Singing 500 Miles

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Singing 500 Miles

I am tearing it down
Your pictures from the wall
I’m burning it all
Whatever I can’t pawn
And I am throwing it out
The letters and the books
If you ever try to look back
You’ll find that I am gone

CHORUS:
Five hundred miles
My mother sang that song
Singing five hundred miles
You’ll know that I am gone

I am packing it up
A suitcase full of dresses
All my plans and messes
I’m headed out by dawn
And I am clearing it out
The cobwebs from the corners
The curtains frayed and worn
And you will find that I am gone

CHORUS

Lord I’m one, Lord I’m two
Lord I’m three, Lord I’m four
Lord I’m five hundred miles
from the one I tried to love
And there’s no amount of miles
That can get him off my mind
Lord, we’re one, two, three
forever entwined

Five hundred miles
My mother sang that song
Singing five hundred miles
You’ll know that I am gone
Singing five hundred miles
Lullaby and so long
Singing five hundred miles
You can hear the whistle blow
a hundred miles

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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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