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Now those are 3 words I'd have never thought to put together before today! :)

 

So is it too early to begin picking apart these gorgeous lyrics? I'm already so smitten with these songs. What lyrics are grabbing you, with these earliest listens?

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Oh Star Wars,
Nothing but Star Wars,
Give me those Star Wars,
Dont let them end.
Oh Star Wars,
If they should bar wars,
Please let these Star Wars
Stay.
And hey, how 'bout that nutty Star Wars Bar,
Can you forget all those crazy creatures in there?
And hey, Darth Vader in his black and evil mask,
Did he scare you as much as he scared me?
Oh Star Wars,
Those near and far wars,
Oh STAAAR WAAAAAAARS

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Where Do I Begin

 

Alright, at least you cried

A point of pride has turned into

What was we where me meets you

From where we end to where do I begin

 

We’re so alone we’re never alone

Forever in debt to the stomach I get

Where things can’t be known, our paths overgrown

From where we end to where do I begin

 

Why can’t we tell when we’re in hell?

Why can’t I say something to make you well?

When things can’t be seen, confined within a dream

From where we end to where do I begin

From what was left behind to you my friend

I won’t ever, ever, ever fall apart like that again

From where we are to where do I begin

 

 

Also posted the chords in the lyrics and tabs section

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Is it safe to assume that "Where Do I Begin" is about Sue's health?  That track is an early standout for me partially for the melody but mostly because of the palpable, raw emotion; it reminds me a little of "On and On and On," in that it feels like I'm listening to an exposed nerve.

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Giving this a shot.  The exercise really opened up the album for me, and I loved it from the beginning.  It also added depth to the title "Star Wars."    

 

Anything in red is really questionable.  I'd be interested to see other's takes.  

 

EKG

(instrumental middle finger)

 

More…

Hahaaha…a shallow child is born

…A kid counter art

…He held out his heart

…Oh, now he wants

More than we have

More than there is

More than he had

More than there is

More than exists. 

Hahaaha…Should have watched the show

…Only 10 episodes

…It’s everything I feel

…In a mask of mirrors
More than I have

More than there is

More than I have

More than I can give

Wants more than I have

More than there is

More than I have

More than there is

More than exists

 

 

Random Name Generator

Come on listen to the wheel this a-way

I belong to the stars in the day

I ran away, return an instigator

I was old

I remember the Milky Way wide

I belong to the stars in the sky

Random name

Random name generator

Random name generator

Random name generator

He don’t know me, cold as night

His body hold me in the diamond light

Narrator

Mister narrator

I want to name every newborn child

A miracle only ever grows wild

Invisible instigator

Random name generator

I kind of like it when I make you cry

A miracle only once in a while

Random name

Random name generator

I change my name every once in a while

A miracle every once in a while

I create

I am the flame

A flame creator

A random name generator

Come on cuff me to the wheel this-a-wide

If I miss a breeze, and you miss mine

I kind of like it when I make you cry

A miracle every once in a while

Come on cuff me to the wheel this-a-wide

I think I miss my family fine.

 

 

The Joke Explained

I never held your gaze

Ill never know my place
Oh I stare at the eyes staring at my face

It always end in a tie

There is no hitting the divide

I cry at the joke explained

Oh but if I had known

If I had known
If I had known, I would have never believed
I never smoked my chain

Whoever measures the crest

Oh they can have my broken chest

It’s a staring contest

In a hall of mirrors

I swear tears, but I don’t ever cry

Oh, if I had known

If I had known

If I had known, I would have never believed

I never knelt at the news

A pair of perish in the pews

I climb back into the yolk

It always ends in a tie

There is no hitting the divide

I cry at the joke explained

Oh if I had known

If I had known

If I had known, I would have never believed

I would have never believed

I would have never believed

 

 

You Satellite

Somehow

Satellite

Can’t light

It’s so red
I'm out of the halo

Satellite

Could change change any failure?

Well how long

Someone can change it

If I’d have known

Sometimes I’ve been hating lately

What I don’t know

Gonna bleed it away

Reunite

In dynamite
Catch it all and reignite

Dynamite

Oh how high

Won’t move by the maybe

It’s ok

You can’t sing

What you can’t give away

You’ve come all this way

And I hold your hand

I became a coward while I was waiting
I, I won’t live any, what you can’t give it away
I, I won’t miss anyone, and I’m given away

Don’t won’t go, and I don’t want to stay

Satellite

You satellite

You satellite

 

 

Taste The Ceiling

I was only asking

For a moment of the truth

I can’t fight the feeling

When I’m hanging out with you

Why do I forgive you?

