Great Plains

from by Heather Styka

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Great Plains

You were headlights in the distance
I could see you come my way
The closer you approached in the night
you were all I could see
We are bodies in motion
We always knew someday
You'd go the opposite direction of me

Do I hold on ’til your train leaves the station
Do I buy a ticket too
Some people say they'd do anything for love
But I've got a feeling that's not me and you

I’m driving across the Great Plains
Through deserts, and oceans of wheat
In each town I pass through
I wonder if someday that’s where you’ll be
Our intersecting long roads
have only this point where they meet
I’ve seen the end of your line
and it’s not in my trajectory


In my daydreams
we hold tight and tethered
Find common ground
Grow common roots
But even in dreams
I can’t keep us together
Got dream places to go
Dream things to do

Now I’m crossing all the mountains
Every river to be by your side
But when I get home
How will I know you’ll be waiting for me
You’re my safe house in a dark field
The place I go to hide
But soon the foundation will turn into wheels
As you turn to leave



from The Bittersweet Tapes, released February 16, 2016



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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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