"Whatever Happened To Pong?" as written by and Charles Thompson....
My brother and me used to play it
Down at the bar
Taking money from guys
More used to the playing of cards

Paddle the paddle to the side to the side
To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle
Paddle the paddle the side to the side
Pong
Ball in the machine

Now virtually everyone's singing
A popular song
But I still believe in
In the excellent joy of the Pong

To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle
To the paddle the paddle the side to the side
To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle
Pong
Ball in the machine

Now if they take it HG Wells
Well, I'll be on the first flight
To a time before the Kong
Whatever happened to Pong?

Paddle the paddle to the side to the side
To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle
Paddle the paddle the side to the side
Pong
Ball in the machine


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"Whatever Happened to Pong?" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentBrilliant lyrics and a brilliantly hidden message - whatever happened to PUNK?

    "My brother and me used to play it down at the bar
    Taking money from guys
    More used to the playing of cards"
    Frank and Joey Santiago use to play it (the punk) with the Pixies at lots of bars, when they started. Getting paid from guys more interested in any other stuff ("cards").



    "Paddle the paddle to the side to the side
    To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle
    Paddle the paddle the side to the side"
    Punk moshing, or just punk rebellion and energy.

    "Pong
    Ball in the machine"
    Punk - wound in the system.

    "Now virtually everyone's singing
    A popular song
    But I still believe in
    In the excellent joy of the Pong"
    Everyone's singing bullshit pop, but I still believe in the good days of pop music, such as the days of punk rock.

    To the side to the side to the paddle the paddle

    "Now if they take it HG Wells
    Well, I'll be on the first flight
    To a time before the Kong
    Whatever happened to Pong?"
    I'd love to go back to the times of punk rock (late 70's).
    BrokenDickon November 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this one is pretty straight forward. H.G. Wells wrote The Time Machine, so he wants to go back to a time before the (Donkey) Kong to the days when he played Pong.
    Mad Slanted Powerson November 01, 2006   Link

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