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  • Musicals – Chess – Molokov And Anatoly lyrics

    Molokov: [Spoken]
    The man is utterly mad. Believe me, Anatoly, you’re
    Playing a lunatic.

    Anatoly: [Spoken]
    That’s the problem. He’s a brilliant lunatic, and you can’t
    Tell which way he’ll jump. Like his game, he’s impossible
    To analyze. You can’t predict him, dissect him, which of
    Course means he’s not a lunatic at all.

    Molokov:
    What we’ve just seen’s
    A pathetic display
    From a man who’s
    Beginning to crack.
    He’s afraid–
    He knows he isn’t
    The player he was,
    And he won’t get it back.

    Anatoly:
    Nonsense!
    Why do you people
    Always want to believe
    Third-rate propaganda?

    Molokov:
    My friend, please relax,
    We’re all on your side.
    You know how you need us.

    Anatoly:
    I don’t need my army
    Of so-called advisors,
    And helpers
    To tell me the man
    Who’s revitalized chess
    Single-handed
    Is more or less out of his brain,
    When it’s very clear
    He’s sane.

    Molokov:
    Listen, we don’t
    Underestimate Trumper.
    We won’t get caught
    In that trap.
    After all, winning or losing
    Reflects on us all.

    Anatoly:
    Oh, don’t give me that crap.
    I win, no one else does,
    And I take the rap if I lose.

    Molokov:
    It’s not quite that simple–
    The whole world’s tuned in,
    We’re all on display.
    We’re not merely sportsmen.

    Anatoly:
    Oh, please don’t start
    Spouting that old party line.
    Yes, I know it’s you job,
    But just get out and get me
    My chess-playing second.
    In 36 hours we begin–
    That is if you want to win!

    Molokov: [Spoken]
    Wanting is not sufficient. We have to know. We have
    To make sure. All men have a weakness. His is that
    Woman. Take her, and you win the game.

    Anatoly: [Spoken]
    So you think I can’t win otherwise?

    Molokov: [Spoken]
    I’m not saying that. I’m just making certain. And she
    Is attractive. Then there’s her intriguing family history–
    Hungary, 1956 and all that.

    Anatoly: [Spoken]
    I’m a chess player, Mr. Molokov. You go and play
    These other games.