"Chicago (We Can Change The World)" as written by Che Smith and Marc D. Shemer....
So your brother's bound and gagged
And they've chained him to a chair
Won't you please come to chicago just to sing
In a land that's known as freedom how can such a thing be fair

Won't you please come to chicago for the help that we can bring
We can change the world rearrange the world
It's dying - to get better
Politicians sit yourselves down, there's nothing for you here

Won't you please come to chicago for a ride
Don't ask jack to help you `cause he'll turn the other ear
Won't you please come to chicago or else join the other side
We can change the world rearrange the world

It's dying - if you believe in justice
Dying - and if you believe in freedom
Dying - let a man live his own life
Dying - rules and regulations, who needs them open up the door

Somehow people must be free I hope the day comes soon
Won't you please come to chicago show your face
From the bottom of the ocean to the mountains of the moon
Won't you please come to chicago no one else can take your place

We can change the world rearrange the world
It's dying - if you believe in justice
Dying - and if you believe in freedom
Dying - let a man live his own life
Dying - rules and regulations, who needs them open up the door


Lyrics submitted by Mr. Tambourine Man

"Chicago" as written by Jack S. Conrad Donald Clint Goodman

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentClearly, about the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, where people were rioting and dying on their streets.

    Nash doesn't seem to receive much credit for his personal stuff but this is right up there with any other 60's rock.
    dahe24on March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I would guess it's about the Chicago 8 trial as well. The first line sounds like a reference to Bobby Seale.
    jerbear50on April 05, 2009   Link

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