Tom Adamson and the Texarkana Two - Streets of Chicago

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St. James 4:13 "Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”


in the heart of chicago, there are streets you can't get to
streets you can't get to and you don't know their name.
some are above you, others below you
you try to get on them but you try in vain

you're a long way from home, country boy
i know it don't seem that far in miles
(you) stare into the night
under train platform light
try to count the stars, but there's only 12

now red, they said, tended bar like no other
she was your sister, she was your mother, your brother
poured em strong and tall
knocked you against the wall
and you never knew her real name
…go home country boy

found a soft place to lay your head, country boy
thought you'd make some lemonade, country boy
but the mornings are too loud
you're a sore thumb in her crowd
she's like the trains
the roar just above


from Lost in the Cosmos, released June 9, 2012


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Tom fell in love with music in the womb and picked up the guitar when he was 17 years old.

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