adam pascal
endgame 2
lyrics

[Chorus:]

1866--Wilhelm Steinitz

1894--Emmanuel Lasker

[Molokov:]

How straightforward the game

When one has trust in one's player!

[Chorus:]

1921--Jose Capablanca

[Molokov:]

And how great the relief

Working for one who believes in

Loyalty, heritage

True to his kind, come what may

[Chorus:]

1927--Alex Alekhine

[Frederick:]

How straightforward the game

When one is free from distraction!

[Chorus:]

1935--Euwe

1948--Mikhail Botvinnik

[Frederick:]

When your only concern

Is laid out so clearly before you

64 squares--

They are the reason you know you exist

[Chorus:]

1957--Vasily Smylov

1960--Tal

[Molokov:]

It is the weak who accept

Tawdry untruths about freedom

[Chorus:]

1963--Tigran Petrosian

[Molokov:]

Prostituting themselves

Chasing a spurious starlight

Trinkets in airports

Sufficient to lead them astray

[Chorus:]

1969--Boris Spa**ky

[Florence:]

Does the player exist

In any human endeavor?

[Chorus:]

1972--Bobby Fischer

1975--Anatoly Karpov

[Florence:]

Who's been known to resist

Sirens of fame and possessions?

They will destroy you

Not rivals, not age, not success

[Chorus:]

1956--Budapest is rising

1956--Budapest is fighting!

1956--Budapest is falling