Wilco

Love Is The King

Here I am

There it is

At the edge

Of as bad as it gets

I’m a boxer

Blind when I swing

I sink

To my knees

I cling

And I bleed

But cry don’t you dare

When I die in the ring

Life isn’t fair

Love is the king

Love is the king

Love is the king

Of the beautiful trees

How everyone sings

And tanks in the street

Like cats

Watching with skill

Green and grey

Violent and still

Spinning above

Stones in slings

When push comes to shove

Love is the king

Love is the king

Love is the king

Love is the king

Love is the king

Love is the king

Opaline

I hear the police outside my window
I can hear them talking on their radios
Well I keep my head underneath my pillow
Pray that they’re gonna leave me alone
O’ Opaline
Make believe that you still love me
O’ Opaline
It’s hard to see reality
When you’ve got no love at all
There’s nothing worse than a hearse driving slow
Out on the tollway stopping at the tolls
No change, no E-ZPass, what a way to go
There’s nothing worse than a hearse driving slow
O’ Opaline
Make believe that you still love me
O’ Opaline
It’s hard to see reality
When you’ve got no love at all
I’d like to find out why she had to go
My heart wants what a heart can’t control
Now I hang in the air as the light gets cold
And I hide in her shadows
Welcome her home
 O’ Opaline
 Make believe that you still love me
 O’ Opaline
 It’s hard to see reality
 When you’ve got no love at all

