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Wilco - The Whole Love (Deluxe) One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)


  • ISRC:USEP41120013
  • Recorded:2011 The Loft - Chicago, IL
  •  ©2011 dBpm Records, under exclusive license to Epitaph
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar:Jeff Tweedy
  • Electric Guitar:Nels Cline
  • Piano, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Acoustic Guitar:Patrick Sansone
  • Wavetable Scrubbing:Mikael Jorgensen
  • Bass:John Stirratt
  • Drums, Percussion:Glenn Kotche


This is how I tell it
O’ but it’s long
One Sunday morning
O’ One son is gone

Against the weather dawning
Over the sea
My father said what I had become
No one should be

Outside I look lived in
Like the bones in a shrine
How am I forgiven
O’ I’ll give it time

This I learned without warning
Holding my brow
In time we thought I would kill him
O’ but I didn’t know how

I said it’s your God I don’t believe in
No your bible can’t be true
Knocked down by the long lie
He cried I fear what waits for you

I can hear those bells
Spoken and gone
I feel relief I feel well
Now he knows he was wrong

Ring ‘em cold for my father
Frozen underground
Jesus I wouldn’t bother
He belongs to me now

Something sad keeps moving
So I wandered around
I fell in love with the burden
Holding me down

Bless my mind I miss
Being told how to live
What I learned without knowing
How much more I owe than I can give

This is how I tell it
O’ but it’s long
One Sunday morning
One son is gone