Platform Shoes

from North by Heather Styka

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    Full artwork/photos and lyrics booklet for Heather Styka's album 'North.' Matte recyclable cardboard fold case with spot-gloss on front title, designed by Sue Bibeau with photos by Heather Styka.

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I was riding my bike round in platform shoes / Hanging out in basements and breaking curfews / Planning to move overseas soon as I turned 18 / Like new dresses we tried on dreams / Maggie was gonna work for the magazines / Me, I picked up guitar and cut holes in my jeans // CHORUS: We wanted answers fast as the future but the future comes on it's own time / We wanted songs to make us feel like all our loneliness was there for a reason // I’d run off and take the train downtown / Or drive to the state line with the windows down / I’m good when I’m gone, guess I’ve always been that way / Now I keep expecting to run out of road / Find the kind of love to make me want to stay at home / But I’ll always be moving if I’m waiting to be asked to stay // CHORUS // Everything has changed but nothing has changed at all / I still ride my bike but without platform shoes / After half a dozen loves of my life / I’m still learning how to choose / I’m still learning how to lose // Subdivisions sprung up like clover / Every year when the summer was over / We believed we could start with a blank slate / Maybe these stories are written in our cells / And we cling to the illusion we can change ourselves/ Maybe I loved you since I met you and I’ll continue to wait // 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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