Oh great white city
I’ve got the adequate committee
Where have your walls gone?
I think about it now
Chicago, in fashion, the soft drinks, expansion
From Paris, incentive, like Cream of Wheat invented,
The Ferris Wheel!
Chicago, the New Age, but what would Frank Lloyd Wright say?
Amusement or treasure, these optimistic pleasures
Like the Ferris Wheel!
– Sufjan Stevens, “Come on! Feel the Illinoise!” from the album of the same title