CHICAGO


16

(1982)



1. What You're Missing 4'12
(Jay Gruska / Joseph Williams)
2. Waiting For You To Decide 4'09
(David Foster / David Paich / Steve Lukather)
3. Bad Advice 3'00
(Peter Cetera / James Pankow / David Foster)
4. Chains 3'26
(Ian Thomas)
5. Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Get Away 5'07
(Peter Cetera / David Foster / Robert Lamm)
6. Follow Me 4'56
(James Pankow / David Foster)
7. Sonny Think Twice 4'04
(Danny Seraphine / Bill Champlin)
8. What Can I Say 3'50
(James Pankow / David Foster)
9. Rescue You 4'00
(Peter Cetera / David Foster)
10. Love Me Tomorrow 5'06
(Peter Cetera / David Foster)

Total Time: 41:50


  • Peter Cetera - Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Lead & Background Vocals
  • Bill Champlin - Pianos, Keyboards, Guitars
  • Chris Pinnick - Acoustic & Electric Guitars
  • Robert Lamm - Pianos, Keyboards, Percussion, Lead & Background Vocals
  • Lee Loughnane - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
  • James Pankow - Trombone, Percussion, Background Vocals
  • Walt Parazaider - Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet
  • Danny Seraphine - Drums, Percussion

    Additional Musicians:

  • David Foster - Keyboards
  • Steve Lukather, Michael Landau - Guitars
  • David Paich - Synthesizer
  • Steve Porcaro - Synthesizer Programming

    Produced by David Foster
    Engineered & Mixed by Humberto Gatica
    "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" & "Get Away" Mixed by Bill Schnee
    Mixing Assistance by Walter Parazaider, Lee Loughnane, & Jack Goudie

    Second Engineers: Chip Strader, Britt Bacon, Don Levy, Bobby Gerber, Phil Jamtaas, Ernie Sheesely, Jeff Borgeson, Steve Cohen, David Schober

    Rhythm Arrangements by Peter Cetera, Danny Seraphine & David Foster
    Horn Arrangements by James Pankow
    Additional Horn Arrangements by David Foster
    Background Vocal Arrangements by Peter Cetera & Bill Champlin
    String Arrangements on "Love Me Tomorrow" & "Hard To Say Iím Sorry" by Jerry Lubbock with Peter Cetera & David Foster
    Concert Master - Jerry Vinci

    Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro Courtesy of COLUMBIA RECORDS

    Management - FRONT LINE MANAGEMENT, Los Angeles
    Photography by Aaron Rapoport
    Original Album Art Direction & Design by Kosh & Ron Larson
    Dave Richardson - Lyric Assistance on "What Can I Say"

    Recorded in Los Angeles at Bill SCHNEE STUDIOS, RECORD PLANT, DAVLEN STUDIO and SKYLINE RECORDING
    Mixed in Los Angeles at
    STUDIO 55

    LP Mastered in New York at STERLING SOUND by George Marino

    CD Pre-Mastering by WCI RECORD GROUP

    Chart Information:

    Jun. '82 - Chicago 16 - Chart Position 9

  • Aug. '82 - Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Sonny Think Twice - Jun. '82 Chart Position 1
  • Nov. '82 - Love Me Tomorrow / Bad Advise - Sept. '82 Chart Position 22
  • Jan. '83 - What Your Missing / Rescue You - Chart Position 81



    1. What You're Missing

      All we wanted was each other; nothin' more.
      You were looking for an answer; you were out the door.
      I didn't know what you were after. I knew you had to take a chance, girl.
      Did you forget about the laughter? Say oh, oh no.

    chorus:

    Oo, what you're missing could have been yours from the start.
    You won't listen when it's coming from the heart.
    Now you're missing me.
    You'll find that out when we're apart.

      Had some crazy conversations. You know they seemed so right.
      Remember how it used to keep us up all night?
      I didn't know what you were after. Maybe there never was an answer.
      Did you forget about the laughter? Say oh, oh no.

    chorus

    2. Waiting For You To Decide

      Used to think that you'd do anything for me.
      I thought your heart was pounding at my door.
      Now it seems that things aren't right.
      You've been crying ev'ry night.
      You're rainy season just ain't slowing down.
      I still love you even though there's things you can't explain.
      I don't want to know if you've been lying all along.

