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Chicago 13
CHICAGO XIII

1978

Street Player

Mama Take

Must Have Been Crazy

Window Dreamin'

Paradise Alley

Aloha Mama

Reruns

Loser With A Broken Heart

Life Is What It Is

Run Away


Produced by Phil Ramone and Chicago(R)

Engineer: Jim Boyer

Production Assistant: Michele Slagter

Engineering Associates: Nick Blagona, Robbie Whelan and Roger Ginsley at

Le Studio, Montreal, Canada; John Beverly Jones at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Peter Lewis and Brad Leigh at A&R Studios, New York, New York

Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ted Jensen

Assistants to Chicago: Don Johnson, Ken Jones

Remixed on NECAM and M.E.S.M.

Recorded at: Le Studio, Montreal, Canada, and A&M Recording, Los Angeles, CA

Mixed at A&R Recording, New York, New York

Guest Appearances by:

Maynard Ferguson, courtesy of CBS

Airto Moreira, courtesy of Warner Bros.

David "Hawk" Wolinski courtesy of Mrs. Wolinski and MCA Records, Inc.

Personal Management:

Jeff Wald Associates, Beverly Hills, CA

Jeff S. Wald

Jack E. Goudie

Special Thanks To: Les Kaufman, Ken Kleinberg, Terry Powell, Schatzi Hageman, Yael Brandeis, Andre Perry, Lorraine Cordeau

Airto Moreira--Percussion on "Paradise Alley","Run Away","Street Player", and "Life Is What It Is"

Maynard Ferguson--Trumpet on "Street Player"

David "Hawk" Wolinski--Synthesizer on "Street Player"

Cover envisioned by Tony Lane A.D. and painted by Gary Meyer in the grand tradition of John Berg.

Back cover and sleeve photography by Gary Heery positively influenced by Danny Seraphine.


STREET PLAYER

Written by Danny Seraphine & David 'Hawk' Wolinski

Lead Vocal: Peter Cetera

I'll never forget those aimless years

Street sounds swirling through my mind

Trouble was often in the air

So we fought to forget our despair

I'm a street player

And I'll play you a song

'Cause you know, my heart & soul

Will carry, carry on

Carry on

Carry on

Carry on

City life's the only way

Street corners and billiard halls was our home away

Lessons learned still help me today

I'm a street player

I've seen it all

Hitmen, thieves and many a brawl

But as you see I still stand tall

It was such a small space in time

I never knew that I would find

A musical path for all to see

Anxiety into ecstacy

I'm a street player

I'm a street player

I'm a street player

I'm a street player

I'm a street player

I've seen it all

Hitmen, thieves and many a brawl

But as you see I still stand tall

It was such a small space in time

I never knew that I would find

A musical path for all to see

Anxiety into ecstacy

I'm a street player

I'm a street player

I'm a street player

I'm a street player

(c)1978 Balloon Head Music (ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


MAMA TAKE

Written by: Peter Cetera

Lead Vocal: Peter Cetera

On the road

But I won't be gone too long

Babe, I'm leavin' you tomorrow

On my way

And you know you make me strong

I'll be thinking 'bout you

all night long

(Chorus)

Mama take just a little bit

Mama take just a little bit

Mama take just a little bit from my heart

Mama shake just a little bit

Mama brake just a little bit

Mama take just a little bit from my heart

All alone

And, I'm feelin' down today

Won't let nothin' come between us

Say the words

And the words are meant to say

I'll be thinkin' about you everyday

Mama take just a little bit

Mama take just a little bit

Mama take just a little bit from my heart, oh, oh

Mama shake just a little bit

Mama brake just a little bit

Mama take just a little bit from my heart

From my heart

I believe that we belong beyond a doubt

If we have a change of heart

We can always change our mind

And I know we'll work it out

I can see that it's the only way to go

It's the only chance I get

It's the only way you'll know

That I love to love you

Mighty love

Gettin' hard to find today

I believe in you forever

Say thhe words

And the words are meant to say

I'll be thinkin' about you everyday

(Repeat Chorus)

(c)1979 Polish Prince Music (ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


