"Chicago Promenade" lyrics - JASON ISBELL

"Chicago Promenade"

My door is locked, my debts are paid.
I'll do the Chicago promenade.
My back was turned I did not see
That shadow climbing up on me.
I took my turn at fixing hearts
But that goes bad before it starts.
I'm desperate now, I must say.
I'll do the Chicago promenade.
If I die now before I'm old
My story will be less than told.
There's so much more to suffer through
Before I meet again with you.

I've tried so hard and I've been so blind. I thought we could all grieve one at a time.

I lost a friend. It felt like five,
A man who wouldn't compromise.
I'll think of him on New Year's Day
And do the Chicago promenade.