Games People Play

Words & Music : Joe South
©1968 Lowery Music Co Inc

The games people play now
Every night and every day now
Never meaning what they say now
Never saying what they mean
While they while away the hours
In their ivory towers
'til they cover them with flowers
In the back of a black limousine

We make one another cry
Break a heart then we say goodbye
Cross our hearts and hope to die
That the other was to blame
Neither one of us will give in
And don't you know it is a sin
When you think of things that might have been
Well it's a goddamned shame

People walking right up to ya
Singing Glory Hallelujah
And they try to sock it to ya
In the name of the Lord
They teach you how to meditate
Read your horoscope and see all your fate
And it's almost to Hell with hate
Come on brother get on board

So look around you tell me what do you see
What's happening to you and me
God gave us this serenity
But he said remember who I am
For you've thrown away your sanity
For your pride and your vanity
Turned your back on Humanity
And you don't give a damn


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