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Talking Chess

Song info

"Talking Chess" (2009) on the album Chess in Concert (2 CD)(2009).
It was written by TIM RICE, BJOERN K. ULVAEUS, BENNY GORAN BROR ANDERSSON.
Published by Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.

"Talking Chess" Videos

Chess In Concert - London (2008)
Chess In Concert - London (2008)
CHESS IN CONCERT
CHESS IN CONCERT
Chess in Concert: Interview with Josh Groban | PBS
Chess in Concert: Interview with Josh Groban | PBS
Josh Groban HMH May 13 2016 talking about the Comet and Chess
Josh Groban HMH May 13 2016 talking about the Comet and Chess
Chess - The Musical
Chess - The Musical
Josh Groban - Anthem (Chess) - 11.05.2016 Tempodrom Frankfurt
Josh Groban - Anthem (Chess) - 11.05.2016 Tempodrom Frankfurt
Josh Groban in concert 2002 part 4
Josh Groban in concert 2002 part 4
Talking Chess
Talking Chess
Josh Groban - Talking - 11.05.2016 Alte Oper Frankfurt
Josh Groban - Talking - 11.05.2016 Alte Oper Frankfurt
Josh Groban, Anthem, Amsterdam, 13 mei 2016
Josh Groban, Anthem, Amsterdam, 13 mei 2016
Josh Groban Chess 2008 - ANTHEM
Josh Groban Chess 2008 - ANTHEM
Josh Groban HMH May 13 2016 sparkly hat and boy soprano
Josh Groban HMH May 13 2016 sparkly hat and boy soprano
Josh Groban on Snapchat: joshgrobansnap
Josh Groban on Snapchat: joshgrobansnap
Josh Groban GMA - May 16th, 2008 Soundcheck 10
Josh Groban GMA - May 16th, 2008 Soundcheck 10
Josh Groban Anthem Chess
Josh Groban Anthem Chess
Josh Groban - Anthem - Stockholm Waterfront - 2016-05-05
Josh Groban - Anthem - Stockholm Waterfront - 2016-05-05
Josh Groban US Open Opening Ceremony 8/31/15
Josh Groban US Open Opening Ceremony 8/31/15
Josh Groban - Talking About His German Roots - 11.05.2016 Alte Oper Frankfurt
Josh Groban - Talking About His German Roots - 11.05.2016 Alte Oper Frankfurt
Josh Groban - Talking About Dancing Lessons - 11.05.2016 Alte Oper Frankfurt
Josh Groban - Talking About Dancing Lessons - 11.05.2016 Alte Oper Frankfurt
Josh Groban  -  Anthem
Josh Groban - Anthem

Lyrics

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

Anatoly
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
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.