In the Wake of Charlottesville, Wilco Releases “All Lives, You Say?” And Raises Money For Southern Poverty Law Center

Aug 15th, 2017 in Music

The far better part of America has been shaken to the core by the hatred, rascism and violence exhibited in Charlottesville last weekend. In its wake, Wilco today released the plaintive track All Lives You Say? with all proceeds from the song to go to the Southern Poverty Law Center in the memory of Jeff Tweedy’s father Robert L. Tweedy, who passed away earlier this month.

Tweedy said:

“My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice,” Tweedy says in a statement. “He used to say ‘If you know better, you can do better.’ America — we know better. We can do better.” Amen.

Listen below and go donate to this good cause at Bandcamp. Done and done. Peace. Lyrics at bottom.

“All lives, all lives you say
I can see you are afraid
Your skin is so thin
Your heart has escaped
All lives, all lives you say

You were born at the end of a noose
What was up came down with your blues
But you don’t know how to sing anything anyway
So all lives, all lives you say

My mind, my mind is gone
It’s too hard for me to know when I’m wrong
This is the last dying gasp of a deadly lung
Turning blue on a lawn in the sun”

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