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

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 everybody play the game of love
My game of love has just begun
Love runs from my head down to my toes
My love is pumping trough my veins (play the game)
Driving me insane

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 world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game, yeah, 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, play the game of love


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Play the Game Lyrics as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +4
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    OMG! 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
  • +2
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    About opening up and giving everyone a shot because you only have one life so run wild pretty much :)

    thinkitbeiton July 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    my fav. queen song

    AngusRocks07on March 06, 2005   Link
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    This 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
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    One of my favorites. I really like how there are subtle changes in tone or mood in the song, from cheery to ominous. They lyrics are also sometimes earnest and sometimes flippant in regards to falling in love. Reminds me a little bit of Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) in certain ways, especially when it comes to the dual nature of love or dating.

    okayjoyon October 10, 2017   Link
  • +1
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    Classic....i love the slow to fast interlude in the midle......classic Queen...only they could pull off a song as daring as this one.

    Led_Scooteron October 19, 2005   Link
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    i agree with led scooter... and well, everyone else that has commented on this song... a very good song and you dont really hear it much (at least i dont...)

    Lawn_Gnomeon January 20, 2006   Link
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    This song is about opening up and falling in love while you have the chance. It is about enjoying life and moving on if one relationship doesn't work out. Don't waste time worrying about what happened before and look for new love. It is a beautiful song that I was lucky enought to see Freddie perform in 1980 when Queen opened the new coliseum in Charleston West Virginia. This was the opener and it equally astounding live. Freddie is the best.

    akanawhaon March 07, 2006   Link
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    The meaning of this song when they say "play the game" of life. Is this: people are taught from the beginning of their life that they are to go to school, fall in love, get married, have children - and then it doesn't work out sometimes. So play the game, live your life, fall in love, rinse and repeat

    MiniatureMaryon January 15, 2019   Link
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    A kinda "easy-listening" song, I like the way they sing "It's so eeeeeeaaaaaasyyyyy....". Great message, sounds kinda like a manual ;)

    [Edit: MZEr]
    AgathaKavkaon September 06, 2002   Link

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