Lyrics for Games People Play by Don Williams :
(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

They just wile away the hours
In their ivory towers
‘Til 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, da dee
I’m talking ’bout you and me
And the games people play

Oh, we make one another cry
Break our heart when we say goodbye
Cross our hearts and we hope to die
Bet the other was to blame

Neither one ever give an inch
So we gaze at our eight by ten
Thinking ’bout the things that might of been
And its a dirty rotten shame

— Instrumental —

People walking up to you
Singing glory, Hallelujah!
And their trying’ to sock it to you
In the name of the Lord

There gonna teach you how to meditate
Read your horoscope and cheat your fate
And to furthermore to hell with hate
Come on get on board

La da da, da da da, da da
La da da, da da da, da dee
I’m talking ’bout you and me
And the games people play

Well, look around and tell me what you see
What’s a 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 back on humanity
And you don’t give a da da

La da da, da da da, da da
La da da, da da da, da dee
I’m talking ’bout you and me
And the games people play

La da da, da da da, da da
La da da, da da da, da dee
I’m talking ’bout you and me
And the games people play…