MUST HAVE BEEN CRAZY

Written by: Donnie "Hot Licks" Dacus

Lead Vocal: Donnie "Hot Licks" Dacus

She's fine, so fine

And I think I'm going to lose my mind

So high, so high,

You know you make me want to

Scream and shout

Well, you know I'm like a fool

Who's just got to have a reason

You know that I've found mine

Must have been crazy

Must have been crazy, yeah

Must have been crazy

To have done this so long

This time, it's time

Every singer's got to sing his song

So fine, it's fine

You know you make me want to

Sing along

'Cause you know I'm not a fool

Got to find a piece of heaven

You know that I found mine

Must have been crazy

Must have been crazy, yeah

Must have been crazy

To have done this so long

'Cause you know I'm not a fool

Got to find a piece of heaven

You know that I found mine

Must have been crazy

Must have been crazy, yeah

Must have been crazy

To have done this so long

(c)1979 Donnie Dacus Publishing(BMI)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


WINDOW DREAMIN'

Written by: Walter Parazaider & Lee Loughnane

Lead Vocal: P.C. Moblee (courtesy of Peter Cetera Vocal Company)

Lookin' out by my window,

Thinking 'bout you all the time,

Wish you were here with me

Right here by my side,

'Cause I'm window, window dreamin'

'Cause I'm window, window dreamin'

Every time I find myself on the road

Miss you holdin' me tight

Flop down in my easy chair,

Makes me feel alright

'Cause I'm window, window dreamin'

'Cause I'm window, window dreamin'

(Bridge)

Gigs are fun, when they're done,

Feel so down, act like a clown,

Company's great, but when it's late,

I'm lookin' for the phone

I feel so alone--so alone

Knowin' the way we both feel,

O know you're always gonna be my friend

Dig, your face, Lord, it's real

Someday I'm never gonna go again,

'Cause I'm window, window dreamin'

'Cause I'm window, window dreamin'

(Bridge)

Gigs are fun, when they're done,

Feel so down, act like a clown,

Company's great, but when it's late,

I'm lookin' for the phone

I feel so alone--

So all alone

(c)1979 Periwinkle Music and Com Music(ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


PARADISE ALLEY

Written by: Robert Lamm

Lead Vocal: Donnie "Hot Licks" Dacus

Come on in, have a look around

Hang your hat and find a chair

The pretty women smile at you

The party's just beginning

There's music everywhere

Paradise alley

Paradise alley

Paradise alley

Brothers got to stick together here

Fight with one, you fight with three

The family blood is thick as mud

Day to day the world keeps spinning

Paradise alley

Paradise alley

Paradise alley

It reminds you of who you used to be

And who you are, and who you'll always be

It finds you in pursuit of dreams

And hopeless schemes

Life is richer than it seems

Nothing like being in a woman's arms

The one you love, the one you want

There's one small problem, who can she be

I feel like winning her in paradise alley

Paradise alley

Paradise alley

I'm gonna take you there

Paradise alley

Paradise alley

I'm gonna take you there

Take you to the paradise

(c)1979 Little Sacha Songs(ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by Permission.


ALOHA MAMA

Written by: Danny Seraphine & David "Hawk" Wolinski

Lead Vocal: P.C. Moblee (courtesy of Peter Cetera Vocal Company)

Aloha mama don't go away

Aloha mama I want you to stay

Aloha mama won't you treat me right

I need you tender woman won't you hold me tight

Surfridin' sister I wanna taste your love

Le's make it in the garden beneath the stars above

Aloha mama don't go away

Aloha mama I want you to stay

Aloha mama have you got the cure

My heart's all broken and I feel unsure

Surfridin' sister I got to fly away

I'll be back in September that's the price I pay

Aloha mama don't go away

Aloha mama I want you to stay

Can't you feel the tradewinds blowin'

There's a look in your eyes you're goin'

Don't leave me now I'm a hurtin'

