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Wilco — I'll Fight
Album: Wilco (The Album)
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Total ratings: 221









Released: 2009
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go for you
I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight for you
I'll kill, I'll kill, I'll kill, I'll kill for you
I will, I will, I will

I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go for you
I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight for you
I'll die, I'll die, I'll die, I'll die for you
I will, I will, I will

And if I die, I'll die, I'll die alone
On some forgotten hill, abandoned by the mill
All my blood will spring and spill
I'll thrash the air and then be still

You wake with a start from a dream and know that I am gone
You feel it in your heart, but not for very long
You'll rise each day as planned, your will as your command
And stand each Sunday, a hymnal steady in your hand

And you'll sing to yourself the rising, falling melody
That you could never lead without the choir's lead
Still alone and lost indeed
And your soul will not be free

I will go, I will go, I will go
Into war's waters, I will wade
And I will know without remorse or regret
The fairness of our trade

For you to live, I took your place
A deal was made and I was paid
And in gold, as I was told
With a place where my body could be laid

You will steer your life and die old, in bed at home
Surrounded by your peers, without suffering or fear
Grandchildren far and near, and none will shed a tear
For the love no longer here

I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go for you, I will
I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight for you, I will, I will, I will
I'll kill, I'll kill, I'll kill, I'll kill for you, I will
I'll die, I'll die, I'll die, I'll die for you, I will, I will, I will

And if I die, I'll die, I'll die alone, like Jesus
On the cross, my faith cannot be tossed
My life will not be lost
If my love comes across
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 jagdriver wrote:


Little Peggy March, 1963

(She's now gotta be 71.....)
 
Is she still little?

I like a lot of their stuff; but this is really not very good....

 iscoot4peace wrote:
Easily my least favorite song off this album.   6
 

That must mean the rest of the album is super-great!
me too, me too, me too

 
DaMoGan wrote:
I find. I find. I find. I find this song kinda annoying.
 


Obviously we need to convert a few non-believers here!
I find. I find. I find. I find this song kinda annoying.
Easily my least favorite song off this album.   6
 tom-kenna wrote:
LOL Just too cool! A cover with a twist.
 

Actually a cover with humps. Will that be one or two, sir?
I can vaguely remember a time that I used to like Wilco......{#Ask}
This song has, to me, a feeling of Chad and Jeremy or Gerry and the Pacemakers of the early/mid sixties. Not a bad sound, I like it.
 zenisgood wrote:


Tee Hee, snicker:
A Zombies reference wrapped in a little Peggy March. Unorignial!! Wilco, who kidnapped your writing skills? 

 
Cachatons wrote:

Tell her no, no, no.
 
 



so what - ir's all good,,,
This isn't edgy enough for me...I need some anger and disruption in my music
I'll drone, I'll drone, I'll drone, I'll drone. I will. I will. I will.
LOL Just too cool! A cover with a twist.


Tee Hee, snicker:
A Zombies reference wrapped in a little Peggy March. Unorignial!! Wilco, who kidnapped your writing skills? 

 
Cachatons wrote:

Tell her no, no, no.
 


This song is a little more, a little more, a little more irritating every time I hear it.

Is this a remake of an Elvis Costello tune?
Love this song, love this album.   Can't wait to see them at Massey Hall in October!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
I usually have to listen to a Wilco album a few times to before I really like it.  I loved this one from first listen.  I wonder if that means I'll tire of it. {#Smile}

 jagdriver wrote:

Funny! I thought of the same moldy-oldie.

I love him, I love him,
And where he goes I'll follow, I'll follow....


 

Little Peggy March, 1963

(She's now gotta be 71.....)


 WonderLizard wrote:
This has early Beatles plastered all over it. Tweedy's genius strikes again.
 
I thought the same about the early Beatles sound.  Listen to "All I've Got to Do" on "With The Beatles" back-to-back with this.  I like it!

I really like the fiddle and the organ. Retro cool.
Please don't play this.
8 ==> 7
Rather repetitive.  Drags on.  Reminds me of that Weird Al song, "This Song Is Just Six Words Long", only this one is three words shorter.
I find, I find, find, I find, this song, this song, this song, this song. . . 