Because I get confused

I could never leave behind

The part of me that you refuse

I was on the ceiling
I could almost feel the sun

Tried the words in sequence

But that’s never how it’s done

Why do all disasters

Creep so slowly into view?

I was only after a friend to follow through
I couldn’t lose

I know why you don’t’ really know me

I don’t think you can call it home
All alone, I couldn’t taste another thing

I was on the ceiling

And I swore it might be true
I could fight the feeling

But not quite as well as you

I don’t know, won’t you come and show me
I don’t think it’s what you did before
All alone, I could take a kiss like you. 

 

 

Pickled Ginger

Alone in the zone of the sad

No one gives a zig to the zag
I never let you ride

I’ll never bet you don’t know

Some like this in the night

I’ll never let it show

Know when I’m towing the drag

When no one gives a zig to the zag

Oh

I might have let you ride

I’m sad to let you go

I can’t remember the night

I know what I never know

No one tells me how to behave
I’m old and I’m going to grave

No one tells me how to be saved

I go until I go to my grave

I never let you ride

I’ll never bet you don’t know

Some like this in the night

I’ll never let it show

I’ll never let it ride

You’ll never guess who’s below

Some like this in the night

I’ll never let it show

 

 

Where Do I Begin

Alright, at least you cried

A point of pride has turned into

What was we where me meets you

From where we end to where do I begin

We’re so alone we’re never alone

Forever in debt to the stomach I get

Where things can’t be known, our paths overgrown

From where we end to where do I begin

Why can’t we tell when we’re in hell?

Why can’t I say something to make you well?

When things can’t be seen, confined within a dream

From where we end to where do I begin

From what was left behind to you my friend

I won’t ever, ever, ever fall apart like that again

From where we are to where do I begin

 

 

Cold Slope

So-so and you don’t really care

Sat alone and you’re there all day

Some say they’re never really there

Although we still take up space

I know, I know, and you know that I know it’s a power play

I won’t recognize you

I won’t recognized you

Anymore

So-so and you don’t really care

Sat alone and you’re there all day

Some would say you’re never really there

Although we still take up space

I know I know and you know that I know that it’s a power play

When I won’t atone

Take some wipe out wicked

Entrees over chant-laced faith

I’m on cold slope

Wrecking down

Where’s our receiver?

Oh look on the phone

You can say what you

Or I’ll say what you want

Why turn the tape on the tape when weak walls

Some in the stone

I have the key in the photo weak walls

You can say what you want

But you don’t know what you want

I’ll say what you want

I, I’ll say

All I will say

I won’t recognize you

I won’t recognize you

Anymore

 

 

King of You

Wave after wave

Wishes unspoken

Talks like blowtorch

Palms are unfrozen

Who said it’s easy

Language is losing

I swallow the steam

And claim to be stupid

Nails on the threshold

Move free, don’t make me the king of you

Pastors appointed

On the horizon

Fire of the flame

Burning the garden

Smiling on the threshold

Move free, don’t make me the king of you

Well I soldier for you frightened

Climb in, don’t make me the king of you

Wave after wishes

My own companion

Talks to the frost, but

Who will cheer the champion?

 

 

Magnetize

Orchestrate the shallow pink refrigerator drone

Carrying the shadows almost up

Everyone wastes my time

Moment that you thought would murder motions you to wake

Every apprehension alien ache up

Everyone wastes my time

Everybody goes

I, I know they

I sleep underneath

A picture that I keep of you next to me

I realize we’re magnetized

Orchestrate the shallow pink refrigerator drone

Carrying the shadows up

Everyone wastes my time

I sleep underneath

A picture that I keep of you next to me

I realize we’re magnetized

I realize we’re magnetized

Realize we’re magnetized

Realize we’re magnetized

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Giving this a shot.  The exercise really opened up the album for me, and I loved it from the beginning.  It also added depth to the title "Star Wars."    

 

Anything in red is really questionable.  I'd be interested to see other's takes.  

 

EKG

(instrumental middle finger)

 

More…

Hahaaha…a shallow child is born

…A kid counter art

…He held out his heart

…Oh, now he wants

More than we have

More than there is

More than he had

More than there is

More than exists. 

