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Chess – Mountain Duet lyrics

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

The russian
A drink on a clear moonlit night--I relax, she smiles
There's something unpleasant going on

So with immaculate timing, I'm left to carry the can
Embarrassed, outnumbered, marooned--

The russian
Now she can't be working for them--I mean us--
She seems so very straightforward--
But where is he?

He has to come back--he wanted this meeting, well didn't he?

The russian
Maybe he's scared--just as scared as he was in the game

Oh I just couldn't care less
He can go right ahead, go and wreck his career
I know I've done my best

The russian
Well, at least she's a good-looking spy.

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-- nobody's on nobody's side.

The russian
Listen, I hate to break up the mood
Get to the point, begin the begin
Haven't you noticed we're a protagonist short
In this idyllic, well-produced scene?

All I can say is moments ago
He was right here ready and waiting

The russian
Never mind him--I haven't missed him so far

Maybe it won't do any harm
To struggle on without his charm?
Funny how all at once I feel
That he can go jump off the mountain I won't care

This is the one situation I wanted most to avoid

The russian
My dear opponent--I really can't imagine why

So I am not dangerous then?
What a shame!

The russian
Oh you're not dangerous--who could think that of you?

You--you are so strange--why can't you be what you ought to be?
You should be scheming, intriguing, too clever by half--

The russian
I have to hand it to you
For you've managed to make me forget why I ever agreed to this farce.
I don't know why I can't think of anything
I would rather do
Than be wasting my time
On mountains with you

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