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Song Released: 1970


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25 or 6 to 4 Lyrics

Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
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...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2008 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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