Introductions (Simple Board Game) + One Night in Bangkok — Sydney, Feb 1991
This is the one version of the show which takes place in Bangkok in both acts, Svetlana is there from the beginning, and Anatoly is involved in this song as well. Changed lyrics include:
FLORENCE (to Svetlana)
when you make good in any calling
suddenly half the world is falling
over itself to be your friend
that’s okay by me
ANATOLY (to Freddie)
"tough at the top", is that the cliche?
I have to learn, as nouveau riche —
- a new kid in town, you might not like
what you have to be
as well as
Bangkok! the lights concealing
silky thieves of reason, stealing
out before its victims waken
this is how the West was taken!
such deep political analysis, thank you Anatoly
I GET MY KICKS ABOVE THE WAISTLINE, COMRADES!
… for some reason that line loses something when it’s not Freddie saying it.