I'm The Man Who Loves You

Album: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  • Written by Wilco lead singer Jeff Tweedy, "I'm The Man Who Loves You" finds him reassuring his partner that he loves her, despite his inability to explicitly express it. The song begins with him trying (and failing) to pen a letter conveying his love: "All I can see is black and white, and white and pink, with blades of blue, that lay between the words I think, on a page I was meaning to send her. You I couldn't tell if it bring my heart, the way I wanted when I started, writing this letter to you."

    He goes on to admit that, while he may argue with his partner - "All I can be is a busy sea, of spinning wheels and hands that feel for, stones to throw and feet that run" - he loves her no matter what - "But if I could you know I would, just hold your hand and you'd understand, I'm the man who loves you."
  • This is one of the most popular songs on Wilco's critically acclaimed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album. In June 2001, the album was controversially rejected by Reprise Records, who considered the LP "career-ending." Wilco ultimately went on to sign with Nonesuch Records, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot went on to become the band's most popular release to date.
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