"The Game is On" as written by and Weikath....
Have you seen this little toy
When you're down it gives you joy
You escape reality
Delve into its TV screen
For the rich and for the poor
For the even more secure
Doesn't matter where you are,
Where you go or when you been
Well, there's still no guarantee
For your virgin mind, you see
Just go on and play the game
You will surely go insane

The game is on
And you have gone
Gone to a world on its display
And the game is fun
But when it has won
All you ever hear is what it says

There's a great amount of fumes
Coming out from somebody's room
The firemen got there
Walking their way up the stairs
Find a man in a chair
But it doesn't seem he's there
With a grey box in his hands
He has gone to another land

The game is on
And you have gone
Gone to a world on its display
And the game is fun
But when it has won
All you ever hear is what it says

[SOLO]

You have played it much too long
Now your senses get things strong
All your walls come crashing down
Now it's time for you to frown
How d'you like this heavy load?
Guess your brain will soon explode
You never had this ugly feel
It's time to dial an emergency




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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. It's about death by Game Boy.

    Well, not quite. It more like playing the game to excess and becoming oblivious to everything going on around you. It's a statement as to how addicting Game Boy is, even though I don't think the song is actually being critical of it.
    Zughiaqon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMeaning/Interpretation:
    Playing a video game... too much. In the first stanza, it talks about the game and how it can make you escape into a different world. In the second stanza, the room is on fire, but the person playing the game doesn't notice because he's playing the game. In the third, it talks about how the person playing is playing it too much because it's disorienting him and his sense of reality.
    In the first stanza, it seems it could be either a game boy or a console system, whereas in the second one it seems to be a console game.

    My opinion of the song:
    This is an OK song, it's not the best song on the album, but it certainly isn't a filler, either. I love the use of the electronic sounds in it, including the infamous Super Mario "pause game" sound. :)

    Personal:
    I've had that happen to me, actually (the 3rd stanza), whenever I've played over 9 hours in one day. It starts to hurt to look at anything but the screen. Some people use drugs to escape, I use video games (I have a very spatial mind that naturally space out easily, so it gets me "high" in a weird way). :] Hahaha
    Not one of my healthiest habits.
    Xanofaron February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know which "game over" theme it plays at the end? I know it was one of about 3 games I used to play on my original Gameboy back in the day and I can't for the life of me remember which one it was.

    I think that is actually the coin collect sound, possibly from Mario Six Golden Coins (one of the games I mentioned could be where the sound at the end comes from).

    This song is about Gameboys, not consoles.
    RainbowDemonon July 27, 2010   Link

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