Chicago-Lyrics
Last Update: 21.10.2002
Chicago III
Chicago III
1971
 
  1: Sing A Mean Tune Kid
  2: Loneliness Is Just A Word
  3: What Else Can I Say
  4: I Don't Want Your Money
 

Travel Suite (Track 5-10)

  5: Flight 602
  6: Motorboat To Mars - Instrumental
  7: Free
  8: Free Country - Instrumental
  9: At The Sunrise
10: Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home - Instrumental
 
11: Mother
12: Lowdown
 

A Hour In The Shower (Track 13-17)

13: A Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast
14: Off To Work
15: Fallin' Out
16: Dreamin' Home
17: Morning Blues Again
 

Elegy (Track 18-23)

18: When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow
19: Canon - Instrumental
20: Once Upon A time - Instrumental
21: Progress? - Instrumental-
22: The Approaching Storm - Instrumental
23: Man Vs. Man: The End - Instrumental
 
 

 

All Selections Aurelius Music

(ASCAP)

except - When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow

Mediarts Music, Inc.

Reproduced with permission

Produced by James William Guercio

Engineering : Don Puluse, Sy Mitchel

Recordists : Lou Waxman, Will Greer

Album designed by John Berg / Flag sewn by Natalie Williams

Photographed by Sandy Speiser / Columbia Records Photo Studio

Lettering by Melanie Marder & Annette Kawecki

Poseidon Productions

(c) 1970 James William Guercio Enterprises, Inc.

 
 
 
 
 

Sing A Mean Tune Kid

Robert Lamm

 

Sing a mean tune, kid
Sock 'em in the gut
Don't you ever let your mama catch you cryin'

Play the bad song, kid
Everyone's the blues Yeah, yeah, yeah
And the people never know you're only lyin'

Such a scary song, kid
Never heard before Yeah, yeah, yeah
Soon the groupies will start rollin' by your door

Burn the groove to death, kid
Nail 'em to the cross Yeah, yeah, yeah
Til you're not a super pop star any more

 
 
 

Loneliness Is Just A Word

Robert Lamm

 

You don't know how bad it's been
Since you been gone
Let me tell you how bad it's been
Since you been gone

People speak but I don't hear
Things all around seem to be unclear
I don't know

What will become of the love you turned off
What will become of the need you turned off

Lonliness is just a word
That's very cold
People stare but they don't see
All of the hurt that's inside me

I don't know

 
 
 

What Else Can I Say

Peter Cetera

 

Where are you takin' me
I can't follow you there
What do you have in mind
You know that I don't care

Where do you think I'm at
I thought I made it clear
Please don't follow me back down
While I'm standin' here

Early in the morning
Waitin' for me to rise
The light of a new day dawnin'
Catches the sun in her eyes

Tonight tonight tonight
I'm standing here
I miss her

Tonight she's so far away
What else can I say
Because I know that she'll
Never let me down

And I know that she's gonna
Love me too

Tonight tonight tonight
I'm standing here
And it's clear
I need her

Tonight she's so far away
What else can I say
Because I know that she'll
Never let me down

And I know that she's gonna
Love me too

 
 
 

I Don't Want Your Money

Robert Lamm/Terry Kath

 

I don't want your money
It don't mean a thing

I don't need no fancy clothes
Or a diamond ring

I don't have to ride in style
In your limousine

I don't want no trouble
Tax or Uncle Sam

All I want is you
I want to be your natural man

I don't need your prestige
'Cause I got my pride

I don't want your social standing
I'd rather stand outside

I don't have no time to worry
'Bout your greedy jive

I don't want your money
I don't like that game

All I want is you
I want to be your natural man.

