On "Bombs Above," Jeff Tweedy looks back on his life in terms of their songs he's left behind. He told Q magazine: "That one really started to take shape after the 2016 US election. That was a period of frustration and of thinking as a musician, what do I actually do? The conclusion I came to his you do what you can to remind people that they're human and see each other as human, then there's a lot less damage to be done. I can at least console myself with that sometimes."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.