25 or 6 to 4

Believe it or not, this is the title to a song.  The title and the lyrics are very difficult to understand until you get a bit of background and wow, it makes sense!  Even if the sense it makes, makes little sense!

The group that did this song is called Chicago, and their producer told them  around 1970 that they were short one song for their next album.  They worked, collaborated, and tried to come up with a song but failed.  Finally, their main lyrics writer Robert Lamm went home, determined to write the final song but found himself still failing.  So he decided to write a song about failing to write a song.  And he was still writing at ” 25 or 26 minutes to 4 AM”!

Now these creative lyrics might make sense to you and be a little fun:

“25 Or 6 To 4”

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 stay awake
Wondering how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
25 or 6 to 4
Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day
25 or 6 to 4
25 or 6 to 4

Sometimes failure ends in success!

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