My Top 1000 Songs #497: When You Wake Up Feeling Old

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

A deep cut off Wilco's wonderful 1999 opus Summerteeth, "When You Wake Up Feeling Old" isn't one of their better-known tracks. They only occasionally played it live, and I don't hear a lot of fans mentioning it as a favorite.

But for me, it's always been deeply personal and affecting, something I hear in a stray piano link that gives it a sad, nostalgic vibe that unfailingly shakes me up and takes me back to childhood. I wrote an article about it; check it out sometime.

Wilco live, 1999 (at about 1:15:43 into the concert):

Jeff Tweedy solo, 2019:
Tweedy with bluegrassy jam band Trampled By Turtles: