a.focus on the song - expecting it to stop,
b. the focus on the empty chairs closet to us and
c. a fairly instant analysis of both and sprinting to the nearest chair available
On a much larger scale a various points of life we all play 'musical chairs' at interview ( getting a job), work (getting a promotion or raise) etc and I feel it's the spirit of the game that's more important rather than securing a chair!
Its really fun to watch and play how people try to catch a seat for them and this game is a delight for a children and when their is a prize for winning it becomes like icing on the cake.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"