“I Must Be High” by Wilco

“You always wanted more time to do what you always wanted to do. Now you got it.”

You always wanted more time
To do what you
Always wanted to do
Now you got it
And I, I must be high
To say goodbye
Bye bye bye

You never said you needed this
You’re pissed that you missed
The very last kiss
From my lips
And I, I must be high
To say goodbye
Bye bye bye

And you never looked in my eyes
Long enough to find
Any peace of mind
But now you got it, and I
I must be high
To let you say goodbye
I must be high

Bye bye bye
Bye bye bye


This straightforward country rocker about the disintegration of a romance is not only the opening track of Wilco’s debut album, but it also represents the first take of the first performance they ever did as Wilco. Frontman Jeff Tweedy recalled to Redeye Chicago:

“We had all been in a band together as Uncle Tupelo, and we played together a little bit just sitting around with acoustic guitars to learn the songs and everything, but the very first tape that we ever rolled as Wilco recording is basically what you hear on that first song on the record.”

Jeff Tweedy

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