THE JONES'

w & m by John D Loudermilk,
1968 Acuff Rose

The brother runs the cam'ra and the sister gives the cues
The uncle is the producer and the old man writes the reviews

This family named Jones
That comes into our homes
And tells us what to wear and where
And tell us what to drive and why
And tells us what to smoke and vote
And tells us what to drink and think
To think we listen (and try to be like them)

On late night shows they take scholars and with a sarcastic grin
They ask him to explain his philosophy before the sponsor breaks in

The in-laws run the paper and print whatever they please
And Pap don't believe in politics, he just knows what the masses need

They're hip and they're slick and they're flashy sophisticated and they're cool
To them the clerk and the worker just rednecks and clogs and fools

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

The 1971 WB-version has slightly altered lyrics.
Junior deliveres the papers and sis reads the movie review
Mamma she dresses out of glamour and daddy believes the news

They're hip and they're sharp and they're flashy sophisticated and cool
To them the plain old working man is just a bumpkin and a redneck and a fool

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