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released June 25, 2013

PRODUCED BY:
Jeff Tweedy

ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY:
Tom Schick

ASSISTANT ENGINEER:
Mark Greenberg

RECORDED AND MIXED @:
the Wilco Loft, Chicago, IL

MASTERED BY:
Bob Ludwig

MASTERED @:
Gateway Mastering Studio, Portland, ME

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Track Name: Holy Ghost
Some holy ghost keeps me hangin on, hangin on (x2)

I feel the hands, but I don't see anyone, anyone

I feel the hands, but I don't see anyone, it's there and gone

Feeds my passion for transcendence
Turns my water into wine
Makes me wish I was empty

Now, I don't know much but I can tell when something's wrong,

and something's wrong

but some holy ghost keeps me
Track Name: Every Step
Every step of the way
I found grace
If I lead or follow change my pace
I get tired lose my way
My lord he knows me every step of the way

My lord he knows me every step of the way

Every step of the way
I found grace
If I lead or follow change my pace
I get tired lonely lose my way
My lord he knows me every step of the way
My lord he knows me every step of the way

Every step of the way
I found grace
If I lead or follow
Change my pace
I get tired and lonely lose my way
My lord he knows me every step of the way

My lord he knows me every step of the way

Every step of the way
I found grace
If I lead or follow change my pace
I get tired and lonely lose my way
My lord he knows me every step of the way
My lord he knows me every step of the way
My lord he knows me every step of the way
Track Name: Can You Get To That
I once had a life, or rather Life had me
I was one among many
Or at least I seemed to be
Well, I read an old quotation in a book just yesterday
Said "Gonna reap just what you sow,
The debts you make you have to pay."
Can you get to that?
Can you get (I wanna know)
I want to know if you can get to that (hey!) (get to that!)
Can you get (can you get to that)(I wanna know)
I want to know if you can get to that
I recollect with a-mixed emotions
All the good times we used to have
But you were making preparations
For the coming separation
And you blew everything we had

When you base your love on credit
And your loving days are done
Checks you signed with a-love and kisses
Later come back signed "insufficient funds"
Yeah, get to that! Can you get (I wanna know)
I want to know if you can get to that (hey!) (get to that!)
Can you get (I wanna know)
I want to know if you can get to that (x3)

When you base your life on credit
And your loving days are done
Checks you signed with love and kisses
Later come back signed "insufficient funds"
Now can you get to that y’all
Can you get (I wanna know)
I want to know if you can get to that
Can you get (I wanna know)
I want to know if you can get to that (x2)
Track Name: Jesus Wept
My throat quits when I try to say
How I long for the day
How I wish there was a way
I could see you again

I wither next to my thorns
I thread my tongue through the horn
Arm in arm we are born
Arm in arm to the end

Side streets I have worn
Through late summer storms
I should have told you
I could live without you
But I don’t want to

My heart lifts when I sing
The joy I can bring
Doesn’t mean a thing
I want to see you again

I wither next to my thorns
I thread my tongue through the horn
Arm in arm in arm we are born
Arm in arm to the end

Side streets I have worn
Through late summer storms
I should have told you
I could live without you
But I don’t want to

My throat quits when I try to say
How I long for the day
How I wish there was a way
To see you again

Side streets I have worn
Through late summer storms
I should have told you
I could live without you
But I don’t want to
But I don’t want to
Oh I don’t want to
Track Name: Far Celestial Shore
Theres a place i know for certain
I will someday see
When i lay down my burden
And look on galilee
Way beyond the surly bonds of earth and hate and war
On a far celestial shore

There’s a valley of crystal waters
Vines adorn the hill
Every bough is heavy with fruit
You can pick your fill
There’s a land of plenty where no child shall want for more
On a far celestial shore

And i’ll know such jubilation
Joy and exaltation when i see my lord

There’s a chior and congregation
Oooh how sweet the sound
But laughter too is everywhere
Grey faces are not found
Hallelujah’s rise up from a whisper to a roar
On a far celestial shore

Solo verse

Way beyond the surly bonds of earth and hate and war
On a far celestial shore
There’s a land of plenty where no child shall want for more
On a far celestial shore
Hallelujah’s rise up from a whisper to a roar
On a far celestial shore

On a far far celestial shore

On a far celestial shore
Track Name: What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
I'm thinking of friends whom I used to know,
Who lived and suffered in this world below
But they've gone off to heaven, but I want to know
What are they doing there now?

