Chicago Blue
Die Songs

Chicago3
CHICAGO III
1971

Sing A Mean Tune Kid

Lonliness Is Just A Word

What Else Can I Say

I Don't Want Your Money

-Travel Suite-

Flight 602

Motorboat To Mars

Free

Free Country

At The Sunrise

Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home

Mother

Lowdown

-An Hour In The Shower-

A Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast

Off To Work

Fallin' Out

Dreamin' Home

Morning Blues Again

-Elegy-

When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow

Canon

Once Upon A Time...

Progress ?*

The Approaching Storm

Man Vs. Man : The End

* (Sound Effects Courtesy of the Industrial Revolution)


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.


1) 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


2) Lonliness 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


3) 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

Becaus I know that she'll

Never let me down

And I know that she's gonna

Love me too


4) I Don't Want Your Money -Words: Robert Lamm - Music: 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.


-Travel Suite-

5) 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


6) Motorboat to Mars -Daniel Seraphine-

-Instrumental-


7) 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


8) Free Country -R. Lamm - W. Parazaider - T. Kath-

-Instrumental-


9) 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


10) Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home

-Instrumental- Well, sort of :)


11) 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


12) Lowdown -Music: Peter Cetera - Words: Peter Cetera/Daniel 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


-An Hour In The Shower-

13) 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


14) 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


15) 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


16) 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


17) 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.


-Elegy-

18) 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


19) Canon -James Pankow-

-Instrumental-


20) Once Upon A Time... -James Pankow-

-Instrumental-


21) Progress? - James Pankow - James William Guercio -

-Instrumental-


22) The Approaching Storm

23) Man Vs. Man: The End - James Pankow -

-Instrumental-





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