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At the risk of suggesting copyright infringement, I'll admit that the influence for this song was a scene from the movie "What Women Want" in which advertising writers dream up a campaign for Nike with the catch phrase "no games, just sports". Maybe it wasn't Nike, and maybe I'm misremembering the catch phrase, but I started thinking "no games, just love" to explain the idea of dropping all the guises we commonly employ to impress or woo someone.

This is the only track on the album on which Ian Tanner didn't play an electric bass. The bass track is courtesy of Yours Truly, programmed at home for the work track. Darren and I loved the groove of the programmed track so much that we used it against a Moog-like bass sample and gave Ian the night off, so to speak.

Interesting to note about this track - on the work track I simulated an electric rhythm guitar part. Mike Francis never heard the work track, only the keyboard and bass tracks that he played along with in the studio. Ironically, he came up with an electric rhythm guitar part that carries the same feel as the one in the work track (though his sounds ten times better, of course...).

Lyrics for "No Games"

Listen to the original work track for "No Games":  MP3

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