      You've been running away. Now you've run out of places to hide.
      I can no longer stand here waiting for you to decide
      if there's a heart still left inside.
      There's someone watching tonight.

      You've been trying for some time to get away from me.
      It's just the same old game you've tried before.
      We've talked it out a thousand time. It's still the same old useless lines.
      You've made your point now why can't I make mine ?
      I still love you even though there's things you can't explain.
      I don't want to know if you've been lying all this time.

      You've been running away. Now you've run out of places to hide.
      I can no longer stand here waiting for you to decide
      if there's a heart still left inside.
      You can't get away. There's someone watching tonight.

    3. Bad Advice

      She said, "Tell me what it's all about." I said "Why, why, why ?
      It's just something you could do without. You better try, try try."
      She said, "I can't reach you on the telephone.
      I can't call you when you're not at home.
      You keep saying that you're all alone.
      That's a lie, lie, lie."

    chorus:

    Bad advice had me down and undone. Got to try again to believe in myself.
    Look at me, I'm alone in the end. Can you see me falling, falling down.

      I said, "Mama can you get it straight?" She said "Why, why, why?"
      -"I wanna tell you that it just can't wait, so let's try, try, try"
      She said, "I don't care where you might have gone.
      I don't care 'cause you've done me wrong.
      You been doin' it far too long,
      So goodbye, bye, bye."

    chorus

      She said "Tell me what it's all about." I said, "Why, why, why ?
      It's just something you can do without. You better try, try, try."
      -"I can't reach you on the telephone. I can't call you when you're not at home.
      You keep saying that you're all alone. That's a lie, lie, lie

    4. Chains

      I don't want any trouble. I don't want to make any waves.
      I don't want any conscience. And I don't wanna be brave.
      I've kept my distance. My feelings have never been shown.
      I know that I've been walking fences,
      Denied what I have known.

      I carry chains. (I carry chains.)
      Heavy, heavy chains. (Chains that are made.)
      I carry chains (I carry chains) 'round my feet.
      I feel the weight (I feel the weight.)
      Chains are the different things that should not be hanging on me.

      I put my conscience under a stone, the stone under the ground.
      Walked from where I had left it. I hoped it couldn't be found.
      My conscience persisted. It's a haunted seed I have sown.
      Calls me out from the distance
      And it just won't leave me alone.

      I carry chains. (I carry chains.)
      Chains that are made. (Chains that are made.)
      I carry heavy chains. (I carry chains.)
      Talk about the weight. (I feel the weight.)
      Chains are the temporary things that should not be hanging on me.

    5. Hard To Say I'm Sorry

      "Everybody needs a little time away," I heard her say, "from each other."
      "Even lover's need a holiday far away from each other."
      Hold me now. It's hard for me to say I'm sorry. I just want you to stay.

      After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.
      And after all that's been said and done,
      You're just the part of me I can't let go.

      Couldn't stand to be kept away just for the day from your body.
      Wouldn't wanna be swept away, far away from the one that I love.
      Hold me now. It's hard for me to say I'm sorry. I just want you to know.
      Hold me now. I really want to tell you I'm sorry. I could never let you go.

      After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.
      And after all that's been said and done,
      You're just the part of me I can't let go.

      After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.

      You're gonna be the lucky one.

    6. Get Away

      When we get there gonna jump in the air.
      No one'll see us 'cause there's nobody there.
      After all, you know we really don't care.
      Hold on. I'm gonna take you there.

    7. Follow Me

      One shoe on; one shoe off.
      Nothin' in life is decideable; wouldn't you know.
      Nothing's supposed to be easy.
      Take one day at a time. Ain't no need to hurry.
      Realize where you are, and where you're going to.

    chorus:

    Follow me, ain't no need to go on all by yourself.
    Follow me; don't need nobody else.
    Follow me; and together we'll build a better life.
    Follow me.

      One more time; toe the line;
      Nothing in life is impossible. Both of us know
      Life is as good as we make it.
      Dark reflections of the past
      Drown in our tomorrows.
      Time to laugh; time to love;
      Time to live again.

    chorus

      Time to laugh; time to live again.

    8. Sonny Think Twice

      You had it so good for so long
      you thought you were so very strong.
      You had too much glory
      Just a little too much too soon.