If you'd look in my eyes you'd see hunger arise

Can't you feel all these years I've been cryin' these years

Aloha mama don't go away

Aloha mama I want you to stay

Aloha mama don't make me cry

Aloha mama you know I'l die

Aloha mama don't go away

Aloha mama I want you to stay

(c)1979 Street Sense Music(ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


RERUNS

Written by: Robert Lamm

Lead Vocal: Robert Lamm

We've been through it all before

But you brought it up once more

I let you down, you can't forget it

You forgave me

You won't let it fade away

I will not discuss the past

Life goes by us much too fast

To look behind and dwell on trouble

Someday it could

Burst our bubble by and by

All we have together

Would be lost unless we try

Make the most of each day

And to let our feelings fly

We've been through it all before

But you brought it up once more

I let you down, you can't forget it

You forgave me

You won't let it fade away

Put it all behind us

Will I always have to pay

Something I'm not proud of

Is there nothing I can say

I know you are angry

I know you're for real

I know how much I hurt you darling

That's the way you feel

I will not discuss the past

Life goes by us much too fast

To look behind and dwell on trouble

Someday it could

Burst our bubble by and by

Put it all behind us

Will I always have to pay

Something I'm not proud of

Is there nothing I can say

All we have together

Would be lost unless we try

Make the most of each day

And to let our feelings fly

(c)1979 Little Sacha Songs(ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


LOSER WITH A BROKEN HEART

Written by: Peter Cetera

Lead Vocal: Peter Cetera

Many miles of memories

Many tears I can't forget

But I know you live inside me yet

Oh

Many hours to contemplate

Many dreams I can't recall

Many nights I've felt I was too small

Nothing more than a loser with a broken heart, yea

Nothing more than a loser with a broken heart, yea

It's a hard and bitter world

When you face reality

And it's hard to be who you want to be

Oh

Many miles of memories

Catch the wind and blow away

But I know that it's over, over anyway

Oh

But tonight I sit and wonder why

You left me here

After all this time I don't know why

You left me here

If it's all behind me

You know you'll find me

Oh

Nothing more than a loser with a broken heart, yea

Nothing more than a loser with a broken heart, oh yea

But tonight I sit and wonder why

You left me here

After all this time I wonder why

Wonder why

You left me here

If it's all behind me

You know you'll find me

Nothing more than a loser with a broken heart, yea

Nothing more than a loser with a broken heart, oh yea

I'm a loser

I'm a loser

I'm a loser

I'm a loser

(c)1979 Polish Prince Music(ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


LIFE IS WHAT IT IS

Written By: Laudir de Oliveira & Marcos Valle

Lead Vocal: Peter Cetera

Why do we have to go and face the same routine

And the traffic jams and crowded street's a real

Neurotic scene

I don't know, why do we take it each day, yeah

Why does my girl tell me she's got to

Have her way

Out all night, come home to fight

What am I to say

I don't know, why do we take it each day

Life is what it is

Who wants to try not to believe

That's the way it is

Oh, oh

I don't know why what you feel inside

Days go on

Love is something that you just can't hide

If it's wrong

Then you'll want to know, you don't know why

I sing a song

And it helps me yet I'll get by

At times

Lost in time sometimes your mind unwinds

Sun does shine

But no pleasure from your beauty's mine

Like champagne wine

A bitter taste that's so refined

Life it's fine

You always pay for what's behind

Why do I have to go and face the same routine

And the traffic jams and crowded street's a real

Neurotic scene

I don't know, why do we take it each day, yeah

Life is what it is

Who wants to try not to believe

That's the way it is

(c)1979 Quitanda Music and Calunga Music(BMI)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


RUN AWAY

Written by: James Pankow

Lead Vocals: Peter Cetera, Donnie "Hot Licks" Dacus

Run away

Leave all your worries behind you

Run away

Run for your life never turn back

Run away

Run from the wrong that surrounds you

Run away

Run like a fool and you just might make it

(Chorus)

And soon you will be

Right ware you wanna be

Free to live the way you want to

And soon you will find

Just what you're lookin' for

All the good times you never, never knew

Run away

Follow the voice deep inside you

Run away

Follow the sun, find a new life

Run away

Run from the lies that destroy you

Run away

Run like a fool and you just might make it

(Chorus II)

And soon you will be

Right ware you wanna be

Free to live the way you want to

And soon, I said soon, you will find

Just what you're lookin' for

All the good times you never, never knew

Run away

Run away

Run away

Run away

Run away

Run away

(c)1979 Make Me Smile Music(ASCAP)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.





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