from North by Heather Styka

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How is it going / I’m doing okay / Well, let's put it this way / If life is a study between / Breaking even and breaking apart / I’ve collected all of the data I need / And now I'm looking for the correlation / Measure my days in parking violations / I just pay and pay and pay // CHORUS: We wanna make it better / But we're not sure how / We take one step forward / There's no looking back now // I played the tourist, I went to find / The place where the Declaration of Independence was signed / Oh, what a beautiful thing that we have the right to get it wrong half of the time / And we overcompensate the course correction / Can't agree upon a general direction / But time moves forward anyway // CHORUS // I’ve seen California, I got there by car / In motels at night I dreamed of snakebites and oxen and carts / Now I just fill up the tank, oh it's the easiest thing to run away / The consequence of leaving home is we find new ones / Spread so thin we're everywhere and nowhere at once / Until our atoms drift away // CHORUS // What a time to be alive / We got baggage; now we know what's inside / And we gotta carry it, we gotta carry it / We can't carry it alone // 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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