"Play The Game" as written by and Freddie Mercury....
Open up your mind and let me step inside
Rest your weary head and let your heart decide
It's so easy when you know the rules
It's so easy all you have to do
Is fall in love
Play the game
Everybody play the game of love
Ooh yeah

When you're feeling down and your resistance is low
Light another cigarette and let yourself go
This is your life
Don't play hard to get
It's a free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game - yeah
Everybody play the game of love
Ooh yeah

My game of love has just begun
Love runs from my head down to my toes
My love is pumping through my veins
Play the game
Driving me insane
Come come come come come play the game
Play the game play the game play the game

Play the game
Everybody play the game of love
This is your life, don't play hard to get
It's a free free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game
Yeah play the game of love
Your life - don't play hard to get
It's a free free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game yeah everybody play the game of love


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"Play the Game" as written by Freddie Mercury

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    General CommentOMG! I cant believe only 3 ppl have commented on this song...its w.o. a doubt one of the best songs by them!! I LOVE IT!
    GnRgurly926on September 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout opening up and giving everyone a shot because you only have one life so run wild pretty much :)
    thinkitbeiton July 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy fav. queen song
    AngusRocks07on March 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite Queen song and that's a tough decision. "Open up your mind and let me step inside" best line in the whole song. The lyrics are quite simple. Easy listening. :) Freddie was a genius.
    Mercury1on December 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA kinda "easy-listening" song, I like the way they sing "It's so eeeeeeaaaaaasyyyyy....". Great message, sounds kinda like a manual ;)
    AgathaKavkaon September 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about conformity.... "Play the game"
    maybe its jst me...
    reaper961on March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with GnRgurly926. I've listened to this song about 20 times in a row and I'm not tired of it yet. Don't think I ever will be. This song is quite inspiring. It's kind of like, "Who gives a f***?" and I like that. But that's just my opinion....
    Livvy_deppon October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's great.
    Scandalon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is kinda sad and kinda happy at the same time. This is one of my favorite Queen songs. It's sung so well...it's impossible to describe. I've tried to mimic the vocals and I can never even come close to sounding as good as them. Here's to good music
    Livvy_deppon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of their most underrated singles and surely one of the most underrated tracks on the album of the same name, just because Crazy Little Thing and Another One Bites The Dust overshadowed practically everything on the whole album, which is a shame.
    Kaztoron April 08, 2005   Link

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