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Chicago II
Chicago II
1970
 
  1: Movin' In
  2: The Road
  3: Poem For The People
  4: In The Country
  5: Wake Up Sunshine   
 

       Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Tracks 6 - 12)

  6: Make Me Smile
  7: So Mucht To Say - So Much To Give
  8: Anxiety's Moment - Instrumental
  9: West Virginia Fantasies - Instrumental
10: Colour My World
11: To Be Free - Instrumental
12: Now More Than Ever
 
13: Fancy Colours
14: 25 Or 6 To 4
15: Prelude - Instrumental
16: AM Mourning - Instrumental
17: PM Mourning - Instrumental
18: Memories Of Love
 

       It Better End Soon(Tracks 19 - 22)

19: It Better End Soon - 1. Movement
20: It Better End Soon - 2. Movement - Instrumental
21: It Better End Soon - 3. Movement
22: It Better End Soon - 4. Movement
 
23: Where Do We Go From Here
 
 
 

Poster von Chicago 2

Produced by James William Guercio

Engineering / Donald Puluse, Brian Ross-Myring, Chris Hinshaw

Orchestration for Prelude / Peter Matz

Cover Design/John Berg Cover Art/Nicholas Fasciano Poster Photos/Herb Greene

All selections Aurelius Music (BMI)

It Better End Soon / Robert Lamm, Terry Kath (c) 1969 Aurelius Music, BMI

Producer's Note: This endeavor should be experienced sequentially.

Poseidon Productions

A Division of James William Guercio Enterprises Incorporated

With this album, we dedicate ourselves, our futures and our energies to the people of the revolution.......And the revolution in all of it's forms.

Robert Lamm

Terry Kath

Walter Parazaider

James Pankow

Lee Loughnane

Daniel Seraphine

Peter Cetera

James William Guercio

January 1970

 
 
 
 
 

Movin' In

James Pankow

 

We know it's hard for you to see
That this is all we want to be
A constant urge within us grows
We know it
To do the thing that we propose
We know it

We tried so hard to make the grade
Yes we know it
By making music day to day
Yes we know it
Although our task is never done
You know we know it
You ought to know it's just begun
You know we know it

And now it's time for us to say
But most of all we like to play
A song or two that makes you feel
We know it

Like all the good in you is real
We know it

Together now we've lots to hear
Yes we know it
To warm my heart to shed a tear
Yes we know it
So come and listen if you choose
You know we know it
And feel a joy you'll never lose
You know we know it
So everybody listen

Yeah
Everybody please give a listen

 
 
 

The Road

Terry Kath

 

If you'd like to get together
Then come right over to me
Ooh, We can do anything
That you like to do

If you'd like to give your love
Then please just feel free
Because I may be gone tomorrow
And not even know your name

Now please don't misunderstand my lonliness
Let's never ever talk of time
Cause friends may fade away
And our hopes will say goodnight

And our friendship would be lost
It would be such a waste of time
So let's just
Let's have a good thing girl
And let's not worry
Let's do everything we want
And let's not cry

When it's over
When I leave
Our thing won't die

If you really understand
Then come right over to me
We can play together for a while
And still be free

 
 
 

Poem For The People

Robert Lamm

 

If the people only knew
If they could visualize
Just open their eyes

Even stop to think about
If they could open their minds
They could get beyond

The world's a funny place you know
Most of what goes on
Is rarely funny
Rarely funny
Could the people understand
In only whisper and screams
And colorless dreams
Could they finally comprehend
If they could suddenly see
And suddenly feel

The world's a funny place you know
Most of what goes on
Is rarely funny
Rarely funny

 
 
 

In The Country

Terry Kath

 

Oh my reasons
And my ways
Keep on changing
From day to day

As I grow
It becomes so clear
Why I'm here

It's all here
for you and me
The beauty of life
Someday you'll see

Then you'll join in
And sing along
And you'll understand why I sing this song
Let me tell you now

I do love you
I do love you
I do love you

Well I'm talkin' bout life
And livin'
And the beautiful earth
And givin'
Talkin 'bout the natural things we've had since birth
That's lovin'
Well I'm talkin' 'bout a walk in the country
'Bout an angel's sweet charm
The smell of her perfume
And they both comin' on
Let me tell you now

I do love you
I do love you
I do love you

Well it's a beautiful day
And I'm on my way
Oooh, thank you lord, for the country

Well my thoughts
Are like ripples in a stream
I see myself so free
My eyes and spirit say hello

My soul goes dancing by, oh hello
The clean fresh air
Goes jumping through my head
The sun is smilin' down
If you have ever lived out here
Then you know why I say

I do love you
I do love you
I do love you

So come on let's move
Out to the country
Yeah, let's go live out there
Let's get funky
Come on people
Come on people
Yeah, let's be free
We got to be free
In the country
You and me
Come on people
Come on people
Better have a good time (background: oh baby, good)
We'll have a good time (background: let's give 'em life (?)
We got to be free (background: come on now)

 
 
 

Wake Up Sunshine

Robert Lamm

 

Wake up sunshine
Open up your sleepy eyes for me
Can't have you hidin'
I've been waiting all the night
People waiting for the light
Sunshine, sunshine

