Who Sang Played the Game Too Long? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Old Five and Dimers Like Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:24
We had it right before it all went wrong
Then turned it off by comin' on too strong
It's too late now, the damage has been done
We fooled around, we played the game too long

We used to rock along and laugh at the rain
Now gettin' stoned is all we do and things just ain't the same

We've worn out that song we used to sing
The melody has lost it's happy ring
What we've got is just as good as gone
We fooled around and played the game too long

We got too hung up on hangin' on
Yeah, wound it up until our spring was sprung
We did our thing till it was overdone
We fooled around and played the game too long

(Instrumental Break)

We used to rock along and laugh at the rain
Now gettin' stoned is all we do and things just ain't the same

We've worn out that song we used to sing
The melody has lost it's happy ring
What we've got is just as good as gone
We fooled around and played the game too long

Yeah, what we got is just as good as gone
We fooled around and played the game too long

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Rose
  • 2 Old Five and Dimers Like Me
  • 3 L.A. Turnaround
  • 4 Jesus Christ, What a Man
  • 5 Played the Game Too Long
  • 6 I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
  • 7 Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me
  • 8 Low Down Freedom
  • 9 Jesus Was Our Savior and Cotton Was Our King
  • 10 Serious Souls
  • 11 Bottom Dollar