"Either Way" as written by and Jeff Tweedy....
Maybe the sun will shine today
The clouds will blow away
Maybe I won't feel so afraid
I will try to understand either way

Maybe you still love me, maybe you don't
Either you will or you won't
Maybe you just need some time alone
I will try to understand
Everything has its plan
Either way I'm going to stay right for you

Maybe the sun will shine today
The clouds will roll away
Maybe I won't be so afraid
I will understand
Everything has its plan either way


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"Either Way" as written by Jeff Tweedy

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    General Commentno offense everybody but Tweedy tells you what this song about in that little Pitchfork Q+A. Everything else written on this page is purely done for the sake of writing. The man says it's about grasping and accepting ambiguity. When you read the lyrics in that light they make perfect sense.
    peacefrogxon September 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe great thing about lyrics is the ambiguity. The artist has intensions for his art to be understood one way, but the individual listener of course brings in their own perspective. I like this song a lot b/c it speaks an universal truth. Change and uncertainity and love is JUST like the wind. You make plans, try to understand WHY, even try to prepare for the storms, but really we don't know what the weather might be like. All we can do in life is try to stay right?
    glsgrlon February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know I see it as kind of sad but kind of hopefull. I don't know I just read "Learning How to Die" their biography-type book and I found out a lot about Jeff Tweedy that I didn't before. I don't know, like I see this as his "love song" for his wife. It's like a marriage that's been going on for 5, 10, 50 years, time is irrelevant. But his love for his wife is so strong, and even though they may fight and disagree and she may treat him like crap and etc., even though it's a fight to stay together, he will fight for it, because he loves her so much. It doesn't matter if it's a good day or a bad day, it's as simple as that. Hence the "Maybe the sun will shine today" it doesn't matter "Maybe you still love me, maybe you don't" it doesn't matter, because he will always love her and do anything for her. I think it's incredibly romantic, actually. ANd coming from Jeff Tweedy and learning a little bit more about him, I think it's extremely fitting for his style.
    aimlessinwonder2on December 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot much explanation needed for this one. Seems like Jeff Tweedy has gone back to basics with this album, but its still Wilco and its still great. This really is quite a beautiful song all things considered.
    pigriseron March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot much explanation needed for this one. Seems like Jeff Tweedy has gone back to basics with this album, but its still Wilco and its still great. This really is quite a beautiful song all things considered.
    pigriseron March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgorgeous song to open the new album, sky blue sky.
    mavs41on March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man. what a beautiful BEAUTIFUL song... and the album is becoming greater with every listen...

    This song is so optimistic, it makes me sad...

    [My favortite track, along with "On and On and On"]
    el_chisoon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis album is so heartbreaking. What an amazing opening track.
    bollywoodtoileon March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, I do however wish it was more like YHF or A Ghost is Born, but change is good.
    lukewagoneeron April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere can i hear a stream of the new album?
    mdewitt21on April 26, 2007   Link

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