Chicago

Chicago is an upcoming track on I Fight Dragons' album The Near Future. It started out as one of the The Wells Idea Tracks, missing the lyrics to the bridge. It was eventually reworked into the track heard on the album. The song was first played live on June 14, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas during the 2014 Vans Warped Tour, and was played on every subsequent show of the tour. A studio version was leaked by the band to backers of the Project Atma Kickstarter on August 27, 2014 after sharing the news that release of The Near Future was being postponed from September until December.

Version Differences

Stems/Demo Versions
The original demo for the song can be found here

Lyrics
When you sit on the train, are you hit
By the way that the city lights surround you
Late at night, when you ride
Do you look outside like I do
All the people, the places, the city faces
They all take me in
All around, all the lost, all the found
All the everything in every instance

Oh, Chicago knows how small we are
How bright she shines in the dark
Oh, and though I'll go, she's in my heart
Chicago holds me when I fall apart

Why do we try to be everything
Everybody tells us that we should be
why do I try to hide in the city lights
From the people all around me
Oh Chicago, you know I could never be
The one to change it all
But as i walk down the street, I can feel
I can need, I can fade into your walls

Oh, Chicago knows how small we are
How bright she shines in the dark
Oh, and though I'll go, she's in my heart
Chicago holds me when I fall apart

And tomorrow's always on my mind
I guess I gotta give it time

Oh, Chicago knows how small we are
How bright she shines in the dark
Oh, and though I'll go, she's in my heart
Chicago holds me when I fall…
Oh, Chicago knows how small we are
How bright she shines in the dark
Oh, and though I'll go, she's in my heart
Chicago holds me when I fall apart

Official Videos
Chad Van Dahm tracking drums for the song

Live Performances
San Antonio, TX June 14, 2014

San Diego, CA June 25, 2014

Chicago, IL July 19, 2014

Unknown Location, July 23, 2014

Charlotte, NC July 28, 2014

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