Robert LAMM


In My Head

(1999)



1. Will People Ever Change ? 4'04
(Robert Lamm)
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
2. The Love You Call Your Own 4'30
(Robert Lamm / Gerard McMahon)
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / DREAMWORKS SKG / LITTLE WHITY (ASCAP) / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
3. Sacrificial Culture 4'43
(Robert Lamm / John Van Eps)
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / John VAN EPS MUSIC (ASCAP) / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
4. Watching The Time Go By 4'37
(Gerry Beckley)
©1999 HUMAN NATURE MUSIC (ASCAP)
5. Sacha 4'04
(Robert Lamm)
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
6. The Best Thing 3'40
(Robert Lamm / Phoebe Snow))
Duet with Phoebe Snow
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / Phoebe SNOW PUBLISING / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
7. The Love Of My Life 3'28
(Robert Lamm / Jim Vallance)
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / ALMO TESTOTIME (ASCAP) / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
8. Standing At The Door 4'20
(Robert Lamm / John Van Eps)
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / John VAN EPS MUSIC (ASCAP) / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
9. Swept Away 4'18
(Robert Lamm / Bruce Gaitsch)
Duet with Phoebe Snow
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / EDGE OF FLUKE MUSIC (ASCAP) / MYSTIFYING MUSIC PUBLISHING
10. Sleeping In The Middle Of The Bed 4'27
(Robert Lamm / John McCurry)
Contains samples from "New York, New York" and "Wake Up Niggers"
Performed by The LAST POETS courtesy DOUGLAS MUSIC / Don WILLIAMS MUSIC
©1999 BLUE INFINITY MUSIC (ASCAP) / KAT AND MOUSE MUSIC (BMI)

Total Time: 42:11


  • Robert Lamm - Vocals
  • John Van Eps - Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Percussion Programming, Background Vocals
  • Ross Traut - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
  • Jeff Mironov - Additional Guitars
  • Ira Siegel - Additional Guitars
  • Gerry Beckley - Background Vocals
  • Pepe Castro - Background Vocals
  • Vivian Cherry - Background Vocals
  • Peter Greco - Background Vocals
  • Gerard McMahon - Background Vocals
  • Vaneese Thomas - Background Vocals
  • Eric Troyer - Background Vocals
  • Carl Wilson - Background Vocals
  • Brad Albetto - Additional Musician
  • Hugh Elliot - Additional Musician

    Producer: John Van Eps
    Arrangements: Robert Lamm and John Van Eps
    Vocals Produced by Phil Ramone, Gerry Beckley (4)
    Backing Vocals Produced by Phil Galdston (8)
    Engineering and Mixing: Stephane Guyot
    Additional Engineering: Butch Jones, Vittorio Zammarano, Jeff Poe, Joe Arlotta
    Assistants: Leonard Hospidor, Gerry Volkersz
    Studios:
    SMYTHE, N.Y.C., BACK POCKET, N.Y.C.
    Art Directior: Joy Kopko
    Photographer: Guy Webster

    Sincere Thanks To:
    Janice Smythe, Stan Eisenberg, Bill Burns, David Polemeni, Jim Doherty, Joy Kopko, Melanie Mandl, Gregory Russell



    1. Will People Ever Change ?

      Woke this morning had it made
      My sheets were clean my rent was paid
      Out the door walked down the street
      Pavement new beneath my feet
      Set my watch ahead a year or two
      Set my head to watch what the world would do

      New president but it's the same
      A different face another name
      Half of friendship is receive
      In god we trust in bucks believe
      Weird to watch itfrom this point of view
      Weird for sure and funny but it sure ain't ne

      Sign on the store front
      Says come put yourself in debt
      Not to worry
      In America you're free
      Just don't forget
      People pay a price for life that other people set
      People are so strange
      But people will be people
      Will people ever change

      These random moments of content
      We hunger for our soul is spent
      Born each day then die with sleep
      The memories in the darkness weep

    2. The Love You Call Your Own

      Many reasons that hold you back
      That tell you no Make you fall short of what you want to say
      Too many voices in my head
      Where's the boy who used to take chances
      Used to say when I grow up to be a man someday
      True to my heart in everyway Seems so simple why's it so hard
      I'll never know
      Take the time seize the moment and don't let go
      The state of mind is everything about
      The love you call your own
      What tomorrow never knows could be gone
      Could be fighting fora place in line
      One more reasoyou should know
      What's so simple ain't that hard to understand
      Take the time seize the moment and don't let go
      The state of mind is everything about
      The love you call your own
      You can spend half your life
      Wondering where you belong
      Suddenly you realize
      It's right in front of your eyes
      Take the time seize the moment and don't let go
      The state of mind is everything about
      The love you call your own

    3. Sacrificial Culture

      In a sacrificial culture
      There's an ornamental man
      Place him in the center
      All music is static
      Every book is a line
      There was no evolution
      Only aflood there was notime
      It's a sacrificial culture
      You're an ornamental man
      Placed into the center
      Credit cards crystal shards no backyards
      Blah blah blah
      Empty trains winter rains see-thru brains
      Blah blah blah
      Bishops on the right
      Queens to the left
      The pawns will not advance
      Pushed into the center

    4. Watching The Time Go By

      So unsure of my direction
      I would follow where
      My friends and family would lead
      I was strengthened by the birth of the Beatles
      I was sparked by inspiration
      I was scarred by the pain of constant departures
      I was wounded severely atan early age
      But my hopes hung high
      On the thought of the future
      I was happy to watch
      The time go by day for night
      Watching the time go by time goes by
      Eye to eye watching the time go by
      And then the world changed
      There was hope in the distance
      Until it raced up around us
      And proceeded to shine
      Like a moonlight full of reckless abandon
      We would reach for the stars
      'Cause there was room at the top
      And food on the table
      We were doing quite well for such an early stage
      There was no need to stop nor were we able
      And no one could see
      The time go by dark to light
      Watching the time go by time goes by
      Why oh why watching the time go by
      There are moments I regret more than the rest
      There are days I can't recall at all
      Looking back now
      There's not much that I would change
      I am happy to watch

    5. Sacha

      You got your blue eyes open wide with wonder
      A world youíve never seen before
      The love, these feelings and this spell iím under
      Each day i love you more and more
      Sacha my love
      My litttle one
      Gently i hold you in my heart

      I love the way you trust so purely and completely
      It comes so naturally to you
      You look me in the eye and smile so sweetly
      As you discover something new
      Sacha my love
      My little one
      Gently i hold you in my heart
      You in my heart
      Baby you, you, you
    chorus:

    Sacha babe we waited for you all through the night
    Sacha babe donít you know it was love at first sight
    Sacha babe since youíve been here iím starting to get it right bridge:

    Not much to say, just big blue eyes
    Such eloquence despite your size
      You seem to understand so much that i am saying
      Words can be frustrating, i know
      So well you speak to me when we are playing
      So sure and steadily you grow
      Sacha my love
      My little one
      Gently i hold you to my heart
      Baby you, you, you
    chorus out:

    6. The Best Thing

      Woke up in confusion
      I don't know where I stand now
      I have a new name but I don't know who I am
      Evidence been hiding
      In records I been keeping
      I'll look one last time then I'll put them to sleep
      There's a gentle explosion
      A color profusion
      I light up like the fourth of July
      It's the best thing
      It's the best thing
      It's the best thing that I've ever known Well I've been elated I've been nominated
      Hell I've been hated just for being a woman
      I've been in the limelight
      I didn't always do right
      They tell me that I'm famous except not with you
      Oh does it ring true to you
      Oh can I get through to you

    7. The Love Of My Life

      So many people with a story to tell
      The world's full of victims
      And if you asked 'em what they're trying to sell
      They want to drag you down with them
      In the end the love we live with
      Is the love that we wait for
      And the waiting cuts like a knife
      In the end the love we hoped for
      Is the love that we learned with
      Looking for the love of my life
      The love of my life There's not a day when I don't open my eyes
      Random moments of fashion ur heart will guide me when my head tells me lies
      I've still got the passion
      You know I've still got the passion
      Jever mind tomorrow it's only a gypsies fantasy
      Time we have is borrowed
      Only wanting whatwe're needing
      Needing only what we have today
      Got to treasure every moment
      Every moment is a good time
      And I never have nothing to hide
      Got a sense of someone who cares
      Automation is deadly
      Looking for the love of my life
      The love of my life

    8. Standing At The Door

      Most of my life I was living without you
      On my own
      Independent son
      Nights I would lie awake
      I tried to picture the moment
      I would know
      Was I the only one
      Conversations overdue
      Years in the way I stand at your door
      I'm ready now
      All of these years
      Just marking time
      Now I'm standing at your door
      I felt like a child
      Afraid of the darkness
      Now comesa light
      Am I supposed to care
      Something went wrong
      Did you come to forget me
      Conversations overdue
      Years in the way
      What are your thoughts
      What do you do
      What part of me has come from you
      Now I'm standing at your door

    9. Swept Away

      Once in a lifetime
      You find the boy of your dreams
      If it's the right time
      Thank god as you fall to your knees
      It's all in the kiss such sweet prejudice
      It's all in the touch
      You want him so much
      Logic all swept away hold on 'til forever
      Once your inside her
      Your lost in time and space
      You lay beside her
      Feeling her breath on your face
      Your heart beats away stronger each day
      You feel so complete you can't eat or sleep
      Reason all swept away
      Hold on 'til forever love until forever
      Then in a moment
      Your dreams are scattered like rain
      You can't stand the pain
      Burn like a nova
      Now all that's left is goodbye so go on and cry
      Hold on 'til forever
      It's all too surreal you know what you feel
      You must let it go your last chance to show it
      Hold on 'til forever love until forever

    10. Sleeping In The Middle Of The Bed

      Caught in a love storm
      Howling like a newborn trying hard to stay warm
      My cover up is torn up and tattered
      Addicted to apocalypse
      Looking for the big hit tending to take trips
      The ship of love is beat-up and battered
      Time after time I blow me away
      Sign on the street now brother let me pray now
      Winter's here I believe it's hereto stay
      I read somewhere that religion is for people
      Who want to stay out of hell
      I was praying for a sign or a vision or a message
      Until you been there you won't get well
      I was sitting in a room I'd never recognize it
      With a picture before my eyes
      I've been sleeping in the middle of the bed again
      I'm not sure this qualifies
      Lost in a crosswalk
      Battle only half fought crawling 'cause I can'ttalk
      Childhood finally caught up with me
      Flashing likea neon
      Noisy as an A-bomb looking to the beyond
      Staring into the half-life of eternity
      I read somewhere that religion is for people
      Who swear they need to be saved
      I've been sleeping in the middle of the bed again
      You can trust me I will be brave