March 08, 2007

Wilco's Sky Blue Sky: "Impossible Germany" MP3 + Lyrics

Wilco's latest release will be on shelves May 15th (nonesuch), titled Sky Blue Sky, it will be the first studio album recorded with the current line-up. This means Nels Cline and his guitar will make their presence heard and felt, and that's true in the song "Impossible Germany" which opens with the chiming entwining of two guitars, not unlike a mellow Television, a band which Cline has admitted being fond of in the past (and the band behind my all-time favourite album, Marquee Moon:

"...I'm a fanatic for two guitars, like [Television's] Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd, and [Sonic Youth's] Lee Renaldo and Thurston Moore, and I'm looking forward to coming up with some potentially classic twin-guitar stuff with Jeff." - from SF Gate Nov. 2004

This song does bear some lovely guitar work from Cline as the song lazily winds down... and then winds up again, it's a long song, and then winds down once more... you'll see.

find more mp3s here

"Impossible Germany"
Impossible Germany
Unlikely Japan
Wherever you go
Wherever you land

I'll say what this means to me
I'll do what I can
Impossible Germany
Unlikely Japan

Fundamental problem
All need to face
This is important
But I know you're not listening
No I know you're not listening

This was still new to me
I wouldn't understand
Impossible Germany
Unlikely Japan
This is what love is for
To be out of place
Gorgeous and alone
Face to face

With no larger problems
That need to be erased
Nothing more important
Than to know someone's listening
Now I know you'll be listening

Sky Blue Sky Tracklist:
01 Either Way
02 You Are My Face
03 Impossible Germany
04 Sky Blue Sky
05 Side With the Seeds
06 Shake It Off
07 Please Be Patient With Me
08 Hate It Here
09 Leave Me (Like You Found Me)
10 Walken
11 What Light
12 On and On and On


  1. May 15 is one day after my birthday. Hope the album's good.

  2. Very much looking forward to this one... if it's on par with most of their records, should be good.

  3. Anonymous3:16:00 AM

    I' ve heard the entire album several times, it's magic this time.... can't wait to go the concert later this month in Amsterdam...