the song
title : The game of love
written by : Mark E. Nevin
song copyright : © 1988 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic and electric guitars
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drum kit, percussion
with :
John Eacott trumpet
Will Hastie clarinet
Oren Marshall tuba
Ashley Slater trombone
music
key : B minor modulating to D minor
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 141
form : ¼v VR VR v VRx vr
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

The game of love

I’ll never understand this game of love
if I live for ever it won’t be long enough
skies are blue and grass is green
but some things aren’t as simple as they seem

and I’ll never understand this game of love

no I’ll never understand this game of love
if I live for ever it won’t be long enough
fire is hot and ice is cold
but some things aren’t as clear and bold

and I’ll never understand this game of love

– verse minus refrain (hence modulates for next verse)

I’ll never understand this game of love, oh no
if I live for ever it won’t be long enough
fire is hot and ice is cold
but some things aren’t as clear and bold

and I’ll never understand this game of love
no I’ll never understand this game of love
I’ll never understand… this game of love

– jazz band


the recording
personnel
produced by : Fairground Attraction and Kevin Moloney
recorded by : Kevin Moloney at Chipping Norton Studios – 1988-12
mixed by : Kevin Moloney at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:04
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Clare CD, 7" track 3
album : Ay fond kiss track 2
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 3
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 3
album : The masters (comp.) track 3
album : Perfect (comp., US?) track 16
album : The best of Fairground Attraction (comp., Japan) track 14