Wilco, 'Born Alone'
Jeff Tweedy may be a married father, but he's one of the great iconoclasts and individualists of our time, always doing his own thing his own way. In "Born Alone," Tweedy pulled random words from Emily Dickinson's poetry and set them alongside writing from Whittier and other poets from the 1800s. He's said that the final lyric, "born alone, born to die alone" is dire, defiant and triumphant, and that the song ends with a series of repeating chords that ascend and descend to make the sound "like it's endlessly going deeper and deeper into the abyss." Solo or not, we've all been there.