The Winds of Chicago

by Will Stenberg

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An outtake from Eros & Error

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The Winds of Chicago



The winds of Chicago
blow low like a cello
driving many a fellow
into losing his mind.

But the churches are pretty
like the crowns of the city
and it’s really a pity
that the winds aren’t more kind.

When I left my hometown
my ma made a sad sound.
My pa hung his head down,
said “Leave if you can.”

So I grabbed my guitar.
And I followed the north star.
And said, “God, from where you are
Do I look like a man?”

The back alleys and pawnshops,
good lovers and bad cops
And the snow on the sidewalk
and the sweet sound of song.

San Francisco’s for hurting.
New York’s full immersion.
Chicago for certain
will be there when they’re gone

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released April 3, 2019
Will Stenberg
Henry Nagle
Susan Reilly
Nick Delffs

Engineered by Henry Nagle

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Will Stenberg Portland, Oregon

Will Stenberg is searching for the perfect marriage of text and tune, mediated by himself with maximum honesty. He spends a lot of time writing songs and has a vague, persistent hope that there is an audience for them. He is from a small town, has lived in various parts of the US, and is full of love and unease. ... more

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