CHICAGO


V

(1972) / 2002



1. A Hit By Varese 4'53
(Robert Lamm)
2. All Is Well 3'46
(Robert Lamm)
3. Now That You've Gone 5'02
(James Pankow)
4. Dialogue
(Part I) 2'56
(Robert Lamm)
5. Dialogue
(Part II) 4'15
(Robert Lamm)
6. While The City Sleeps 3'55
(Robert Lamm)
7. Saturday In The Park 3'56
(Robert Lamm)
8. State Of The Union 6'12
(Robert Lamm)
9. Goodbye 5'55
(Robert Lamm)
10. Alma Mater 3'48
(Terry Kath)

Bonus Tracks

11. A Song For Richard And His Friends (Studio Version, without Vocals) 8'14
(Robert Lamm)
12. Mississippi Delta City Blues
(Terry Kath) 5'28
(Robert Lamm)
13. Dialogue (Part I & II)
(Single Version) 5'00
(Robert Lamm)


Total Time: 64:02


  • Terry Kath - Guitar, Vocals
  • Peter Cetera - Bass, Vocals
  • Robert Lamm - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Lee Loughnane - Trumpet, Background Vocals, Percussion
  • Walter Parazaider - Woodwinds, Percussion
  • James Pankow - Trombone, Percussion
  • Danny Seraphine - Antique Bells, Congas, Drums

    James William Guercio - Producer
    Engineering by Wayne Tarnowski
    Woodcarving - Nick Fasciano
    Album Design - John Berg
    Lettering - Beverly Scott
    Photography - Steinbecker / Houghton

    All Selections 1972 BIG ELK MUSIC (ASCAP)

    Chart Information:

  • Sept. '72 - Chicago V - Jul. '72 Chart Position 1
  • Aug. '72 - Saturday In The Park / Alma Mater - Chart Position 3
  • Nov. '72 - Dialogue / Now That You've Gone - Oct. '72 Chart Position 24



    1. A Hit By Varese

      Please won't you sing me
      A thing that will bring me right into the sky
      If you would play it
      Just lay it down, say, it will help me get by

      Something to move me
      Remove me and grove me, you want to know why?
      I'm so tired of oldiess
      And moldies and goldies, that I want to cry

      Can you play free
      Or in three of agree to attempt something new
      The people need you
      A seed that will lead to a hit by Varese

    2. All Is Well

      All is well again
      I think I'm gonna be alright
      And I'm feeling better
      Again

      Loving you was sad
      Affairs of timing that were bad
      And the laughing ended
      Again

      There was a time
      When I thought I was fooling myself
      But now, I'll take a bow
      'Cause I'm free and easy

    3. Now That You've Gone

      Take a closer look inside yourself
      You may see the love I left behind
      Days were fast but full of life
      We laughed at everything
      Now you've gone time is standing still
      I don't do anything I'm so alone
      So lonely

      Still I can recall
      The happy times
      Laughing arm and arm
      So alive
      Was it years ago
      Or just a day
      When you turned to me
      Said goodbye

      Now you've gone away
      I don't know why
      Did you have to lie
      Walk away
      How can I go on
      In emptiness
      Feeling so alone
      Every day

    4. Dialogue ( Part I )

    Terry

      Are you optimistic
      'bout the way things are going ?

    Peter

      No, I nver ever think of it at all

    Terry

      Don't you ever worry
      When you see what's going down ?

    Peter

      No, I try to mind my business,
      that is, no business at all

    Terry

      When it's time to function
      as a feeling human being, will your
      Bachelor of Arts help you get by ?

    Peter

      I hope to study further,
      a few more years or so. I also hope
      to keep a steady high

    Terry

      Will you try to change
      things, use the power that you have,
      the power of a million new ideas ?

    Peter

      What is this power you
      speak of and this need for things to
      change? I always thought
      that everything was fine

    Terry

      Don't you feel repression just
      closing in around ?

    Peter

      No, the campus here is very, very free

    Terry

      Does it make you angry
      the way war is dragging on ?

    Peter

      Well, I hope the President
      knows what he's into, I don't know

    Terry

      Don't you ever see the starvation
      in the city where you live, all the needless hunger all the
      needless pain ?

    Peter

      I haven't been there lately,
      the country is so fine, but my
      neighbors don't seem hungry 'cause
      they haven't got the time

    Terry

      Thank you for the talk, you know you really eased my mind I was troubled by the shapes of things to come.

    Peter

      Well, if you had my
      outlook your feelings would be
      numb, you'd always think
      that everything was fine

    5. Dialogue ( Part II )

    Group

      We can make it happen
      We can change the world now
      We can save the children
      We can make it better
      We can make it happen
      We can save the children
      We can make it happen

    6. While the City Sleeps

      While the city sleeps
      Men are scheming
      New ways to kill us
      And tell us dirty lies

      While the city sleeps
      Earth is crumbling
      Everyone talking
      And doing not a thing

      While the city sleeps
      Men are dreaming
      A world enlightened
      Beyond this darkest age

    7. Saturday In The Park

      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

      (Fake Italian lyric)

      Can you dig it (yes, I can)
      And I've been waiting such a long time
      For Saturday

      Saturday in the park
      You'd think it was the Fourth of July
      Saturday in the park
      You'd think it was the Fourth of July
      People talking, really smiling
      A man playing guitar
      Singing for us all
      Will you help him change the world
      Can you dig it (yes, I can)
      And I've been waiting such a long time
      For today

      Slow motion riders fly the colours of the day
      A bronze man still can tell stories his own way listen children all is not lost
      all is not lost

      Funny days in the park
      Every day's the Fourth of July
      Funny days in the park
      Every day's the Fourth of July
      People reaching, people touching
      A real celebration
      Waiting for us all
      If we want it, really want it
      Can you dig it (yes, I can)
      And I've been waiting such a long time
      For the day

    8. State Of The Union

      I was talking 'bout the state of the union
      How there's no one now in power thinking of me
      I was saying how we ought to try to fix it
      Find a leader who is not afraid to be

      Then a voice came out of the darkness
      Saying "Tear the system down"
      Tear it down

      I was thinking 'bout how that was very crazy
      And I tried to find a way to tell him so
      But when I did I used a word that was quite nasty
      How the policeman heard me now I'll never know

      Then a voice came out of the darkness
      Saying "Tear the system down"
      Tear it down - down to the ground

      I was wrestled of to one side of the theatre
      And they said I'd have to go right to jail
      They don't permit coarse language in their city
      But they did accept a large amount of bail
      Then a voice came out of the darkness
      Saying "Tear the system down"
      Tear it down - down to the ground

    9. Goodbye

      Flying high, touch the sky
      Going to places I never knew
      So goodbye
      And hello, long ago

      I can see history
      Standing still, a mystery - if you will
      Pardon me
      I'm away for the day

      Feels so good to be soaring
      'Cause L.A. was so boring
      Goodbye
      There must be room for growing
      Somewhere else and I'm going
      Goodbye

      The days and nights have gone dry
      The last three whole years have flashed by

    10. Alma Mater

      Looking back a few short years
      When we made our plans and played the cards
      The way they fell

      Clinging to our confidence
      We stood on the threshold of the goal
      That we knew, dear

      And though we had our fights
      Had our short tempered nights
      It couldn't pull our dreams apart
      All our needs and all our wants
      Drawn together in our heart
      We felt it from the very start

      It's all happened recently
      Now we're living in that dream
      We had not long ago

      Everything is going fine
      And now we just have to keep in mind
      We must set brand new goals
      We must not lose control
      Of the possiblity of the discovery
      That would let everybody see
      That we were just meant to be