A Robin or a Wren

At the last last call

When it’s time for us all

To say goodbye

I know I’m gonna cry

Know I'm gonna cry

Because all in all

I’m just having a ball

Being alive

And I don’t want to die

I don’t wanna die

At the end of the end

Of this beautiful dream we’re in

I’ll wake up again

A robin or a wren

And then I’ll sit

Outside your window

I’ll sing a song you’ll recognize

And you won’t know why

You won’t know why

And then a teardrop will fall

Into the corner of the smile

On your face

And I’ll be alive

I’ll be alive

I’ll be alive

I’ll be alive

I’ll be alive

I’ll be alive

Gwendolyn

I don’t think I can take another day

Oh I don’t know how I could ever say

I’m OK being so far away

Oh I don’t think that I can take another day

When Gwendolyn, when she starts to speak

To a county police with a plastic cup between her teeth

The sun beating down like a big trombone

That’s right when I start missing home

She holds my hand between her knees

It’s like a dream, I never know what it means

I only know I’m feeling alone

That’s right when I start missing home

Honestly Gwen I’m not ashamed to say

Between you and me I’m relieved they put you away

Sun coming up like a piece of toast

That’s right when I started heading home

That’s right when I started heading home

Well that’s right when I started heading home

Bad Day Lately

It’s been a bad day lately

A lonely place

I can’t endure

Being so far away

Always makes things worse

Oh everything I do

And everything I say

And everything I feel

I feel for you today

It’s been a bad day baby

Oh I’m swallowed in the murk

Being so far away always hurts

It’s been a bad day lately

Oh I’m not a bird

Flying home would save me

Home

One day

I’ll return

Even I Can See

If I may have your attention please

I’ll tell you about my wife and what she means to me

How fiercely she believes what she believes

I laugh and I cry

I live and I die

By her side

From time to time she puts her hand in mine

Holds me like a sharp shiny key

I was never one who needed to believe

In a god hard to find

But I found by her side

There’s a god

Even I can see

They say no work of art is ever done

Carved in bark or yet to come

Rivers run low and flow with only sky

Even gods have to die

But once in a while

There’s a god

Even I can see

Natural Disaster

I’ve never been blown by the winds of a hurricane

Never been in a flood

I’ve never been buried up to my neck in mud

But I have fallen in love

And that’s enough

Of a natural

Disaster

For me

Lord lord lord what a misery

Oh my lord what a tragedy

Tears in my eyes I pray no one can see

Oh that’s enough

Of a natural

Disaster

For me

I’ve seen a twister tear across the plains

Weather’s insane

But I would always stay far enough away

Until I fell in love

And that’s enough

Of a natural

Disaster

For me

I saw a lightning bolt punch a bird right outta the sky

I watched him fry

Poor little guy never got to fall in love

Before he died

And that’s enough

Of a natural

Disaster

For me

Lord lord lord what a misery

Oh my lord what a tragedy

Tears in my eyes I pray no one can see

Oh that’s enough

Of a natural

Disaster

For me

Oh that’s enough

Of a natural

Disaster

For me

Save it for Me

Save it for me

When the world falls apart

I can say with certainty

There’s a reason

A light left on in an empty room

Is how a love can be

A rainbow word in a mouth of clouds

Darkened days

Who needs you now?

A rainbow word in a mouth of clouds

Darkened days

Who needs me now?

Save it for me

When the world falls apart

I can say with certainty

There’s a reason

There’s a pie left out that you can’t consume

So sweet you cannot eat

There’s a reason

No one will call today

The people you lean on

Don’t always know

What to say

Save it for me

When the world falls apart

I can say with certainty

There’s a reason

A light left on in an empty room

Is how a love can be

Is all a love can be

Is all a love can be

Is all a love can be

Guess Again

Oh tomatoes right off the vine

We used to eat them like that all the time

And if you think that’s the best thing

That I ever knew

Guess again

My love

It’s you

Riding with the wind blowing in my hair

And the sun shining down everywhere

If you think that’s the best thing

That I can do

Guess again

My love

Guess again

My love

It’s for you

Oh trouble

I can sing it the same

Or just about the same as any other song you can name

And if you think that

That’s the main thing

Pulling me through

Guess again

My love

It’s you

And if you think that’s the best thing

I’ll ever do

Guess again

It’s you

Maybe you noticed

How light I am

Maybe you’ve been thinking

I’m drinking again

Oh I’m high

But there’s really

Nothing new

Guess again

My love

Guess again

My love

It’s you

Guess again

My love

Guess again

My love

It’s you

Troubled

The silver black boot

That cracked my front tooth

Is a new kind of truth

I’m getting used to

Where the power lines are down

Whipping sparks around

Like an angel touching down

And fading

I’m troubled

Some days I don’t know

By the time I let go

Shadows start at my feet

Oh I’m troubled

But the trouble’s still me

My best moments are with you

Like a desert in bloom

My best moments are with you

Some days I don’t know

By the time I let go

I’m too slow to see

Oh I’m troubled

But the trouble’s still me

Half-Asleep

Half asleep

All your dreams

Come alive

You’re all I need

Come to me

Close your eyes

There’s no other

There’s no one

No one

But you

Half of me

Still believes

We never die

Won’t you lay

Next to me

Close your eyes

There’s no other

There’s no one

No one

But you

When you need me

I’ll be there

When you need me

I’ll be there

When you need me

I’ll be there

When you need me

I’ll be there

When you need me

I’ll be there

When you need me

I’ll be there

I’ll be there

I’ll be there

When you need me

There’s no other

There’s no one

But you

2020

Love Is The King

Credits + Notes

Jeff Tweedy's solo album digital release date: Oct 23, 2020 by dBpm Records (CD/Vinyl release to follow at a date TBD)
1. Love Is The King
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums
2. Opaline
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums and organ
3. A Robin Or A Wren
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums
Sammy Tweedy sings harmony
4. Gwendolyn
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums and percussion
5. Bad Day Lately
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums
6. Even I Can See
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic and electric guitar
7. Natural Disaster
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums and sings harmony
Sammy Tweedy sings harmony
8. Save It For Me
Jeff Tweedy sings, whistles, and plays acoustic and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums
Sammy Tweedy sings harmony
9. Guess Again
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums and tambourine
Sammy Tweedy sings harmony
10. Troubled
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums
11. Half-Asleep
Jeff Tweedy sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
Spencer Tweedy plays drums
Sammy Tweedy sings harmony
Design by Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy, and Sheila Sachs