Lyrics to
Take A Chance

Released by Chicago in 1978
From the Album: Hot Streets |

This version of Take A Chance was released by Chicago in 1978.

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Take a chance dream a dream
Lay a bet down on me
I will see you with my heart
Raise you with honesty
All the love I share with you
Is too priceless to lose
For your loving I will gamble
And I’m gambling on you
All the odds are on our side
And I know you’re worth it
Gonna take it
Go for it
Can I play, deal me in
I’m a man who likes to win
Though I can’t foresee the future
With you I don’t fear a thing
All the odds are on our side
And I know you’re worth it gonna take it
Go for it


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Chicago has released many songs over the years besides Take A Chance. Chicago released songs from 1969 to 2006 spanning across albums like The Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago (Chicago II), Chicago III, Chicago V, Chicago VI, Chicago VII, Chicago VIII, Chicago X, Chicago XI, Hot Streets, Chicago 13, Chicago XIV, Chicago 16, Chicago 17, Chicago 18, Chicago 19, Twenty 1, Night & Day: Big Band, Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album, and Chicago XXX. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Chicago.

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About Lyrics and Take A Chance by Chicago

The lyrics for Take A Chance are defined as the words making up the song released by Chicago in 1978. It also includes the verses and words used by the background chorus in the song. Like many hit songs, the lyrics to Take A Chance have different meanings to different people. While it is clear in some of the lyrics what the artist is trying to really say, only Chicago and those working with them know all of the meanings behind all of the lyrics to their songs.

Some folks are interested in word and phrase etymology. It is easy to understand the lyrics to Take A Chance by Chicago if you think through it. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Take A Chance" means the words set to the music of Take A Chance, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Chicago. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Take A Chance and the lyrics to Take A Chance are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Chicago who came here looking just for the lyrics to Take A Chance, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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