Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Chicago Meaning
Though your brother's bound and gagged
And they've chained him to a chair
Won't you please come to Chicago
Just to sing
In a land that's known as freedom
How can such a thing be fair
Won't you plaese come to Chicago
anonymous Apr 10th, 2006 4:58am report
The song also refers to the Chicago 7 trial, related to the protests at the 68 convention. The first line, "though your brother's bound and gagged" refers to Black Panther Party activist Bobby Seale, who was ordered bound and gagged by the judge during the trial.
anonymous Mar 30th, 2006 3:27pm report
Crosby and Nash did go to Cicago because of the violence Mayor Daley incited against the 'hippie' protestors of the Democratic Convention. Stills did not travel with them and this song was written asking Stills to join them in Chicago to protest the situation.
anonymous Dec 23rd, 2005 12:19pm report
The eagle flies with the dove is from "Love The One You're With", not "Chicago".
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