Friday, January 25, 2008

Drippin' with Cheeze

Okay kiddies...I know you've been anxiously awaiting today's installment of "Drippin' with Cheeze" and I hope I don't disappoint.

This has to be one of my favorite cheez-ee songs of all time.

It has all of the classic elements: conflict, tension, anticipation, the dramatic build up and of course and a climactic ending.

I also found some interesting facts about this song on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Chicago_Died

Today's song: The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace

Daddy was a cop
On the east side of Chicago
Back in the USA

Back in the good ol' Days

In the heat of a summer night
In the land of the dollar bill
When the town of Chicago died
And they talk about it still

When a man named Al Capone
Tried to make that town his own
And he called his gang to war
With the forces of the law

I heard my mama cry
I heard her pray the night Chicago died
Brother what a night it really was
Brother what a fight it really was
Glory be

I heard my mama cry
I heard her pray the night Chicago died
Brother what a night the people saw
Brother what a fight the people saw
Yes indeed

And the sound of the battle rang
Through the streets of the old east side
'Til the last of the hoodlum gang
Had surrendered up or died

There was shouting in the street
And the sound of running feet
And I asked someone who said
Bout a hundred cops are dead

I heard my mama cry
I heard her pray the night Chicago died
Brother what a night it really was
Brother what a fight it really was
Glory be!

I heard my mama cry
I heard her pray the night Chicago died
Brother what a night the people saw
Brother what a fight the people saw
Yes indeed

And ther was no sound at all
But the clock upon the wall
Then the door burst open wide
And my daddy stepped inside
And he kissed my mama's face
And he brushed her tears away

The night Chicago died
The night Chicago died
Brother what a night the people saw
Brother what a fight the people saw
Yes indeed

The night Chicago died
The night Chicago died
Brother what a night it really was
Brother what a fight it really was
Glory be

The night Chicago died
The night Chicago died
Brother what a night the people saw
Brother what a fight the people saw
Yes indeed

2 comments:

The Village Carpenter said...

The worst cheez song from the 70's is still better than the pop crap they're playing now.

Shazza said...

Very true!