Who Sang Games People Play? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Edward John Hallam Bigham, Roberto Luis Rivera, Kate Hodges
Release Date: 1969-9
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Folk
length: 2:21
Some other versions of "Games People Play"

Lyrics
(Joe South)
Oh the games people play now
Every night and every day now
Never meaning what they say now
Never saying what they mean
Oh they whine away the hours
In their ivory towers
Til they're covered up with flowers
In the back of a black limousine

La la la mmm da da da
La la la mmm da da dee
I'm talkin' 'bout you and me
And the games people play

Oh they make one another cry
Break their hearts and they say good-bye
Cross their heart and they hope to die
That the other was to blame
Neither one will ever give in
So they gaze at an eight by ten
Thinkin' 'bout the way it might have been
And it's a dirty rotten shame

La la la mmm da da da
La la la mmm da da dee
I'm talkin' 'bout you and me
And the games people play

Oh they teach how to meditate
Read your horoscope and teach you faith
The furthermore the hell with hate
Come on and get on board
Look around and tell me what you see
What's a-happenin' to you and to me
God grant me the serenity
To just remember who I am

La la la mmm da da da
La la la mmm da da dee
I'm talkin' 'bout you and me
And the games people play

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 In the Ghetto
  • 2 Games People Play
  • 3 ’til Death Do Us Part
  • 4 Big Wind
  • 5 Evening Shade
  • 6 I’m Fed Up With You
  • 7 My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
  • 8 Daddy
  • 9 We Had All the Good Things Going
  • 10 The Monkey’s Tale
  • 11 Gypsy, Joe and Me
  • 12 Home for Pete’s Sake

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin