Ode to Joy

by Wilco

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1.
I don’t like The way you’re treating me Warm winter rain I found my keys Under the snow An empty page glowing Alone for days Behind a quiet door Sitting in a drift Us in a car Arguing I’d forgive But I always forget Which side I’m on I never change You never change It’s my fault There’s no decision Sometimes I’m just a hole For you to get in I never change You never change Somehow we’re bright leaves You and I beneath the old snow Being set free by the winter rain And I know it’ll never change You never change X5 You’re never gonna change X2 You never change X5 You’re never gonna change X2
2.
03:22
I’m surprised staring at the knives Lying silent in the drawer I hear the front door ring in my guitar Empty up against the wall Alone with the people who have come before x2 Alone with the people who have come before us I’m high for the people who have come before x2 I’m high for the people who have come before us I remember when wars would end Remember when wars would end? Now when something’s dead Now when something’s dead We try to kill it again Alone with the people who have come before x2 Alone with the people who have come before us
3.
I wish Too much For you To care Goldfish I won At the fair Meet the mother Can’t complain There is No mother Like pain I’m left with only my desire to change So what I stay In bed All day I can’t Escape My domain Two stories high In bed All day I can’t Escape My domain You mean Too much To me I’m angry I could need So much I’m worried About the way We’re all living And this Is my Love song I’m left with only my desire to change So if I stay In bed All day I won’t Escape My domain Two stories high in bed all day I can’t escape my domain X2 I won’t escape my domain
4.
I wish your world was mine I wish your world was mine Prayers run along the wires Honey, no train’s going to come I have waited my whole life I’ve tried in my way to love everyone I wish your world was mine I wish your world was mine I have a quiet amplifier Silence seems more true Every guitar is denied I’ve tried in my way to love you I wish your world was mine I wish your world was mine I wouldn’t mind feeling fine I wish your world was mine If only your world was mine If only your world was mine Shy little stars must shine Shy little flower on the vine
5.
If you're telling yourself a story Where the secrets twist like vines And you know where the bodies are buried But you can't remember where you buried the mines Oh, no one denies Everyone hides Oh oh, everyone hides… If you're selling yourself on a tale Where the details drift with time Where the point gets lost in the telling And the telling was the point all the while Deep inside Everyone hides Oh oh, some of the time… If you're selling yourself on a vision A dream of who you are An idea of how it should be And a wish upon a star Remember… Remember… It can't be denied Oh oh, everyone hides.. Oh no, one denies Everyone hides Oh oh, everyone hides Oh oh Oh oh Oh oh
6.
A white wooden cross by the side of the road One someone lost that I did not know What would I do? What would I do? If a white wooden cross meant that I’d lost you I asked myself how would I let go? And a thought appeared like a morning dew And my blood ran cold My blood ran cold As these sad ideas passed through Tell me no lies Tell me no lies Is it stranger to live? Is it stranger to die? What would I do? What would I do? If a white wooden cross meant that I’d lost you Tell me no lies Tell me no lies Is it stranger to live? Is it stranger to be alive? For all the people that I am not And all their prayers and all their thoughts There’s so much more out there Than here where I stand I blow my horn for the whole band
7.
03:02
Giant lights Birdless skies Throw me on the role Wound tight Nerves fried Darling the killer you know White lies X4 Women and men Citizens Carry your own cross Careless Care less You are the albatross White lies X4 Pine box Stop the clocks Why can’t both be true? High times High crimes Medals for you to salute White lies X14
8.
All I saw from where I stood The sun was smiling down on us We were lucky that’s for sure I was yours Now all I see from where I’m from Empty auditorium We were lucky that’s for sure I was yours And you didn’t mind Being mine There was a pop in my ear As I left the atmosphere Dragging behind my mind It’s too late Don’t say it Don’t say... All I saw from where I stood Three long mountains and a wood I’m lucky that’s for sure I’m yours And you didn’t mind being mine
9.
So tangled in the wild Seeing myself as something more mean Out in the country Sadness wants me Further away from the scene Right now right now love is everywhere X2 Where the sunlight grabs the lake It’s frozen in the flames Beneath the sleeping town With the riots raining down It’s all yours now It’s all for you Right now right now love is everywhere X2 So many things I do I can’t explain to you Right now right now love is everywhere Right now I’m frightened how Love is here Beware Our love is everywhere
10.
So You might not give a damn I’m like a hologram Light is all I am Time is nothing I can keep It’s the same as when I sleep If time is just to kill Then I will Overflowing like a crowd I’m freaking the fuck out I’ll try to do my best I guess High in an old dead tree That plastic bag is me That’s where I want to be Are we all in love just because? No! I think it’s poetry and magic Something too big to have a name And when you get it right it’s still tragic And when you die who’s to blame? Did you think everything Would be okay? Are we all in love just because? No! I think it’s poetry and magic Something too big to have a name And when you get it right it’s still tragic And when you die who’s to blame? Did you think everything Would be okay?
11.
03:48
Eight tiny lines of cocaine Left on a copy machine In an empty corner of a dream My sleep could not complete There are sirens in the birds And you and I are too far apart And my eyes need a shave What else can go wrong? Now that I’m not longed for Wild life seems wrong Won’t care Won’t stare You’ve got family out there The silver black boot That cracked my front tooth Is a new kind of truth I’m getting used to Come back lonely How sad if only I don’t believe you don’t care You’ve got family out there Where the power lines are down Whipping sparks around Like angels touching down I see you there How sad If only Don’t believe you don’t care You’ve got family out there You’ve got family out there

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Ode to Joy, Wilco's 11th studio album features 11 songs and will be available worldwide October 4, 2019

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released October 4, 2019

Produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick
Engineered and mixed by Tom Schick
Engineering assistance by Mark Greenberg
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Packaging design by Lawrence Azerrad
Photography by Zoran Orlic
Recorded at The Loft - Chicago

Wilco is Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt, and Jeff Tweedy.

Saxophone by Paul Von Mertens.

All songs written by Jeff Tweedy and published by Words Ampersand Music (BMI).

Administered worldwide by BMG Rights Management.

Josh Grier and Crystal Myers manage the band. Mark Greenberg manages the studio. Brandy Breaux manages the office. Frank Riley and Paul Boswell book the live performances. Eric Frankhouser manages the tours. Dawn Nepp organizes the finances. Jaime Herman sorts out the legalities. Jessica Linker, Jacob Daneman, and Jon Lawrence handle the publicity.
Special thanks to Susie Tweedy, Alex Crothers, Franke Hamersma, Sam McAllister, Ahmad Asani, Lacey Sutherland, David Hirshland, Spencer Tweedy, Sammy Tweedy, Ashwin Deepankar, Jared Dottorelli, Stan Doty, Matrix Macnamara, Ashley Mogayzel, Andy Nemcik, and Jeremy Roth.

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