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Games People Play

By: Joe South 1970 [1] [2] Source
E E E B7
Oh the games people play now, every night and every day now
A B7 E
Never meaning what they say now, never saying what they mean
E B7
And they wile away the hours, in their i-vory towers
B7 A B7 E
Till they're covered up with flowers in the back of a black limousine
La-n-da dada daa da da
E B7
La-n-da dada daa da dee
Talking 'bout you and me
B7 E
And the games people play
E B7
Oh we make one another cry, break a heart, and then we say goodbye
A B7 E
Cross our hearts and we hope to die, that the other was to blame
Neither one will give in, so we gaze at an eight by ten
A B7 E
Thinking 'bout the things that might have been, it's a dirty rotten shame
E B7
People walking up to you, singing glory hallelujah
A B7 E
And they're trying to sock it to you, in the name of the Lord
They're gonna teach you how to meditate, read your horoscope, cheat your faith
A B7 E
And furthermore to hell with hate, come on and get on board
E B7
Look around, tell me what you see, what's a happening to you and me
A B7 E
God grant me the serenity, to remember who I am
Cause you've given up your sanity, for your pride and your vanity
A B7 E
Turn your back on humanity, and you don't give a damn

Created 2014 Nov 21 19:05

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

tahi Page last modified on 2014 Nov 21 21:27

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