David from TampaI believe the game is life. Rather than veer from what everyone else does, no matter how wonderful and romantic things are in the beginning, life gets mundane and in a rut and all that crap with having kids, keeping up appearances etc. are all for naught.
Laura from DalladCircles in life. Makes it run a bit more smoothly with time and experience.
Camille from Toronto, OhDon't forget tho....you must be "willing to play the game"...that's how you'll be able to get back on board with your life.
Camille from Toronto, OhFor some reason, I absolutely love the movie "Heartburn" even tho it's sort of my least favorite kind of movie, no real plot, just about a relationship that falls apart. I love this song, love its message. I agree with Harry in Sunnyvale, who says " life....is cyclic and renews itself constantly". I would add that LOVE, as well, is cyclic and renews itself constantly. So those moments/times in your life when you're down, it's okay, fall apart if you must, but keep the hope, because all the good stuff will be coming your way again. The mid 80s were a difficult time for me, and when this song came out, it was almost like a special message for me, and it helped me through some tough times.
Jason from Los Angeles, CaIn her video of this song she's just like an angel telling us not to worry or feel bad. Her exuberance and joy is strickenly transcendental. She tells us of course life is impermanent, but it's a game and she invites us to dance instead of laying down with sorrow, that we should get up and surf the wave of life and have fun. Then when she spins around with the words "it's coming around again," reminds me of Krishna's dancing women, or Sufi dancers that spin to transcend.
Harry from Sunnyvale, CaAlthough the song is about love fading away after marriage and raising a family, to me it's broader than that, it's about losing someone you love because they left you or they died. because life by it's very nature is impermanent, but it's also cyclic and renews itself constantly. When I listen to this song I feel those opposing forces of death and birth at the same time, like life and love is dying and being reborn moment to moment. I can feel that in this song in it's nascent state, full of hope, love and excitement, right before it's about to manifest into living and dieing, again.
Sarah from Kennewick, WaThanks to those who replied...I think I originally left that comment several years ago. Being older and having experienced more of life, I completely understand this song now. It just makes me so sad :'(
Melissa from Beaufort, ScI am only 28 right now, and I know in my heart this song is about loveless marriage...and how the wife wants to fix it. She is saying that their love will never be the same, but they can try again after they have re-discovered themselves after the children and house wiving.
John from Uk, United KingdomI think it's about love and the fact that family life in reality can be quite hard. Things have gotten too much for the the woman and she knows that the changes in her and her husband have pushed them apart. But she knows she still loves him and just needs time and understanding to get to rebound. So she declares her love for him and asks for him to try to be romantic again because this time she'll be responsive.
It's a great song because it says very perceptive things about marriage, and you can feel it is based on genuine love.
Dale from Santa Fe, NmSarah, it's about a woman in a bad relationship who doesn't want to end it.
Cherie from Ny, NyThis song is about the ups and downs of a relationship. Wait around, play the game, and love with eventually return.
Sarah from Kennewick, WaWhat is this song about?!!
Gerry Walsh from Melbourne, AustraliaCarly and this song.......Magic