Play to Win Lyrics

Heaven 17


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Glenn Gregory, Ian Marsh, Martyn Ware
album: Track 3 in album Penthouse and Pavement
release date: 1981
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Pop
styles: Electro/Synth-pop
length: 3:34
producer: Peter Walsh and B.E.F.
lead vocals: Glenn Gregory
background vocals: Martyn Ware
bass & synthesizer & guitar: John Wilson
percussion & synthesizer & piano: Martyn Ware
saxophone & percussion & synthesizer: Ian Craig Marsh
composer: Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
lyricist: Glenn Gregory

Cover Art

Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement cover art
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City clubland, theatre, dockland
Empty house, no audience
Smiles of fortune, no man master
Play to win and break the bank
Play to win
Turn professional, know your job
Be up to every trick
Make a breakthrough, strain your eyes
Have no secrets, hear no lies
Play to win

Have no secrets, hear no lies

One needs a great deal more than this
Make-up master plan
Tension mars the prettiest face
Sex in fairyland
Play to win
How can you improve your life,
Obtain the unobtainable?
Boost your health, a giant refreshed
Treat rough, get tough, 10-10!
Play to win

Did you take a backseat
When your kids were small?
Suit the movement to the word
Reverse and check the action
Play to win
Suit the action to the word
Make every minute count
Match in cunning, see the cars
Step on the heels of chance
Play to win

Have no secrets, hear no lies


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
  • 2 Penthouse and Pavement
  • 3 Play to Win
  • 4 Soul Warfare
  • 5 Geisha Boys and Temple Girls
  • 6 Let's All Make a Bomb
  • 7 The Height of the Fighting
  • 8 Song With No Name
  • 9 We're Going to Live for a Very Long Time