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Wilco — If I Ever Was a Child
Album: Schmilco
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Released: 2016
Length: 2:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I've never been alone
Long enough to know
If I ever was a child

I was tied up like a boat
On a button like a coat
Set free for the wild
I'd jump to jolt my clumsy blood
While my white, green eyes
Cry like a windowpane
Can my cold heart change
Even out of spite?

I saw
Behind my brain
A haunted stain
It never fades
I hunt
For the kind of pain
I can take

And I cry like a windowpane
Can my cold heart change
Overnight?
So I won't ever want to touch
Your heart too much
Or hold you too tight

I saw
Behind my brain
A haunted stain
It never fades
I hunt
For the kind of pain
I can take

I never was alone
Long enough to know
If I ever was a child
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I adore this song! Thanks Bill
As Schmilco as it gets
 ucdostrich wrote:
They still are, it's just now R and R stands for rest and relaxation ;)

idiot_wind wrote:
C'mon Wilco,..get back to some R n R. Something provocative.

You use to be a great R n R band!

 

 
... I prefer Rhonda & Room Service #LarryDallas 
Roger!
Skipping it
So impressed with the volume of superb music this band has put out over the years. Nothing too flashy here, but a nice, catchy melody. I'm a big fan.
A blast from the past:

https://youtu.be/0QwoNOazyFk


                     


I've seen Jeff Tweedy at the Shop of Master Luthier John Thayer in Manette. Washington - who has made guitars for Mr. Tweedy, who most definitely does not 'suck', and in fact is a Wonderful Man.  
Wilco is a Fantastic Band.
Your comment is 6th grade at best, Moto Boy
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motoboy145 wrote:
Please stop playing this awful band....like my grandma from 1900 wrote this song...pure shit...Jeff u suck buddy

 


 motoboy145 wrote:
Please stop playing this awful band....like my grandma from 1900 wrote this song...pure shit...Jeff u suck buddy

 
Harsh....... wow. Such anger...
Nice tune, but those lyrics are like a windowpane...

I mean word salad.
                            
like
 I think its a really lovely and catchy melody actually. 

fredriley wrote:
The singer's even more tuneless than normal, and that's saying summat. Roger, wilco and out. TFFPSD

 


If I could award this track 11/10 then I would. Its absolutely wonderful. Really love The George Harrison vibes to the slide guitar, the quiet Lennon vocals, the Macca feel to the bass. I also like The Beatles, which I guess might help. Wilco are one of the few modern bands that are really pushing the boundaries and going with whatever they see fit to create. Got to love that! 

And.....What an album title; "Wilco Schmilco". 
 YourNameHere wrote:
Nice song. It sounds like he's channeling John Lennon.  
 
Agree 100%.
 idiot_wind wrote:
C'mon Wilco,..get back to some R n R. Something provocative.

You use to be a great R n R band!

 
Y'know, you may be trying too hard.
Nice song. It sounds like he's channeling John Lennon.  
They still are, it's just now R and R stands for rest and relaxation ;)

idiot_wind wrote:
C'mon Wilco,..get back to some R n R. Something provocative.

You use to be a great R n R band!

 

C'mon Wilco,..get back to some R n R. Something provocative.

You use to be a great R n R band!
Sublime, really catchy tune
{#Cowboy}YES
Yup ! 
I could hear it again.
Wilco seems to age well, 7 for now  
Wilco live is always a 10
An homage to Nilsson (Schmilsson?)
Geeez.

This band use to be a a very good RnR band. Wrote compelling songs.

They seem to be evolving into a muzak band. 
yeah, new Wilco
just saw them live...
go see them if you'd get the chance 
a catchy pop-song  -> 7
The singer's even more tuneless than normal, and that's saying summat. Roger, wilco and out. TFFPSD
7 for now
Lovely, lo-fi.  Saw them at Sound Summit at the Top of Mount Tam.  Still got it.