Hahaaha…Should have watched the show

…Only 10 episodes

…It’s everything I feel

…In a mask of mirrors

More than I have

More than there is

More than I have

More than I can give

Wants more than I have

More than there is

More than I have

More than there is

More than exists

 

 

Random Name Generator

Come on listen to the wheel this a-way

I belong to the stars in the day

I ran away, return an instigator

I was old

I remember the Milky Way wide

I belong to the stars in the sky

Random name

Random name generator

Random name generator

Random name generator

He don’t know me, cold as night

His body hold me in the diamond light

Narrator

Mister narrator

I want to name every newborn child

A miracle only ever grows wild

Invisible instigator

Random name generator

I kind of like it when I make you cry

A miracle only once in a while

Random name

Random name generator

I change my name every once in a while

A miracle every once in a while

I create

I am the flame

A flame creator

A random name generator

Come on cuff me to the wheel this-a-wide

If I miss a breeze, and you miss mine

I kind of like it when I make you cry

A miracle every once in a while

Come on cuff me to the wheel this-a-wide

I think I miss my family fine.

 

 

The Joke Explained

I never held your gaze

Ill never know my place

Oh I stare at the eyes staring at my face

It always end in a tie

There is no hitting the divide

I cry at the joke explained

Oh but if I had known

If I had known

If I had known, I would have never believed

I never smoked my chain

Whoever measures the crest

Oh they can have my broken chest

It’s a staring contest

In a hall of mirrors

I swear tears, but I don’t ever cry

Oh, if I had known

If I had known

If I had known, I would have never believed

I never knelt at the news

A pair of perish in the pews

I climb back into the yolk

It always ends in a tie

There is no hitting the divide

I cry at the joke explained

Oh if I had known

If I had known

If I had known, I would have never believed

I would have never believed

I would have never believed

 

 

You Satellite

Somehow

Satellite

Can’t light

It’s so red

I'm out of the halo

Satellite

Could change change any failure?

Well how long

Someone can change it

If I’d have known

Sometimes I’ve been hating lately

What I don’t know

Gonna bleed it away

Reunite

In dynamite

Catch it all and reignite

Dynamite

Oh how high

Won’t move by the maybe

It’s ok

You can’t sing

What you can’t give away

You’ve come all this way

And I hold your hand

I became a coward while I was waiting

I, I won’t live any, what you can’t give it away

I, I won’t miss anyone, and I’m given away

Don’t won’t go, and I don’t want to stay

Satellite

You satellite

You satellite

 

 

Taste The Ceiling

I was only asking

For a moment of the truth

I can’t fight the feeling

When I’m hanging out with you

Why do I forgive you?

Because I get confused

I could never leave behind

The part of me that you refuse

I was on the ceiling

I could almost feel the sun

Tried the words in sequence

But that’s never how it’s done

Why do all disasters

Creep so slowly into view?

I was only after a friend to follow through

I couldn’t lose

I know why you don’t’ really know me

I don’t think you can call it home

All alone, I couldn’t taste another thing

I was on the ceiling

And I swore it might be true

I could fight the feeling

But not quite as well as you

I don’t know, won’t you come and show me

I don’t think it’s what you did before

All alone, I could take a kiss like you. 

 

 

Pickled Ginger

Alone in the zone of the sad

No one gives a zig to the zag

I never let you ride

I’ll never bet you don’t know

Some like this in the night

I’ll never let it show

Know when I’m towing the drag

When no one gives a zig to the zag

Oh

I might have let you ride

I’m sad to let you go

I can’t remember the night

I know what I never know

No one tells me how to behave

I’m old and I’m going to grave

No one tells me how to be saved

I go until I go to my grave

I never let you ride

I’ll never bet you don’t know

Some like this in the night

I’ll never let it show

I’ll never let it ride

You’ll never guess who’s below

Some like this in the night

I’ll never let it show

 

 

Where Do I Begin

Alright, at least you cried

A point of pride has turned into

What was we where me meets you

From where we end to where do I begin

We’re so alone we’re never alone

Forever in debt to the stomach I get

Where things can’t be known, our paths overgrown

From where we end to where do I begin

Why can’t we tell when we’re in hell?

Why can’t I say something to make you well?

When things can’t be seen, confined within a dream

From where we end to where do I begin

From what was left behind to you my friend

I won’t ever, ever, ever fall apart like that again

From where we are to where do I begin

 

 

Cold Slope

So-so and you don’t really care

Sat alone and you’re there all day

Some say they’re never really there

Although we still take up space

I know, I know, and you know that I know it’s a power play

I won’t recognize you

I won’t recognized you

Anymore

So-so and you don’t really care

Sat alone and you’re there all day

Some would say you’re never really there

Although we still take up space

I know I know and you know that I know that it’s a power play

When I won’t atone

Take some wipe out wicked

Entrees over chant-laced faith

I’m on cold slope

Wrecking down

Where’s our receiver?

