Wilco — Muzzle of Bees
Album: A Ghost is Born
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Released: 2004
Length: 4:46
Plays (last 30 days): 2
There's a random painted highway
And a muzzle of bees
My sleeves have come unstitched
From climbing your tree

And dogs laugh, some say they're barking
I don't think they're mean
Some people get so frightened
Of the fences in between

And the sun gets passed from tree to tree
Silently, and back to me
With the breeze blown through
Pushed up against the sea
Finally back to me

I'm assuming you got my message
On your machine
I'm assuming you love me
And you know what that means

Sun gets passed, sea to sea
Silently, and back to me
With the breeze blown through
Pushed up above the leaves

With the breeze blown through
My head upon your knee
Half of it's you, half is me
Half of it's you, half is me
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'UNCLE TUPELO' was an alternative Country group from Bellville, Illinois active between 1987 and 1994.
Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn (left-right), formed the band after the lead singer of their previous band 'The Primitives', left to attend college.
Shortly after the release of their major label debut album, 'Anodyne' Farrar announced his decision to leave the band due to a soured relationship with his co-songwriter Tweedy.
Uncle Tupelo split up on May 1, 1994, after completing a farewell tour.
Following the breakup, Farrar and Heidron formed 'Son Volt', while Tweedy continued as 'Wilco'.

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If you like this original version, you might also like this acoustic solo version from Jeff Tweedy's recent album, Together At Last:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpqRAApPv4U
 lee_sf wrote:
I found this tune simplistic and tedious. Then reading through the first two pages of comments... lots of raves. I'm clearly missing something.

 
You may find it "tedious", which is obviously a matter of opinion, but this is not really a "simplistic" song at all, though I guess it can sound that way to some.
 oldsaxon wrote:

I think it's fine. Just fine not special. I suppose it's different strokes, huh? It's like that for me and that dreaded Kathleen Edwards dirge everyone raves about.

 
Try looking up the meaning of dirge.   There are reasons for not liking KE's music, but its "funereal quality" would not be one of them.
 oldsaxon wrote:

I think it's fine. Just fine not special. I suppose it's different strokes, huh? It's like that for me and that dreaded Kathleen Edwards dirge everyone raves about.

 
Ahh, but have you ever tried her coffee?
sweet strong song (that album art is a primary drawing lesson: hard boiled egg on a large sheet of white paper, single light source on one side, shadows are there for you to capture with delicate light marks or even with extreme cuts with bold declaration : )
Please play something from their first album: AM. This is a mighty fine album. One of the best from the 1990s.

At one time, these guys were true RnRs.  
I think Nick C. said it all:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GadTfGFvU
Live version on kicking television even better if that's possible 
 twoplain2sea wrote:
I really know some dogs so frightened
Of the fences in between.
Specially when we're a walking.

 
The higher, the fewer.
I really know some dogs so frightened
Of the fences in between.
Specially when we're a walking.
my very favorite wilco song :-)
 hallogallo wrote:

For some reason, reminds me a little of Cat Stevens 'Into White.'

 

 

This reminds me of Paul Westerberg ..."One the day your were born"...
Yes!
 egbertveneman wrote:
more Wilco, Please {#Good-vibes}

 


For some reason, reminds me a little of Cat Stevens 'Into White.'

 
I love this song - so evocative.  It made my pile of paperwork seem more doable!  Thanks.
Thanks Bill, haven't heard this in a while.  Excellent choice:)
 JHZ wrote:
Wasn't going to rate the Coldplay song on before this Wilco gem, but than Muzzle of Bees just made that Coldplay track seem so average.
 
My thoughts exactly.
more Wilco, Please {#Good-vibes}