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Wilco — Summerteeth
Album: Summerteeth
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Released: 1999
Length: 3:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Like a cloud his fingers explode
On the typewriter ribbon, the shadow grows
His hearts in a bowl behind the bank
And every evening when he get home
To make his supper and eat it alone
His black shirt cries
While his shoes get cold

It's just a dream he keeps having
And it doesn't seem to mean anything
And it doesn't seem to mean anything

One summer, a suicide
Another autumn, a travelers guide
He hits snooze twice before he dies
And every evening when he get home
To make his supper and eat it alone
His black shirt cries
While his shoes get cold

It's just a dream he keeps having
And it doesn't seem to mean anything
It's just a dream he keeps having

He feels lucky to have you here
In his kitchen, in your chair
Sometimes he forgets that you're even there

It's just a dream he keeps having
And it doesn't seem to mean anything
It's just a dream he keeps having
It's just a dream
And it doesn't seem to mean anything
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 run4more wrote:
My first RP song in Montana... sleeping in my truck while on a job in Virginia City and I find I have an access point in this campground. Life is good.
 
I spent some time in my youth nearby in the Madison Valley working on cattle ranches and construction... love that part of the world...
From Hendrix to Dylan to Kathleen Edwards to the Shins to Wilco... this has been a sweet run, Bill and Rebecca.
 ODAD wrote:
It's just a dreamy cassava.
 

 
Sometimes it's the comments that make RP the place that it is. That one won the interwebs for me, today.
It's just a dreamy cassava.
 
 floydoftherocks wrote:
With Weiland and Bowie gone, seems amazing Tweedy's still with us...

 
wait......huh?
 floydoftherocks wrote:
With Weiland and Bowie gone, seems amazing Tweedy's still with us...

 
And this "seems amazing" because...??
With Weiland and Bowie gone, seems amazing Tweedy's still with us...
Enunciate! Izjuzadreemyeezavin
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
By the way, that's me, dead-center at 2:45 

 
Hey Scott, nice to put a face on a fellow RP member.  Looks like a fun Beat Farmers show...when and where was it?
My first RP song in Montana... sleeping in my truck while on a job in Virginia City and I find I have an access point in this campground. Life is good.
Such a cheery-sounding, depressing song.
 amoreena wrote:
Sounds like the Beat Farmers "Going To The Gun Sale After Church".......like it!

 
lol 
 
  
 
By the way, that's me, dead-center at 2:45 

If I had a theme song...

 

Love these guys...


They had five killer albums...when they were still a RnR band and this is one of them.

Saw them with Dylan and Morning Jacket a few weeks ago in St Paul.


They put on a great show.    
Fantastic Album {#Mrgreen}
saw them live 2 weeks ago (Theaterhaus Stuttgart) ...
overwhelming. easily one of the very best concerts in my lifetime!!
 ziakut wrote:
The more I hear this, the more I like. I think this its a perfect essence of what Wilco is all about.
 
You are right. . . a kind of whimsical, piffy paffy, bland ditty that does nothing and goes nowhere. Sums them up perfectly. 

OK, sorry to Wilco fans, I just needed to get that off my chest.

This song just oozes atmosphere and perfectly fits the title IMO... sunny and careless on the surface (summer), but with quite a dark undercurrent (teeth). 
The more I hear this, the more I like. I think this its a perfect essence of what Wilco is all about.
Jeff Airplane Wilco segue. Kinda rolls off the tongue but it doesn't seem to mean anything.
They have performed in 55 shows over the past year...and played this song ONCE.
Well stated horstman.....{#Meditate}

 
horstman wrote:

I feel that artists and bands that capture a moment and then share that moment with their audience, and those experience(s) creates a feeling in the end user are great musicians. Wilco captures emotions and experiences that I have had (and others I presume) and upon hearing their music, those experiences are recreated or enhanced or remembered.

That's art. And that is why they are special.

 


 treatment_bound wrote:


Not really...also, what the heck ever happened to physicsgenius?  He's been M.I.A. since 2007!
https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Members&file=userinfo&u=26214
 
I think his account was suspended. Not a moment too soon, either. 
 rtrudeau wrote:
"Has anyone seen Excelsior? Anyone? Anyone?"



Does anyone miss Excelsior?
 

Not really...also, what the heck ever happened to physicsgenius?  He's been M.I.A. since 2007!
https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Members&file=userinfo&u=26214
 Stingray wrote:
Frankly? I do not understand why they are that popular!
As good as they, are another 1001 American bands too!
But I am not saying they are bad. I am just asking: "what's
so special about them?
 
