I Know Him So Well
from Chess
 
 

This is another one that you might want to listen to the recording along with.  The lyrics overlap at several points, and it can get confusing.  However, I think they work pretty well, and this is one of the ones I'm proudest of.  (Especially since I wrote it during class.  Hey, it's amazing what musings a boring lecture can produce.)


 
 

Lucy

How could I have been the fool that I have been?
How could I have thought that this would last?
From the beginning we were doomed to be
Two hearts torn asunder by the past

There was nothing I could do against this fate
Differences too strong for love to fell
But he has opened up his heart to me
Now at least I know I know him well

Wasnít it good?
 

Chauvelin

Oh, so good
 

Lucy

Wasnít he fine?
 

Chauvelin

Oh, so fine
 

Lucy

Isnít it madness
 

Both

He/She canít be mine
 

Lucy

But I know he needs something that is more than me--
More than company . . .
 

Chauvelin

She needs some cause she can believe in . . .
 

Lucy

I know him so well
 

Chauvelin

She was never meant to live this kind of way
Loving someone, hating what he is
Deserving someone she can love and trust
Settling for someone she is with
I knew she would be the one to comfort me
 

Lucy

Nothing that I could have done . . .
 

Chauvelin

Save me from my self-created hell
 

Lucy

Weíre just too far apart . . .
 

Chauvelin

But I donít want her giving up her life
 

Lucy

Opened his heart to me . . .
 

Chauvelin

For a man whom she knows all too well
 

Lucy

I know I know him well
 

Chauvelin

Wasnít it good?
 

Lucy

Oh, so good
 

Chauvelin

Wasnít she fine?
 

Lucy

Oh, so fine
 

Chauvelin

Isnít it madness
 

Both

She/He wonít be mine

Didnít I know
How it would go
If I knew from the start
Why am I falling apart?
 

Chauvelin

Wasnít it good?
Wasnít she fine?
 

Lucy

Isnít it madness
 

Both

She/He wonít be mine
 

Lucy

But I know he needs something that is more than me--
Needs his liberty
 

Chauvelin

She needs someone she can believe in
 

Lucy

I know him so well

Chauvelin

Iíd rather die than see her suffering . . .
 

Both

I know her/him so well