Wake up sunshine
Let me feel your warm sunlight on me
Can't have you hidin'
Night was long and night was cold
But today we're one day older
Sunshine, you make my life sunshine

You know I'm talkin' to you
I know you're knowin' it too
So just stop hidin' your face
Just open your eyes
Just smile your smile
I'm talkin' to you

Wake up sunshine
Ooh it's good to have you here with me
Can't have you hidin'
Can't imagine what I'd do
But feel too lonely without you
Sunshine, sunshine

You got to wake up girl
And face the day ahead

 
 
 

Make Me Smile

James Pankow

 

Children play in the park, they don't know
I'm alone in the dark, even though
Time and time again I see your face smiling inside

I'm so happy
That you love me
Life is lovely
When you're near me
Tell me you will stay
Make me smile

Living life is just a game so they say
All the games we used to play fade away
We may now enjoy the dreams we shared so long ago

Oh my darling, got to have you. Feel the magic when I hold you
Cry sweet tears of joy, touch the sky
Now I need you more than ever. No more crying - we're together
Tell me you will stay. Make me smile

 
 
 

So Much To Say - So Much To Give

James Pankow

 
So hard to be
Free to
Love only you
People
Starin' at me
Try to
Take you away
There's no
Time to delay

We've got to live for today
I've got
So much to give
There is
So much to say
Night after night
Day after day

In spite of our words
They all turn away

 
 
 

Colour My World

James Pankow

 

As time goes on,
I realize
Just what you mean
To me
And now,
Now that you're near,
Promise your love
That I've waited to share
And dreams
Of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you

 
 
 

Now More Than Ever

James Pankow

 

Now I need you
More than ever

No more cryin'
We're together
Tell me you will stay
Make me smile

 
 
 

Fancy Colours

Robert Lamm

 

Going where the orange sun has never died
And your swirling marble eyes shine
Laughing
Burning through the light
Bittersweet the drops of life
Memories only fading

Fancy Colours
Fancy Colours
All we ever did see
When we're down at the sea
We see things so very bright at the sea

Fancy Colours
Fancy Colours
All we ever can do
The morning covered with dew
We do things so very fine at the dew

Fancy Colours
Fancy Colours
All we ever do hear
The world wether we're hear or there
We hear things so very fine when we're there

 
 
 

25 Or 6 To 4

Robert Lamm
 
Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up, I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
Twenty five or six to four

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wond'ring how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
Twenty five or six to four

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Twenty five or six to four

 
 
 

Memories Of Love

Terry Kath
 
A Warm summer night
The moon above us
The stars for a wish come true
Are memories of love

A motionless pound
A beautiful swan
The smell of flowers growing near
Make me shed a tear

Memories of Love gone by
Make me stop and cry

Now I kneel and pray
For the lord took her today
And all that's left to think of
Are memories of her love

 
 
 

It Better End Soon - 1. Movement

Robert Lamm

 
Can't stand it no more
The people dying
Crying for help for so many years
But nobody hears
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon my friend.

Can't take it no more
The people hating
Hurting their brothers
They don't understand
They can't understand
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon.

 
 
 

It Better End Soon - 3. Movement

Robert Lamm/Terry Kath

 

Hey, everybody
Won't you just look around
Can't anybody see?
Just what's going down
Can't you take the time?
Just to feel
Just to feel what is rea
If you do
Then you'll see that we got a raw deal
They're killing everybody I wish it weren't true

They say we got to make war
Or the economy will fall
But if we don't stop
We won't be around no more
They're ruining this world
For you and me
The big heads of state
Won't let us be free

They made the rules once
But it didn't work out
Now we must try again
Before they kill us off
No more dying!
No more killing
No more dying
No more fighting

We don't want to die
No, we don't want to die
Please let's change it all
Please let's make it all
Good for the present
And better for the future
Let's just love one another
Let's show peace for each other
We can make it happen
Let's just make it happen

We can change this world
Please let's change this world

Please Let's make it happen for our children
For our wome
Change the world
Please make it happen
Come on.
Come on.
Please.
Come on
It's up to me
It's up to you
So let's do it now
Yeah Do it now.

 
 
 

It Better End Soon - 4. Movement

Robert Lamm

 

Can't stand it no more
The people cheating
Burning each other
They know it ain't right
How can it be right

Better end soon my friend
It better end soon my friend.

 
 
 

Where Do We Go From Here

Peter Cetera

 
Every day just gets a little shorter don't you think
Take a look around you, and you'll see just what I mean
People got to come together, not just out of fear

Where do we go
Where do we go
Where do we go from here?

Try to find a better place, but soon it's all the same
What once you thought was a paradise is not just what it seems
The more I look around i find, the more I have to fear

Where do we go
Where do we go
Where do we go from here?

I know it's hard for you to
Change your way of life
I know it's hard for you to do

The world is full of people
Dying to be free
So if you don't my friend
There's no life for you, no world for me

Let's all get together soon, before it is too late
Forget about the past and let your feelings fade away
If you do I'm sure you'll see the end is not that near

Where do we go
Where do we go
Where do we go from here?

 
 
 
 
 
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