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Chicago Blue
Die Songs

Chicago 5
CHICAGO V
1972

A HIT BY VARESE (4:51)

ALL IS WELL (3:44)

NOW THAT YOU'VE GONE (4:59)

DIALOGUE (PART I) (2:57)

DIALOGUE (PART II) (4:12)

WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (3:53)

SATURDAY IN THE PARK (3:54)

STATE OF THE UNION (6:10)

GOODBYE (5:52)

ALMA MATER (3:47)


Terry Kath, guitar and vocals

Peter Cetera, bass and vocals

Robert Lamm, keyboards and vocals

Lee Loughnane, trumpet, background vocals, percussion

Walter Parazaider, woodwinds, percussion

James Pankow, tombone, percussion

Danny Seraphine, antique bells, congas, drums


All selections (c) 1972 Big Elk Music ASCAP

Produced by James William Guercio

Engineering by Wayne Tarnowski

Woodcarving: Nick Fasciano

Album Design: John Berg

Lettering: Beverly Scott

Photography: Steinbecker/Houghton


1) A Hit By Varese -Robert Lamm-

Please won't you sing me

A thing that will bring me right into the sky

If you would play it

Just lay it down, say, it will help me get by

Something to move me

Remove me and grove me, you want to know why?

I'm so tired of oldiess

And moldies and goldies, that I want to cry

Can you play free

Or in three of agree to attempt something new

The people need you

A seed that will lead to a hit by Varese


2) All Is Well -Robert Lamm-

All is well again

I think I'm gonna be alright

And I'm feeling better

Again

Loving you was sad

Affairs of timing that were bad

And the laughing ended

Again

There was a time

When I thought I was fooling myself

But now, I'll take a bow

'Cause I'm free and easy


3) Now That You've Gone -James Pankow-

Take a closer look inside yourself

You may see the love I left behind

Days were fast but full of life

We laughed at everything

Now you've gone time is standing still

I don't do anything I'm so alone

So lonely

Still I can recall

The happy times

Laughing arm and arm

So alive

Was it years ago

Or just a day

When you turned to me

Said goodbye

Now you've gone away

I don't know why

Did you have to lie

Walk away

How can I go on

In emptiness

Feeling so alone

Every day


4) Dialogue -Robert Lamm-

Part I

Terry

Are you optimistic

'bout the way things are going?

Peter

No, I nver ever think of it at all

Terry

Don't you ever worry

When you see what's going down?

Peter

No, I try to mind my business,

that is, no business at all

Terry

When it's time to function

as a feeling human being, will your

Bachelor of Arts help you get by?

Peter

I hope to study further,

a few more years or so. I also hope

to keep a steady high

Terry

Will you try to change

things, use the power that you have,

the power of a million new ideas?

Peter

What is this power you

speak of and this need for things to

change? I always thought

that everything was fine

Terry

Don't you feel repression just

closing in around?

Peter

No, the campus here is very, very free

Terry

Does it make you angry

the way war is dragging on?

Peter

Well, I hope the President

knows what he's into, I don't know

Terry

Don't you ever see the starvation

in the city where you live, all the

needless hunger all the

needless pain?

Peter

I haven't been there lately,

the country is so fine, but my

neighbors don't seem hungry 'cause

they haven't got the time

Terry

Thank you for the talk,

you know you really eased my mind

I was troubled by the shapes

of things to come.

Peter

Well, if you had my

outlook your feelings would be

numb, you'd always think

that everything was fine

Part II

Group

We can make it happen

We can change the world now

We can save the children

We can make it better

We can make it happen

We can save the children

We can make it happen


5) While the City Sleeps -Robert Lamm-

While the city sleeps

Men are scheming

New ways to kill us

And tell us dirty lies

While the city sleeps

Earth is crumbling

Everyone talking

And doing not a thing

While the city sleeps

Men are dreaming

A world enlightened

Beyond this darkest age


6) Saturday in the Park -Robert Lamm-

Saturday in the park

I think it was the Fourth of July

Saturday in the park

I think it was the Fourth of July

People dancing, people laughing

A man selling ice cream

Singing Italian songs

?

Can you dig it (yes, I can)

And I've been waiting such a long time

For Saturday

Saturday in the park

You'd think it was the Fourth of July

Saturday in the park

You'd think it was the Fourth of July

People talking, really smiling

A man playing guitar

Singing for us all

Will you help him change the world

Can you dig it (yes, I can)

And I've been waiting such a long time

For today

Slow motion riders fly the colours of the day

A bronze man still can tell stories his own way

listen children all is not lost

all is not lost

Funny days in the park

Every day's the Fourth of July

Funny days in the park

Every day's the Fourth of July

People reaching, people touching

A real celebration

Waiting for us all

If we want it, really want it

Can you dig it (yes, I can)

And I've been waiting such a long time

For the day


7) State of the Union -Robert Lamm-

I was talking 'bout the state of the union

How there's no one now in power thinking of me

I was saying how we ought to try to fix it

Find a leader who is not afraid to be

Then a voice came out of the darkness

Saying "Tear the system down"

Tear it down

I was thinking 'bout how that was very crazy

And I tried to find a way to tell him so

But when I did I used a word that was quite nasty

How the policeman heard me now I'll never know

Then a voice came out of the darkness

Saying "Tear the system down"

Tear it down - down to the ground

I was wrestled of to one side of the theatre

And they said I'd have to go right to jail

They don't permit coarse language in their city

But they did accept a large amount of bail

Then a voice came out of the darkness

Saying "Tear the system down"

Tear it down - down to the ground


8) Goodbye -Robert Lamm-

Flying high, touch the sky

Going to places I never knew

So goodbye

And hello, long ago

I can see history

Standing still, a mystery - if you will

Pardon me

I'm away for the day

Feels so good to be soaring

'Cause L.A. was so boring

Goodbye

There must be room for growing

Somewhere else and I'm going

Goodbye

The days and nights have gone dry

The last three whole years have flashed by


9) Alma Mater -Terry Kath-

Looking back a few short years

When we made our plans and played the cards

The way they fell

Clinging to our confidence

We stood on the threshold of the goal

That we knew, dear

And though we had our fights

Had our short tempered nights

It couldn't pull our dreams apart

All our needs and all our wants

Drawn together in our heart

We felt it from the very start

It's all happened recently

Now we're living in that dream

We had not long ago

Everything is going fine

And now we just have to keep in mind

We must set brand new goals

We must not lose control

Of the possiblity of the discovery

That would let everybody see

That we were just meant to be





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