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Die Songs

Chicago 7
CHICAGO VII

1974

Prelude To Aire

Aire

Devil's Sweet

Italian From New York

Hanky Panky

Life Saver

Happy Man

(I've Been) Searchin' So Long

Mononucleosis

Song Of The Evergreens

Byblos

Wishing You Were Here

Call On Me

Women Don't Want To Love Me

Skinny Boy


Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson appear courtesy of Warner Brothers Records

Produced By

James William Guercio

Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski and Jeff Guercio

Mixed by Phil Ramone

Strings recorded by Armin Steiner

Cover Design by John Berg and Nick Fasciano

Photography/Irve Kuusik

Lettering by Doris Halle

Recorded at Caribou Ranch

Nederland, Colorado 80466

All compositions (c) 1974 Big Elk Music (ASCAP)


1) Prelude To Aire -Danny Seraphine-

-Instrumental-


2) Aire -D. Seraphine-W. Parazaider-J. Pankow-

-Instrumental-


3) Devil's Sweet -D. Seraphine - W. Parazaider-

-Instrumental-


4) Italian From New York -Robert Lamm-

-Instrumental-


5) Hanky Panky -Robert Lamm-

-Instrumental-


6) Life Saver -Robert Lamm-

Just when I found myself

Back against the wall

You saved my life

With a telephone call

Far across the sea

The thought of me

I never thought I'd ever see

The happy days you brought to me

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

Hey lifesaver

Lifesaver

Play on

You're a lifesaver honey

I'm a lot braver too

You're a lifesaver baby

Do anything for you

You're a lifesaver honey

I'm a lot braver too

You're a lifesaver baby

I'd do anything for you

You're a lifesaver honey

You're a lifesaver honey

I'm a lot braver too

I'm a lot braver too

You're a lifesaver baby

You're a lifesaver baby

Do anything for you

Do anything for you

You're a lifesaver honey

You're a lifesaver honey

I'm a lot braver too

I'm a lot braver too

You're a lifesaver baby

You're a lifesaver baby

Do anything for you

Do anything for you

You're a lifesaver honey

You're a lifesaver honey

I'm a lot braver too

I'm a lot braver too

You're a lifesaver baby

You're a lifesaver baby

Do anything for you

Do anything for you

You're a lifesaver honey

You're a lifesaver honey

I'm a lot braver too

I'm a lot braver too

You're a lifesaver baby

You're a lifesaver baby

Do anything for you

Do anything for you

You're a lifesaver honey

You're a lifesaver honey

I'm a lot braver too

I'm a lot braver too

You're a lifesaver baby


7) Happy Man -Peter Cetera-

Merely by chance

Very unsuspected

You caught my heart

Unprotectin' me

Now I'm fallin in love with you

Just when I thought

I was free and easy

You came along

To me soft and breezy

Now I've fallen in love with you

Woo hoo

I've fallen in love with you

And for the first time in my life

I know what it's like to be a happy man

Happy man

And for the first time in my life

You've given me something I can understand

Bein' a happy man

Be with me now

Love me forever

Leavin' you lady

Was something that I'd never do

I've fallen in love with you

All of my life it seems I have waited

Now I can say all these words I have stated untrue

I've fallen in love with you

Woo hoo

Fallen in love with you

Woo hoo


8) (I've Been) Searchin' So Long -James Pankow-

As my life goes on I believe

Somehow something's changed

Something deep inside

Ooh a part of me

There's a strange new light in my eyes

Things I've never known

Changin' my life

Changin' me

I've been searchin'

So long

To find an answer

Now I know my life has meaning

Ow oh

Now I see myself as I am

Feeling very free

Life is everything

Ooh it's meant to be

When my tears have come to an end

I will understand

What I left behind

Part of me

I've been searching

So long

To find and answer

Now I know my life has meaning

Woah woah

Searching

Don't you know I'm hell yeah

For an answer

To the question

Oh yeah

For our minds

Baby

Baby it's true

It's only natural

It's only natural baby, yeah

Good things

In life

Take a long time

yeah yeah


9) Mononucleosis -James Pankow-

(ok, this is what the words sound like. :) )

Que pe chesa

Que pe chesa

Que pe chesa

Que pe chesa


10) Song Of The Evergreens -Terry Kath-

Listen to the briskly whistling winter evergreen

Whispering through the frozen morning light

And tell me what's to come

Saying my time is near

Never fear

How close each year

I'm winter

Reminding me to trade my t-shirts for my woven wools

Trade my sandals for my skis

Whispered warnings in the wind

Saying soon come the dancing snowflakes

They're kissing every tree

They're kissing you and me

Please hurry

Falling

Dazzling dancing diamonds from the sky

Prisms

Rainbow sparkled flurries in our eyes

Whipping across the frozen crystal metal pines of ice

Race the snow

We'll spend the mornings by our bed

They cuddle close and wine and dine

The setting sun

The morning light will blind those eyes

Shooting down the glistening

Outside

Screaming through the whispering pines

The freedom of each day

Will cleanse our minds

I can hardly wait for winter

I can hardly wait for the snow

I can hardly hardly wait for winter

I can hardly wait for the snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow

Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow


11) Byblos -Terry Kath-

I saw her once before; she didn't turn me on.

