Chicago

Album: Don't Look Away (2007)

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  • Voegele on her MySpace site: "'Chicago' is a metaphorical representation of any kind of escape, about just needing to get away. The line at the end of the chorus is, 'I'll be on the 7 o'clock to Chicago,' so it refers to a specific city, but it's universally applicable."
  • Voegele was on her way to the Windy City when she wrote "Chicago." She explained to the New York Post that, "it's about being in a situation or a relationship that's obviously run its course and isn't working out. It's about finding an escape, getting out of there. I was feeling a little bit cynical, and 'Chicago' was the result."

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  • Deethewriter from Saint Petersburg, Russia FederationMore Songs About Chicago, Illinois:

    Sweet Home Chicago by The Blues Brothers
    My Kind of Town by Frank Sinatra
    Super Bowl Shuffle by The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
    Bad Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce
    In The Ghetto by Elvis Presley
    The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
    Back To Chicago by Styx
    Take Me Back To Chicago by Chicago
    Born In Chicago by Paul Butterfield
    Dear Chicago by Ryan Adams
    Via Chicago by Wilco
    Chicago by Da Brat
    Chicago Bound Blues by Bessie Smith
    Little Joe From Chicago by Nat King Cole
    Meet Me In Chicago by Mat Kearney
    Sidewalks of Chicago by Merle Haggard
    Living In Chicago by The Bee Gees
    Jesus Just Left Chicago by ZZ Top
    The Eggplant That Ate Chicago by Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band
    Chicago Is Not Chicago by Soul Coughing
    Chicago by The Doobie Brothers
    Chicago At Night by Spoon
    Chicago Bound by Canned Heat
    I Dream of Chicago by The Parlours
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