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  • Musicals – Chess – Talking Chess lyrics

    Anatoly (spoken):
    What are you doing here

    Freddie (sung)
    This is the one situation I wanted most to avoid.

    Anatoly (sung)
    Then what on earth are you doing? You could be better employed.

    Freddie
    No. Please hear me out. I think I can help.

    Anatoly
    If it’s about Florence I’m warning you

    Freddie
    No. It’s not about her, your wife or your kids or money or Walter or Molokov.

    Anatoly
    What the hell is it?

    Freddie
    I want to talk chess.

    Anatoly
    Chess?

    Freddie
    Something I’ve noticed in Viigand. It’s his King’s Indian Defense. One of the lines he’s been trying doesn’t completely make sense.

    Anatoly
    Why? I don’t understand.

    Freddie
    I told you his King’s Indian

    Anatoly
    No, I don’t understand why you’re helping me.

    Freddie
    Because I love chess. Does nobody else? Jesus, sometimes I think I’m the only one. How can you let mediocrity win.

    Anatoly
    What about Florence’s father? My wife and my children?

    Freddie
    You’ve let them all down already. Win or betray yourself too. You don’t want those shits to get what they want.

    Anatoly
    They’ll get what they want. They always do.

    Freddie
    No. They won’t if you win. Be true to the game. The one thing you know you can count upon.

    Anatoly
    What about Florence?

    Freddie
    The one thing is chess.

    Anatoly
    Chess.

    Freddie (spoken)
    How can you let mediocrity win? You have one chance left. Win for chess. You were five one up. Now it’s five all. Get a grip.