Chicago: 25 or 6 to 4 Meaning
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Song Released: 1970
25 or 6 to 4 Lyrics
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Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
25 or 6 to 4
Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to...
anonymous Aug 7th, 8:08pm report
It is most likely the LSD (25) a trip started in the evening 6 (pm) would last till
around 4 (am). Should I take some more, 25 or 6 to 4.
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anonymous Sep 13th, 2009 9:49am report
I read an interview with Robert Lamm in which he explained that he was indeed referring to what time it was while he was attempting to write this song. Also, I believe back in 1970 when the song was written, there weren't digital clocks yet, so he was staring at an analog clock that was either 25 or 26 minutes until 4 a.m.--which, to correct the reference above--would be 3:35 or 3:34 a.m.
anonymous Aug 29th, 2009 8:35am report
I fell that this is a song about whether he should take an other hit of LSD (25) or go to work (6 to 4) Dr.Ugg
anonymous Dec 14th, 2008 12:30pm report
Robert Lamm, who wrote this song, has said that the song simply refers to the insomniac processes of songwriting, and that he was "sitting cross legged on the the floor" in the middle of the night, when he looked up at the clock and saw that it was 3:35 or 3:36 am. Hence the title.
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