Chicago (band)

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Chicago in 2005.

Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. The self-described "rock and roll band with horns" began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records.

Song lyrics[edit]

Chicago Transit Authority (1969)[edit]

  • As I was walking down the street one day,
    A man came up to me and asked me what
    The time was that was on my watch, yeah...And I said...

    (I don't) Does anybody really know what time it is?
    (Care) Does anybody really care (about time)?
    If so I can't imagine why (Oh no, no)
    We've all got time enough to cry.

  • When I'm with you, it doesn't matter where we are
    Or what we're doing. I'm with you, that's all that matters.
    Time passes much too quickly when we're together laughing.
    I wish I could sing it to you, oh no.
    I wish I could sing it to you.
  • I'd like to know
    Can you tell me - please don't tell me
    It really doesn't matter anyhow
    It's just that the thought of us so happy
    Appears in my mind, as a beautifully mysterious thing

Chicago (1970)[edit]

  • 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.

  • 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
    Colour my world
    With hope of loving you.
  • Waiting for the break of day,
    Searching for something to say.
    Dancing lights against the sky.
    Giving up I close my eyes
    Sitting cross-legged on the floor,
    Twenty five or six to four.
  • 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?

Chicago V (1972)[edit]

  • Are you optimistic
    About the way that things are going?
    No, I never ever think of it at all.

    Don't you ever worry
    When you see what's going down?
    Well, I try to mind my business.
    That is, no business at all.

  • Saturday in the park,
    I think it was the Fourth of July.
    Saturday in the park,
    I think it was the Fourth of July.
    People dancing, people laughing,
    A man selling ice cream,
    Singing Italian songs.

    Eh Cumpari, ci vo sunari
    Can you dig it (yes, I can).
    And I've been waiting such a long time
    For Saturday.

Chicago VI (1973)[edit]

  • You are my love in my life
    And you are my inspiration.
    Just you and me,
    Simple and free.
    Baby you're everything I've ever dreamed of,
    Yeah, yeah.

    Give me your own special smile,
    Promise you'll never leave me.
    Just you and me,
    Simple and free.
    Life is so easy,
    When you're beside me,
    Oh girl.

  • I do believe in you
    And I know you believe in me.
    Oh yeah.
    Oh yeah.
    And now we realize,
    Love's not all that it's supposed to be.
    Oh yeah.
    Oh yeah.

    And knowing that you would have wanted it this way,
    I do believe I'm feeling stronger every day.

Chicago VII (1974)[edit]

  • 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.
    Changing my life,
    Changing me.

    I've been searching
    So long
    To find an answer.
    Now I know my life has meaning.

  • 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, 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.

Chicago VIII (1975)[edit]

  • Wish I knew what was going wrong,
    Seems so very long since we laughed together.
    It's no good to be all alone.
    When you hurt a friend,
    And you both feel empty.

    What I'd give to erase the pain,
    Will we ever make friends?
    Is it over or shall we try again?
    For a brand new love affair.

  • Old days,
    Good times I remember.
    Fun days,
    Filled with simple pleasure.
    Drive-in movies,
    Comic books and blue jeans,
    Howdy Doody,
    Baseball cards and birthdays.

    Take me back
    To a world gone away
    Memories
    Seem like yesterday.

Chicago X (1976)[edit]

  • If you leave me now, you'll take away the biggest part of me.
    Oooo no baby please don't go.

    And if you leave me now, you'll take away the very heart of me.
    Oooo no baby please don't go.
    Oooo girl, I just want you to stay.

  • Another rainy day in New York City,
    Softly sweet, so silently it falls,
    As cross town traffic crawls
    Memories in my way in New York City
    Tender, tough, too tragic to be true,
    And nothing I can do.

Chicago XI (1977)[edit]

  • Yesterday it seemed to me
    My life was nothing more than wasted time.
    But here today you've softly changed my mind.

    Baby what a big surprise,
    Right before my very eyes.

Hot Streets (1978)[edit]

  • All the empty yesterdays have disappeared
    Now that you have filled my life with love.
    No one else could ever mean so much to me.
    Every day my high lasts longer,
    As our love grows ever stronger.
  • Pretty smile lovely face and a warm breeze now I need you lady
    You're my no tell lover
    Every night in a different place I'll meet you tender lady
    You're my no tell lover

    Everyone keeps telling me that this affair's not meant to be
    Even though I need you night and day
    Walk away if you see me coming, even if it's you I'm loving.

Chicago 16 (1982)[edit]

  • Everybody needs a little time away,
    I heard her say, from each other.
    Even lovers need a holiday,
    Far away, from each other.

    Hold me now,
    It's hard for me to say I'm sorry.
    I just want you to stay.

    After all that we've been through,
    I will make it up to you, I promise to.
    And after all that's been said and done.
    You're just the part of me I can't let go.

  • She loves me and that's all I need to know.
    She's part of my life,
    Just a part I won't let go.
    Then she said...

    Love me tomorrow, won't you please promise me?
    Love me tomorrow like today.
    Love me tomorrow, hurry back.
    Can't you see I need you much more than yesterday?

Chicago 17 (1984)[edit]

  • I don't want you to misunderstand me,
    I just want to say what's on my mind.
    No need to hit me with an attitude
    Because I haven't got the time.
    I want you to know one thing's for certain,
    I surely love your company
    And I won't take no if that's your answer.
    At least that's my philosophy.

    Stay the night,
    There's room enough here for two.
    Stay the night,
    I'd like to spend it with you.
    Stay the night,
    Why don't we call it a day?
    No one can stop us, nothing is in the way.

  • Now being without you
    Takes a lot of getting used to.
    Should learn to live with it,
    But I don't want to.
    Living without you,
    It's all a big mistake.
    Instead of getting easier,
    It's the hardest thing to take.
    I'm addicted to you babe,
    You're a hard habit to break.
  • There is a time when a man needs someone to talk to,
    Someone to talk to, somebody who'll always be there.
    All alone, nothing seemed to matter,
    So alone, doesn't get much better.
    Can't explain something that you're feeling
    For the very first time.

    Then along comes a woman.
    There's a change in the way that you're feeling tonight.
    Then along comes a woman.
    And you know that it's right.

  • You know our love was meant to be
    The kind of love that lasts forever.
    And I want you here with me
    From tonight until the end of time.
    You should know, everywhere I go
    Always on my mind, in my heart
    In my soul, Baby.

    You're the meaning in my life,
    You're the inspiration.
    You bring feeling to my life,
    You're the inspiration.
    Wanna have you near me,
    I wanna have you hear me sayin'
    No one needs you more than I need you.

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