"Saturday In The Park" as written by and Robert Lamm....
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
Everybody is another
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For Saturday

Another day in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July
Another day in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July

People talking, really smiling
A man playing guitar
And 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 colors of the day
A bronze man still can tell stories his own way
Listen children all is not lost, all is not lost, oh no, no

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, yeah yeah

Hoo hoo oh
Hmm hmmm
Hmm hmmm


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"Saturday in the Park" as written by Robert William Lamm

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    General CommentWhen I hear "I think it was the fourth of July," I think of a drug reference.

    1. Fourth of July = fireworks = tripping
    2. He thinks it was the fourth of July? How would he not know unless he was on drugs.
    pizzatruckon June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think some lyrics are missing.
    drewzer15on March 18, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSome lyrics are definitely missing. After "A man selling ice-cream," there should be "Singing Italian songs," followed by some nonsense Chicago thought was Italian-sounding (let's give them the benefit of the doubt, and call it "scat.") Also, it's "Another day" halfway through, not "Saturday."
    MinuteWalton July 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSomebody please comment on this. I really only see the literal meaning of this song, just a Saturday in the park.
    stoolhardyon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's just about a man walking through the park on a date with his girl on a saturday. when he says, "i think it was the fourth of july," to me, that means he "saw fireworks" if you know what i mean. it's not a difficult concept.
    ivoryjukeboxon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's got to be more than just that. How does "Slow motion riders fly the colors of the day/A bronze man still can tell stories his own way," fit?
    FloydFanon March 26, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Slow motion riders fly the colors of the day"
    This could be in reference to a merry-go-round or some other children's ride to be found at a park.
    "A bronze man still can tell stories his own way."
    Sounds like the ubiquitous War Hero statue, found at most parks across the country. If the statue was on his horse, and the horse was on all fours, that meant one thing (he died in battle or something), and if he's rearing up on his two hind quarters, that meant something else (he was wounded maybe). If he is not on a horse but standing, that means yet another thing (he was not a casualty).
    Vozzyon May 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading an interview with Robert Lamm, (the writer of the song). He stated that the band was touring in NYC, while trying to write a song with no luck, he left the hotel and took a walk through Central Park. Taking note of what was going on around him he decided to write a song about it. there you have it. the story behind one of the bands most memorable songs.
    ChicagoJakeon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is responsible for my falling in love with this band. I heard this song in fourth grade, and listened to some others, and now I have nine of their albums, and I'm expanding my collection. I'm dying to get my hands on Live at Carnegie Hall.

    As for the meaning of this song, in the Rhino remaster of Chicago V, Walt Parazaider explains that they were touring in New York City, and Robert Lamm went out for a walk in Central Park, was amazed, and subsequently wrote this song about it.
    Mattbluhalofanon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps the meaning could be just enjoyment in the little things. It is usual those things that lift your spirits.
    Velocity_von July 28, 2007   Link

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