Now when she went to Chicago that night, she faced the wall
And she woke up outside with all those leaves in her mouth and felt the pall
And all night the rain came on down
But then she'd never been to Chicago at night before the fall
And it don't stop, not at all
It falls all around in the city, hits the ground

And now everybody's at disadvantage
Speaking with their second language

And she'd never been there before they went and set up the wall
And though nobody expected much from this reinvention
She still broke right down after all
Because she knew that it was all over and we'd hit a wall
And like the fall, this was all
Now it's all around - in the city, on the ground

And now everybody's at disadvantage
Speaking with their second language

And I never been to the wall
Never been to the wall
Never been to the wall
Never been to the wall
Never been to the wall
Never been to the wall
Never been to the wall


Lyrics submitted by foxyurchin, edited by smallwonderrobot

Chicago at Night song meanings
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    General CommentI'm not sure about the meaning, but the imagery in this song is great. "She woke up outside with all those leaves in her mouth" etc...
    Chicago is so dark and sinister and I just get great pictures when I hear the verse of this song.
    tackledspoonon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsince when is chicago dark and sinister?
    nolies,justloveon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the writer just has a connection with Chicago, probably not that it's so sinister a city. all cities have underworlds for people to find trouble in. this song really sounds like imagery of death, some naive gal running away to the city but ending up dead. the leaves imagery & the pall imagery, that's what i see. his voice for this song is amazing. headphones make it even better.
    terri kayeon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe said last night (in chicago at the riv) that he wrote this in ukranian village, which is a neighborhood here.
    monicatxon October 14, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningPerhaps it's about some kid who tried to go to the city to make it big with their art, and they just got shot down by the pretentious assholes, as you do when you go into that field.

    Hence she "hit a wall"
    And "everybody's at a disadvantage speaking with that second language"
    MaxpowerSupremeon April 05, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this belongs on Floyds 'The Wall'

    D:
    YourEuphoriaon January 06, 2011   Link

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