Chess - Merchandisers Lyrics

1988 Broadway
Chess the Musical - Merchandisers Lyrics

Whether you are pro or anti
Or could not care less
We are here to tell you
We are here to sell you chess
Not a chance of you escaping
From our wiles
We've locked the doors
We've blocked the aisles
We've a franchise worth exploiting
And we will (yes we will!)
When it comes to merchandising
We could kill

When you get up

When you get up in the morning

Till your bedtime book
You will have to live your life
With bishop, knight, and rook

Clean your teeth with checkered toothpaste
Wear our vests

Our kings and queens
On bouncing breasts

You could even buy a set
And learn to play
We don't mind
We'll sell you something anyway

We've done all our market research
And our findings show
That this game of chess
Will be around a month or so
Maybe it's a bit confusing
For a game
But Rubik's cubes
Were much the same
In the end the whole world bought one
All were gone
By which time we merchandisers
Had moved on!

By which time
We had moved on!

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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)