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Come you sinners, tread low
Leave your past behind
For the winners, dead night
You can't stand inside
Let your body be hers now
Let your soul unwind

Illinois, Illinois
Illinois

If you can see me, hear my voice
Within these lake-bound binds
Down the Wabash, rushing past
Dead drunk in living time
Your stories, I've forgotten
Your tales, unkind

Illinois, Illinois
Illinois, Illinois, Illinois
Illinois

One day I will leave
Some day I will go
I won't come back home
To Illinois, Illinois

Restless children in a street
Let your love run blind
Lay your bodies at our feet
Seek what you must find
With every answer that beholds you
With every heart of line

Illinois, Illinois
Illinois, Illinois
Illinois

As a jewel in a crown
Since Chicago-town
Shining beacon of a dream
That brought the stars right down
Let our skies fill with steel
Let the dream be ours

Illinois, Illinois
Illinois

One day I will leave
Some day I will go
I won't desire soon

Illinois, Illinois

Come you sinners, tread light
Remember from where you came
Let your body hollow
Forget her sing-song name
It doesn't matter if you love her
Just don't leave your shame

Illinois, Illinois
Illinois, Illinois
Illinois


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    General CommentI live in Illinois. Not too far from Chicago. Like 60 miles. Anyways. I get this song. I think.

    "One day I will leave
    Some day I will go
    I won't come back home
    To Illinois, Illinois"

    Thats how I feel about this place.
    vandalizedon May 27, 2002   Link

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