Music Friday ~ Play The Game

What A Ride It was! Play The Game

Amps forPlay The GameThis is a very personal song about a part of my life that, on the outside looked promising and successful but on the inside was very dark. Play the game was my theme! Life was a game back then.

Play the game is also about not taking temporary situations too seriously. My life was invaded by addiction, greed, lies, and all around bad behavior.

I was a mess in an Armani Suit.

Life Went On And I Began To Fall

In my late 20’s I landed an amazing position with a company that was powered by innovation, motivation and inspiration!

It was my dream job.

It provided more money than I ever thought I could make.

Which, also provided me with enough money to get into serious trouble.

Beretta 92 And A Bottle Of Gin

Play The Game Martin D28One night I decided I had had enough. The magic of life was gone and life just, as I say in the song:

“Life just was’n no fun at all.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Devil came knockin’, a monkey on my back.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For years I could’t see the light, everything was black”

I sat down with a bottle of gin and a loaded gun with the full intention of ending my life…  Everything was black.

Then The Light Rose Up Before My Eyes

It just so happened that I drank too much and passed out before I pulled the trigger.

WOW! Things looked different in the morning. Besides a pounding headache and a fierce hang over, I had a new lease on life.

The magic had returned and I was on a new path.

I haven’t touched cocaine for over 30 years and have no interest in seeing if the monkey is still around.


Here is a sample of the song: Play The Game

1. sample-play-the-game.mp3     


Toby Christensen getting ready to Play The Game

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Song Credits:

Composer: Toby Christensen

Lead Vocals: Toby Christensen

Background Vocals: Toby Christensen

Instruments: CJ Lambert (lead guitar), Toby Christensen (rhythm guitar, bass guitar & drums)

Produced By: CJ Lambert & Toby Christensen

Engineered By: CJ Lambert & Toby Christensen

Edited, Mixed, & Mastered By: CJ Lambert


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