Wilco

Graveyard Shift [Uncle Tupelo]

Hometown, same town blues
Same old walls closing in
Oh what a life a mess can be
I'm sitting here thinking of you, won't you give
A few thoughts to me

Well, time won't wait, better open the gate
Get up and start what needs to be done
It's winding down, there's much you missed
Working on that graveyard shift
Well, I'm not saying there's nothing wrong as the day comes along
If what I see is true I could learn to believe
Can't look away
The powers that be might take it all away
Together we burn, together we burn away

Some say a land of paradise
Some say a land of pain
Well, which side are you looking from
Some people have it all
Some all to gain

Well a man in a tie gonna break his twenty dollar bill
There's plenty of reasons in this world
To sit around or stand there still
But I'm not saying there's nothing wrong as the day comes along
If what I see is true I could learn to believe
Can't look away
The powers that be might take it all away
Together we burn, together we burn away

There's too much time spent looking for a reason
It's the simple ones that beat the most truth
Oh, what a life a mess can be
I'm sitting here thinking of you, won't you give
A few thoughts to me

Well, time won't wait, better open the gate
Get up and start what needs to be done
It's running down, there's much you missed
Working on that graveyard shift
But I'm not saying there's nothing wrong as the day comes along
If what I see is true I could learn to believe
Can't look away
The powers that be might take it all away
Together we burn, together we burn away

Written by Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar, Mike Heidorn

That Year (Uncle Tupelo)

The thousand times I lived before were just in my dreams
Well, I woke up to realize it didn't mean a thing
I've seen several better places, several better times
Somehow those memories got left behind

Give me back that year, good or bad
Give me back something that I never knew I had

I guess it all boils down to it was just a second guess
So god damn long ago it's hard to feel I did my best
And I think of our relationship and all it’s distant ties
And why I can't see that anymore in your eyes

Give me back that year, good or bad
Give me back something that I never knew I had

Well, I sit and watch it go by
Well, I sit and watch shit go by
Go by

That year

written by Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn

Before I Break (Uncle Tupelo)

No Depression (Uncle Tupelo)

Factory Belt (Uncle Tupelo)

Whiskey Bottle (Uncle Tupelo)

Outdone (Uncle Tupelo)

Train (Uncle Tupelo)

Life Worth Livin' (Uncle Tupelo)

Flatness (Uncle Tupelo)

So Called Friend (Uncle Tupelo)

Screen Door (Uncle Tupelo)

John Hardy (Uncle Tupelo)

1990

No Depression (Uncle Tupelo)

Credits + Notes

No Depression is Uncle Tupelo's first studio album, released in June 1990. Jay Farrar – vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica Mike Heidorn – drums, cymbals Jeff Tweedy – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar