"South California Purples" as written by and Robert Lamm....
Cloudy every morning
Sun don't never shine
Cloudy every morning
Sun don't ever shine
Since I lost my baby
I been losing my mind
I thought this was a warm place
I must be in the wrong place
Thought this was a warm place
I must be in the wrong place
And I don't know where I'm going
Since my lover left me
Never no smile on my face
I am he is you are he is you are me and we are all together
Buddy, this ain't L.A.
I've traveled such a long way
Buddy, this ain't L.A.
I've traveled such a long way
And I still don't know where I'm going
But without my baby here
I better not stay
I better not stay


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"South California Purples" as written by Robert William Lamm

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    General Commentwow no comments. any one notice that the line "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together" is from the the beatles song I am the Walrus.
    WALRUS*on January 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentChicago's take on a blues chord progressions. The word "Purples" is a spoof of so many songs having the word "Blues" in the title. If the song were titled "South California Blues", nobody would question it, but since it's titled "South California Purples", it tends to perplex some people.
    MusicFoxon June 01, 2016   Link

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