Parlours, “I Dream of Chicago”

Ohmygoodness, beautiful.

I’ve been obsessed with this song for the last 24 hours and I can’t stop thinking about it. It was playing as the backdrop of the ending scene of the series finale of “The Chicago Code” last night and I found out what it was this morning. This song says a lot to me right now. Even the video seems to me like a melding of my two lives, the one I left in Ohio and the one I am building in Chicago. The things we never said, and the temptation to go back and make things right; this song is the closest I’ll come to any of that.

Additionally, it sounds similar to two other gorgeous songs I love, Kings of Convenience’s “Homesick” and, of course, Sufjan Stevens’ “Chicago“. These should all be together on some mix CD intended for a long car ride alone.

“I Dream of Chicago,” Parlour

I’ve been a lot of places
My feet have kissed this land
I try real hard to remember all the faces
None seem to have what yours demands

I took a train to Chicago
Thought I could clear my mind
I took a plane out to find some truth
But all I’ve found I can’t seem to leave behind

I dream of Chicago
I dream about you
I dream I could go and say all the things that I never said to you

I’m sure I used to love you
And I’m sure you made me such a fool
But you were solid with your heart and affections
Tell me, girl, what’s a boy supposed to do?

I dream of Chicago
I dream about you
I dream I could go and say all the things that I never said to you

I dream of Chicago
I dream about you
I dream I could go and say all the things that I never said to you

That I never said to you

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