Game of Love
Ike & Tina Turner Lyrics


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You got that certain little somethin, that really turns me on
You can make me do right, or you can make me do wrong
If you really mean, that i'm "the best thing you ever found"
You can prove it by being true and never playing around

But just like you can cheat on me, I can cheat on you
There's no rule says the game of love can't be played by two

You can go shopping in the street, trying to bargain up on somethin new
But whats out there for you men, is out there for us women too
Like a dog that lies around, and he licks his bone
If the shoe don't fit the size, why keep trying it on?

But just like you can cheat on me, I can cheat on you
There's no rule says the game of love can't be played by two

Like the old saying of give and take, you're never to old to learn
But when you start putting your hand in fire, you know you gonna get burned
But if you wanna do unto me, and i do unto you
Then there's no chance that this romance, can ever be broken in two

But just like you can cheat on me, I can cheat on you
There's no rule says the game of love can't be played by two

See i've been hurtin so many times, but some how i pull through
But the stakes of love are just too high, for me to gamble with you
I'm not tryin to play hard to get, but i want you to understand
If you want a do right woman, you gotta be a do right man

But just like you can cheat on me, I can cheat on you
There's no rule says the game of love can't be played by two

Hear me talking now
If you want me to do right
You've got to come in and do right
Said i'm gonna play if you play
It's what it's all about
Everybody's talking bout liberation




I don't believe
I believe in a man doin right>

Overall Meaning

The first verse of "Game of Love" establishes the dynamic between two lovers who could either bring out the best or the worst in each other. The singer admits to being turned on by the other person and being swayed by their influence. However, they want proof of the other's devotion and sincerity because they know that infidelity can happen. The second verse describes the temptation that both parties face when encountering attractive people outside of their relationship. The metaphor of a dog licking its own bone implies that pursuing other options might not lead to satisfaction. The chorus repeats the idea that both parties could cheat on each other and that it's the nature of the game.


Line by Line Meaning

You got that certain little somethin, that really turns me on
Your charm and charisma have a powerful effect on me


You can make me do right, or you can make me do wrong
Your actions and behavior influence my own actions and behavior


If you really mean, that i'm "the best thing you ever found"
If you truly value and appreciate me


You can prove it by being true and never playing around
You can demonstrate your sincerity by remaining faithful and committed


But just like you can cheat on me, I can cheat on you
Infidelity is possible from both partners in a relationship


There's no rule says the game of love can't be played by two
Both parties can be players in the game of love


You can go shopping in the street, trying to bargain up on somethin new
You may be inclined to seek out new and exciting experiences outside the relationship


But whats out there for you men, is out there for us women too
Both genders have access to the same opportunities for extramarital affairs


Like a dog that lies around, and he licks his bone
You may persist in a behavior, despite its lack of reward or success


If the shoe don't fit the size, why keep trying it on?
If something isn't working, there's no sense in repeating the same mistake


Like the old saying of give and take, you're never to old to learn
A relationship requires compromise and learning, regardless of age or experience


But when you start putting your hand in fire, you know you gonna get burned
If you engage in risky behavior, you should be prepared for the consequences


But if you wanna do unto me, and i do unto you
If you want mutual respect and trust in the relationship


Then there's no chance that this romance, can ever be broken in two
If both parties adhere to these principles, the relationship will remain strong and unbreakable


See i've been hurtin so many times, but some how i pull through
I've experienced pain and heartbreak, but I've persevered


But the stakes of love are just too high, for me to gamble with you
I'm cautious about risking my heart and well-being on a relationship with you


I'm not tryin to play hard to get, but i want you to understand
I'm not intentionally making it difficult for you, but I have certain expectations of you


If you want a do right woman, you gotta be a do right man
If you expect me to behave honorably and ethically, you must do the same


Hear me talking now
I want you to listen attentively to what I'm saying


If you want me to do right
If you desire me to behave appropriately


You've got to come in and do right
You must exhibit the same positive conduct


Said i'm gonna play if you play
I will engage in the relationship, but only if you are fully committed


It's what it's all about
This is the fundamental nature of a successful relationship


Everybody's talking bout liberation
Many people are discussing the concept of being free and independent


I don't believe
I'm skeptical or uncertain about this viewpoint


I believe in a man doin right
I have faith in a man behaving ethically and honorably




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