25 Or 6 To 4

Words & Music:

Robert Lamm (Chicago)


[the basic song riff consists of the notes A G F# F E (frets:  5 3 2 1 0) – played on the low E string.  Can be extrapolated to the chord progression: Am  Am/G  Am/F#   F   E.  Play this riff twice for an intro, then continue it through the verses.]


Waiting for the break of day, searching for something to say.

Flashing lights against the sky, giving up I close my eyes.

F                           C        G          F

Sitting cross-legged on the floor -- 25 or 6 to 4.


Staring blindly into space, getting up to splash my face.

Wanting just to stay awake, wondering how much I can take.

Should I try to do some more -- 25 or 6 to 4.


Feeling like I ought to sleep, spinning room is sinking deep.

Searching for something to say, waiting for the break of day.

25 or 6 to 4 – 25 or 6 to 4.



Dm   Cm   B6   G   B


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