adam pascal
one night in bangkok
lyrics

[FREDDIE]

Bangkok, Oriental setting

And the city don't know that the city is getting

The creme de la creme of the chess world

In a show with everything but Yul Brynner

Time flies, doesn't seem a minute

Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it

All changed, don't you know that when you

Play at this level, it's no ordinary venue

It's Iceland, or the Philippines

Or Hastings, or this place!

[FREDDIE & SOLOISTS]

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster

The bars are temples, but the pearls ain't free

You'll find a God in every golden cloister

And if you're lucky then the God's a she

I can feel an angel sliding up to me

[FREDDIE]

One town's very like another

When your head's down over your pieces, brother

[SOLOISTS]

It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity

To be looking at the board, not looking at the city

[FREDDIE]

Whaddaya mean?

You see one crowded, polluted, stinking town, you've...

[SOLOISTS]

Tea, girls, warm and sweet

Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

[FREDDIE]

Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist

Whose every move's among the purest

I get my kicks ABOVE the waistline, sunshine

[FREDDIE & SOLOISTS]

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble

Not much between despair and ecstasy

One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble

Can't be too careful with your company

I can feel the devil walking next to me

[Instrumental interlude]

[FREDDIE]

Siam's gonna be the witness

To the ultimate test in cerebral fitness

This grips me more than would

A muddy old river or reclining Buddha

Thank God I'm only watching the game

Controlling it

I don't see you guys rating

The kind of mate I'm contemplating

I'd let you watch, I would invite you

But the queens WE use would not excite you

So you'd better go back to your bars, your temples

Your ma**age parlors

[FREDDIE & SOLOISTS]

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster

The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free

You'll find a God in every golden cloister

A little flesh, a little history

I can feel an angel sliding up to me

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble

Not much between despair and ecstasy

One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble

Can't be too careful with your company