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Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down Lyrics

"Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down" was written by Whitfield, Norman J. / Strong, Barrett.
"Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down" was written by Whitfield, Norman J. / Strong, Barrett.

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Ow, people gather round me
It's whom it may concern
I'm not trying to run your life
But you're never too old to learn

Stop worrying about your neighbors
And the fancy things they got
'Cause if you do you'll find it sure
You're gonna wind up on the spot

Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down
One more time

Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down

You may not believe it
But nine times out of ten it's true
The people you're trying to keep up with
Are trying to keep up too

Remember that old saying
"All that glitters ain't gold"
Take heed, don't ignore it
Until your money time will hold, oh

Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down
Hear me now, now

Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down

You're lying to yourself
But you don't even know it
You're so busy following the Joneses
You ain't got time to show it

Keeping up with the Joneses
It'll only makes your life a mess
Bill collectors, tranquilizers
And getting deeper in debt

You better leave
The Joneses alone
Tell 'em one more time
You better leave, oh leave
The Joneses alone

Joneses got a new car today
Here's what you should say
Hurray for the Joneses
Instead you worry till your whole head turns gray
Worry 'bout the Joneses

Remember it's their car and they're the ones who had to pay
So leave Jo-jo-joneses alone
Listen, your car might be old
But remember it never fails to get you where you want to go

Oh, don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down
Hear me now, now

Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down

You're doing fine
Don't let the Joneses get you down

Now listen, if you see something you want
And you know you can't afford it
The very next thing for you to do is
Start saving towards it

The Joneses have been a downfall
For many persons, you see
So people, take my advice
And let the Joneses be

Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down
Hear me now, now

Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Jones
Don't let the Joneses
Get you down, oh down

You're doing fine
Don't let the Joneses get you down
You're doing fine
Don't let the Joneses get you down

Songwriters
Whitfield, Norman J. / Strong, Barrett

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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