Wilco

Feed of Man

If you beat up, you butcher, and you bleed a man You bang up and badger and blood-let a man And then I come along On the feet of man And halfway laugh and cry About the meat of man
And I do what I can To bale string and tie Some ballad truths Up and cured out For the feed of man
Folks try to tell That it's on God's orders That you bleed your man It's on God's good word that you Bleed your man On God's plan print That you dead a man Or spit and curse and whip your man
I say I'll help you squeeze and fix yourself up a A new kind of God of some kind
One that tells you Fertilize and multiply One that tells you Outsow and outblow Outplant and outgrow Outdo, and outrun, and outclimb, and outspread Every other tree and bush And brushy fruits and flower petals Outfruit them all For the feed of man
Outstalk and outhunt and outthink For God's own sweet sake, outthink! Outthink! Outthink the fruits Outgrow these animal kinds and shapes of man It you miss and go down Your dust will turn up on that long hot job Once more again
To help in the feeding and the seed of man And not in the bleeding and the end of man
  Published by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. (BMI)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Words-Ampersand Music (BMI) Words: Woody Guthrie (Date Unknown) Music: Jeff Tweedy 1998 Jay Bennett: B3 organ, Leslie guitar Billy Bragg: resonant guitar Ken Coomer: drums John Stirratt: bass Jeff Tweedy: vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Played Live On

06.28.2024
North Adams, MA - SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL

12.08.2014
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

w/ Jim Becker Group

12.03.2014
Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater

w/ Disappears

07.26.2013
Hoboken, NJ - Pier A Park

Americanarama Festival of Music

07.04.2001
Chicago, IL - Petrillo Band Shell, Grant Park
07.02.2001
Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
06.30.2001
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11.22.2000
Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
11.20.2000
Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
11.19.2000
Iowa City, IA - Union Bar
11.18.2000
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

11.17.2000
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

11.16.2000
Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater
09.19.2000
New York, NY - Irving Plaza
09.18.2000
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09.17.2000
Collingswood, NJ - Cooper River Island, WXPN
09.16.2000
New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
09.15.2000
Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
08.13.2000
Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Festival
08.12.2000
Chicago, IL - Chicago Tribune - Rock The River
07.31.2000
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

07.30.2000
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

07.29.2000
San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

07.27.2000
Seattle, WA - Pier 62-63
07.23.2000
Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
07.15.2000
Winter Park, CO - Winter Park American Music Festival
07.13.2000
Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Music Festival
07.11.2000
Baltimore, MD - Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
07.10.2000
Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
07.08.2000
Danbury, CT - Charles Ives Center for the Arts
07.05.2000
Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
07.03.2000
Camden, ME - Camden Opera House
07.02.2000
Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook Farm
04.27.2000
Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre