“All Lives, You Say?” was released Monday on Bandcamp, with a note from frontman Jeff Tweedy. He reflected on his late father, Robert L. Tweedy:
My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say, ‘If you know better, you can do better.’ America—we know better. We can do better.
The song starts off: “All lives, all lives, you say/I can see you are afraid/Your skin is so thin/Your heart has escaped/All lives, all lives, you say.”
Proceeds from the track go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.