"Me and Mrs. Jones" as written by and Kenneth/gilbert Gamble....
Me and Mrs. Jones
We got a thing, goin' on
We both know that it's wrong
But it's much too strong
To let it go now

We meet every day at the same cafe
Six-thirty and no one knows she'll be there
Holding hands, making all kinds of plans
While the juke box plays our favorite songs

Me and Mrs., Mrs. Jones (Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones)
We got a thing, goin' on
We both know that it's wrong
But it's much too strong
To let it go now

We gotta be extra careful
That do we don't build our hopes up too high
Because she's got her own obligations
And so, and so, do I

Me and Mrs., Mrs. Jones (Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones)
We got a thing, goin' on
We both know that it's wrong
But it's much too strong
To let it go now

Well, it's time for us to be leaving
It hurts so much, it hurts so much inside
Now she'll go her way and I'll go mine
Tomorrow we'll meet
The same place, the same time

Me and Mrs. Jones
We got a thing goin' on
We gotta be extra careful
We can't afford to build our hopes up too high
I wanna meet and talk with you
At the same place, the same cafe, the same time
And we gonna hold hands like we used to
We gonna talk it over, talk it over
We know, they know, and you know what I know that it was wrong
But our thing is strong, we gotta let 'em know now
That we gotta thing going on, a thing going on


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"Me and Mrs. Jones" as written by Kenneth Gamble Cary Grant Gilbert

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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this song!
    It's obviously about him having an affair with a married woman.
    Amazing song.
    24hourstogoon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentObviously the lyrics are quite straightforward, but it deserves comment just for being a kickass song.
    fiscalvaseon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think they are two married people that just can't be apart from each other but they can't leave their spouses either. She's got her own obligations and so do I. That is such a common problem, we fall in love with someone else,but we're afraid to leave what is familiar to us cause the risk might just be to much and is it really worth it?? What a truthful song that is!!
    LindaFon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentturk sings this to carla on scrubs
    so whenever I hear it I automatically make that association
    this song is intense, though
    so romantic and so tragic
    Sarahluvsu182on September 27, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionIt's obvious what this song means, so I'll just comment on it's beauty. It is my favorite song of all time, and whenever I hear it, I SWOON, I just SWOON.....The building intensity, the soulfullness, that incredible voice, the orchestral quality of the background. It's just the classiest song ever.
    Martinsherry16on January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because it reminds me of this one time where I had an affair with a beautiful commited woman. She and I were both aware of what we were doing, but we just couldn't resist. She is my mrs. Jones.
    musicandmore21on April 27, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningQuite obviously about cheating on your spouse..
    Lindseyoxlon June 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe song actually refers to Billy's addiction to heroin. Of course and can be taken in the straight forward context however Billy Paul wrote the song in reference to his addiction. And how hard it was to stop.

    We meet everyday at the same cafe, 6:30 and no one knows she'll be there.
    But it's much to strong to let it go now
    trukaitlin1202on December 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it amazing how people's musical tastes differ? No offence to all the people who have commented on how much they love this song, but I have to say that it must be my least favourite song of all time. Well either this or that hideous one that's something about 'a great big onion'! If it's being played on the radio, I have to switch stations immediately, or if it's being played in a store, I have to hurry out as quickly as possible! Without being able to explain why, I simply detest this song with all my heart. Finally, I have no idea who this Mrs Jones actually is, but if she suddenly moved next door to me, I would be moving as far away as possible, as quickly as possible!!!
    Spanner62on May 13, 2016   Link

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