"Everlasting Everything" as written by and Jeff Tweedy....
Everything alive must die
Every building built to the sky, will fall
Don't try to tell me my
Everlasting love is a lie

Everlasting, everything
Oh, nothing could mean anything at all

Every wave that hits the shore
Every book that I adore
Gone like a circus, gone like a troubadour
Everlasting love forever more

Everlasting, everything
Oh, nothing could mean anything at all

Oh, I know this might sound sad
But everything goes both good and the bad
It all adds up and you should be glad
Everlasting love is all you have

Everlasting, everything
Oh, nothing could mean anything at all
Everlasting, everything
Oh, nothing could mean anything at all


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"Everlasting Everything" as written by Jeffrey Scott Tweedy Glenn Kotche

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    General CommentIn a lot of Jeff's lyrics he changes his... opinion? I guess that's the word. Well yeah, he changes his opinion throughout the song.

    Observe:
    "Everlasting love is a lie"
    "Everlasting love for ever more"
    "Everlasting love is all you have"

    He did that in the song Why Would You Wanna Live? too. As for this song, I like it a lot.


    wilcofan_on June 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe outro-solo-thing at the end of this song is so beautiful! It sounds like birds or something, and really hopeful, if a guitar solo can do that...

    It sounds like they recorded it and played it back backwards on the final mix, like hendrix did on 'Castles made of Sand'
    lukewagoneeron June 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwilcofan, youre taking 'ever lasting love is a lie' out of context. he says 'dont try to tell me my everlasting love is a lie.'
    wilcomanon July 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEverlasting love is metaphysical, not a physical love in this song.
    Love in the Buddhist sense, love that transcends the past and the future. Everlasting.
    OddHaton July 10, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningJeff Tweedy mixes up the opinions to bring you down and back up again. He's writing things of his heart and what he has seen. The truths described here can only be experienced to be learned. Read Searle's Being And Nothingness. The could is the last seed of doubt. We don't know, we feel. Nothing is total consciousness and everlasting love. He is in the books you adore and the waves on the shore. Every end is a new beginning. He carries the torch Woody and Bob are carrying. Sending out the message. The music is the evolutionary crane. Drink it in. Revolution is internal. Be alive. Love.
    Lefty77on June 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentInteresting how Jeff saves the tearjerks as the last track on the past few Wilco albums. "On and On and On", "Everlasting Everything," "One Sunday Morning."
    drdudemanbroon July 01, 2015   Link

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