Son Volt — Windfall
Album: Trace
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6.6

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Total ratings: 988
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Released: 1995
Length: 2:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Now and then it keeps you running
It never seems to die
The trail's spent with fear
Not enough living on the outside

Never seem to get far enough
Staying in between the lines
Hold on to what you can
Waiting for the end
Not knowing when

May the wind take your troubles away
May the wind take your troubles away
Both feet on the floor, two hands on the wheel
May the wind take your troubles away

Trying to make it far enough
To the next time zone
Few and far between past the midnight hour
Never feel alone, you're really not alone

Switching it over to AM
Searching for a truer sound
Can't recall the call letters
Steel guitar and settle down

Catching an all-night station
Somewhere in Louisiana
It sounds like 1963
But for now it sounds like heaven

May the wind take your troubles away
May the wind take your troubles away
Both feet on the floor, two hands on the wheel
May the wind take your troubles away

May the wind take your troubles away
May the wind take your troubles away
Comments (212)add comment
 BigRooster747 wrote:
Trump noise......next!

 
You sir, are a moron.
Brings me back to the '90's...now I'm in my 90's...
 BigRooster747 wrote:
Trump noise......next!

 
Hunh???
Trump noise......next!
 Shmelo wrote:
Garbage music.

 
"Burp drool"
 aversely wrote:
I love this....and not just because I imagine Tweedy thinking, "man, thats better then anything Ive come up with...." everytime he hears this...

 
I'm not sure Tweedy would agree but I certainly think this is better than anything I've heard from Wilco. Jay rocks! 
 h8rhater wrote:

You'll be needing to keep on traveling right past the border of our great nation.  This is not country, it's Americana.  A good old fashioned American traditional, sung with feeling.  It, and it's like, are all around us.  Thankfully.

 

"I pledge allegiance to blah blah drool this great nation blah blah drool drool burp drool"  


You played this once too often. Hokey.
Garbage music.
...but for now, it sounds like heaven.
 idiot_wind wrote:
it's music about driving the back roads in southern illinois in the summer, with windows down, listening to RnR, and waving to the corn stalks as you swerve down the road.

This guys got their start as Uncle Tupelo from Belleville, IL...across the river from STL.   

 
I had no idea UT was from Belleville, interesting. I lived there from 1965 to 1973 (age 9). A bit before they were born I'm sure. So I guess that makes them the second best thing to come out of Belleville {#Nyah}
 I like.   Pop, country, folksy, whatever.....  good tune.  
it's music about driving the back roads in southern illinois in the summer, with windows down, listening to RnR, and waving to the corn stalks as you swerve down the road.

This guys got their start as Uncle Tupelo from Belleville, IL...across the river from STL.   
 h8rhater wrote:

You'll be needing to keep on traveling right past the border of our great nation.  This is not country, it's Americana.  A good old fashioned American traditional, sung with feeling.  It, and it's like, are all around us.  Thankfully.

 
{#Yes}
 Athyrius wrote:

Some of us left entire states to get away from garbage like this.

I listen to just about everything... except country and rap.

 
You'll be needing to keep on traveling right past the border of our great nation.  This is not country, it's Americana.  A good old fashioned American traditional, sung with feeling.  It, and it's like, are all around us.  Thankfully.
Singing songs about driving backroads in Southern Illinois...just like in the Uncle Tupelo days...growing up in Belleville, IL,  Home to Stag Beer. 
Meh.


ROAD TRIP-!

Time to let the road blow out the winter-BLAHS-... and a few other odors, kinks, scraps, shreds, and bits...

Adventures await... The road is calling...
ummm, this is not country...
hillbillies before my eyes … uughh
 misterbearbaby wrote:
How could you not like this song?

 
{#Yes}
 misterbearbaby wrote:
How could you not like this song?

 
Some of us left entire states to get away from garbage like this.

I listen to just about everything... except country and rap.
 luv4music wrote:
Switching it over to A.M.
Searching for a truer sound
Can't recall the call letters
Steel guitar and settle down

Catching an all-night station
Somewhere in Louisiana
Sounds like 1963
But for now it sounds like heaven . . .
 
No wonder this is triggering so many "thought I left this behind" messages in my brain.
How could you not like this song?
 treatment_bound wrote:

I'm 36 again.  Man, I'm gettin' to old for this Sh**!
 

