Can't get no rest, don't know how I work all day
When will I learn memories get in the way
I walk around, I can't hear a sound, folks talkin' loud
But I don't see at all
I gotta get away, gotta get away, I don't

(Know where to go, it's hopeless so
I guess I'll leave it alone)

Well I spent all the day fixin' up to go somewhere
Thought I was late, and I found she wasn't there
I guess I'll find love, peace of mind, some other time
But I still have today
I gotta get away, gotta get away, I don't

(Know where to go, it's hopeless so
I guess I'll leave it alone)

Games people play, night or day they're just not matchin'
What they should do, keeps me feelin' blue
Been down too long, right, wrong, I just can't stop it
Spendin' all day thinking just of you

(Twelve forty-five) headed for the subway home
(I took my time) 'cause I felt so all alone
(Not far away) I heard a funny sound, took a look around
And then I (could see her face)
Smilin' as she came, callin' out my name, so I

(Know where to go, we'll take it slow
I guess I'll call it a day)

Games people play, night or day they're just not matchin'
What they should do, keeps me feelin' blue
Been down too long, right, wrong, I just can't stop it
Spendin' all day thinking just of you

Games people play, night or day they're just not matchin'
What they should do, keeps me feelin' blue


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They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play) Lyrics as written by Charles B. Simmons Bruce Hawes

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    General CommentWhat a great song about the funk of love, with a superb melody and perfect rhythm.
    sdz896542on January 29, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel like "nowhere to go" turns into "know where to go" (or vice-versa), which is just so happy and clever and wonderful. Love it.
    Goatllamaon October 03, 2016   Link

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