Chicago-Lyrics
Last Update: 11.11.2002
Chicago X
Chicago X
1976
 
  1: Once Or Twice
  2: You Are On My Mind
  3: Skin Tight
  4: If You Leave Me Now
  5: Together Again
  6: Another Rainy Day In New York City
  7: Mama Mama
  8: Scrapbook
  9: Gently I'll Wake You
10: You Get It Up
11: Hope For Love
 
 

Terry Kath - guitar & vocals

Peter Cetera - bass & vocals

Robert Lamm - keyboards & vocals

Laudir de Oliveira - percussion & vocals

Lee Loughnane - trumpet & vocals

James Pankow - trombone & vocals

Danny Seraphine - drums & vocals

Walter Parazaider - woodwinds & vocals


Special thanks to Peter Schivarelli

"If you Leave Me Now"

Bass & acoustic guitar by J.W.G.

Strings & french horns orchestrated By Jimmie Haskell

"Together Again"

Brass arrangements by James Pankow

"Another Rainy Day in New York City"

Steel drums: Othello Molineaux - Leroy Williams

"Mama Mama"

Strings & french horns Orchestrated by Jimmie Haskell

"Gently I'll Wake You"

String arrangements by Robert Lamm, Conducted by Jimmie Haskell

"Hope for Love"

Piano & mellotron by David Wolinski

Guitar J.W.G.

Produced by James William Guercio

Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski

Assistant Engineer - Tom likes

Strings recorded by Armin Steiner

Mastering Engineer - Doug Sax

Mixed and recorded at the Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado

Album cover concept and design - John Berg

Art and logo design - Nick Fasciano

sweettooth courtesy - Ron Coro

Photo of candy bar - Columbia Records Photo Studio

Inside photograph - Reid Miles

 

 
 
 

Once Or Twice

Terry Kath

 

Oh girl
I looked you over once or twice
I think that you are very nice
And you're just meant for me

Oh girl
I think you got a messed up mind
But if you will take the time
Baby i can set you free

Well i'm not trying to be
What i am not
But i think what you need
Is what i got

Girl i'm no philosopher
But i can offer you that cure
To mend your broken heart
I konw that you are not blind
I know you see my messed up mind
Yes, you see my broken heart too

So won't you
Bring your heart and
Your mind that's out
On the run
Fuse them with my broken
Heart, in my mind
We'll be one.

Girl i looked you over once or twice
I think that you are very nice
And you're just meant for me

Girl i think you got a messed up mind
Now that you know yours is
Just like mine
Baby, won't you set me free

 
 
 

You Are On My Mind

James Pankow

 

You are on my mind
The echo of your laughter flowing through me
Sitting by a mountain fire
And wishing you were in my arms
And loving me completely
Rocky mountain highs are very nice
But you are gone and nothing's quite the same
L.A. is so far away and I can't
Stand another day
Without you by my side
Though I've tried, tried, tried

You are on my mind
You are everything a woman could be
Consequently i believe taht no one
Else could tak eyour place if you
Should ever leave me
I'll be coming home again to you
And look upon the woman that I love
There is nothing i can say that celebrates
The special way you keep me satisfied
Pretty girl

(break)

Feeling just a little lonely
Wishing you were in my arms
Yeah.....

You are on my mind
The echo of your laughter flowing through me
Sitting by a mountain fire
And wishing you were in my arms
And loving me completely
Rocky mountain highs are very nice
But you are gone and nothing's quite the same
L.A. is so far away and i can't
Stand another day
Without you by my side
Though i've tried, tried, tried.

