The Games We Play

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The Hollies are an English pop group formed in Manchester in the early 1960s, although the majority of the band members came from towns in East Lancashire. Known for their distinctive vocal harmony style, they became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and early 1970s. They enjoyed considerable popularity in many countries, although they did not achieve major US chart success until 1966. They had 30 charting singles on the UK Singles Chart, and 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, with songs including, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Carrie Anne", "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" and "The Air That I Breathe". more »

(Hicks / Clarke / Nash)
Well I heard your mother say 
what a pleasant boy you`re going with 
that I don`t mean any harm 
and I only want to play 
Though I know she`s just protecting you 
you`re just a little girl 
Well if your mother only knew the games we play 

When I take you home with me 
all the family get along with you 
Sitting all through tea 
wondering what we`re gonna do 
Leaving us alone 
the temptation`s far too strong 
If your family only knew the games we play 

Are you sure we`re getting away with this 
You cannot fool your mother or your father for long 
Only time will tell 
if they are right and we are wrong 

They know the games we play 
There`s no hiding things like this from them 
We know we`re not the first 
and we`ll never be the last 
Everybody gets hung up 
we might have to pay 
and everybody knows the games we play


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