Musicals – Chess – Mountain Duet lyrics

Musicals – Chess – Mountain Duet lyrics

Florence:
This is the one situation
I wanted most to avoid
Nothing I say will convince him
This isn’t a trick.

Anatoly:
A drink on clear moonlit night–
I relax, she smiles,
There’s something peculiar
Going on.

Florence:
So through no fault of my own
I’m stuck here to carry the can.
Embarrassed, uncertain, marooned.

Anatoly:
Now she can’t be working for them–
I mean us–
She seems to know what she’s doing,
But where is he?

Florence:
He has to turn up,
He wanted this meeting,
Didn’t he?

Anatoly:
Maybe he’s scared,
But he didn’t seem scared
In the game.

Florence:
Oh, I just couldn’t care less.
He can go right ahead,
Go and wreck his career,
I know I’ve done my best.

Anatoly:
Well, at least
She’s a good looking spy.

Florence:
What if my Russian friend
Thinks that my plans
Are more of an intimate kind?
If I don’t say something
And soon
He’ll go.
Maybe I’m on nobody’s side!

Anatoly:
Listen, I hate to break up the mood.
Get to the point,
Begin the beguine.
Haven’t you noticed
We are a protagonist short,
In this idyllic,
Well-produced scene?

Florence:
He couldn’t wait
To join you up here.
Maybe he walked–
Cable cars scare him.

Anatoly:
Never mind him,
I haven’t missed him so far.

Both:
Maybe it won’t do any harm
To struggle on without his charm.
Funny how all at one I feel
That he can go jump off the mountain–
I won’t care!

Florence:
This is the one situation
I wanted most to avoid.

Anatoly:
My dear opponent–
I really can’t imagine why.

Florence:
So I am not dangerous then?
What a shame.

Anatoly:
No, you’re not dangerous. Florence:
Who could think that of you? You–

Both:
You are so strange.
Why can’t you be
What you want to be?
You should be scheming,
Intriguing,
Too clever by half!

Anatoly:
I have to hand it to you
For you’ve managed
To make me forget
Why I ever agreed on this farce. Florence:
I don’t know why Know why

Both:
I can’t think of anything
I would rather do
Than be wasting my time
On mountains with you.

Frederick:
Who’d ever think it?
Such a very pretty setting.
Tell me what’s the betting,
Very pretty plotting, too.
No matter–
I’ve done all your work for you.

Florence: [Spoken]
Freddie.

Frederick:
Who’d ever guess it?
Daughter in collaboration
With the very nation
Gave her father third degree.
Where’s Daddy, dead,
Or in the KGB?

[Spoken]
While my second has been curling up with my
Opponent, I have agreed to new terms with
Global Television, which in short means more money–
For you as well, but that can’t be helped. Therefore,
This meeting is unnecessary. The match can continue
And we don’t have to be friends.

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