Where I Want To Be
from Chess
 
 

The lyrics in this one, like in "No Contest", were not altered at all.  They just work too well like they are.


 
 

Chauvelin

Who needs a dream?
Who needs ambition?
Whoíd be the fool
In my position?
Once I had dreams
Now theyíre obsessions
Hopes became needs
Lovers possessions

Then they move in
Oh, so discreetly
Slowly at first,
Smiling too sweetly
I opened doors,
They walked right through them
Called me their friend;
I hardly knew them . . .

Now Iím where I want to be and who I want to be
And doing what I always said I would and yet
I feel I havenít won at all
Running for my life and never looking back
In case thereís someone right behind to shoot me down
And say he always knew Iíd fall
When the crazy wheel slows down
Where will I be?
Back where I started

Donít get me wrong,
Iím not complaining
Times have been good
Fast, entertaining
But whatís the point
If Iím concealing
Not only love,
All other feeling . . .

Now Iím where I want to be and who I want to be
And doing what I always said I would and yet
I feel I havenít won at all
Running for my life and never looking back
In case thereís someone right behind to shoot me down
And say he always knew Iíd fall
When the crazy wheel slows down
Where will I be?
Back where I started