"I Can't Stand It" as written by and Jeffrey Scott/bennett Tweedy....
The way things go
You get so low
Struggle to find your skin
Hey ho
Look out below
Your prayers will never be answered again

Phones still ring
And singers sing
Speakers are speaking in code
What now
Well anyhow
Our prayers will never be answered again

You know it's all beginning
(It's all beginning)
To feel like It's ending
(Feels like It's ending)
No loves as random
As God's love
I can't stand it
I can't stand it

The way things get
You get so high
Funny how we make new friends
Oh hey ho
I gotta go
My prayers will never be answered again

You know It's all beginning
(it's all beginning)
To feel like It's ending
(Feels like It's ending)
No loves as random
As God's love
I can't stand it
I can't stand it

Speakers speaking
Speakers speaking
Speaking in code

Speakers speaking
Speakers speaking
Speaking in code

You know It's all beginning
(it's all beginning)
To feel like pretending
(To feel like pretending)
No loves as random
As my love
I can't stand it
I can't stand it

Your prayers will never be answered again [Repeats]


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"Can't Stand It" as written by Jay Bennett Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentThis has to be one of the best songs ever made, the piano and the bells and lyrics, every little detail is perfect! I can't believe no one has commented on its genius.
    An instant classic, a singable chorus with very disturbing lyrics, but isn't that just Wilco?
    Fantineon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I think it is about coming to grips with being an athiest. It is a big step to make, but you make it and the world goes on. And suddenly you feel free and find that there are others who think the same as you.
    But what you believe is abhorrent to many others and you need to hide it in code.
    alltogetheron January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely one of the greatest pop songs. Really upbeat, even danceable. "Speakers are speaking in code" I think is an early reference to spoken coded short-wave messages he heard that would later grace Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Words being spoken clearly, but the words having no meaning themselves. Just stand-ins for a totally different coded message. I think it's his way of expressing the hopelessness of ever figuring out what "really" is going on, no matter how much you "listen".
    shannon_r_whiteon January 20, 2006   Link

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