 
 
 

Flight 602

Robert Lamm

 

You are on a plane now
And on you way up north

Canada is so far from where you want to be

Be in California, with sunshine in your heart

But you know ther are people
That you have to be
Have to be
Have to be what they say you are

What you always wanted to be
Wanted to be
Wanted to be just a man fulfilled
But a little more free
A little more free

You are in a hotel
And in your room alone

Lying there, but not knowing where you're s'posed to be

Be thinking of B-3's and Leslies going round

And you know there are people
That are going to be
Goin' to be
Goin' to see what they say you are

What you've always wanted to be
Wanted to be
I only wanted to be just a man fulfilled

But a little more free
A little more free
A little more free

 
 
 

Free

Robert Lamm

 

I just want to be free
I just want to be free

I want to be free of all the hurt
Free of all the pain
I want to just end these lonely hours
End these lonely days

I just want to be free
I just want to be free
I just want to be free
I just want to be free

 
 
 

At The Sunrise

Robert Lamm

 

How could I be happy
Without her by my side
Without her smiling face
At the sunrise

How could I keep living
With emptiness inside
With no one there to touch
At the sunrise

She gave meaning to my words
She helped me find my way

The time I had to leave her
Leave her all alone
The way she looked at me
Made me cry

I know she understands me
She knows I'm feelin' bad
Until I'm back beside her
At the sunrise

 
 
 

Mother

Robert Lamm

 

Driving down the concrete beams
Looking around and it now seems

Mama Earth is nowhere
Gone from your eyes

Hidden in the crust
Of man's scientific dreams
She is gone

Natural man took her natural face
Made it a strange and alien place

You can't bear to look
'Cause she ain't there
Our Mother has been raped
And left to die in disgrace
She is gone

 
 
 

Lowdown

Peter Cetera/Danny Seraphine

 

Oh my
Life has passed me by
The country I was brought up in
Fell apart and died

Oh no
Love's no longer there
Cold wind blew away the sun
That used to warm the air

Lowdown
Ooo! Feelin' pretty bad
Feelin' like I lost the best friend
That I ever had

Lowdown
Ooo! Got to find a way
Got to make the people see
The way I feel today

 
 
 

A Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast

Terry Kath
 

Today when I awoke
The morning blues hung over me
So, I looked it straight in the eye

I jumped into the shower
For 'bout an hour
Aw it was fine
Yeah, It helps me all the time

It's soothin' to mind
Just to see those blues
Go slippin' down the drain

Now I usually have my breakfast
Which consists of tasty spam
Yeah, I could eat it all day long

But I only love one brand
And I can't find it way out here
So, I have to take a pass
And settle for some hash

When I drive and you're not here
Oh, sweet sweet spam

 
 
 

Off To Work

Terry Kath
 

Now I must be off to work
I sweat all night and feel their nerve
Takin' things together power

Lord, give me strength to make these hours
Soon, my long work day is done
And I run home for the phone, yeah

An hour in the shower

 
 
 

Fallin' Out

Terry Kath
 

Now I lay me down to sleep
And dream of my treasure map

It shows me
Things my maypole's buried at

And I dream of all the fun I have
When my maypole comes out to play
Yeah, and I dream things I can't say
Or I'll get put away

So now, I better stop
Before I give them all away

 
 
 

Dreamin' Home

Terry Kath

 

Dream, dream, dream
Dreams in the night
Take me back to you

The day comes
With it's friend
The Morning blues again

 
 
 

Morning Blues Again

Terry Kath

 

So when you wake up this morning
And those blues are hangin' 'round, yeah
Just listen baby
And I'll tell you what to do

I just may join you, 'neath your bed
And turn on your electric brandy
Woah, and turn our thoughts to me
'Cause you know where I'll be
And then you can join me

In my hour in the shower
Join me in my hour in the shower.

 
 
 

When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow

K. Lascelles

 

When all the laughter dies in sorrow
And the tears have risen to a flood

When all the wars have found a cause
In human wisdom and in blood

Do you think they'll cry in sadness
Do you think the eye will blink
Do you think they'll curse the madness
Do you even think they'll think

When all the great galactic systems
Sigh to a frozen halt in space

Do you think there will be some remnant
Of beauty of the human race

Do you think there will be a vestige
Or a sniffle or a cosmic tear

Do you think a greater thinking thing
Will give a damn that man was here

 
 
 
 
 
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