Who Sang Chicago? Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens Illinois cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-7-4
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock
length: 6:05
producer: Sufjan Stevens
engineer: Sufjan Stevens
recording engineer: Sufjan Stevens
violin: Rob Moose and Julianne Carney
viola: Marla Hansen
cello: Maria Bella Jeffers
choir vocals: Tom Eaton, Katrina Kerns, Jennifer Hoover, Tara McDonnell and Beccy Lock
Lyrics
I fell in love again
All things go, all things go
Drove to Chicago
All things know, all things know

We sold our clothes to the state
I don't mind, I don't mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind

You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go

I drove to New York
In the van, with my friend
We slept in parking lots
I don't mind, I don't mind

I was in love with the place
In my mind, in my mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind

You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go

If I was crying
In the van, with my friend
It was for freedom
From myself and from the land

I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes

You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go

you came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow

We had our mindset
(I made a lot of mistakes)
All things know, all things know
(I made a lot of mistakes)

You had to find it
(I made a lot of mistakes)
All things go, all things go
(I made a lot of mistakes)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  • 2 The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
  • 3 Come On! Feel the Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition, Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream
  • 4 John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  • 5 Jacksonville
  • 6 A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
  • 7 Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
  • 8 One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" for the Pullman
  • 9 Chicago
  • 10 Casimir Pulaski Day
  • 11 To the Workers of the Rockford River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
  • 12 The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  • 13 Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  • 14 A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
  • 15 The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
  • 16 They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
  • 17 Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
  • 18 In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
  • 19 The Seer's Tower
  • 20 The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders, Part I: The Great Frontier, Part II: Come to Me Only With Playthings Now
  • 21 Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
  • 22 Out of Egypt, Into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt From My Sandals as I Run

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5050159825028
    script: Latin