Oh look on the phone

You can say what you

Or I’ll say what you want

Why turn the tape on the tape when weak walls

Some in the stone

I have the key in the photo weak walls

You can say what you want

But you don’t know what you want

I’ll say what you want

I, I’ll say

All I will say

I won’t recognize you

I won’t recognize you

Anymore

 

 

King of You

Wave after wave

Wishes unspoken

Talks like blowtorch

Palms are unfrozen

Who said it’s easy

Language is losing

I swallow the steam

And claim to be stupid

Nails on the threshold

Move free, don’t make me the king of you

Pastors appointed

On the horizon

Fire of the flame

Burning the garden

Smiling on the threshold

Move free, don’t make me the king of you

Well I soldier for you frightened

Climb in, don’t make me the king of you

Wave after wishes

My own companion

Talks to the frost, but

Who will cheer the champion?

 

 

Magnetize

Orchestrate the shallow pink refrigerator drone

Carrying the shadows almost up

Everyone wastes my time

Moment that you thought would murder motions you to wake

Every apprehension alien ache up

Everyone wastes my time

Everybody goes

I, I know they

I sleep underneath

A picture that I keep of you next to me

I realize we’re magnetized

Orchestrate the shallow pink refrigerator drone

Carrying the shadows up

Everyone wastes my time

I sleep underneath

A picture that I keep of you next to me

I realize we’re magnetized

I realize we’re magnetized

Realize we’re magnetized

Realize we’re magnetized

Just wanted to thank you so much for your efforts here. After a few listens, more & more lyrics come through, but this makes an aspect of engaging with the song that I adore, a much easier task. Way to go Brother Kyle!

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Now you can sing along live! Wilco's "Star Wars" LIVE!!! Right after Wilco released their new album, "Star Wars", for free, they headlined the Pitchfork Music Festival in their hometown of Chicago & opened the show by playing the whole new album, start to finish. Someone uploaded their Pitchfork Fest (July 17th) performance of the complete new album...Enjoy!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt8F1F1mVpg

And for anyone that hasn't gotten this already, here is the download of the full Pitchfork performance: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wby5udgdbe7n923/Wilco%20-%202015-07-17%20Pitchfork%20Music%20Festival%20%5B1080p%5D.mkv?dl=0
 

and the complete audio: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kubfj9ucbri6gqy/AACUkz5GiRPvjNz4EG2A8xg9a?dl=0
Complete Lyrics to "Star Wars": http://wilcoworld.net/#!/music/star-wars/

1) "EKG" by Jeff Tweedy
Instrumental

2) "More" by Jeff Tweedy

Ah a shallow tribe is born
Ah kid counterpart

Nah he hollowed out his heart
Ah oh now he wants

More than we have
More than there is
More than we have
More that there is
More than exists

Ah sewer watch was shown
Ah only 10 episodes
Ah it's everything I feel
Ah in a mask of mirrors

More than I have
More than there is
More than I have
More than I can give

More than I have
More than there is
More than I have
More that there is
More that exists

3) "Random Name Generator" by Jeff Tweedy

Com'on listen to the weed whistle way
I belong to the stars in the day
I ran away eternal instigator
I was cold
I remember the Milky Way why I belong to the stars in the sky
Random name generator (x4)

 

You don't know me cold as night
Somebody hold me in the diamond light
Narrator Mr. narrator
I want to name every new born child
A miracle only ever grows wild
Invisible
Instigator
Random name generator
I kind of like it when I make you cry
A miracle only once in a while
Random name random name generator
I change my name every once in a while
A miracle every once in a while
I create
I am the flame, a flame creator Random name generator

 

Com'on cuff me to the weed whistle whine
If I miss your breeze will you miss mine
I kind of like it when I make you cry
A miracle every once in a while
Com'on cuff me to the weed whistle whine I think I miss my family fine

 

4) "The Joke Explained" by Jeff Tweedy
I never held your gaze
I never know my place

I stare at the eyes staring at my face It always ends in a tie
There is no knitting the divide
I cry at the joke explained

Ah but if I had known
If I had known
If I had known
I would have never believed

I never smoked my chain
Whoever measures the crest
Ah they can have my broken chest
It's a staring contest, in a hall of mirrors I sweat tears but I don't ever cry

Ah but if I had known
If I had known
If I had known
I would have never believed

I never knelt at the news
My parrot perished in the pews I climb back into the yolk
It always ends in a tie
There is no knitting the divide
I cry at the joke explained

