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Games People Play Lyrics

from Harper Valley P.T.A. (The Plantation Recordings 1968-70)

"Games People Play" is track #54 on the album Harper Valley P.T.A. (The Plantation Recordings 1968-70). It was written by South, Joe.
"Games People Play" is track #54 on the album Harper Valley P.T.A. (The Plantation Recordings 1968-70). It was written by South, Joe.

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Oh, the games people, now every night and every day now
Never meanin' what they say, now, never sayin' what they mean
Oh, they wile away the hours in their ivory towers
'Till they're covered up with flowers in the back of a black limousine

Lotten, da, la, da, da, da
Lotten, da, la, da, da, da, dee
Talkin' 'bout you and me and the games people play

And we make one another cry, break a heart then we say goodbye
Cross our hearts and we hope to die that the other one's to blame
Neither one will ever give in, though we gaze at an eight by ten
Thinkin' 'bout the things that might have been and it's a dirty rotten shame

Lotten, da, la, da, da, da

People walkin' up to ya, singing glory hallelujah
And they're tryin' to sock it to ya in the name of the Lord
They're gonna teach you how to meditate
Read your horoscope and cheat your fate
And furthermore to hell with hate, come on and get on board

Lotten, da, la, da, da, da

Look around and tell me what you see, what's happened to you and me?
God grant me the serenity to remember who I am
'Cause you've given up your sanity for your pride and your vanity
Turn your back on humanity and you don't give a lot

Lotten, da, la, da, da, da
Talkin' 'bout you and me and the games people play

Songwriters
SOUTH, JOE

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