CHICAGO


III

(1971)



1. Sing A Mean Tune Kid 9'15
(Robert Lamm)
2. Loneliness Is Just A Word 2'38
(Robert Lamm)
3. What Else Can I Say 3'15
(Peter Cetera)
4. I Don't Want Your Money 4'16
(Robert Lamm)

Travel Suite:
5. Flight 602 2'45

(Robert Lamm)
6. Motorboat To Mars 1'30
(Danny Seraphine)
7. Free 2'16
(Robert Lamm)
8. Free Country 5'47
(Robert Lamm)
9. At The Sunrise 2'48
(Robert Lamm)
10. Happy Cause I'm Coming Home 7'28
(Robert Lamm)
11. Mother 4'31
(Robert Lamm)
12. Lowdown 3'37
(Peter Cetera / Danny Seraphine)
An Hour In The Shower:
(Terry Kath)
13. Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast 1'52
14. Off To Work 0'46
15. Fallin' Out 0'53
16. Dreamin' Home 0'49
17. Morning Blues Again 1'11
Elegy:
18. When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow 1'05
(Kendrew Lascelles)
19. Canon 1'05
(James Pankow)
20. Once Upon A Time 2'34
(James Pankow)
21. Progress?
* 2'36
(James Pankow / James William Guercio)
22. Approaching Storm 6'26
(James Pankow)
23. Man Vs. Man: The End 1'33
(James Pankow)

Total Time: 71:26


  • 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
    Don Puluse - Engineer
    Sy Mitchel - Engineer
    Lou Waxman - Recordists
    Will Greer - Recordists
    Album Designed by John Berg
    Flag Sewn by Natalie Williams
    Photographed by Sandy Speiser /
    COLUMBIA RECORDS PHOTO STUDIO
    Lettering by Melanie Marder & Annette Kawecki

    Production Notes:

    POSEIDON PRODUCTIONS
    1970 James William GUERCIO ENTERPRISES, Inc.

    * Sound Effects Courtesy of the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION)

    All Selections AURELIUS MUSIC (ASCAP)
    Except "When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow"
    1970 MEDIARTS MUSIC, Inc.

    Chart Information:

    Mar. '71 - Chicago III - Jan '71 Chart Position 2

  • May '71 - Lowdown / Loneliness Is Just A Word - Chart Position 35
  • Feb. '71 - Free / Free Country - Chart Position 20



    1. Sing A Mean Tune Kid

      Sing a mean tune, kid
      Sock 'em in the gut
      Don't you ever let your mama catch you cryin'

      Play the bad song, kid
      Everyone's the blues Yeah, yeah, yeah
      And the people never know you're only lyin'

      Such a scary song, kid
      Never heard before Yeah, yeah, yeah
      Soon the groupies will start rollin' by your door

      Burn the groove to death, kid
      Nail 'em to the cross Yeah, yeah, yeah
      Til you're not a super pop star any more


    2. Lonliness Is Just A Word

      You don't know how bad it's been
      Since you been gone
      Let me tell you how bad it's been
      Since you been gone
      People speak but I don't hear
      Things all around seem to be unclear
      I don't know
      What will become of the love you turned off
      What will become of the need you turned off

      Lonliness is just a word
      That's very cold
      People stare but they don't see
      All of the hurt that's inside me
      I don't know

    3. What Else Can I Say

      Where are you takin' me
      I can't follow you there
      What do you have in mind
      You know that I don't care

      Where do you think I'm at
      I thought I made it clear
      Please don't follow me back down
      While I'm standin' here

      Early in the morning
      Waitin' for me to rise
      The light of a new day dawnin'
      Catches the sun in her eyes

      Tonight tonight tonight
      I'm standing here
      I miss her
      Tonight she's so far away
      What else can I say
      Because I know that she'll
      Never let me down
      And I know that she's gonna
      Love me too

      Tonight tonight tonight
      I'm standing here
      And it's clear
      I need her
      Tonight she's so far away
      What else can I say
      Becaus I know that she'll
      Never let me down
      And I know that she's gonna
      Love me too

    4. I Don't Want Your Money

      I don't want your money
      It don't mean a thing
      I don't need no fancy clothes
      Or a diamond ring
      I don't have to ride in style
      In your limousine
      I don't want no trouble
      Tax or Uncle Sam
      All I want is you
      I want to be your natural man

      I don't need your prestige
      'Cause I got my pride
      I don't want your social standing
      I'd rather stand outside
      I don't have no time to worry
      'Bout your greedy jive
      I don't want your money
      I don't like that game
      All I want is you
      I want to be your natural man.

