CHICAGO


IX: Greatest Hits

(1975 / 2005)



1. 25 Or 6 To 4 4'53
(Robert Lamm)
Chicago II
2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is ? 3'22
(Robert Lamm)
Chicago Transit Authority
3. Color My World 3'01
(James Pankow)
Chicago II
4. Just You 'n' Me 3'45
(James Pankow)
Chicago VI
5. Saturday In The Park 3'56
(Robert Lamm)
Chicago V
6. Feelin' Stronger Every Day 4'17
(Peter Cetera / James Pankow)
Chicago VI
7. Make Me Smile 3'02
(James Pankow)
Chicago II
8. Wishing You Were Here 4'37
(Peter Cetera)
Chicago VII
9. Call On Me 4'03
(Lee Loughnane)
Chicago VII
10. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long 4'31
(James Pankow)
Chicago VII
11. Beginnings 7'50
(Robert Lamm)
Chicago Transit Authority

Total Time: 47:17


  • Peter Cetera
  • James Pankow
  • Walter Parazaider
  • Terry Kath
  • Robert Lamm
  • Lee Loughnane
  • Danny Seraphine
  • Laudir de Oliveira

    Produced By James William Guercio
    HK Management - Peter Schivarelli
    Cover Design: John Berg
    Photography: Reid Miles

    All Selections
    ASCAP

    This Reissue (p)1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
    2005 RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY a WARNER GROUP COMPANY

    Chart Information:

    Oct. '75 - Chicago IX: Greatest Hits - Chart Position 1



    1. 25 Or 6 To 4

      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
      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

    2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

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

      And I was walking down the street one day
      A pretty lady looked at me and said her diamond watch had
      stopped cold, yeah
      And I said
      Does anybody really know what time it is
      I don't
      Does anybody really care
      care
      If so I can't imagine why
      about time
      We've all got time enough to cry
      Oh no, no

      And I was walking down the street one day
      Being pushed and shoved by people trying to beat the clock,
      oh no, I just don't know,
      I just don't know
      And I said, yes I said
    Background Vocal:

    People runnin' everywhere
    Don't know the way to go
    Don't know where I am
    Can't see past the next step
    Don't have to think past the last mile
    Have no time to look around
    Just run around, run around and think why

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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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 smilin'
      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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Wishing You Were Here

      Sleepless hours and dreamless nights and far aways
      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here
      Heaven knows and lord it shows when I'm away
      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

      Same old show in a different town on another day
      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here
      Even though you're far away, you're on my mind
      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

      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) So I guess that's how it is.

      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here
      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

      On the road it's a heavy load, but I'll be by
      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here
      Pay the price, make a sacrifice, and still I'll try
      Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

    9. Call On Me

      The feelin' was clear
      Clear as a blue sky on a Sunday day
      Everything was you
      'Cause no one made me feel
      The way I felt with you
      Call on me 'cause
      I love you
      You know I do
      You love me too

      Then came a change
      When I said I would soon be leavin' you
      Nothin' else to do
      Please remember I never lose the thought of you
      Call on me 'cause
      I love you
      You know I do
      You love me too

      You've got to find
      Someone else to somehow take my place
      Share his life with you
      But if you need a friend
      You can always count on me
      Count on me 'cause
      I love you
      You know I do
      You love me too

      You can count on me oh
      You can count on me
      You can count on me baby
      You can count on me
      You can count on me oh
      You can count on me
      You can count on me baby
      You can count on me
      You can count on me oh
      You can count on me
      You can count on me baby
      You can count on me
      You can count on me oh
      You can count on me

    10. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long

      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
      Changin' my life
      Changin' me

      I've been searchin'
      So long
      To find an answer
      Now I know my life has meaning
      Ow oh

      Now I see myself as I am
      Feeling very free
      Life is everything
      Ooh it's meant to be
      When my tears have come to an end
      I will understand
      What I left behind
      Part of me

      I've been searching
      So long
      To find and answer
      Now I know my life has meaning
      Woah woah

      Searching
      Don't you know I'm hell yeah
      For an answer
      To the question
      Oh yeah
      For our minds
      Baby
      Baby it's true
      It's only natural
      It's only natural baby, yeah
      Good things
      In life
      Take a long time
      yeah yeah

    11. Beginnings

      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.
      Mostly I'm silent.
      Never think about words to say.

      When I kiss you, I feel a thousand different feelings.
      I'm covered with chills all over my body.
      And while I feel them, I quickly try to decide which one
      I should try to put into words, oh no,
      Try to put into words.
      Mostly I'm silent.

      Only the beginning of what I want to feel forever.
      Only the beginning. Only just the start.
      I've got to get you into my life.
      Got to get you next to me.
      Only the beginning. Only just the start.