Lua (song)

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Single by Bright Eyes
from the album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Released October 26, 2004
Format CD
Recorded February 2004
Genre Indie folk
Length 16:05
Label Saddle Creek LBJ-68
Writer(s) Conor Oberst
Producer(s) Mike Mogis
Bright Eyes singles chronology
"Lover I Don't Have to Love"
"Take It Easy (Love Nothing)"

"Lua" is a single by Bright Eyes released in October 2004. Appearing on the album, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, the song deals with two people as they struggle through depression, addiction, and an interminable night.[1] Conor Oberst appears alone on the track, on vocals and acoustic guitar.

The song also appears as a duet with Gillian Welch on the album Dark Was the Night. "Lua" was on number 89 of Rolling Stone's "100 Best Songs of the 2000s".[2] The song was also featured in the 2015 video game Life Is Strange.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. "Lua" - 4:32
  2. "Well Whiskey" - 4:11
  3. "I Woke Up with This Song in My Head This Morning" (Alex McManus) - 3:55
  4. "True Blue" - 3:30

Other appearances[edit]



  1. ^ Rob Sheffield (2005-01-27). "Album Reviews: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  2. ^ "100 Best Songs of the 2000s". Rolling Stone. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 

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