You started off
Break out the ammunition
If not enough
You point at my friends
Grabs the keys and
Tells me that she's out of patience
And tells her friends what a loser I've been
The walls go up
The telephone is waiting
To be shut off
It if happens again
I've been building up or just been overrating
Time and my sanity spent

I don't want to stand here and say I'm sorry
I just want to drink beer and play atari
You can tell your mom how I make my money
I don't care

Well, later on
My clothes are in the front yard
It takes a man to honor the mess
I gotta laugh
thanks for the new selection
I got your dad's John Tesh


The world outside is cold, man,
it's gone forever
I get high in hindsight it's getting better
Save your breath, your threats won't hurt
And I don't care

and beautiful
I'm wasted and miserable
Take it away

Chorus, Bridge (2x)

I don't care (6x)

Lyrics submitted by sixstringsamurai

Atari song meanings
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    General CommentThis is one of LBC's best... easily. I think it's just about a breakup where you don't give a shit. There was obviously a lot of fighting since 'My clothes are in the front yard' and 'you're threats won't hurt.' The singer really just is so fed up with the whole situation that he laughs about it... 'I gotta laugh/Thanks for the new selection/I got your dad's john tesh.' When I saw LBC in concert they introduced this song by saying "This song is about getting drunk and playing video games." I believe that's all they really meant by it. Sometimes life just gets to be too miserable so you just need to get wasted and play some old school Atari because you just don't care.
    jseida2on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song on the album - totally relaxed and an anthem for guys to rally around when we want to escape from the world. No matter what happens, we always have our video games!

    heh heh...who needs sex when you've got ATARI!!
    admiralthrawn_1on August 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhats an atari?
    jbfanherreon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits a game im guessing.
    urecutewhenuscreamon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdo you seriously not know what atari is? it was the first video game system. Think pong and missile defense and old school games like that.
    jseida2on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBasically about a guy who doesn't give a crap about his ruined relationship. He just wants to go back to the things he knows will always be there: beer and atari.
    jamiexoon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah...your girlfriend can leave but atari...thats always there for you. haha.
    maxxaon May 11, 2008   Link

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