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Embassy Lament Lyrics

from Chess in Concert (2 CD)

"Embassy Lament" is track #15 on the album Chess in Concert (2 CD). It was written by Rice, Tim / Andersson, Benny Goran Bror / Ulvaeus, Bjoern K. / Morris, Elfed.
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[CIVIL SERVANTS]
Oh my dear how boring
He's defecting
Just like all the others
He's expecting
Us to be impressed with what he's done here
But he
Hasn't stopped to think about the paperwork
His gesture causes
We've an embassy to run here
If these people can't strike
Blows for freedom
With a valid visa
We don't need 'em
If we seem offhand then please remember
This is nothing very special
He's the fourth we've had since last November
Who do these foreign chappies think they are?
And when he's safely in the West
He'll be the hero to discuss
The media will lionise him
Fame and fortune plus
No-one will recall it's
Thanks to us

[CIVIL SERVANT 1]
You have a wife?

[ANATOLY]
Yes.

[CIVIL SERVANT 2]
You have two children?

[ANATOLY]
Yes.

[CIVIL SERVANT 3]
And they're not coming with you?

[ANATOLY]
No, not for the moment.

[CIVIL SERVANT 4]
You say you play chess. You are good, is it?
(Civil Servant 3 whispers in his ear)
Oh, I hear you are the world Champion.

[ANATOLY]
Since yesterday.

[CIVIL SERVANTS]
Tha't still good!

[CIVIL SERVANT 1]
Have you an appointment
With the consul?

[CIVIL SERVANT 2]
If you don't we know what his
Response'll be.

[CIVIL SERVANTS]
He will not see you, with respect it
Buggers up his very taxing schedule
Pushing peace and understanding
Let us hope this won't affect it
Far too many jokers
Cross the border
Not a single document
In order
Russia must be empty
Though we're all for
Basic human rights it makes you wonder
What they built the Berlin wall for
Who do these foreign chappies think they are?
And when you've filled in all the forms
And been passed clear of all disease
Debriefed debugged dedrugged disarmed
And disinfected please
Don't forget the guys
Who cut your keys

Songwriters
RICE, TIM / ANDERSSON, BENNY GORAN BROR / ULVAEUS, BJOERN K. / MORRIS, ELFED

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