Song of the Day: Ashes of American Flags by Wilco
I have to admit that when I first started listening to this album, I only pretended to really like it because my older sister told me it was cool. And this song in particular, which happened to be my sister's favorite, I super didn't get or like. I skipped it. Often.
I now have this platform on which I can say: I was wrong. The lyrics to this song, though they would seem super angsty if I wrote them out here, are so profoundly heartbreaking. Especially because Jeff Tweedy has one of the most conversational and gut-wrenching voices in the game.
So. Here it is. In all its real sad real good glory.