tonight
This kind of annihilation
Is alright

Oh
What a crazy spirit
Feathers fight
Joyless light
Let’s kiss before
We lift into the sky

Hey
We’re boiling angels
Let’s kiss for hours
Equal power
Let’s make it art
This kiss is ours
A kiss like this
Is endless tonight
This kind of annihilation
Is alright

Inside the Bell Bones

instrumental - no lyrics

Say You Love Me

Once you’re born
A single drop of sun
A ray of light
Holds you in it’s arms
Once you’re gone
You shine on
In your friends
And then
Everyone you love
Hears your voice within

Say “I love you again” x 4

I know how it feels
When something really ends
Below the waves
Breathing water in
You finally find a pearl
And the world
Takes it from your hand
When it’s only a word
Never on the wind

So
Say you love me again x 4

2024

Hot Sun Cool Shroud EP

Credits + Notes

Digital release date:  June 28, 2024

Vinyl and CD release date: TBD

© 2024 dBpm Records Inc
Recorded by Wilco at The Loft in Chicago between
January 2019 and May 2023.
Produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick
Additional Production on “Hot Sun” by Cate Le Bon
Engineered and Mixed by Tom Schick
Engineering Assistance by Mark Greenberg
Mastered by Bob Ludwig

Bass and Korg Delta on “Hot Sun” by Cate Le Bon
Violin on “Love Me Again” by Pekka Kuusisto
Cello, viola, and violin on “Hot Sun” by Matt Combs
Strings on “Hot Sun” arranged by Patrick Sansone and recorded by Patrick Sansone and Matt Combs

packaging concept by Jeff Tweedy
packaging design by Stacy Wakefield Forte
Bad Fruit artwork by Kathleen Ryan

Wilco are Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, John Stirratt, Patrick Sansone, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen