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Oklahoma

Tonight I’m remembering how you took off your hat
And blushed when you first asked me to dinner
I was a professional at loving and losing
Babe, you make me a beginner
They might say I should know better
Everyone always knows better
If you let that stop you, you’ll never know love
You and I are reckless dancers
searching everywhere for answers
You’re the question I most often think of

CHORUS:
Oklahoma, I’m pushing through
But I’m still betting on you
Oklahoma, we’re a gamble, it’s true
But I’m still betting on you

Now I’m listening to songs covered in your fingerprints
In every single note I hear your voice
And of course the rain is pouring and whispering old letters
you sent me from Rock Island, Illinois
You mailed me treasures and buttons
that you picked up off the street
and photographs of our incandescent faces
Bursting with the promise of vanquished lonely days
We came so close we had to back away ten paces

CHORUS

We’ve got our own highways to run
but there are only so many roads
and they’re bound to cross sometime
I know we’ve only begun
Oklahoma, I hope someday you’ll come find me

And you’ll take off your hat
And you’ll ask me to dinner
And we’ll try it all again
Babe, you make me a beginner
Lord, you make me a beginner

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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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