ANTHEM (reprise)

WALTER arrives at the airport as Florence has just watched Anatoly board the plane for Moscow with Molokov and Svetlana.

So in the end our hero won
Surprised us all -
He played as well as he has ever done

No surprise - and what's more he's gone back to the Soviet Union.

He seems unable to win
Without the added thrill of changing sides
Is there nothing more you have to say?

No, you wouldn't listen anyhow
And what I'm feeling now
Has no easy explanation
Hasn't this been a great achievement?
Losing your man and nothing in return!


Not my man - your man. Anyway, Anatoly's return to the Soviet bosom is a very decent gesture if I may say so - he has virtually guaranteed us - er, you - your father. He must have done it for you, he wouldn't have done it for me.

Don't be so quick to put us down
We'll get your father out soon
That is, as long as he is still alive

What - what did you say?

WALTER (backing away)
Well, we can't be sure that he's alive but you couldn't be sure that he was dead, so you're no worse off....

(WALTER sidles out)

Playing games - using our lives for nothing!

(The COMPANY enters)

How to survive them?
Where do I start?
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart
My land's only borders lie around my heart


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