"up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start"

today was a good day.
I didn't even have to use my a.k.
at least I didn't get my heart broken anyway
wasting time in east new jersey.
guess I could tell you 'bout
the snow covered rooftops,
sunsets, shooting stars and picturesque backdrops.
or how I went and hung out at quick-stop
and pretended that I was in clerks.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember
that your not gonna live forever.
be young, think smart, stay true
and just follow your heart.

remember the times we watched "karate kid"
and memorized every line
skipped school and went to the arcade
hung out and played galaga all day.
stole a car and we drove to michigan.
600 miles with no destination.
except to get in the car and drive
and see where we'll end up.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember.
that your not gonna be young forever.
think smart, have fun, stay true
and don't ever grow up.

out of all I've learned in life
you always keep your friends close to your heart.
'cause who will help you if you're falling down.

and everything is o.k.


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Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A song meanings
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    General Commentmaybe i'm just oblivious...maybe i really don't want to know....but what is meant by "didn't even have to use my a.k."?
    swashbucklingpunkon January 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentan a.k. is a gun, so he is saying that he had a good day, he didn't have to kill anyone.
    rugbystud2001on January 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was the infinite lives code for the original contra on the NES. I'm sure that's posted everywhere, but i haven't really scoured the boards searching. Contra was the first videogame i ever cheated in. I'll cry for the memories.
    phallingdownon January 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAmen to the video game memories, but the first two lines were from Ice Cube's "Today was a Good Day", hehe. Gotta love the crossing of genres. I only recently discovered the ataris, but man, I can connect with their sentiment, growing up sneaks up on a lot of us, making us wish we could go back to the way we were.
    ValRulesAZon February 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAHHH A CLERKS REFERENCE! Clerks is a Kevin Smith flim in which the main character Dante is a clerk at the quickstop. I want to have road trip to go to Redbank New Jersey and see the quick stop.
    Spider6333on April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI highky recommend going to Jersey just for the sake of visiting the quick stop:) Its awesdome to just relive all your favorite Clerks Movie Moments
    ORANGE-tommorrowon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's an awesome song and not only for the references o Clerks, Karate Kid, and most imporantly Galaga...Go Ataris
    sokerpunk13on May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe songs is mearly about havin a good day. Did ya find me Druga???
    incuman5on May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks! totally describes the life of a teenager! ataris rock at doing that
    .eMo.rOCk.pRINCESs.on May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOMG CLERKS!!!! ::creams pants::
    nullseton May 19, 2002   Link

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