To coincide with the Fourth of July, Chicago has released a lyric video for their new song "America," one of the 11 tracks on the band's soon-to-be-released album Now: Chicago XXXVI. The clip can be viewed now at Frontiers Records' official YouTube channel.
The video featuring a montage of images that reflect the words of the tune, which both critique the way the U.S. government is running the country and express a hopeful message for the future of the nation.
One segment of the song goes as follows: "We can't keep having you make our rules/ When you treat us common folk like fools/ It's time to stand up for our rights/ Put congress in our political sights/ Make them pass laws that help us all/ The Founding Fathers echo will be heard in the hall/ By the people for the people/ Everyone's equal/ 'Cause this is America/ America is free."
Now: Chicago XXXVI will be released this Tuesday, but if you pre-order the album via iTunes, you'll immediately receive a free download of "America" and two other tracks from the record -- "Now" and "Love Lives On."
Chicago currently is on tour in Europe, but the band will return to the U.S. later in the month to launch a joint summer tour with REO Speedwagon. The trek gets under way on July 31 in Concord, California. Visit ChicagoTheBand.com to check out the group's full itinerary.
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