One Night in Bangkok – Murray Head

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Bangkok, oriental city
But the city don’t know what 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 Tyrolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change, don’t you know that when you
Play at this level there’s no ordinary venue

It’s Iceland, or the Philippines, or Hastings
Or….or this place!

One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster
The bars are temples but their 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

One town’s very like another
When your head’s down over your pieces, brother

It’s a drag, it’s a bore, it’s really such a pity
When you’re looking at the board
Not looking at the city

Whattaya mean?!
You’ve seen one crowded polluted stinking town

Tea, girls, warm, sweet
Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

Get Thai’d! You’re talking to a tourist
Whose every move’s among the purest
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine

One night in Bangkok makes the 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

Siam’s going to be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a muddy ol’ 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 let you’d watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you.
So, you better go back to your bars, your temples…
Your massage parlors

One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster
The bars are temples but their 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 the 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

Paroles: Tim Rice
Musique: Björn Ulvaeus et Benny Andersson