Just for the record, they were Russians in America. Back in the U.S.S.R., there was little demand for a Chicago concert during the Communist Days. But Russia’s Leonid & Friends has made people smile in the U.S.A. This song, “I’ve Been Searching So Long,” was released in 1974 as part of their album “Chicago VII,” this powerful ballad delves into the theme of yearning, longing, and the search for love. However, the interpretation depends on who is listening. For some, it reflects the turmoil and loneliness they have endured in their love lives. For others, it reminds them of the universal struggle to find genuine connection and lasting love.
I think this applies to our lives in general as we search for simple, honest government and to get along with our lives and enjoy our families instead of always being manipulated by those in power regardless of their political party. “I’ve Been Searching So Long” undeniably strikes a chord with its powerful lyrics and emotive melodies that applies still to our political situation.