"The Game" as written by Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Marvin Fowler, Dante Lamar Givens, Courtenay D. Henderson, Shawnie Mack, Lucas Christian Macfadden, Mark Ali Potsic, Charles L. Stewart and Marc F. Stuart....
A sense of duty
Was my one intention
And an ugly beauty
Was my own invention
Pride a proud refusal
And I refuse
To need your approval
Too many seekers
Too few beacons
But through the fog
We'll keep on beaming

Through the crying hours
Of your glitter years
All the living out
Of your tinsel tears
And the midnight trains
I never made
'Cause I'd already
Played the game

Everybody's
Got their own good reason
Why their favorite season
Is their favorite season
Winter winners
And those summers sons
Aren't good for everyone
Aren't good for everyone
Spring has sprung
And autumns well done
So well done

And it's a better thing
That we do now
Forgetting everything
The whys and how's
While you reminisce
About the things you miss
You won't be ready
To kiss goodbye

The earth is a world
The world is a ball
A ball in a game
With no rules at all
And just as I wonder
At the beauty of it all
You go and drop it
And it breaks and falls

I'll never understand
Why you thought I would
Need to be reassured
And be understood
When I always knew
That your bad's my good
And I was ready
Ready to be loved

Born under mars
With Jupiter rising
Fallen from stars
That lit my horizon

I'll never understand
Why you thought I would
Need to be reassured
And be understood
When I always knew
That your bad's my good
And I was ready
Ready to be

Through the crying hours
Of your glitter years
All the living out
Of your tinsel tears
And the midnight trains
I never made
'Cause I'd already
Played

It's a better thing
That we do now
Forgetting everything
The whys and how's
While you reminisce
About the things you miss
You won't be ready
To kiss goodbye


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"The Game" as written by Ian Stephen Mcculloch Leslie Thomas Pattinson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commenti love this song
    Cure.on September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about misconstrued motives and the subsequent fallout and its effects on a relationship. I don't think the relationship in the song is romantic probably just a friendship although could be good friends. I read somewhere that the band was close to breaking up at the time this song was penned so that could be some inspiration for the lyrics. But i think the song describes a misunderstanding over something inconsequential, the subsequent argument fueled by pride, a buildup to the argument. Then the realization that the only way to get past this and move on is to forget why it even happened.
    trocoron July 01, 2014   Link

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