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Wilco releases Southern Poverty Law Center benefit song, “All Lives, You Say?”

Photo: Taylor Hill / Getty Images
Photo: Taylor Hill / Getty Images

Now that President Trump has slashed federal funding for groups combating violent white supremacists (he’s only interested in the kind of terrorism that fits his agenda, you see), it’s more important than ever to support nonprofits like the Southern Poverty Law Center. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the SPLC is devoted to tracking and monitoring hate groups, teaching tolerance in America’s schools, and fighting bigoted laws in court. The members of Wilco are doing their part, announcing on Instagram last night that they’ve recorded a new song, “All Lives, You Say?,” to benefit the SPLC.

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Dedicated in memory of Jeff Tweedy’s father, the track is available on Wilco’s Bandcamp page, where you can stream it or download it for a donation of $1 (or more). A country-influenced, pedal steel-accented toe-tapper reminiscent of Wilco’s alt-country ‘90s output, the song laments, “Your skin so thin, your heart has escaped / all lives, all lives you say.”