CHICAGO


VI

(1973)



1. Critics' Choice 2'48
(Robert Lamm)
2. Just You 'n' Me 3'45
(James Pankow)
3. Darlin' Dear 2'59
(Robert Lamm)
4. Jenny 3'34
(Terry Kath)
5. What's This World Coming To 5'01
(James Pankow)
6. Something In This City Changes People 3'42
(Robert Lamm)
7. Hollywood 3'56
(Robert Lamm)
8. In Terms Of Two 3'30
(Peter Cetera)
9. Rediscovery 4'51
(Robert Lamm)
10. Feelin' Stronger Every Day 4'14
(Peter Cetera / James Pankow)

Total Time: 38:20


  • 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
  • Danny Seraphine - Drums
  • Laudir Soares De Oliviera - Congo
  • Joe Cala - Congo
  • J.G. O'Rafferty - Pedal Steel

    Produced by James William Guercio
    Wayne Tarnowski - Recording Engineer
    Jeff Guercio - Assistant Engineer
    Phil Ramone - Mix Engineer
    Richard Blakin -Assistant Engineer
    Cover Design by John Berg and Nick Fasciano
    Cover Produced by
    AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY
    Photographs by Barry Feinstein

    Production Notes:

    Recorded at CARIBOU RANCH

    All Compositions BIG ELK MUSIC (ASCAP) 1973

    Chart Information:

    Aug. '73 - Chicago VI - Jun. '73 Chart Position 1

  • Sept. '73 - Just You 'N' Me / Critics' Choice - Chart Position 4



    1. Critic's Choice

      What do you want
      What do you want
      I'm givin everything I have
      I'm even trying to see if there's more
      Locked deep inside
      I'll try
      I'll try
      Can't you see, this is me

      What do you need
      What do you need
      Is someone just to hurt
      So that you can appear to be smart
      And use a steady job
      Play God
      Play God
      What to you really know
      You parasite
      You're dynamite
      An oversight
      Misunderstanding what you hear
      You're quick to cheer
      And volunteer
      Obsurdities, musicals, blasphemies
      Oh Lord
      Save us all

      What do you want
      What do you want
      I'm givin every thing I have
      I'm even trying to see if there's more
      Locked deep inside
      I'll try
      I'll try
      Can't you see, this is me

    2. Just You 'N' Me

      You are my love in my life
      And you are my inspiration
      Just you 'n 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 'n me
      Simple and free
      Life is so easy
      When you're beside me
      Oh girl

      Come hold me close
      Never release me
      Oh baby don't release me
      Open your arms, let my love in
      Let me in, let me in, let me in
      Love me tonight, love me forever
      And ever
      You know I can't forget you

      Just you 'n me to carry on
      Simple and free my lovely
      To flow as one as love's reward
      Lovin' you girl is so damn easy

      Yeah, yeah

      You are my love in my life
      You are my inspiration
      Just you 'n me
      Simple and free
      Baby you're everything I've ever dreamed of

    3. Darlin' Dear

      Since the time
      Half the night
      Feelin' good
      Feelin' right
      Words were spoke
      Brought us close
      When we touched it was overdose
      On the road
      You're back there
      You're my friend Darlin' Dear

      Open up
      Let me in
      I'm your pal again
      When your smile
      Shines on me
      I am the sea to sea
      We will fly everywhere
      You're my friend Darlin' Dear

      Caught a glance
      Picked up the phone
      Did you read Rolling Stone
      Knowing you'll knock me out
      I am your roustabout
      Pretty good atmosphere
      You're my friend Darlin' Dear

      Oh baby
      Oh baby

    4. Jenny

      Jenny
      Jenny
      You know I'm goin' away
      And you know my woman's here
      Please don't you stray
      Watch over her

      You can run amok and play
      Your whole life through
      And you can chase the cats around
      'Cause she loves that too
      Then if someone comes to cause her harm
      You will protect her true
      Oh Jenny

      Jenny
      Jenny
      You got her while I'm gone
      Time moves so slow
      For someone who's alone
      So comfort her

      If she's feelin' low
      You gotta be a card
      And If she's fast asleep
      Don't you sleep too hard
      If someone comes to cause her harm
      You gotta gun 'em down
      Oh Jenny

      Now maybe
      It's gonna be alright
      Won't have to fight
      Won't have to fight
      But then again
      So sad but true
      There's always someone waiting
      Just to shit on you

      And if she's feeling low
      You gotta be a card
      If she's fast asleep
      Don't you sleep too hard
      'Cause if someone comes to cause her harm
      You gotta gun 'em down
      Oh Jenny

      Now maybe
      It's gonna be alright
      You won't have to fight
      Never have to fight
      But then again
      You know it's sad but true
      There's always someone waiting
      Just to shit on you

