Chicago (I should have left you)

There's a storm ahead gathering
but I ain’t stopping anytime soon
‘cause a bottle of my best friend
is waiting in that motel room
I should’ve left you in Chicago
when you left me in the light of the moon

The highway through Joliet
reminds me that nothing much has changed
My windshield’s cracked,
and that eighteen-wheeler's swerving in my lane
I should’ve left you in Chicago
when you left me with nothing but the rain

Now maybe I’m an optimist
but there must be a better way
Than playing this over and over
just like the good old days
My head is spinning backwards,
my heart is beating upside down
I should’ve left you in Chicago
when you left me without even a sound

Memories to the left of me,
demons to the right
And in my rearview mirror
I can see your highbeam lights
You said anything worth having
should be worth dying for
I should’ve left you in Chicago
when I had still had a chance for something more


© 2004 & 2005 Steven Clotzman - all rights reserved