One night she stopped to talk to pass the time.

And then I saw her eyes; her softly smiling glow,

We sat and talked all night at Byblos.

She talked of feelings that I knew were true.

She painted me a picture using ev'ry shade of blue

It was light with laughter, At times it made me cry,

And now I'll never know just why I didn't ever try to hold her;

to squeeze her; to kiss her all night long, I never tried to pleaseher.

Then, soon she had to go;

I sat there all alone

And thought of things she said

The whole day through.

And then I realized,

I never took the time

To find out where she lived

Or where to call.

I thought that I would see

Her the next night,

Anticipating how I'd set myself right.

Then, I went back to Byblos;

I sat there and waited,

Feeling just a little nervous

And a little frustrated.

Then, soon, in she came,looking just the same

Oo, I could hardly wait to take her far from the game.

Then a person came in to the club

that I had to speak to

I explained the situation to her

And i thought she understood

But I guess she thought I was jiving her around

Cause when I looked for her, this is what I found

She was rapping with a real good friend of mine,

He was happening, I guess it was his time.

I really couldn't blame him, cause he was sad and lonely too.

But just talking to her did me so much good, I knew she'd do him good too.

Then I went home and I got it on,

Sat down to write these words when I was finally alone.

And then, about halfway through I wondered if someone knew

where she was, so I could give her a call,

And I found out that she was right down the hall,

Not too far away,

but that's ok, I'll just wait for the day when I can see

her again and spend some time.


12) Wishing You Were Here -Peter Cetera-

Sleepless hours and dreamless nights and far aways

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

Heaven knows and lord it shows when I'm away

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

Same old show in a different town on another day

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

Even though you're far away, you're on my mind

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

And I'd like to change my life, and you know I would

Just to be with you tonight, baby, if I could

But I've got my job to do, and I do it well,

Change my life) So I guess that's how it is.

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

On the road it's a heavy load, but I'll be by

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

Pay the price, make a sacrifice, and still I'll try

Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here


13) Call On Me -Lee Loughnane-

The feelin' was clear

Clear as a blue sky on a sunday day

Everything was you

'Cause no one made me feel

The way I felt with you

Call on me 'cause

I love you

You know I do

You love me too

Then came a change

When I said I would soon be leavin' you

Nothin' else to do

Please remember I never lose the thought of you

Call on me 'cause

I love you

You know I do

You love me too

You've got to find

Someone else to somehow take my place

Share his life with you

But if you need a friend

You can always count on me

Count on me 'cause

I love you

You know I do

You love me too

You can count on me oh

You can count on me

You can count on me baby

You can count on me

You can count on me oh

You can count on me

You can count on me baby

You can count on me

You can count on me oh

You can count on me

You can count on me baby

You can count on me

You can count on me oh

You can count on me


14) Women Don't Want To Love Me -Robert Lamm-

Women don't want to love me

She says it makes her cry

Women don't want to love me

That's an alibi

Lovin' gets complicated

You have to want to try

Won't be simply stated

You gotta look for some perfection

You're gonna lose some affection

Cryin' bye

Women don't want to love me

She says she wants to go

Women don't want to love me

She's tired of feelin' low

'Cause lovin gets complicated

Just start with what you know

Won't be simply stated

Fill yourself with emotion

To earn yourself some devotion

Women don't want to love me

She hates to be alone

Women don't want to love me

She hates the telephone

'Cause lovin gets complicated

It's a little bit too fast

Won't be simply stated

We gotta fix this situation

With the final liberation

Of this man


15) Skinny Boy -Robert Lamm-

Ow

Yeah, yeah

When I was a young skinny boy

My momma said to me

The world out there is hot and dirty

Mean as it wants to be

I know there's gonna be times when you're down and out

So listen now kid

Listen now son

I'll tell you what it's all about

You gotta try to keep your head above the water

That's what my momma told me

You gotta try to keep a step ahead of time

And even though you do some things you shouldn't ought to

Shouldn't ought to

If you love your brothers love will come back to you

Love'll come back to you

Love'll come back to you

Love'll come back to you

Live my life in so many ways

To find out who I am

Time's approaching

I really can say

Truly I understand

Got more livin' to do for myself

So run along now

Play along later

Stay up by the shelf

Sing it girls

Gotta try to keep your head above the water

Yes you do yes I do

You gotta try to keep a step ahead of time

Even though you do some things you shouldn't ought to

If you love your sisters love will come back to you

Love'll come back to you

Love'll come back to you

All the world is turnin' to stone

Slowly it will die

But that is something I never will see

I don't know why

Tryin' to take the world the best I can

Might be now

Probably be later

Stand up like a man

hey, hey

Gotta try to keep your head above the water

Yes you do yes you do yes you do

Gotta try to keep a step ahead of time

Even though you do some things you shouldn't ought to

Love your brothers and sisters, love'll come back to you

Love'll come back to you

Love'll come back to you..





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