    - Travel Suite -

    5. Flight 602

      You are on a plane now
      And on you way up north
      Canada is so far from where you want to be
      Be in California, with sunshine in your heart
      But you know ther are people
      That you have to be
      Have to be
      Have to be what they say you are
      What you always wanted to be
      Wanted to be
      Wanted to be just a man fulfilled
      But a little more free
      A little more free

      You are in a hotel
      And in your room alone
      Lying there, but not knowing where you're s'posed to be
      Be thinking of B-3's and Leslies going round
      And you know there are people
      That are going to be
      Goin' to be
      Goin' to see what they say you are
      What you've always wanted to be
      Wanted to be
      I only wanted to be just a man fulfilled
      But a little more free
      A little more free
      A little more free

    6. Motorboat To Mars

      - Instrumental -

    7. Free

      I just want to be free
      I just want to be free
      I want to be free of all the hurt
      Free of all the pain
      I want to just end these lonely hours
      End these lonely days
      I just want to be free
      I just want to be free
      I just want to be free
      I just want to be free

    8. Free Country

      - Instrumental -

    9. At The Sunrise

      How could I be happy
      Without her by my side
      Without her smiling face
      At the sunrise

      How could I keep living
      With emptiness inside
      With no one there to touch
      At the sunrise

      She gave meaning to my words
      She helped me find my way

      The time I had to leave her
      Leave her all alone
      The way she looked at me
      Made me cry

      I know she understands me
      She knows I'm feelin' bad
      Until I'm back beside her
      At the sunrise

    10. Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home

      - Instrumental -

      Well, sort of   :)

    11. Mother

      Driving down the concrete beams
      Looking around and it now seems
      Mama Earth is nowhere
      Gone from your eyes
      Hidden in the crust
      Of man's scientific dreams
      She is gone

      Natural man took her natural face
      Made it a strange and alien place
      You can't bear to look
      'Cause she ain't there
      Our Mother has been raped
      And left to die in disgrace
      She is gone

    12. Lowdown

      Oh my
      Life has passed me by
      The country I was brought up in
      Fell apart and died

      Oh no
      Love's no longer there
      Cold wind blew away the sun
      That used to warm the air

      Lowdown
      Ooo! Feelin' pretty bad
      Feelin' like I lost the best friend
      That I ever had

      Lowdown
      Ooo! Got to find a way
      Got to make the people see
      The way I feel today

    - An Hour In The Shower -

    13. A Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast

      Today when I awoke
      The morning blues hung over me
      So, I looked it straight in the eye
      I jumped into the shower
      For 'bout an hour
      Aw it was fine
      Yeah, It helps me all the time
      It's soothin' to mind
      Just to see those blues
      Go slippin' down the drain
      Now I usually have my breakfast
      Which consists of tasty spam
      Yeah, I could eat it all day long
      But I only love one brand
      And I can't find it way out here
      So, I have to take a pass
      And settle for some hash
      When I drive and you're not here
      Oh, sweet sweet spam

    14. Off To work

      Now I must be off to work
      I sweat all night and feel their nerve
      Takin' things together power
      Lord, give me strength to make these hours
      Soon, my long work day is done
      And I run home for the phone, yeah
      An hour in the shower

    15. Fallin' Out

      Now I lay me down to sleep
      And dream of my treasure map
      It shows me
      Things my maypole's buried at
      And I dream of all the fun I have
      When my maypole comes out to play
      Yeah, and I dream things I can't say
      Or I'll get put away
      So now, I better stop
      Before I give them all away

    16. Dreamin' Home

      Dream, dream, dream
      Dreams in the night
      Take me back to you
      The day comes
      With it's friend
      The Morning blues again

    17. Morning Blues Again

      So when you wake up this morning
      And those blues are hangin' 'round, yeah
      Just listen baby
      And I'll tell you what to do
      I just may join you, 'neath your bed
      And turn on your electric brandy
      Woah, and turn our thoughts to me
      'Cause you know where I'll be
      And then you can join me
      In my hour in the shower
      Join me in my hour in the shower.

    - Elegy -

    18. When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow

      When all the laughter dies in sorrow
      And the tears have risen to a flood
      When all the wars have found a cause
      In human wisdom and in blood
      Do you think they'll cry in sadness
      Do you think the eye will blink
      Do you think they'll curse the madness
      Do you even think they'll think

      When all the great galactic systems
      Sigh to a frozen halt in space
      Do you think there will be some remnant
      Of beauty of the human race
      Do you think there will be a vestige
      Or a sniffle or a cosmic tear
      Do you think a greater thinking thing
      Will give a damn that man was here

        - Kendrew LASCILLES

    19. Canon

      - Instrumental -

    20. Once Upon A Time ...

      - Instrumental -

    21. Progress ?

      - Instrumental -

    22. The Approaching Storm

    23. Man Vs. Man: The End

      - Instrumental -