"The Mating Game" as written by Kiran Shahani, Michael Railton and Shana Halligan....
Dance with me across the ocean floor
Sail away to heaven's open doors

Step right up
You're the next contestant
In this sweet charade
Take a number
Wait while I twist your fate
On the mating game
Mating game

On the mating game
Mating game

Hold me close enough to drink my rose
The devil in my pocket turn to go
Sorry if you want it
You're in a daze
Tonight, I love you
But tomorrow go away

Step right up
Who's the next contestant
In this sweet charade
Take a number
Wait while I tease you say
On the mating game
The mating game
On the mating game
Mating game

The mating game
On the mating game (mating game)
The mating game (mating game)
On the mating game (mating game)
On the mating game


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"The Mating Game" as written by Michael Railton Kiran Shahani

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    General CommentThis song is all about the roller coaster of dating and trying to find Mr. Right. It pokes fun at it by calling it the Mating Game and a Sweet Charade.

    Not quite poetic, this is nonetheless a slickly written piece, set to a rich background, and would make an interesting dance piece. Its humor is a refreshing element, strangely fitting very nicely into the lush soundscape. It's also a very addictive song.
    cadillac4lifeon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about finding Mr Right but Mr Right Now - it seems to be more about leading men along in meat markets, etc.
    djhakaseon April 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with cadillac. its about finding mr. right, and how its always ups and downs and confusion. very addicting =]
    Havoc_Infamyon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think these lyrics are the most telling of the true meaning of the song:

    "Hold me close enough to drink my rose
    The devil in my pocket turn to go
    Sorry if you want it
    You're in a daze
    Tonight, I love you
    But tomorrow go away"

    I don't think this is just about a woman trying to find Mr. Right at all. This is about a woman who has control and a power over men. She wants these men to want her and hold her close and the devil in her gives it the go. She'll love them for that one night but then tomorrow she's ready for the next guy. The men are tossed and used.
    mikekk67on November 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think of this song as a woman basically playing games with guys. She's into having fun and know she can get what she wants. Like mikekk67 says, she has power over men. She also likes to swtich up frequently, haha.
    colorxmexedenon April 15, 2009   Link

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