Thanks to Helen (at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time) for this week’s theme of ‘car/cars’.

I decided to take a slightly different angle and go with Sufjan Stevens’ song Chicago; in the lyrics a van is mentioned instead but I figured that’s close enough! It’s a pretty great little song, about travelling and journeys and so on. I’ve been lucky enough to see Stevens play before…he’s absolutely fantastic live.

This song comes from the 2005 album IllinoisThere’s a lot to know about this album so if you’d like to read more, please click on the link. Also, a live version of the song is included below if you’d like to have a listen to this one as well.

 

Lyrics:
I fell in love again
All things go, all things go
Drove to Chicago
All things know, all things know
We sold our clothes to the state
I don’t mind, I don’t mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind
You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go
I drove to New York
In a van, with my friend
We slept in parking lots
I don’t mind, I don’t mind
I was in love with the place
In my mind, in my mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind
You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go
If I was crying
In the van, with my friend
It was for freedom
From myself and from the land
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go
You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset (I made a lot of mistakes)
All things know, all things know (I made a lot of mistakes)
You had to find it (I made a lot of mistakes)
All things go, all things go (I made a lot of mistakes)
Songwriters: Sufjan Stevens
Chicago lyrics © BMG Rights Management, New Jerusalem Music

 

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