Chess - The Interview Lyrics

1988 Broadway
Chess the Musical - The Interview Lyrics

WALTER: (spoken)
Tonight's final item is a Global scoop: The former champion,
our Freddie Trumper, talks to Anatoly Sergievsky,
the man who beat him a year ago
and who is defending his title here right now in Bangkok, Thailand.
Let's get that Sergievsky family video lined up, okay?

We all want times in our careers
When we make a little history
Receive the plaudits of our peers
Perhaps that time is here right now for me
Ah! Anatoly, if I may
Let me say right away
You will be thrilled
Because the other seat is filled
By a long-standing friend of yours

Well, here we are face to face once again

By any standards, a bizarre reunion!

Is being homeless affecting your game?

I wouldn't know, as I've a home in England

No, by a home I mean real home
The place where your family is

ANATOLY: (spoken)
England is my real home

What are your latest political aims?

What are you saying?

Your anti-Russian crusade, has it worked?

I'm no crusader

What is your true motivation?
That is something we all want to know

ANATOLY: (spoken)
You know damn well what my motivation is, okay?

Here we see a man under great pressure
Two fights to fight, yet he could not look fresher
Chess and politics, I take my hat off
To any champion who can pull that off

I hear your second controls everything

Chess is her passion

But her obsession is East versus West

Chess is her passion

I know a little about her
And she has got her own ax to grind

ANATOLY: (spoken)
That is not true

Aren't you concerned that why your wife's not here?

I don't discuss my private life in public

But don't you care that she's not by your side?

I think I've had enough of this discussion!

Well, we've a little surprise
We've got your wife on the video

WALTER: (spoken)
Run the video!

Let her talk to you, give you her version
How married life has changed since your desertion
Hey, come back, my friend, we're only showing
Home movies, nothing more -- where are you going?

WALTER: (spoken)
Great interview!

MOLOKOV: (spoken)
Bravo, Mr, de Courcy -- Walter!

WALTER: (spoken)
Ah, Alexander!

MOLOKOV: (spoken)
I am glad that old film did the trick.
We are going to be able to help each other

WALTER: (spoken)
Heartwarming international cooperation

MOLOKOV: (spoken)
I have good news about Anatoly's lady friend.
Florence Vassy's father is alive

WALTER: (spoken)
Really? Well, this is good news. Have you told her yet?

MOLOKOV: (spoken)
No, I was going to leave that pleasure to you.
However, my friend, there is one thing

WALTER: (spoken)
Yes, of course there is

MOLOKOV: (spoken)
I think Mr. Sergievsky must lose the match and come home.
Do you not agree?

WALTER: (spoken)
Sure, but there are others beside Vassy we wish to see come home

MOLOKOV: (spoken)
That should not be a problem. Do we have a deal?

WALTER: (spoken)
We have a deal, and everybody wins

MOLOKOV: (spoken)
Except Anatoly

WALTER: (spoken)
But he gets the lovely Svetlana

Other Songs: Chess the Musical Songs Lyrics
The Interview Lyrics Chess the Musical

Chess the Musical Lyrics

The Story of Chess
Commie Newspapers
Press Conference
Anatoly & Molokov
Where I Want to Be
The Arbiter
Hymn to Chess
The Arbiter (Reprise)
Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)
Florence and Molokov
1956 – Budapest is Rising
Nobody's Side
Mountain Duet
Florence Quits
Pity the Child
Embassy Lament
Heaven Help My Heart
Anatoly and the Press
One Night in Bangkok
One More Opponent
You and I
The Soviet Machine
The Interview
Someone Else's Story
The Deal
I Know Him So Well
Talking Chess
You and I (Reprise)
Anthem (Reprise)