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Last Update: 22.10.2002
Chicago VII
Chicago VII
1974
 
  1: Prelude To Aire - Instrumental
  2: Aire - Instrumental
  3: Devil's Sweet - Instrumental
  4: Italian From New York - Instrumental
  5: Hanky Panky - Instrumental
  6: Life Saver
  7: Happy Man
  8: (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
  9: Mononucleosis - Instrumental
10: Song Of The Evergreens
11: Byblos
12: Wishing You Were Here
13: Call On Me
14: Women Don't Want To Love Me
15: 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)

 

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

(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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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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