The Game

said hello
thought goodbye
I did not know
and I wondered why

all these things
stay the same
we pull these strings
play the game again
play the game

when I said I do
somehow meant I don't
when I say I will
we both know I won't

all these things
stay the same
we pull these strings
play the game again
play the game

said goodbye
as my mind screamed stay
but these lips they lie
and you've gone away

all these things
stay the same
we pull these strings
play the game again

all these things
stay the same
we pull these strings
play the game again
play the game

© Music: Jarrett Lesko-Brian Bielski-Jessie Jacobson-Jerome Faulkner (February 18, 1986)
Lyrics & Melody: Jessie Jacobson (March 20, 1986)

Studio Version
Jessie Jacobson: Lead Vocal, Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Toni Zeto: Lead & Ethereal Vocals
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Keyboard, Backing Vocal
Brian Bielski: Drums, Percussion, Keyboard
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards
-with-
Tony Berg: additional keyboard and rhythm guitar (bridge)

Produced by Tony Berg
Engineered by Frank Wolf
Mixed by Frankie “Blue” Sposato
Recorded May + July 1986

Demo Version
Jessie Jacobson: Lead Vocal, Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Toni Zeto: Lead & Ethereal Vocals
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards
Jarrett Lesko: Bass
Brian Bielski: Drums

Produced by Jessie Jacobson on Fostex 8-track April 18 + May 1986.