Oh my
Life has passed me by
The country I was brought up in
Fell apart and died

Oh no
Love's no longer there
Cold wind blew away the sun
That used to warm the air

Oh! Feelin' pretty bad
Feelin' like I lost the best friend
That I ever had

Oh! Got to find a way
Got to make the people see
The way I feel today

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Lowdown Lyrics as written by Peter Cetera Danny Seraphine

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, SHELLY BAY MUSIC

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    General CommentThis song has changed a lot for me over the years. Upon my first times hearing it, I thought it was good, but just good. Well, I recently uncovered this song again a few months ago, and fell in love. This is undoubtedly in my top ten favorite Chicago songs.
    Mattbluhalofanon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta look at society and how it's falling apart. the country he was brought up in fell apart and died meaning people aren't what they used to be anymore. people are all mean to each other "love no longer there" and he liked the old ways and now there gone and he misses them and thats why hes sad

    Edited by evanreyes on January 19 2008, at 06:57PM

    switch755on January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most depressing upbeat song I have ever heard.
    Meaning: It's about a man whose best friend just died and he's feelin' down (small picture)
    It's about a man whose country is sinking into decay and evil and he feels helpless to stop it (big picture)
    Goatllamaon May 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGoatllama, you're right on with the "depressing upbeat song" description. What a great toe tapper! The music makes me so so happy -- picks me right up. But the message is such a bummer. This purposeful dichotomy makes the all the more powerful.
    Stupidity054on July 07, 2011   Link

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