Schizophrenic Pawn: Techno music inspired by chess

2/2/2005 – Here's an unusual product for chess fans and collectionners. It's a musical CD completely inspired by the game of chess, which offers some music with an urban techno ambient mood. Sample lyrics: "Win or Loose / I will make you move / It’s the name of the game / You can’t run away". More...

Producer Andre Mongeon writes: "The album evolves around a very interesting concept that life is like a game of chess. From birth we are prepared to play the great game of life. We are shown the things to do and not to do, we are thought the rudiments life transmitted from generation to generation and we are taught in spite of ourselves how to solve problems, to move forward, to perform and to make the right choices. All that quickly becomes an art you have to master: “surviving in society”. One realises very early that every move in life has repercussions. At this point in time we gradually develop a certain strategy to move ahead in the world. Each individual has his own plan, offensive or defensive, all leading to a common goal: to take one’s place in the world.


E4-ChessArt producers
Luc Gregoire, Daniel
Bouliane, André Mongeon

It is very easy to see similarities between chess and society. One can imagine very easily being a piece in a great cosmic game. We are not really masters of our decisions, our misfortunes are part of a plan, like making a sacrifice for the win. Each individual, each part having its own role. Some have more potential, some do more and others do nothing, just like the pawn that remains on its square during the whole game. But all are equal. The king is nothing without the pawn and the bishop is equal to the best of knights.

The game advances slowly, the days march on and the combat continues until death...and the music plays on...."

Sample Lyrics

Schizophrenic Pawn

Following the path
My king showed me
I’m right on the edge
No one will stop me
I will prevail
Shall I stay in place?
Or make a move now
I can be anyone
Anyone I want to be
Have to make up my mind
Don’t want to loose control
I have to make a choice
Hope it’s the right one
Cause I’m the chosen one
I’m the chosen one
You are the chosen one
You are the chosen one
The wind of change
Is overwhelming
Sacrifices aren’t in vain
I cannot fail
I’m not just a pawn
More than I appear
No room for mistake
Cause I’m the chosen one
I’ve been waiting all my life
My time as come
I know it’s my destiny

I am the one
I am the one
I am the one
I am the one
You are the chosen one
You are the chosen one
Hope it’s the right one
Cause I’m the chosen one
I’m the chosen one
You are the chosen one
You are the chosen one
The wind of change
Is overwhelming
Sacrifices aren’t in vain
I cannot fail
I’m not just a pawn
More than I appear
No room for mistake
Cause I’m the chosen one
I’ve been waiting all my life
My time as come
I know it’s my destiny
I am the one
I am the one
I am the one
I am the one
You are the chosen one
You are the chosen one

It’s the name of the game

It’s the name of the Game
Follow me
Don’t run away
You can’t escape
I will make you move
I read in your mind
It’s beyond your thoughts
Your time is up
Win or Loose
I will make you move
It’s the name of the game
You can’t run away
It’s written in your face
You won’t find your way around
Don’t make me loose
Just make your move
Don’t be a fool
Follow me
Don’t run away
I will make your move
I read in your mind
I’m behind your thoughts
I don’t want to loose
Your time is up
I will make your move

Your time is up
You can’t run away
Win or loose
I will make you move
It’s the name of the game
Tic Tac the time is up, Tic Tac
Tic Tac the time is up, Tic Tac
Tic Tac the time is up, Tic Tac
Tic Tac the time is up, Tic Tac
Tic Tac the time is up
I will make you move
It’s the name of the game
Don’t run away
The time is up, Tic Tac
The time is up, Tic Tac
Tic Tac the time is up, Tic Tac
Tic Tac the time is up, Tic Tac
Tic Tac the time is up

Inside your head

Inside your head
Will he lay down his guards?
If I aim somewhere else
I will confuse
His wondering mind
Make believe that I am
Going his way
Inside your head
Deep in your thoughts

Inside your head
Deep in your mind
It’s in your hands
It’s your choice
Can he read my thought?
Can I beat the clock?
Can I reach the top?
Is it time to stop?

Now I realize,
Something must be done
This game is far from over
Far from over
Far from over
Woo in your mind
Woo in your mind
Far from over
Woo in your mind
Far from over
Woo in your mind
We’re both loosing now
Will he accept a draw?
Has I await his reply
His reply
Inside your head
Deep in your thoughts
Inside your head
Deep in your mind…
(5 times)

Temps de réflexion

Les secondes s’écoulent
Un silence en noir et blanc
Tes pensées se reflètent
Tes idées se projètent
Dans l’espace et le temps
Une image en mille mouvements
Et le temps s’est arrêté
Pour un instant éternel
Bruine et rosée
Brume et Nuage
Surnaturelle
Immatérielle
Une aura d’innocence
Fragments de mémoire
Jeux de miroirs
Soupçons dans le noir
Un monde, un monde d’allusions
Fait place a l’évasion
Un moment de délire…de délire
Mon heure en devenir

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