Ah if I had known
If I had known
If I had known
I would have never believed (x3)


5) "You Satellite" by Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche and Nels Cline
Somehow
A satellite

Can of light
Looks so red
Unbottle the halo
A satellite
Can chains change any failure when all along
Someone can change it
Follow on
Sometimes I don't hate it lately
What I don't know I'm gonna bleed it away
Reunite
The dynamite
Catch it all and reunite
Dynamite how high
I'm more moved by the maybe, it's ok
You can't sing what you can't give away
I've come all this way to hold your hand
I became a calendar while I was waiting
I - I won't live any what you can't give it away
I - I won't miss any what I'm giving away
Don't want to go and I don't want to stay
You satellite (x3)


6) "Taste The Ceiling" by by Jeff Tweedy and Scott McCaughey
I was only asking for a moment of the truth
I can't fight the feeling when I'm hanging out with you Why do I forgive you

Because I get confused
I could never leave behind the part of me that you refuse

Ooh

I was on the ceiling I could almost feel the sun
Try the words in sequence but that's never how it's done Why do our disasters creep so slowly into view
I was only after a friend to follow through
I couldn't lose

I know why you don't really know me I don't think you can call it home
All alone I couldn't taste another thing

I was on the ceiling and I swore it might be true
I could fight the feeling but not quite as well as you

I don't know won't you come and show me I don't think it's what you did before
All alone I couldn't take a case like you

7) "Pickled Ginger" by Jeff Tweedy
Alone in the zone of the sad
Where no one gives a zig to the zag

I'll never let you rot
I'll never bet you don't know
Some might glisten the knot
I'll never let it show

I know when I'm towing the drag
Where no one gives a zig to the zag
I might have to let you rot
I'm sad to let you go
I can't remember the night
I know what I'll never know
No one tells me how to behave
I'm mowing and I'm growing the grave

No one tells me how to be saved
I'll know till I go to my grave

I'll never let you rot
I'll never bet you don't know
Some might glisten the knot
I'll never let it show

I'll going to let it rot
You'll never guess what's below
Some might glisten the knot
I'll never let it show


8) "Where Do I Begin" by Jeff Tweedy
Alright at least you cried
A point of pride has torn in two

What was we where we meets you
From where we end to where do I begin

We're so alone
We're never alone
Forever in debt to the stomach I get
When things can't be known
Our paths overgrown
From where we end to where do I begin

Why can't we tell when we're in hell
Why can't I say something to make you well
When things can't be seen confined within the dream
From where we end to where do I begin
From what was left behind to you're my friend
I won't ever ever ever fall apart like that again
From where we are to where do I begin

9) "Cold Slope" by Jeff Tweedy
So so and you don't really care
Stand alone and you're there all day

Some would say you're never really there although you still take up space
I know I know and you know that I know it's a power play
I won't recognize you
I won't recognize you any more

So so and you don't really care
Stand alone and you're there all day
Some would say you're never really there although you still take up space
I know I know and you know that I know it's a power play

And I won't atone take some wild bile wicked entrees over chant lace fade
I'm on a cold slope raking down
Where is our receiver
Look on the phone
You can say what you want or I'll say what you want
Why turn the tape, undertake a weak wall
Summon the stone
I advocate aiming for the weak wall
Summon the stone
You can say what you want but you don't know what you want
I'll say what you want

Now I will say all I will say
I won't recognize you
I won't recognize you any more

10) "King Of You" by Jeff Tweedy
Wave after wave wishes unspoken
Talks like a blowtorch

Palms out and frozen
Who said it's easy language is losing
I swallow the steam and claim to be stupid

Nails on the threshold
Moon free don't make me the king of you

Past is a point behind the horizon
Bottom of the flame
Burning the garden

Smiling on the threshold
Moon free don't make me the king of you

Well I'm a soldier for you frightened climbing
Don't make me the king of you

Wave after wishes my boon companion
Talks to the frost but who will cheer the champion

11) "Magnetized" by Jeff Tweedy and Mikael Jorgensen
Orchestrate the shallow pink refrigerator drone
Carried in the shadows almost bone

Everyone wastes my time

The moment that you thought would murder motions you wait
Every apprehension alien ache ahh
Everyone wastes my time

Everybody goes I'm
I'm lonely

I sleep underneath a picture that I keep of you next to me
I realize we're magnetized

I realize we're magnetized
I realize we're magnetized
I realize we're magnetized

 


 
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