Wilco shared another preview of its upcoming Cruel Country album with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”. The sophomore single from Wilco’s self-described country double LP out on May 27th via dPM Records arrived Tuesday alongside new summer/fall North American tour dates.

“Tired Of Taking It Out On You” finds Jeff Tweedy in the sweet spot where Wilco’s trademark sentimentality meets the country sound the band embraces on the coming album. It’s not as twangy as the album’s lead single, “Falling Apart (Right Now)“, and finds its comfort not in a night at some dusty honky-tonk but rather a lonely evening spent sleeping on the couch.

“I’ve realized over the years that a lot of the songs I’ve written have worked as reminders to myself to pay attention to various things,” Tweedy said of the single. “Sometimes I think I’ve figured out how the world works in some small way, and I worry I’ll forget it if I don’t sing it back to myself occasionally. This song, I believe, is going to come in handy for just that purpose. I’m a person who needs to stay alert to how I’m treating others when I’m not feeling my best. And now that I mention it, when I look around, it seems like a lot of us have been taking things out on each other when we would be better served striving for understanding and empathy. I’m just trying to be honest with myself, and I guess I’m hoping if this song can help me focus on that, maybe someone else could find it useful in the same way.”

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Wilco will celebrate the release of Cruel Country at the band’s Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA May 27th–29th. Following a summer tour of Europe, the band will kick off a North American tour on August 12th in Cedar Rapids, IA, with dates from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada through an October 7th set at Roots N Blues Festival in Columbia, MO. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 13th at 10 a.m. local time. See below for a full list of tour dates and click here to pre-order Cruel Country.  

Wilco – “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” (Official Video)

Wilco 2022 Tour Dates
August 12 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre
August 13 – Bellevue, NE @ Outlandia Festival
August 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
August 16 – Newport, KY @ PromoWest Pavilion Outdoor at OVATION
August 17 – Interlochen, MI @ Interlochen Center for the Arts/Kresge Auditorium
August 18 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 20 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
August 21 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
August 23 – Lafayette, NY @ Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards
August 24 – Burlington, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum
August 25 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 27 – New Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl
August 28 – Martha’s Vineyard, MA @ Beach Road Weekend
September 9 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
September 11 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Brewing Company Outdoors
September 12 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
September 14 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 15 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera
September 17 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
September 20 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater
September 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 23 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
September 24 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM
October 2 – Memphis, TN @ Mempho Fest
October 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
October 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
October 7 – Columbia, MO @ Roots N Blues Festival

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“Tired Of Taking It Out On You” Lyrics

I’m tired of taking it out on you
Tired of needing to
Freeze my warmth away
Tear the tears out of your quiet face

I can’t face
The way I am with you
Or replace
The bite I’m chewing through
Oh I’m tired
Of taking it out on you

I crave
Crazy times again
Our nights, our nights
Would never end
I’m ashamed
Of who I am
When I’m in pain

So I strive
To the nearest star
Street light
Over an idling car
Move across the seat
I’m going to need
You to drive these last few miles
‘Cause I’m tired of taking it out on you

Freeze my warmth away
Tear the tears out of your quiet face

I can’t take
The way I am with you
Or recreate
Things we used to do
I’m tired
Of taking it out on you

I’m tired of taking it out on you

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