There’s something about Jeff Tweedy unabashedly chasing after a woman in verse. At least once an album, something like “Someday Soon” pops up, and it’s sweet and charming and wonderfully straightforward.
At one point in “Someday Soon”, Tweedy sings, “I won’t even make a scene/It all will be just like a dream/Cash will flow down by the old mainstream/Someday soon”. It’s an innocuous lyric, except “Down By the Old Mainstream” became the title of an album by Golden Smog, a side project between Tweedy, the Jayhawks, and a couple of the guys from Soul Asylum. And on Down By the Old Mainstream, Jeff sings “Pecan Pie”. And “Pecan Pie” is perfect, in the same mold of “Someday Soon”.
A Back-of-Napkin List of Best Tweedy Songs not on a proper Wilco release: