Chicago-Lyrics
Last Update: 21.10.2002
Chicago V
Chicago V
1972
 
  1: A Hit By Varese
  2: ALL Is Well
  3: Now That You've Gone
  4: Dialogue - Part I
  5: Dialogue - Part II
  6: While The City Sleeps
  7: Saturday In The Park
  8: State Of The Union
  9: Goodbye
10: Alma Mater
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

Dialogue - Part I

Robert Lamm

 

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

 

Dialogue - Part II

Robert Lamm

 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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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