Lol... : )
 Ballzak wrote:
and besides, this AIN'T country.

 
Are you sure? It's bad enough.
Switching it over to A.M.
Searching for a truer sound
Can't recall the call letters
Steel guitar and settle down

Catching an all-night station
Somewhere in Louisiana
Sounds like 1963
But for now it sounds like heaven . . .

Sure does.

 

I like these guys better than their fellow-fallout brothers from Uncle Tupelo...

Seems there's a brain working behind the musicianship...

I like smart well presented... Thanks RP...

 


 wbeaver wrote:
Upgraded my rating to 10.  Not sure what I was thinking when I gave this a 9.

 
{#Wave} .... me to
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:


See that button "PSD" ??. That lets you change songs, don't like a selection, use it.

 
Sic 'em.
From another Kurt
Upgraded my rating to 10.  Not sure what I was thinking when I gave this a 9.
 Rick_V wrote:
Can't believe this song doesn't have a much higher rating. Should be over 8.0 at least. This song is a stone cold classic.

 
Agreed!
 hencini wrote:
I am 22 again. 

 
I'm 36 again.  Man, I'm gettin' to old for this Sh**!
I am 22 again. 
Can't believe this song doesn't have a much higher rating. Should be over 8.0 at least. This song is a stone cold classic.
 unclehud wrote:
I've really, really, really, wanted to like Son Volt, but it just ain't gonna happen.  Even seen them twice just to 'touch the magic.'  Enjoy the lyrics and the southern-fried feel, though.

 
New Sonvolt doesn't seem to touch the old stuff. I'm afraid you might have missed the magic time.

Love this song.
I've really, really, really, wanted to like Son Volt, but it just ain't gonna happen.  Even seen them twice just to 'touch the magic.'  Enjoy the lyrics and the southern-fried feel, though.
 muzik wrote:
Too twangy - fiddle, steel guitar, nasal voice.  {#Puke} Country western music literally makes me sick to my stomach!


 

People who misuse the word "literally", figuratively make me sick to my stomach.
 aversely wrote:
I love this....and not just because I imagine Tweedy thinking, "man, thats better then anything Ive come up with...." everytime he hears this...

 

Tweedy has transcended this many times over, yet, it is as good as anything Wilco has done.

If you don't get this song I don't get you.
and besides, this AIN'T country.
 BCarn wrote:
This is country. If I want to listen to country I'll go an appropriate station. A big "Sucko Barfo".{#Fire}
 
I've always thought of this as in the realm of alt-country, where many fine artists reside. But what's wrong with good country music anyway? What about June Carter—(or any of the Carter family) or J Cash? Aren't they considered country? Are they hated too?
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:


See that button "PSD" ??. That lets you change songs, don't like a selection, use it.
 
Should be all kinds of music. What are they supposed to play all day?
 BCarn wrote:
This is country. If I want to listen to country I'll go an appropriate station. A big "Sucko Barfo".{#Fire}
 

See that button "PSD" ??. That lets you change songs, don't like a selection, use it.
 BCarn wrote:
This is country. If I want to listen to country I'll go an appropriate station. A big "Sucko Barfo".{#Fire}
 
One of the things I've always loved about RP is that it isn't about just one genre of music. With that said, if I were to attempt to classify Son Volt I'd say they were Americana. Sure some might say country, but I don't think most of us have ever thought of them that way.
 BCarn wrote:
This is country. If I want to listen to country I'll go an appropriate station.{#Fire}
 
Can you specify what type of music exactly do you expect to hear on RP? Whatever type of music it is I am sure you'll find more appropriate stations than RP.
This is country. If I want to listen to country I'll go an appropriate station. A big "Sucko Barfo".{#Fire}
 Stingray wrote:

This is "Country Music" to you?
 
Definitely sounds like "Country Music" to me.
 TerryS wrote:

Care to classify?
 
Americana or "Old Timey Music." {#Snooty}
 Stingray wrote:

This is "Country Music" to you?
 
Care to classify?
All right. Son Volt - Uncle Tupleo.

Sad country rock about growing up in Belleville, IL (southern IL) with broken down cities, muggy hot summer weather, dead end job.

But getting in your car and driving the back roads at night..cool and fragrant summer air and looking up at stars. Somewhere on a county road between Belleville and Shiloh. Ask Jay Farrar or Jeff Tweedy...they know.