Head Games
No time ever seems right
To talk about the reasons
Why you and I fight
It's high time to draw the line
Put an end to this game
Before it's too late
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979
  • from Foreigner's third studio album, Head Games (1979)
  • Foreigner:
         Lou Gramm - lead vocals, percussion
         Mick Jones - guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
         Ian McDonald - guitar, keyboards, vocals
         Al Greenwood - synthesizer, keyboards
         Rick Wills - bass guitar, vocals
         Dennis Elliott - drums, vocals
  • written by Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  • Mick Jones on "Head Games": We wrote it in my apartment. I had just bought a piano and Lou had a keyboard at his place and he would play two-fingered riffs — and it kind of worked with me because they were in the black keys, which I always wrote on anyway. He kind of put this sort of rough idea of the chords of that riff at the beginning and it sounded pretty mean with an electric piano — like almost like clavinet sounds — and we blended that in with the guitar sounds and that’s what gave it a bit of a unique sound. I don’t know. I guess, in a certain way, it was a bit of a connection there with “Feels Like the First Time,” as far as being a Foreigner sort of riff — and that’s probably the song that, with “Feels Like the First Time,” represented what people sort of tended to think was the Foreigner sound.
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