"Playing With The Boys" as written by Kenneth Clark Loggins, Ina Wolf and Peter F. Wolf....
I'd say it was the right time
To walk away
When dreaming takes you nowhere
It's time to play
Bodies working overtime
Your money don't matter
The clock keeps ticking
When someone's on your mind
On your mind

I'm moving in slow motion
Feels so good
It's a strange anticipation
Knock, knock, knocking on wood
Bodies working overtime
Man against man
And all that ever matters
Is baby who's ahead in the game
Funny but it's always the same

Playing, playing with the boys
Staying, playing with the boys
After chasing sunsets
One of life's simple joys
Is playing with the boys

Said it was the wrong thing
For me to do
I said it's just a boys' game
Girls play too

My heart is working overtime
In this kind of game
People get hurt, I'm thinking of the people like me
If you want to find me, I'll be

Playing, playing with the boys
Staying, playing with the boys
After chasing sunsets
One of life's simple joys

I don't want to be the moth around your fire (with the boys)
I don't want to be obsessed by my desire
You're shining, You're smiliny
I've seen enough
With the boys
I've seen enough
You play too rough

Playing, playing with the boys
I'll be staying, playing with the boys (with the boys)
After chasing sunsets (sunsets)
One of life's simple joys
Is playing with the boys
Playing with the boys
Playing (playing with the boys)
Playing (playing with the boys)
Playing (playing with the boys)
Playing (playing with the boys)


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"Playing With The Boys [From Top Gun]" as written by Peter Wolf Kenny Loggins

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  • +2
    General Comment"knocking on wood, bodies working overtime, man against man"

    Y'all know what this song is about: it's about homoerotic stuff, gay bathhouses and such.


    I've only seen one part of Top Gun- is Tom's character bisexual or confused or something?
    Foggypebble2on December 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst off, it should be said that thing song is from the motion picture Top Gun(also known as one of the best cheesy action movies of all time). It should also be said that Kenny Loggins was reluctant to do the song for that scene(you know, the one with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer playing volleyball...shirtless), but he said someone had to write the song so he did it.
    Even though this seems like a highly homoerotic song, I really don't think it is. It was the 80's. Who needs meanings in your songs?
    Damn catchy and well crafted song if you ask me despite its overall cheesiness.
    The_Soulon October 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty cheesy. Good song though. No song meanings in the 80's? One word: Punk. Another two words: Bad Religion. Lol. I don't think this is a homoerotic song, just a song about hanging with your friends, having fun.
    gofuckyourselfon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song will forever bring me back to 2nd grade, and watching top gun playing volleyball.
    LiveUrLifeon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, just hanging with them boys! hanging out,
    but some of the lyrics is crappy, no really..
    deludedon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want to agree with you guys, but how do you explain the last verse?
    swheeleron December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's good fun to play with boys, especially when you exclude the girls.

    But don't play too rough.
    edgieon January 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTop Gun was the most homoerotic movie ever...
    kdryanon October 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics for this song are so far off base it's ridiculous.
    kdryanon October 07, 2012   Link

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