 
 
 

Skin Tight

James Pankow

 

Skin tight
Fits me like a glove
Your love is
Skin tight
Yes indeed it is
Your love is
Alright
Anytime of day or night
Is alright
Skin tight

Skin tight
Fits me like a glove
Your love is skin tight
Only you can keep me going
All night
Love me till the cows come home
It's alright
Skin tight

Skin tight

Fits me like a glove
Your love is
Skin tight
Yes indeed it is
Your love is
Alright
Any time of day or night
Is alright
Skin tight

 
 
 

If You Leave Me Now

Peter Cetera

 

If you leave me now, you'll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please don't go
If you leave me now, you'll take away the very heart of me
No baby please don't go

A love like ours is love that's hard to find
How could we let it slip away
We've come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way
When tomorrow comes we'll both regret
Things we said today

Cause i need you more than you'll ever know

 
 
 

Together Again

Lee Loughnane

 

The lonely days i spend away from you
Sometimes seem like they will never end
But then i picture the glow of your smiling face
And i can make it through the lonely days

And nights until i'm
Home
With you
Where we
Can see
And feel
Our love
Together again
My friend

The lonely nights i spend away from you
Are filled with memories of your dancing eyes
I feel i can make it through another day
Knowing that you'll be waiting to kiss me
Tenderly when i get home

 
 
 

Another Rainy Day In New York City

Robert Lamm

 

Another rainy day in New York City
Softly sweet, so silently it falls
As crosstown traffic crawls

Memories in my way in New York City
Tender, tough, too tragic to be true
And nothing i can do

City workers cheer
The taxis disappear
Another rainy day in New York City

Another spacey stay in New York city
High up in an overpriced hotel
The view is really swell

Windy, wet and gray in New york City
No one here i really want to see
Old friends and family

So suddenly serene
The air is fresh and clean
Another rainy day in New York City

 
 
 

Mama Mama

Peter Cetera

 

I can feel the magic
Suddenly it's all around
I can see it clearly
I can even hear the sound

It's all so new to me
I'm not the same
If this is love - it's words i feel
Then you're to blame - but can't explain

Mama mama when you look at me
I see love in your eyes
Mama mama softly sweet tender love in your eyes

You are all i live for
Maybe that's enough to say
And you're the one i wrote this song for
Everywhere & everyway

 
 
 

Scrapbook

Robert Lamm

 

Six sets smoked on Saturdays
At Barnaby's on State
Countless California calls
We could not stand the wait

We played the pier on Venice beach
The crowd called out for more
Zappa and the Mothers next
We finished with a roar

Jimi was so kind to us
Had us on the tour
We got some education
Like we never got before

Around the world in twenty days
We played most every night
Jet-lag, girls, strange languages
Everyone began to fight

Lowdown at the Caribou
All rumours aside
Was we could never get together
Not unless we tried

Summer with the Beach Boys
We got sand all in our shoes
Made some special music
Everybody sang the blues

 
 
 

Gently I'll Wake You

Robert Lamm

 

Come to me, baby mine
And i'll make love to you
Just when the sun begins to shine
On the morning dew

I've been gone, far away
The days they seemed like years
Right by your side i'm gonna stay
Kiss away your tears

Gently i'll wake you
I won't hardly shake you
Gently i'll wake you
I won't hardly shake you
And i'll make sweet love to you

Hold me tight, don't let go
We'll dream the whole day through
I missed you more than you could know
I love only you

Come to me, baby imne
And i'll make love to you
Just when the sun begins to shine
On the morning dew

Gently i'll wake you
I won't hardly shake you
Gently i'll wake you
I won't hardly shake you
And i'll make sweet love to you

 
 
 

You Get It Up

Robert Lamm

 

You get it up
You get it up
You get me feeling so hot
Mama, i'm your buttercup

I'm blowing up
I'm blowing up
It's getting hotter and I
Don't know if i'll ever stop
Baby
Baby baby baby
You get it up
You get it up

 
 
 

Hope For Love

Terry Kath

 

Here i go again
Why does the ghost of love still haunt me
It's all been cried about before
It's all been cried about before
Yes, it's all been cried about before

Still it's everywhere
Is it crying to be heard
Don't think you've had your say
Don't think you've had your say
Yes, don't you think you've seen your day

I don't know
No i don't
Don't i know
I don't know
Don't i know
No i don't
I don't know

Not knowing if it's love
Is better than no thoughts of love at all
But it's been cried about before
I guess i'll cry for it some more
It's just the hope for love once more
It's just the hope for love once more

 
 
 
 
 
 
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