Endgame — Sissel Kyrkjebø as Svetlana — Chess in Concert (Skellefteå, 1989)
how can we begin to
appreciate the work that you’ve put into
your calling through the years
the blood, and sweat, and tears
the late, late nights, the early starts?
there they go again! your deeds inflame them
drive them wild, but then who wants to tame them?
if they want a part of you, who’d really blame them?
The Concept Album version of Endgame does not include Florence’s verse since you seem to have shut out…, and Svetlana alone leads the chorus in this denunciation of Anatoly.