"Japan Is An Island" as written by Nicholas Krill and Thomas Hughes....
Atari, Joey, Jeffery,
The dog got out when I was playing Atari
Atari, Joey, Jeffery,
They died while I was playing Atari

Japan is an island way across the sea,
I've never been there but I heard of the scenery,
They assimilate the cultures to make their stuff
And Cornelious is a popstar

I can save my game, save my life

Atari, with me, baby, come on,
We can do it while I'm playing Atari
Atari, baby, Hershey, nutty,
Don't stop girl I'm playin Atari

I can save my game,
Can I save my life?

For relax, for refresh, for relax, for refresh, for relax, for refresh...
We're a culture to Japan, we're a culture to Japan...

I can save my game, save my life

I thought it was funny when you interrup-
-ted me the first time but I now I think it's getting old,
Just like you and me I still see,
That Cornelious is a Popstar

I can save my game, save my life

Atari, with me, baby,
Come on, we can do it while I'm playing Atari,
Atari, baby, Hershey, nutty,
Shut up you know I'm playing Atari

I can save my game, can you save my life?


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"Japan Is an Island" as written by Thomas Hughes Nicholas Krill

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    General Commentone of the best songs ever
    freakystyleyon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe only thing that always bothered me about this song - You can't save games on Atari.

    Also, the "For relax..." part, I believe, marks Albert's only appearance on the album, at least vocally.
    vinylboy20on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Atari, with me, baby, come on, we can do it while I'm playing Atari..." What is "it"?
    pinkTeaon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think "save my game" means to save it so you can come back later... I think it means to salvage it, as it not lose.
    isabel.canteyon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha I have no idea what the hell this song is about, but I think it's a catchy little ditty...the guitar intro sounds a little like a slowed-down version of right, here, right now by jesus jones. but yeah, I like the video too.
    funny-lookin kidon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'"Atari, with me, baby, come on, we can do it while I'm playing Atari..." What is "it"?' -pinkTea

    I'm assuming sex. As in, "Hey, wanna do it?", etc.

    This song rules.
    Arkatecton January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about wasting life playing video games. Can't even put down the controller when your girlfriend wants to bang!
    mybodyisacageon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe line "Atari, baby, Hershey, nutty,"
    is supposed to read "Atari, baby, ho shi no t"

    ho shi no t-
    add a t to the end of ho and shi and you get
    "hot shit"

    get it?
    porzellanpuppe19on November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think this song is about not growing up and escaping reality to the point where it's ruining your life. Metaphor, kids. Metaphor.
    grassh0pperuniton February 21, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi think this song is about being an asshole who needs a life.
    mylastnameishorrificallyaccurateon September 24, 2013   Link

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