Mockingbird Song

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I spend my days driving which is something like sailing / In that weather’s just something ahead to pass through / Some horizons are golden, some are lightning and thunder / Either forecast delivers me farther from you / I fill at a gas station where they sell machetes / And various switchblades, if you’ve got a need / Have I only made it far as Indiana / Counting bible verse billboards until Tennessee // CHORUS: I’m moving on, I’m moving / Start it again, that mockingbird song / All morning long, she’s got a new tune // I bought begonias from somewhere in Nashville / To make up for those potted plants that I’ve killed / Daisies in vases give so much less heartache / We don’t cry when they die, we expect that they will / You don’t expect much of me, I follow through / I’ve learned to expect even less out of you / Forgiveness, the one noble thing that we do / And I suppose that counts for something // CHORUS // I’m staying at Ben’s house with a screen door and porch light / I’ve often wondered what else could I need / With the wind blowing through open windows and curtains / With the ceiling fan turning and good books to read / How easy it is to love something we can’t have / Or something we only can keep for so long / Foxhole pin-up, photo in a locket / I’ve worn of the edges of our favorite songs // CHORUS //

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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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