Cities of the North

from North by Heather Styka

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I thought I'd find you in the cities of the north / Where summer brings amnesia to our weathered bones / You don't have to love a place for you to call it home, but I think I did / Well, I went to the Grand Canyon this spring / This whole year was built on bucket lists and reckonings / I ate in Paris, drank in New Orleans, cried in Wyoming // CHORUS: Sure, I miss someone but it’s unclear / Which particular someone is worth my tears / Either way I’m headed back to the cities of the north // Where we end up is one third intent / One third whether or not all our money’s all spent / One third falling in love or trying to begin again, depending on the season / I could end up on a front porch on a swing / Trade in my grand lonely adventures for a house and a ring / And I might be happy if the crickets liked the songs I sing // CHORUS // If I could quit asking why / The how and where and when might finally align // I’m not so sure about pursuing happiness / I’d rather chase down those moments that I’m at my best / Cause no matter how low I get, they can’t take that from me // CHORUS //


from North, released May 18, 2018


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Heather Styka Chicago, Illinois

Though rooted in folk and Americana, Chicago singer-songwriter Heather Styka's songs are as fresh as they are memorable, chronicling the human cycles of despair and redemption, and analyzing the importance of places and relationships. Touring nationwide and having received airplay globally, Styka is a familiar face in the Chicago music scene, at venues including Schubas and the Old Town School. ... more

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