Give him up, let him go
Won’t follow, won’t let him follow
Take a breath, steal away
Let him play these games, play these game

Gain ground, won’t fight
Not tonight, not turning off these lights
Can’t shout, can’t scream, think of me
But I can’t let that be

Holding on, letting go
Why do we do this, we don’t know
Stepping out, standing up
Look below, and still hanging under
Slipped away, off my feet
Can’t believe how I’ve been stolen lately
Since the new avenue, don’t know what to do
Just gotta let it take me

On a plane, I’m leaving for Chicago
Any place I go, you can’t run
Leaving town, wont be depending on tomorrow
Telling stories, mine has just begun
Taking over, leaving no traces
Only smiling faces in the sun
Starting over, tying up my laces
But the damage is done

Ride a wave, the new rave
Better loosen now, it’s losing me
Caught between being me or tragedy, tragedy
Riding high, cloud nine
Won’t let me through them gates no more
Found a place to escape, another door
Leaving another girl’s soul
I wont be fine, about time
Need someone to hold back my hands
Let me loose, let me fall
They’ll understand, understand

Hurt him once, maybe twice
They’ll find you in a ditch somewhere
Spreading wings, little things
I’m keeping you away from me

On a plane, I’m leaving for Chicago
Any place I go, you can’t run
Leaving town, wont be depending on tomorrow
Telling stories, mine has just begun
Taking over, leaving no traces
Only smiling faces in the sun
Starting over, tying up my laces
But the damage is done

Shutting you out, shutting you out
The damage is done

Shutting you out, shutting you out
I’m shutting you out

I’m gonna leave you behind one step at a time
I’m gonna do it cause I said it so
I’m gonna make it cause I said so
Shutting you out
I’m shutting you out, I’m shutting you out
I’m shutting you out, I’m shutting you out
I’m gonna shut him

On a plane, I’m leaving for Chicago
Any place I go, you can’t run
Leaving town, wont be depending on tomorrow
Telling stories, mine has just begun
Taking over, leaving no traces
Only smiling faces in the sun
Starting over, tying up my laces
But the damage is done

The damage is done, the damage is done
The damage is done, the damage is done
The damage is done, the damage is done
But the damage is done


I don’t wanna wait, I don’t wanna be waiting no more
I don’t wanna wait no more, Walking out the door
I don’t wanna wait, I don’t wanna be waiting no more
I don’t wanna wait no more


Lyrics submitted by dontwasteyoursong

Chicago song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about somebody starting over. However, you can't run away from the damage that's been done.
    DeathCabForAlion June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGive him up, let him go
    Won’t follow, won’t let him follow
    Take a breath, steal away
    Let him play these games, play these game

    Can’t cry, won’t fight
    Not tonight, not turning off these lights
    Can’t shout, can’t scream, he’ll think I’m mean
    (But I can’t let that be)

    Holding on, letting go
    Why do we do this, we don’t know
    Stepping out, standing up
    Look below, I’m still hanging on though
    Swept away, off my feet
    Can’t believe how I’ve been floating lately
    Since a new avenue, I know what to do
    (Just gotta let it take me)

    On a plane, I’m leaving for Chicago
    Any place I go, you can’t run
    Leaving town, wont be found here tomorrow
    Telling stories, mine has just begun
    Taking over, leaving no traces
    Only smiling faces in the sun
    Starting over, tying up my laces
    But the damage is done

    Ride a wave, the new rave
    Let it loosen now, it’s losing me
    Caught between being me or tragedy, tragedy
    Riding high, cloud nine
    Won’t let me through their gates no more
    Found a place to escape, I’m out door
    (Leaving another girl sore)
    I wont be fine, about time
    Need someone to hold back my hands
    Let me loose, let me fall
    They’ll understand, understand

    Hurting once, maybe twice
    They’ll find you in a ditch somewhere
    Spreading wings, little things are
    (Keeping you away from there)

    On a plane, I’m leaving for Chicago
    Any place I go, you can’t run
    Leaving town, wont be depending on tomorrow
    Telling stories, mine has just begun
    Taking over, leaving no traces
    Only smiling faces in the sun
    Starting over, tying up my laces
    But the damage is done

    Shutting you out, shutting you out
    The damage is done

    Shutting you out, shutting you out
    I’m shutting you out

    I’m gunna leave you behind one step at a time
    I’m gunna do it cause I said it so
    I’m gunna make it cause I said so


    These Are The CORRECT Lyrics To This Song, They Are On The Alexz Johnson OFFICIAL WEBSITE, alexzonline.com :)
    velviagurl86on October 23, 2009   Link

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