"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


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

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

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  • +2
    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
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a song about struggling with life and how to live it in the best way, and then suddenly hitting a break at some point and having a sense a peace just wash over you. Yes, it could be while taking a break to go out into a park for awhile and just seeing the people, the life, as it goes by.. coming back to earth for a bit, realizing that you have a lot of what you need already intact... you'll always be growing but for right now, in the moment, you are in the moment and you like being there... as you remember being many times in the past.. before all this 'struggling. It has a couple of layers to it involving protest and activism and so forth.. but I am just taking where I typically see it, at the high level. Of course it is Chicago, so the music itself is pretty much paradise on earth. The world would really suck if there was no Chicago...
    caucasianon January 07, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think some lyrics are missing.
    drewzer15on March 18, 2012   Link
  • +2
    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
  • +1
    General Comment"Can ya dig it? Yes I can.;)
    Thia007on December 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrom who I am and what I have seen... On a Saturday? Freedom love wins
    Angela Justiceon July 04, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIt's about a guy who takes drugs every Saturday and goes on an acid trip!
    TheGraduateon June 12, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt could possibly be about drugs or spending a Saturday in a park on the 4th of July!
    TheGraduateon June 26, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQuite possibly Chicago's 2nd best song of all time!
    TheGraduateon June 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    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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