I ask myself the same question every time I hear them. I do like this tune, but it's not so incredibly more special than any other band or tune.
 RobRyan wrote:
Sounds like Herman's Hermits to me.

Edit: Not that that's a bad thing... Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good ...
 
Imperfect fit, but I agree with sense of what you're saying: both are perfectly lovely pop songs
luv Wilco {#Hearteyes}
My bird like's the bird sounds,that's just about it.
Sounds like the Beat Farmers "Going To The Gun Sale After Church".......like it!
great song from my favorite CD of the aughts
I like this tune more than most Wilco tunes. You really can't have a shitty voice and sing out of key unless you're in Wilco. Then it's hip and cool!! Nobody does it better than this band. For this, I like them. Especially Jeff Tweedy.


Wilco à l'Ancienne Belgique by trou2000
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34242081@N00/

Vendredi 6 novembre 2009. 

© All rights reserved.


 rtrudeau wrote:
"Has anyone seen Excelsior? Anyone? Anyone?"



Does anyone miss Excelsior?
 
har har...I'll admit, I have thought of him fitting into this song: his damning dreams of negativity don't seem to mean anything. Maybe a cause for his fading from us?

Hey, Wilco: it's been 10+ years.   I respect/admire your sonic shapes and shifts.  Please give twisted 60s bubblegum pop another shot.
 Stingray wrote:
Frankly? I do not understand why they are that popular!
As good as they, are another 1001 American bands too!
But I am not saying they are bad. I am just asking: "what's
so special about them?
 
I feel that artists and bands that capture a moment and then share that moment with their audience, and those experience(s) creates a feeling in the end user are great musicians. Wilco captures emotions and experiences that I have had (and others I presume) and upon hearing their music, those experiences are recreated or enhanced or remembered.

That's art. And that is why they are special.

Frankly? I do not understand why they are that popular!
As good as they, are another 1001 American bands too!
But I am not saying they are bad. I am just asking: "what's
so special about them?
 anotherlistener wrote:
Summerteeth?? Some are here, some are there, some are somewhere else.  What's a bong??????
 

Hell, I dont know.
Summerteeth?? Some are here, some are there, some are somewhere else.  What's a bong??????
 music_man wrote:

The music does put you in a better mood.  Just don't pay attention to the lyrics.

 
No kidding. I just read them. I'm gonna go cry. Alone in my living room.

"Has anyone seen Excelsior? Anyone? Anyone?"



Does anyone miss Excelsior?
 Excelsior wrote:
Wilco has officially taken the "boring and overexposed on RP" title from the National and Iron and Wine.
 

incorrect: it is impossible to take any type of boring title from the national
in the other room there for a second I thought it was the Beach Boys  {#Roflol}
{#Yawn}
Wilco has officially taken the "boring and overexposed on RP" title from the National and Iron and Wine.

bcinfrance wrote:
Isn't this fun? This song has put me in a 50% better mood!


The music does put you in a better mood.  Just don't pay attention to the lyrics.

