Song Lyric Sunday: “Street Player”

I’ve seen this blog hop on several people’s feeds and decided to dip my toe into the water (as if I don’t do enough of these already). Helen Vahdati runs Song Lyric Sunday, and issues a prompt weekly and gives the rules, like in this post.

This week’s word is “street,” so I’ve chosen “Street Player,” from Chicago’s 13th album, called, strangely enough, Chicago 13. Written by drummer Danny Seraphine and David “Hawk” Wolinsky, who plays synthesizer on the track, it also features percussionist Airto Moreira and trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, who really hits the high notes here.

Lyrics courtesy AZLyrics.com

I’ll never forget those aimless years
Street sounds swirling through my mind
Trouble was often in the air
So we fought to forget our despair
I’m a street player
And I’ll play you a song
‘Cause you know, my heart & soul
Will carry, carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
City life’s the only way
Street corners and billiard halls was our home away
Lessons learned still help me today
I’m a street player
I’ve seen it all
Hit men, thieves and many a brawl
But as you see I still stand tall
It was such a small space in time
I never knew that I would find
A musical path for all to see
Anxiety into ecstasy
I’m a street player
I’m a street player
I’m a street player
I’m a street player
I’m a street player
I’ve seen it all
Hit men, thieves and many a brawl
But as you see I still stand tall
It was such a small space in time
I never knew that I would find
A musical path for all to see
Anxiety into ecstasy
I’m a street player
I’m a street player
I’m a street player
I’m a street player

And that’s my very first contribution to Song Lyric Sunday. How’d I do?

16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: “Street Player”

  1. Welcome aboard, John! Great pick for your first contribution in my opinion. I am not as familiar with this song as I am of some other Chicago songs. That’s why I like the SLS group — lots of new music to enjoy.

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    1. I don’t think they released “Street Player” as a single, and even if they did it probably didn’t get much airplay. I actually hadn’t heard Chicago’s original until I heard Leonid & Friends do a pretty amazing cover of it. That’s when I went looking for Chicago’s. Had fun with this!

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