Oh, what are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
But what are they doing there now?

There's some whose hearts
were burdened with care
They paid for their moment with fighting and tears
But they clung to the cross trembling in fear
But what are they doing there now?


What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?


And there's some whose bodies were full of disease
Physicians and doctors couldn't give them much ease
But they suffered 'til death brought a final release
But what are they doing there now?


What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?


There's some who were poor and often despised
They looked up to heaven with tear-blinded eyes
While people were heedless and deaf to their cries
But what are they doing there now?


What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?

(organ solo)

What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?
Track Name: Sow Good Seeds
Sow good seeds
Everybody
Sow good seeds
Everybody
On the mountain
Down in the valley
You gonna reap
Just what you sow

Sow by walking -
Sow by talking
Sow by everything you do
Don’t mind no one
Keep on sowing
You’re gonna reap
Just what you sow

Sow good seeds
Everybody
Sow good seeds
Everybody
On the mountain
Down in the valley
You gonna reap
Just what you sow

Hark the voice of
Jesus calling
Who will come and
Wake the dead
Tombs of mercy
Harvest waitin’
Here am i -
Oh mercy me

(instro break)

They’ll talk about you -
They’ll vilify you
Call you everything
Except child of god
Pay no mind to
What they’re sayin’
They’re gonna reap
Just what they sow

Sow good seeds
Everybody
Sow good seeds
Everybody
On the mountain
Down in the valley
You gonna reap
Just what you sow

Sow good seeds
Everybody
Sow good seeds
Everybody
On the mountain
Down in the valley
You gonna reap
Just what you sow
Track Name: I Like The Things About Me
I looked in the mirror
What did i see a brand new image
Of the same old me ohhhh
But now i wonder why should i be surprised
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me that i once despised

There was a time
When i wished my hair was fine
And i can remember when
I wished my lips were thin
Oh but now i wonder why should i be surprised
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me that i once despised

(solo section)

I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me that i once despised

Makes no difference now y’all
How you may feel
I’ve done reached the point
Where i wanna be real
I’m tired of living living in disguise
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me that i once despised

I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me that i once despised

I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me
I like the things about me that i once despised
Track Name: Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
Well, woke up this mo'nin
With my mind, stayin' on Jesus
Woke up this mo'nin
With my mind, stayin' on the Lord
Well, woke up this mo'nin
With my mind, stayin' on Jesus
Halleluh, halleleluh, halleleluh

Well, singin' an prayin' with my
Stayin' on, Jesus
Singin' and playin' with my mind
Stayin' on the Lord
Singin' an prayin' with my
Stayin' on, Jesus
Halleluh, halleluh, halleluh

(guitar break)

Well, walkin' an talkin' with my mind
Stayin' on Jesus
Walkin' an talkin' with my mind
Stayin' on, the Lord
Well, walkin' an talkin' with my mind
Stayin' on Jesus
Halleluh, halleluh, halleluh

Well, singin' and prayin'
Stayin' on, Jesus
Singin' an playin' with my mind
Tayin’ on the Lord
Well, singin' and prayin'
Stayin' on, Jesus
Halleluh, halleluh, halleluh
Track Name: One True Vine
I was last in line
For the one true vine
Endless winding thread
I was dead at first
I had done my worst
And you came to me

Life had ceased
I was lost and tired
You set me free
From this mighty, mighty fire
Just in time to be
My one true vine

You still come to me
And you comfort me
The only one that I believe
I trust you
I hope that someday you will
Trust me too
I wanna be what you are to me

Life had ceased
I was lost and tired
You set me free from
This mighty, mighty fire
Just in time to be
My one true vine

I was last in line
For the one true vine
Endless winding thread
I was dead at first
I had done my worst
And you came to me

Life had ceased
I was lost and tired
You set me free
From this mighty, mighty fire
Just in time to be
My one true vine