Who Sang Play the Game? Happy Rhodes

Release information
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Synth-pop/Indie Rock
length: 6:28
Some other versions of "Play the Game"

Lyrics
Boys...can I play the game
Boys...can I play your game by my rules
Yours don't apply to me
Boys...I want to play the game
Boys...I want to play your game by my rules
And be who I want to be

I don't think I can speak for anyone
I don't think I can fight for anyone
But I have to know where I stand
As a person, not a woman or man
And do believe me when I say
What I need is respect

If I have to be pretty to be liked
Then I think I'm dead in the water
I never want to have to be like the boys
To be allowed to play with the toys
I hope you take me as I am
Masculine or feminine
I cannot be a role player

Boys...can I play the game
Boys...can I play your game by my rules
Yours don't apply to me
Boys...I want to play the game
Boys...I want to play your game by my rules
And be who I want to be

If I raise my arm for the role call
Will I be present and accounted for
And if I choose to walk with my brothers
I will do it as a sister

I've been influenced by society
To paint my face and hate my body
I don't think I'm any better for it
Doesn't mean I'm more legitimate
After all, isn't it what's inside that counts
No matter what the gender be

Boys...can I play the game
Boys...can I play your game by my rules
Yours don't apply to me
Boys...I want to play the game
Boys...I want to play your game by my rules
And be who I want to be

Now while we're all here, let's get this straight
I'm not a man, but my voice is ten feet tall
With these tiny little arms, see all that I can do
Keep your eyes on me if you want to see some
Mountains move

Boys...can I play the game
Boys...can I play your game by my rules
Yours don't apply to me
Boys...I want to play the game
Boys...I want to play your game by my rules
And be who I want to be

If I raise my arm for the role call
Will I be present and accounted for
If I choose to walk with my brothers
I will do it as a sister

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Runners
  • 2 He Will Come
  • 3 The Flight
  • 4 Out Like a Lamb
  • 5 Save Our Souls
  • 6 Closer
  • 7 Temporary and Eternal
  • 8 Cohabitants
  • 9 Play the Game
  • 10 Mother Sea
  • 11 I Say

  • Release information
    label: Aural Gratification
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 736616001925
    script: Latin