Chicago

by Andy Metz

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I've always had some wanderlust coursing through my veins,
I got it from my dad, I think he had it bad, but I ain't here to blame,
It's hard to picture how our everyday'd change,
Hell, it ain't for nothing, I've gotten so accustomed to this gridded place.

But I thought it for the best, and not to minimize what I'd surely miss,
But the calling never left, so we'll find what that calling is,
And if it's a mistake, at least it's not one of regret,
Still, my heart belongs to Chicago as we go west.

I settled on the thought that it'd be nice to stay,
A home just north of Irving, it'd certainly be worth it for some space away,
And we raise two little kids with our geriatric dog in a cicada dream,
Buzzing through the silence, remembering the times I couldn't stand the heat.

Still, I thought it for the best, and not to minimize what I'd surely miss,
But the calling never left, so we'll find what that calling is,
And if it's a mistake, at least it's not one of regret,
Still, my heart belongs to Chicago as we go west.

And could I be so lucky to only second guess?
I've played in my mind a million times and left a mess,
And I have been so lucky, you've kept that mind in check,
You've settled me down from the runaround over every stress.

Still, I thought it for the best, and not to minimize what I'd surely miss,
But the calling never left, so we'll find what that calling is,
And since we have each other, then come whatever's next,
Still, my heart belongs to Chicago as we go west,
Oh, my heart belongs to Chicago no matter what's next.

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released August 18, 2017
This track was recorded, produced and mastered by James Scott at Populist Recording in Wheaton, Illinois.

The cover photo taken by Rowan McBride.

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Seattle-born, Chicago-built, and Oakland-based musician, Andy Metz has spent over half his life recording songs that range from earnest to irreverent.

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