cafortier wrote:
summerteeth?? Geez - makes me think of 'Jack 'O Lantern Smile". :stupid:
or butter face?
summerteeth?? Geez - makes me think of 'Jack 'O Lantern Smile". :stupid:
CafeRacer wrote:
What's a bong?
Bong: ┬ľnoun 1. a dull, resonant sound, as of a large bell. 2. ...you'll have to figure this one out on your own.
CafeRacer wrote:
What's a bong?
Were you born yesterday--or 80 years ago?
CafeRacer wrote:
What's a bong?
It's the sound inside your head after taking a really deep breath . . . and holding it. . . as long as you can. That's a bong.
CafeRacer wrote:
What's a bong?
rluking wrote:
ROFL. :stupid: Wow....
I laughed out loud at this, too. CafeRacer may be jesting, but you never know. In addition, plenty of folks out there never even thought of using that innocent 'ol plastic honey bear for anything but drizzling the sweet stuff on their oatmeal.
reminds me of the song Brandy you're a fine girl....
RobRyan wrote:
Sounds like Herman's Hermits to me. Edit: Not that that's a bad thing... Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good ...
:jump:
Sounds like Herman's Hermits to me. Edit: Not that that's a bad thing... Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good ...
CafeRacer wrote:
What's a bong?
ROFL. :stupid: Wow....
newwavegurly wrote:
Does anyone else hear what sounds like bong hit sounds in amongst the birds?
What's a bong?
Isn't this fun? This song has put me in a 50% better mood!
fire5soon wrote:
Had a chance to see them open for REM back in 1998. They are one of the best bands of the last 10yrs for my $$$.
Yippie! I'm going to see them tonight. It's an outdoor concert and a beeee-u-tee-ful day! :jump:
bokey wrote:
Ok.How do you know what a bong hit sounds like?Huh?
who doesn't?
Thanks to RP, I expect/want to hear XTC after this song. :P Today I was not disappointed. :)
ouch on the mid section! what was that?
newwavegurly wrote:
Does anyone else hear what sounds like bong hit sounds in amongst the birds?
Ok. How do you know what a bong hit sounds like?Huh?
Had a chance to see them open for REM back in 1998. They are one of the best bands of the last 10yrs for my $$$.
Way too long. Soooooo boring and meaningless ! :think: :yawn: :yawn: :sleep:
newwavegurly wrote:
Does anyone else hear what sounds like bong hit sounds in amongst the birds?
Yo newwaver, I'm hearin' that too. Don't worry, you're not just hearing things. Or maybe we are both just hearing things? Either way, was wondering if anyone else had caught that or if that was even what i was hearing or not. Thanks for your honesty! :high-five:
radiozep wrote:
Wilco - Summerteeth The Who - Summertime Blues Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime White Summer - Led Zep ?? please !!!
... or Death Cab's "Summer Skin" ?
Wilco - Summerteeth The Who - Summertime Blues Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime White Summer - Led Zep ?? please !!!
Great tune, great album
newwavegurly wrote:
Does anyone else hear what sounds like bong hit sounds in amongst the birds?
Indeed! I only heard it once though; Very early in he song.
newwavegurly wrote:
Does anyone else hear what sounds like bong hit sounds in amongst the birds?
That was just your bong hit.
newwavegurly wrote:
Does anyone else hear what sounds like bong hit sounds in amongst the birds?
I'm listening but I don't hear it - maybe wishful thinking on your part? (;
Does anyone else hear what sounds like bong hit sounds in amongst the birds?
:music:
caseycamp wrote:
?? I'm not sure what this means, I think they've only gotten exponentially better since this album. I'm sorry that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot wasn't bubblegum pop, heaven forbid we use our "brains".
I get your sentiment, but you have to admit: YHF features some seriously dense material. If people enjoyed Wilco's A.M. album more because it wasn't a "chore" to listen to, I can't believe that's a totally unreasonable take. Old Wilco and New Wilco are so unalike you'd have a tough time recognizing them as the same band if you heard them both for the 1st time. Sidenote: not trying to preach against having an opinion (I hate when people do that) but Wilco sort of has their own deal going on musically nowdays, and while I'm sure many people truly enjoy it, I suspect there is a percentage of people that feel they better like it, or else be labeled "brainless" - and needlessly so. Does this make any sense? Is this the long way of saying "Don't call me stupid"? ;)
God, I love this song...
I'm a sucker for happy Summerteeth like songs. Love them. LOVE them.
A superior vintage I enjoy savoring again and again. Goes for the entire album.
Sounds a bit U2-, Bono- like to me. That's not a bad thing.
Anyone have this album on LP and would be willing to part with it? :wink:
jbtidwell wrote:
Really reminds me of "Pet Sounds" - both are great!
Yeah!!
Essbee wrote:
From a very good album. Once upon a time, Wilco was actually enjoyable and not a chore to listen to...
?? I'm not sure what this means, I think they've only gotten exponentially better since this album. I'm sorry that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot wasn't bubblegum pop, heaven forbid we use our "brains".
Essbee wrote:
From a very good album. Once upon a time, Wilco was actually enjoyable and not a chore to listen to...
Ouch, cowboy! They day Wilco becomes a chore to listen to is the day my taste in music is dead.
From a very good album. Once upon a time, Wilco was actually enjoyable and not a chore to listen to...
Couldn't believe this is the only song uploaded from this cd! Come on Bill....this is one of the best cd's of the past decade...
Really reminds me of "Pet Sounds" - both are great!
Just love the chirps.
Bill is pretty close to God sometimes!
This is a great song from a great album.
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
My favorite American band for the last 10 years.
I thought I might get the first comment - oh well. Great song, great album, great band!
:bounce: thankee for playing!