Zugzwang

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Zugzwang (noun): Compulsion to move. In chess, when a player needs to move a piece, but every available move puts the player at a disadvantage.

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This is no time for celebration
It's a hellacious time for all involved
So enough of the misplaced elation
Show a couple of stains in your steel resolve

Make no mistake, this is a rough patch
And now we're facing the 22nd catch
Like looking for needles in two equal bales of hay
I will have to accept that it's not going to go my way

This is a no-win situation
But if it isn't too contradictory
Be satisfied in your frustration
Be content with a Pyrrhic victory

Make no mistake, it's quite a heavy load
And now we're dealing with Morton's fork in the road
And the clock is still ticking, there is no conclusion to find
So I have to make peace with the choice to which I'm confined

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from Loanwords, released December 12, 2012

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