One Night in Bangkok Lyrics

Murray Head


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Tim Rice, Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
album: Track 19 in album Emotions
release date: 2006-6-19
popularity : 297 users have visited this page.
lyricist: Tim Rice
composer: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

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Bangkok, Oriental setting
And the city don't know that 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 Tirolean 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 the 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
To be looking at the board, not looking at the city

Whaddya mean? Ya 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 a 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 gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha

And 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'd let you 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
parlours

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the 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 a 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

Track Listing

  • 1 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Duet with Tricia Penrose)
  • 2 Never Even Thought
  • 3 Corporation corridors
  • 4 Say It Ain't So Joe
  • 5 Make It Easy (Duet with Sophie Head)
  • 6 One Night In Bangkok
  • 7 You Are
  • 8 Cocktail Molotov
  • 9 A Little Bit Of Loving
  • 10 When You're In Love
  • 11 Los Angeles
  • 12 Last Daze of an Empire
  • 13 Ruthie
  • 14 Dearest Anne
  • 15 Fair And Tender Ladies
  • 16 Affair Across A Crowded Room
  • 17 Jesus Christ Superstar