Chess - Mountain Duet Lyrics

1988 Broadway
Chess the Musical - 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.

THE RUSSIAN:
A drink on a clear moonlit night -- I relax, she smiles
There's something peculiar going on.

FLORENCE:
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?

FLORENCE:
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.

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

THE RUSSIAN:
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 else 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 beguine
Haven't you noticed we're a protagonist short
In this idyllic, well-produced scene?

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

THE RUSSIA:
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 once
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

THE RUSSIAN:
My dear opponent -- I really can't imagine why

FLORENCE:
So I am not dangerous then? -- what a shame!

THE RUSSIAN:
Oh, you're not dangerous -- who could think that of you?

BOTH:
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 had it to you
For you've managed to make me forget why
I ever agreed to this farce.

BOTH:
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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