Saturday, April 23, 2016

Games People Play by Joe South

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  1. Games People Play by Joe South

    Well, the games people play,
    every night and every day now
    never meanin’ what they say now,
    never sayin’ what they mean

    While they wile away the hours,
    in their ivory towers
    ‘til they’re covered up with flowers,
    in the back of a black limousine

    (Refrain): La la la la la da da da
    la la la la la de de de
    talkin’ about you and me
    and the games people play

    Well, we make one another cry,
    break a heart, and we say goodbye
    cross our hearts, and we hope to die,
    that the other was the blame

    But neither one will ever give in,
    so we gaze upon an eight-by-ten
    think about things that might have been,
    and it’s a dirty rotten shame (Refrain)

    People walkin’ up to ya,
    singin’ glory hallelujah
    and they try to sock it to ya,
    in the name of the lord

    They’re gonna teach you how to meditate,
    read your horoscope, cheat your faith
    and fill you up with hell and hate,
    then they get up and go (Refrain)

    Look around, tell me what you see,
    what’s happenin’ to you and me
    God grant me the serenity,
    to remember who I am

    ‘Cause you’re givin’ up your sanity,
    for your pride and your vanity
    turn your back on humanity,
    and you don’t give a damn (Refrain)

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