    5. What's This World Comin' To

      Why can't folks get along with one another
      'Cause Jesus said you got to love your brother
      Lord I seem to notice all the evil in the air
      No one seems to really give a damn if it is there
      Oh, what's this world comin' to
      Hope for love, come on through, come on through
      People finally get them together
      Makin' life - Ooh - a whole lot better
      Yeah, yeah

      Some folks got a lot, and some are hungry
      Well I said some folks have to live from day to day
      Rich folks spendin' time just countin' money
      Poor folks really ain't got much to say

      What's this world comin' to
      Hope for love, come on through, come on through
      I said now people finally get them together
      Makin' life - Ooh - a whole lot better
      Yeah, yeah

      What's this world
      Comin' to
      What's this world
      Comin' to
      What's this world
      Comin' to
      What's this world
      Comin' to
      What's this world
      Comin' to
      What's this world
      Comin' to

      Oh people got to get their thing together
      Be no time to lose just time to die
      All of us can make this world a better place to be
      All of us can see how good it feels to be free
      Woah, what's this world comin' to
      Hope for love, come on through, me and you
      People got to get it together
      Makin life - Ooh - A whole lot better

    6. Something In This City Changes People

      Later days will see me
      Knowing what I spend
      They are friend
      So sad so sad
      Smiling face greet me
      Everyone's my friend
      They Pretend
      So sad so sad
      They see I am happy
      With my lady
      They're not satisfied
      All their feelings died
      Something in this city
      Changes people
      Makes them devil-eyed

      My love she waits for me
      When I'm far away
      Counting days
      So sad so sad
      They all know our story
      Still they try to play
      Anyway
      So sad so sad
      Flashing cars and morning
      Funny faces
      Egos magnified
      Quite Unjustified
      Something in this City
      Changes People
      Makes them devil-eyed

    7. Hollywood

      People running everywhere
      Not one place to go
      Got no time to look around to find out where they are
      Where they are
      Where they are

      People having such a race
      Don't know where it ends
      Got beat the other man at getting anywhere
      Anywhere
      Anywhere

      Hollywood
      Crazy neighborhood
      Never understood why I stay
      Hollywood
      Lovely lady who'd
      Make you feel good
      Every day

      Feeling the night's past fire
      Under the glowing eyes
      Of the sweet butterflies

      Watch
      What you say
      When you say it
      Someone you know
      Will betray it
      Will betray it

      Hollywood
      Oh, crazy neighborhood
      Never understood why I stay
      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine

      Hollywood, Hollywood
      Things are weak, things are weak

      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine

      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine

      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine
      Heard it through the grapevine

    8. In Terms Of Two

      You played the part of this hard to get
      And somehow you knew that I couldn't forget
      And though I don't think in terms of two
      I got it bad for you
      And when you passed me along the way
      I couldn't speak, so you didn't stay
      And though I don't think in terms of two
      You're breaking my heart
      Shaking me up the part
      Breaking my heart
      Shaking me up the part again

      When it appeared to me I was found
      And nothing I did could bring me around
      And though I don't think in terms of two
      I saw it there in you
      So now if you'd only understand
      That without you here
      I'd be half of a man
      And though I don't think in terms of two
      You're breaking my heart
      Shakin me off the part
      Breaking my heart
      Shakin me off the part again

      Because of you
      Because of me
      The times are right
      I disagree
      Before you leave
      I want you to see
      Woah, what you've done to me

    9. Rediscovery

      Oh what a beautiful night
      The stars are shining bright
      I've not been feeling right
      Not been feeling right
      I've not been feeling right
      Soon it's gonna change
      Time to rearrange
      Stop this acting strange

      Found us a beautiful place
      Perfect and tiny space
      And now we can retrace
      Now we can retrace
      Now we can retrace
      All we have begun
      New oblivion
      Havin' lots of fun
      Guitar

      Got to get back inside
      Dreams and thoughts collide
      Say you found this crazy
      Say you found this crazy
      Say you found this crazy
      Life
      Please be good to me
      Last chance to be free

      This mountain majesty is rediscovery

    10. Feelin' Stronger Every Day

      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 feelin' stronger every day

      I know we really tried
      Together we had love inside
      Oh yeah
      Oh yeah
      So now the time has come
      For both of us to live on the run
      Oh yeah
      Oh yeah

      And knowing that you would have wanted it this way
      I do believe I'm feelin' stronger every day
      Yeah, yeah, yeah

      After what you've meant to me
      Ooh baby now
      I can make it easily
      Yeah, yeah, yeah
      I know that we both agree
      Best thing to happen to you
      The best thing that happened to me
      Yeah, yeah, yeah

      Feelin' stronger every day
      Feelin' stronger every day
      Feelin' stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feelin' stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feelin' stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feelin' stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feelin stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feelin stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feelin' stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feelin stronger every day
      (You know I'm alright now)
      Feeling stronger every day