Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Anthem (Chess) Lyrics

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(Tim Rice/Benny Andersson/Bjoern Ulvacus)
from the musical, Chess



No man, no madness,
Though their sad power may prevail,
Can possess, conquer, my country's heart
They rise to fail


She is eternal
Long before nations' lines were drawn
When no flags flew, and no armies stood
My land was born


And you ask me why I love her
Through wars, death and despair
She is the constant
We who don't care
And you ask me would I leave her -- but how?
I cross over borders but I'm still there now


How can I leave her?
Where would I start?
Let men's petty nations tear themselves apart
My land's only borders lie around my heart



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Together Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Les Miserables Suite (Bring Him Home, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, I Dreamed a Dream)
  • 2 Somewhere (West Side Story)
  • 3 Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
  • 4 Anthem (Chess)
  • 5 Speak Softly Love (The Godfather)
  • 6 Tell Me It’s Not True (Blood Brothers)
  • 7 Incurably Romantic (Let’s Make Love)
  • 8 I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise (An American in Paris)
  • 9 Wonderful World / Over the Rainbow
  • 10 For Once in My Life
  • 11 A Thousand Years (Twilight)
  • 12 When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
  • 13 You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
  • 14 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Artists A to Z: