The Games People Play

Oh the games people play now
Every night and every day now
Never meaning what they say now
Never saying what they mean

And they while away the hours
In their ivory towers
'til they're covered with flowers
In the back of a black limousine


La da da da da da da
La da da da da da dee
Talkin' 'bout you and me
And the games people play.

Oh we make one another cry
Break a heart then we say good-bye
Cross our hearts and we hope to die
That the other was the blame

Neither one will give in
So we gaze at out eight by ten
Thinkin' 'bout the thinks
that might have been
And it's nothin' but a shame.


People walkin' up
Singing glory alleluia
And they're trying 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 further more to hell with hate
Come on and get on board.


Look around and tell me what you see
What's happening 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
Turns you sad on humanity
And you don's give a damn.


Words and music by Joe South
© Lowery Music Company, inc./BMI