. . . is a bit shite

 UncleChig wrote:
The album 'Sky Blue Sky' took me some time to appreciate. For some reason, (as a long standing Wilco/Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo fan) I found it somewhat lacking passion. After a few more listens, the CD plays effortlessly from start to finish, heartily singing along with the songwriting brilliance that is Tweedy.
Now I find myself reacting almost identically to this new record. Having already run this course, I am confident that in time the music will represent another great addition to the Wilco discography ...

 
Ditto.  I just cannot get into this album. I bought it the day it was available on iTunes and it just doesn't work for me.  Maybe by the time Wilco releases their next album I'll start appreciating this one.

 Aud wrote:
Kinda irritating...
 
Yah - station changer
I love him.. I love him  and where he goes I'll follow,I;ll follow....i will follow him...follow him where ever he may go...(early 60's tune  by Marcy   whatever)  some  extra chords though..........//zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz{#Clap} NOT A RUN OUT AND BUY SONG

Kinda irritating...
 UncleChig wrote:
The album 'Sky Blue Sky' took me some time to appreciate. For some reason, (as a long standing Wilco/Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo fan) I found it somewhat lacking passion. After a few more listens, the CD plays effortlessly from start to finish, heartily singing along with the songwriting brilliance that is Tweedy.
Now I find myself reacting almost identically to this new record. Having already run this course, I am confident that in time the music will represent another great addition to the Wilco discography ...

 
I agree totally, except I'm not as confident that this latest album will ever win me over.

 DaveInVA wrote:
This has a lot of Peggy March's "I will follow him" in it. Only not as good. To bad as I like Wilco in general...

 
Funny! I thought of the same moldy-oldie.

I love him, I love him,
And where he goes I'll follow, I'll follow....


 UncleChig wrote:
The album 'Sky Blue Sky' took me some time to appreciate. For some reason, (as a long standing Wilco/Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo fan) I found it somewhat lacking passion. After a few more listens, the CD plays effortlessly from start to finish, heartily singing along with the songwriting brilliance that is Tweedy.
Now I find myself reacting almost identically to this new record. Having already run this course, I am confident that in time the music will represent another great addition to the Wilco discography ...

 
I hope so. But you're right, years after it came out I'm getting more out of Sky Blue Sky every time I hear it.

fecking DIE already

ooh, I better take a {#Chillpill}
 zipper wrote:
Where the hell is the passion? This release is dead a zombie.

 
Track 4 has passion! I wonder if it's been uploaded yet....

The album 'Sky Blue Sky' took me some time to appreciate. For some reason, (as a long standing Wilco/Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo fan) I found it somewhat lacking passion. After a few more listens, the CD plays effortlessly from start to finish, heartily singing along with the songwriting brilliance that is Tweedy.
Now I find myself reacting almost identically to this new record. Having already run this course, I am confident that in time the music will represent another great addition to the Wilco discography ...

Lovin' the new Wilco release too.  This song is quite nice.{#Dance}
 Dancing_banana wrote:
{#Dancingbanana} Great song on a great album

 

Yep.
{#Dancingbanana} Great song on a great album

This has a lot of Peggy March's "I will follow him" in it. Only not as good. To bad as I like Wilco in general...

This melody sounds awfully familiar.  Can't put my finger on it though...
Normally I like these kind of brutally honest songs from Wilco, but this one isn't doing it for me. The music, lyrics, and vocal performance just aren't meshing together, IMHO.  This tune almost sounds like a B - side song.
Based on their last album and the couple of tracks I've heard off this one, it appears they might be done.
 zipper wrote:
Where the hell is the passion? This release is dead a zombie.

 
Tell her no, no, no.


I really don't care for the lyrics to this song, or frankly anything about it.  Depressing. {#Cry}
 tordal wrote:
Second :=) What a exellent performence. Greetings from Sweden!
 

Greetings back to ya!
There's something about this band..I like em well enough, I even have a couple of their CD's. NEVER play them. Go figure. And yes, I've done the old "listen to it for twenty time's in a row and maybe it'll grow on you" thing but..nope.
Where the hell is the passion? This release is dead a zombie.

Release date June 30, 2009.

 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
New Wilco?

At first hearing, it has potential- but they usually have to "grow" on me for a while before I really dig it. 
 
Me too, I usually don't get into their stuff right away, but this one is an exception - I'm heading right for a download! Great song.
This has early Beatles plastered all over it. Tweedy's genius strikes again.
New Wilco?

At first hearing, it has potential- but they usually have to "grow" on me for a while before I really dig it. 
Second :=) What a exellent performence. Greetings from Sweden!
First!