Chicago (6:05)

Cover of Illinois

From Illinois and 15 other releases

The lyrics of “Chicago” are a particularly striking aspect of the song, in Pitchfork’s review of the album Illinois it was said that ” “Chicago” cagily celebrates the innate (and deeply American) tendency to employ highways as escape routes, ditching old mistakes for new swatches of land, new plates of eggs, new parking lots.”


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  • KRainford

    Seeing Sufjan perform this live at the VIVID Festival was sublime

    27 May 8:45am Reply
  • Sunnywaifu

    it's not that bad here....

    7 Apr 3:40am Reply
  • Oppressotron

    I'm so glad I had the opportunity to listen to this while visiting Chicago. It filled me with wonderment I wouldn't otherwise had [2] Sooooooooooo, you're telling me that you didn't take a tour of Chicago's South Side while having this blasted out of your car which was then stopped and carjacked...

    31 Mar 6:22pm Reply
  • TornadoJuice

    I'm so glad I had the opportunity to listen to this while visiting Chicago. It filled me with wonderment I wouldn't otherwise had. Plus, this song is just beautiful and unmistakably emotional. I love the trumpet part best!

    21 Feb 7:02am Reply
  • Monade2010

    (◕ ‿ ◕) FAN.tastic (◕ ‿ -) (◠‿◠)

    22 Jan 4:47pm Reply
  • tresfoufou

    i’ve listened to this song so many times i think it has become a part of me.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • EdgeLike

    i like anime and i love this song.

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LeslieVernon

    Disregard what StrictlyStupid said, for he is living it up to his username. Besides... he likes ANIME. LMAO!

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • Gyoshimaru

    @StrictlyStupid "this song isn't that good" , True! Is even better than that good! :D

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • joshsaussey

    A great all around song. [2] The trumpet in this is beautiful.

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
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  • kinky_girl

    intense feelings :)

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Zenanigans

    happy and sad and just aksdjaiosdj

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Kibekt

    holy crap

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    @StrictlyStupid: U FUCKING WOT M8? [2] Fight me IRL [2]

    9 Oct 2013 Reply


    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Clembot

    if i was crying / it was for freedom / from my self and from the land

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • XDRory

    This is just one of those songs.

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • bernlin2000

    Certainly makes me remember my childhood, just a skip and jump away from the windy city :-)

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • DTjKK

    Magical. =)

    19 May 2013 Reply
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