Games People Play Lyrics - Joe South

Release information
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Southern Rock/Soul
length: 3:35
vocal: Joe South
composer: Joe South
lyricist: 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

And they wile away the hours
In their ivory towers
Till they're covered up with flowers
In the back of a black limousine

La-da da da da da da da
La-da da da da da de
Talking 'bout you and me
And the games people play

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

Neither one will give in
So we gaze at our eight by ten
Thinking 'bout the things that might have been
It's a dirty rotten shame

People walking up to you
Singing glory hallelulia
And they're tryin to sock it to you
In the name of the Lord

They're gonna teach you how to meditate
Read your horoscope, cheat your fate
And further more to hell with hate
Come on and get on board

Look around 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 your back on humanity
And you don't give a da da da da da

Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All My Hard Times
  • 2 Rose Garden
  • 3 Mirror of Your Mind
  • 4 Redneck
  • 5 Don’t Throw Your Love to the Wind
  • 6 The Greatest Love
  • 7 Games People Play
  • 8 These Are Not My People
  • 9 Don’t You Be Ashamed
  • 10 Birds of a Feather
  • 11 Gabriel