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Love's A Hard Game To Play
    Authors »
Bret Michaels, Pat Schunk

    Year Written »
1991

    Lyrics »

Wake up my sweet child
There's something I've got to say to you tonite
It's time you took a look at me
Cause there's so much more to me
Than meets the eye

Well, there's more to love than makin' time
The harder you look the more you'll find
It's never easy no matter what they say

Love's a hard game to play
The heart's the price you pay
Love's a hard game to play
No matter what they say
Win or lose, no matter what they say
Love's a hard game to play

The problem here is not my fear
The trouble is you can't convince yourself
For tonight, let's lose the past
Make love last
Put our worries up on the shelf

We've been through thick and thin, and back again
And we can endure love's sweet pain
Remember, starting the fire is easy
The hardest part is learning how to keep the flame

Love's like walking a real fine line
You get too close and you'll go blind
Let go too long and it will all drift away

Just when I feel like I'm losin' you
I hear them voices call
They say it's better to have lost at love
Than never to have loved at all
Lose or win, stand or fall

Well, there's more to love than makin' time
The harder you look, the more you'll find
It's never easy, no matter what they say

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    Performances »
Performance #1:
Date Performance 1991-00-00
Running Time 5:02
Performers Bret Michaels (Mixed By), Bret Michaels (Produced By), Tom Rothrock (Mixed By), Pat Schunk (Bass), Pat Schunk (Keyboards), Denny Fongheiser (Drums), Bret Michaels (Additional Vocals), Bret Michaels (12 String Guitar), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Roger Love (Background Vocals), Dave Harte (Tambourine), Pat Schunk (Electric Guitar), Pat Schunk (Acoustic Guitar), Tom Rothrock (Engineered By), Rob Schnapf (Engineered By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Rob Schnapf (Mixed By)
Appears On
Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks (1991)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1991-11-11
Running Time 3:53
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Los Angeles on the Timespace tour.
Appears On
Live In Los Angeles (Pretty Mac Goes Metal) (1991)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1993-00-00
Running Time 3:53
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Hollywood, CA
Appears On
Livespace (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1993-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live at The Whiskey.
Appears On
Live At The Whiskey (1993)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1991-00-00
Running Time 5:02
Performers Bret Michaels (Mixed By), Bret Michaels (Produced By), Tom Rothrock (Mixed By), Pat Schunk (Bass), Pat Schunk (Keyboards), Denny Fongheiser (Drums), Bret Michaels (Additional Vocals), Bret Michaels (12 String Guitar), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Roger Love (Background Vocals), Dave Harte (Tambourine), Pat Schunk (Electric Guitar), Pat Schunk (Acoustic Guitar), Tom Rothrock (Engineered By), Rob Schnapf (Engineered By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Rob Schnapf (Mixed By)
Appears On
The Best Of Stevie Nicks: Timespace (1991)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Love's A Hard Game To Play/Sleeping Angel (1991)
Stevie Nicks

    Comments »

(C) 1991 Flesh Pretzel Publishing (administered by Willesden Music (BMI)/Schunk Songs (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. Stevie Nicks: "Inspired by Bret Michaels. This song was just brought to me barely two weeks ago by a most extraordinary young man. One of those men who has everything...beauty, sensitivity, warmth, and a love for life that I had not seen in a long time. I recorded his song, singing it for him to the best of my ability...hoping that the people would love the song as much as we loved doing it. A new friend, in this business, who asks for nothing but for me to be happy, is a very rare thing. I hope he will remain my friend for a long time, because finding someone like him seldom happens in one's lifetime. But when it does...there is nothing like it. He was happy because I believed in him. And he has brought something back to me that I thought I had lost...My laughter..."

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2011-08-04