      You thought you could never be wrong.
      She was always by your songs.
      What a sad, sad story
      itís an age old story

      Ev'ry man will get his chance to play the fool
      ev'ry time he takes a chance and thinks heís cool

      Sonny, think twice
      before you close the door
      Take my advice
      Your love canít take much more
      Somethiní about your life is wrong
      When the lady who loves you more is gone
      and you donít know what to do
      when it all comes down to you

    ( Instrumental )

      lady who loves you more is gone
      Sonny, think twice

    ( Instrumental )

      You feel so afraid to be loved
      because you see too much.
      What a sad, sad story,
      but you brought it up on yourself.

      You gave it all up for fun.
      Now you got no where to run
      with your sad, sad story
      itís an age old story

      Ev'ry man will get his chance to play the fool
      Evíry time he takes his chance he still thinks heís cool.

      And you donít know what to do
      When it all comes down to you.

      Donít think that she donít care
      Ďbut your Saturday night affair,
      and youíd better watch out
      somebody is gonna be there

      Sonny, think twice
      Before you close the door.
      Take my advice
      Your love canít take much more.
      Somethiní about your life is wrong
      When the lady who loves you more is gone.

    9. What Can I Say

      Lonely nights; empty days, use me up so many ways.
      You came along and stole my heart away.
      I just wanna hold you darlin', tonight,
      knowin' that the love between us is right.
      I can't believe that you'd ever let me go; oh, no.

    chorus:

    What can I say? What can I do? I'm so in love with you.
    Got to be strong; but, for how long must I have this feeling ?
    Won't go away.

      Take me back to yesterday, I just wanna fade away
      Closer to you that what we used to be.
      Are we really gonna let it die? Close the book and give it one more try.
      I can't believe that you'd ever let me go; oh, no.

    chorus

    10. Rescue You

      After he hurt you, you said you were leaving; you got up to walk out the door.
      The story he's telling you, you weren't believin'; you've certainly
      heard it before.
      And I can't stand it, you're feeling so sad. I can't take it, it's makin' me mad

      Say the word and I will rescue you. (Say the word, say the word)
      Say the word and I will come to rescue you.

      I could be wrong, but unless I'm mistaken, it's only a matter of time.
      And I know you're giving him more than you've taken; you've come to the end of
      the line.
      And I can't stand it, you're feeling so sad. I can't take it, it's makin' me mad

      Say the word and I will rescue you. (Say the word, say the word)
      Say the word and I will come to rescue you. (Say the word, say the word)

      Something missing in your life; tell you what I say; blues are on the run and
      help is on the way.
      Something missing in your life; tell you what I'll do.
      Just like in a fairy tale, I'll rescue you. I'm gonna rescue you.

      I just can't take it when your feeling so sad.
      I can't take it, it's making me mad.

      Something missing in your life; tell you what I say; blues are on the run and
      help is on the way.
      Something missing in your life; tell you what I'll do.
      Just like in a fairy tale, I'll rescue you. I'm gonna rescue you.

      Say the word and I will rescue you. (Say the word, say the word)
      Say the word and I will come to rescue you. (You know that help is on the way)

    11. Love Me Tomorrow

      She said, "It's lonely here tonight." She's always sad when she's alone.
      She said, "I need you here tonight." She couldn't wait 'til I get home.
      She loves me, and that's all I need to know.
      She's part of my life; just a part I won't let go.
      Then she said,

      "Love me tomorrow. Won't you please promise me ? Love me tomorrow like today.
      Love me tomorrow; hurry back. Can't you see I need you much more than
      yesterday ?"

      You know it's always cold at night; it's always lonely 'til the dawn.
      And though it's not what we both want, knowing she's there, I'll carry on.
      Because she loves me, and that's all I need to know.
      She's part of my life; just a part I won't let go.
      Then she said,

      "Love me tomorrow. Won't you please promise me ? Love me tomorrow like today.
      Love me tomorrow; hurry back. Can't you see I need you more than any words can
      say ?"

      She loves me, and that's all I need to know.
      She's part of my life; just a part I won't let go.
      Then she said,

      "Love me tomorrow. Won't you please promise me ? Love me tomorrow like today.
      Love me tomorrow; hurry back. Can't you see I need you much more than
      yesterday ?"

      Love me tomorrow; love me tomorrow like today.
      Love me tomorrow; I need you much more than yesterday.