Take me back to Chicago
Lay my soul to rest
Where my life was free and easy
Remember me at my best

Take me back to Chicago
Where music was all I had
I tried to be good as I could
And sometimes that made me sad

Take me back to Chicago, to Chicago
Why don't you take me back
Take me back, take me back
To Chicago

I still dream of the Lake of peacefulness
The warm summer breeze
Cause my life was so much simpler then
Street corners and Tastee Freeze

Take me back to Chicago
Cause hustlin's not my style
L.A. was just a bit too hard
I wish I could be a child

Livin' back in Chicago, in Chicago
Why don't you take me back
Take me back, take me back
To Chicago

Take me back to Chicago
Lay my soul to rest
Where my life was free and easy
Remember me at my best

Take me back to Chicago
Cause hustlin's not my style
L.A. was just a bit too hard
I wish I could be a child

Livin' back in Chicago, in Chicago
Why don't you take me back
Take me back, take me back
To Chicago

Take me back, take me back


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Take Me Back To Chicago Lyrics as written by Danny Seraphine David Wolinski

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    This was written by Danny Seraphine and David Wolinski in memory of drummer Freddy Page who had died in 1977, prior to XI's release. Page was a member of the Illinois Speed Press, another outfit owned by Chicago's then producer, James William Guercio. (Taken from the liner notes in the Rhino re-release of Chicago XI)

    Mattbluhalofanon August 28, 2007   Link
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    I wish it was longer and with more from the horns section. Those are my only complaints.

    Goatllamaon May 23, 2009   Link
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    Chaka Khan is the woman singing backup at the end of the song. In the liner notes, she is credited with "incredible preach at end".

    alliematton July 07, 2010   Link

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