Thursday Inspiration — Head Games

For this week’s Thursday Inspiration, Jim Adams focused on the word “head,” and he used the song “Walk Away,” by Joe Walsh when he was with the James Gang.

Jim pointed out that Walsh’s song is about the end of his relationship with his first wife. This made me think of another song that deals with a tumultuous relationship where the guy has had it with his woman’s head games. The couple clearly isn’t communicating, and the psychological manipulations are taking their toll. That song is “Head Games” from Foreigner.

“Head Games” was the title-cut and second single taken from Foreigner’s third album release. It was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and was released in the U.S. in November 1979. It reached number 14 on the Billboard hot 100.

In the song, the guy complains to his girl that “no time ever seems right to talk about the reasons why you and I fight.” Then he declares that “it’s high time to draw the line, to put an end to this game, before it’s too late.” He emphatically tells her that he can’t take it anymore and doesn’t want to continue playing her head games.

7 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — Head Games

  1. Marleen September 22, 2022 / 12:44 pm

    Check, check, check, check
    Check out my melody
    Check, check, check, check
    Check out my melody
    Check, check, check, check
    Check out my melody

    Special
    You think you’re special, you do
    I can see it in your eyes
    I can see it when you laugh at me
    Look down on me and walk around on me

    Just one more fight
    About your leadership
    And I will straight up leave your shit
    Cause I’ve had enough of this
    And now I’m pissed (yeah)

    This time I’ma let it all come out
    This time I’ma stand up and shout
    I’ma do things my way
    It’s my way
    My way or the highway
    This time I’ma let it all come out
    This time I’ma stand up and shout
    I’ma do things my way
    It’s my way
    My way or the highway

    Check out, check, check out
    Check out my melody
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    Check out my melody
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    Check out my melody

    Just one more fight about a lot of things
    And I will give up everything
    To be on my own again
    Free again (yeah)

    This time I’ma let it all come out
    This time I’ma stand up and shout
    I’ma do things my way
    It’s my way
    My way or the highway
    This time I’ma let it all come out
    This time I’ma stand up and shout
    I’ma do things my way
    It’s my way
    My way or the highway

    Someday you’ll see things my way
    Cause you never know
    No, ya never know
    When you’re gonna go
    Someday you’ll see things my way
    Cause you never know
    No, ya never know
    When you’re gonna go

    Check, check out, check
    Check out my melody
    Check out, check, check out, check
    Check out my melody
    Check, check out, check
    Check out my melody

    Just one more fight and I’ll be history
    Yes I will straight up leave your shit
    And you’ll be the one who’s left
    Missing me (yeah)

    This time I’ma let it all come out
    This time I’ma stand up and shout
    I’ma do things my way
    It’s my way
    My way or the highway
    This time I’ma let it all come out
    This time I’ma stand up and shout
    I’ma do things my way
    It’s my way
    My way or the highway

    Someday you’ll see things my way
    Cause you never know
    No, ya never know
    When you’re gonna go
    Someday you’ll see things my way
    Cause you never know
    No, ya never know

    Check out, check, check out…
    Check out my melody

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    • Marleen September 22, 2022 / 12:49 pm

      Forget about that link (above), oops… only a picture.


      This song is about Fred’s relationship with the management of Limp Bizkit’s record label. The record label has called the shots for the band since the Significant Other Album and now that the band has grown, Fred and the rest of the band want to call the shots from now on.

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  2. leigha66 September 25, 2022 / 11:02 pm

    Loved Foreigner! Their Double Vision album was my favorite!

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