CHICAGO


II

(1970) / 2002



1. Movin' In 4'06
(James Pankow)
2. The Road 3'10
(Terry Kath)
3. Poem For The People 5'34
(Robert Lamm)
4. In The Country 6'36
(Terry Kath)
5. Wake Up Sunshine 2'34
(Robert Lamm)
Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon:
(James Pankow)
6. Make Me Smile 3'15
7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give 1'12
8. Anxiely's Moment 1'01
9. West Virginia Fantasies 1'33
10. Colour My World 2'59
11. To Be Free 1'15
12. Now More Than Ever 1'26
13. Fancy Colours 5'12
(Robert Lamm)
14. 25 Or 6 To 4 5'01
(Robert Lamm)
15. Prelude 1'09
(Terry Kath / P. Matz)
16. A.M. Morning 2'05
(Terry Kath / Peter Matz)
17. P.M. Morning 1'59
(Terry Kath / Peter Matz)
18. Memories Of Love 3'58
(Terry Kath)
It Better End Soon:
19. 1st Movement 2'33
(Robert Lamm)
20. 2nd Movement 3'42
(Walter Parazaider / Robert Lamm)
21. 3rd Movement 3'18
(Terry Kath / Robert Lamm)
22. 4th Movement 0'56
(Robert Lamm)
23. Where Do We Go From Here 2'48
(Peter Cetera)

Bonus Tracks

24. Make Me Smile (Single Version) 3'01
(James Pankow)
25. 25 Or 6 To 4
(Single Version) 2'53
(Robert Lamm)

Total Time: 73:20


  • Peter Cetera - Bass and Lead Vocals
  • Terry Kath - Guitar and Lead Vocals
  • Robert Lamm - Keyboard and Lead Vocals
  • Lee Loughnane - Trumpet and Background Vocals
  • James Pankow - Trombone
  • Walter Parazaider - Woodwinds and Background Vocals
  • Daniel Seraphine - Drums

    James William Guercio - Producer
    Donald Puluse - Engineer
    Brian Ross-Myring - Engineer
    Chris Hinshaw - Engineer
    Peter Matz - Orchestration for Prelude
    John Berg - Cover Design
    Nicholas Fasciano - Cover Art
    Poster Photos - Herb Greene

    All Selections
    AURELIUS MUSIC (BMI)
    "It Better End Soon" - Robert Lamm, Terry Kath
    1969 AURELIUS MUSIC (BMI)

    Production Notes:

    POSEIDON PRODUCTIONS A Division Of James William GUERCIO ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED

    Producer's Note:

    This endeavor should be experienced sequentially.

    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.

    Chart Information:

    Mar. '70 - Chicago II - Feb. '70 Chart Position 4

  • Apr. '70 - Make Me Smile / Colour My World - Chart Position 9
  • Jul. '70 - 25 Or 6 To 4 / Where Do We Go From Here - Chart Position 4
  • Jul. '71 - Beginnings / Colour My World - Jun. 71 Chart Position 7





    1. Movin' In

      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

    2. The Road

      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

    3. Poem For The People

      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

    4. In The Country

      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)

    5. Wake Up Sunshine

      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

      * BALLET FOR A GIRL IN BUCHANNON *

    6. Make Me Smile

      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

    7. So Much to Say; So Much To Give

      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

    8. Anxiety's Moment

      - Instrumental -

    9. West Virginia Fantasies

      - Instrumental -

    10. Colour My World

      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

    11. To Be Free

      - Instrumental -

    12. Now More Than Ever

      Now I need you
      More than ever
      No more cryin'
      We're together
      Tell me you will stay
      Make me smile

      * END *

    13. Fancy Colours

      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

    14. 25 Or 6 To 4

      Waiting for the break of day
      Searching for something to say
      Dancing lights againnst the sky
      Giving up I close my eyes
      Sitting cross-legged on the floor
      25 or 6 to 4

      Staring blindly into space
      Getting up to splash my face
      Wanting just to stay awake
      Wondering how much I can take
      Should have tried to do some more
      25 or 6 to 4

      Feeling like I ought to sleep
      Spinning room is sinking deep
      Searching for something to say
      Waiting for the break of day
      25 or 6 to 4
      25 or 6 to 4

    15. Prelude

      - Instrumental -

    16. A.M. Morning

      - Instrumental -

    17. P.M. Morning

      - Instrumental -

    18. Memories Of Love

      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

    19. It Better End Soon. 1st Movement

      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.

      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 real 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 mor 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 women 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.
      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.

    20. It Better End Soon. 2nd Movement

      - Instrumental -

    21. It Better End Soon. 3rd Movement

      - Instrumental -

    22. It Better End Soon. 4th Movement

      - Instrumental -

    23. Where Do We Go From Here

      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 ?