"Game On" as written by Paul Geoffrey Spencer, Armando Christian Perez, Narinder Singh and Jimmy Peter Westerlund....
When the lights go up and the game is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
When the bell rings out and the fight is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
When the lights go up and the game is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
When the bell rings out and the fight is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
It's time for us to start throwing down
Take a look and see who's standing now
It's time for us to start throwing down
Look and see who's standing now

Didn't even know that you and I were cross
Until a sneak attack on the weak side
Unaware that we were in a fight
I guess that's part of the problem
But guess what

When the lights go up and the game is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
When the bell rings out and the fight is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
It's time for us to start throwing down
Just look and see who's standing now
It's time for us to start throwing down
Look and see who's standing now

Say what you want about me
Throw up what you want to throw up at me
But when you mess with those are around me
That's when you and I will have a problem

When the lights go up and the game is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
When the bell rings out and the fight is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
It's time for us to start throwing down
Just look and see who's standing now
It's time for us to start throwing down
Look and see who's standing now

I'm not afraid of loving my enemies
Turning the other cheek
Blessing those that would curse me
I honestly want peace with you
But when you come against my country
When you come against my family
You try to destroy my people
I can't just stand by
There's no way that I can stand by
This time I will not stand by
I am coming, and if I come
Then pain is coming with me
Now I'm coming and pain will be with me

When the bell rings out, this fight is on
Are you ready for me
Cause I'm ready for you
It's time for us to start throwing down
Just look and see who's standing now
It's time for us to start throwing down
Wow, look and see who's standing now
Look and see who's standing now
Look and see who's standing now
Look and see who's standing now


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"Game On" as written by Joey Seth Fife Travis Wyrick

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    General CommentI'm not saying that's how the meant it, but that's how it sounds to me.

    "Didn't even know that you and I were cross
    Until a sneak attack on the weak side
    Unaware that we were in a fight
    I guess that's part of the problem"

    As a country, we didn't know we were at war before 9/11 (and make no mistake, we WERE). And, now that the game is on, we're ready.

    And btw, on their website, it has where the got the idea from. 1 Samuel 30:1-18, which basically talks about the Amalekites had launched a sneak attack, and then David went and opened a can of whoop ***. lol

    So, it fits my theory too.
    Acefighteron March 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMake sure you don't let "turning the other cheek" make you think that a Christian has to be weak and submissive. That phrase actually shows that we should be strong and assertive. God made us to be warriors for him and not doormats for the world. Here's some info on "turn the other cheek". new-life.net/… Keep living in Christ :D
    switchbakon December 13, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationYou guys have got it all wrong. It's written to seem like he's describing a school-yard fight, but the bridge makes it very clear that this is an allegory for terrorist attacks against America.

    "Didn't even know that you and I were cross
    Until a sneak attack on the weak side
    Unaware that we were in a fight"

    This describes that many Americans were caught off guard by the 9/11 attacks and had no clue who attacked us and why.

    "I honestly want peace with you
    But when you come against my country
    When you come against my family
    You try to destroy my people
    I can't just stand by"

    Again, he'd rather not be at war, but given the blatant attack on U.S. sovereignty, the hand has been forced.
    JesseCon May 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song FactFor The Antidote radio program I asked Kevin Young of Disciple what his intentions were regarding the song. He text back: "In Disciple, we always try to write songs that point to Jesus in an evangelistic way, but we also try to maintain the freedom to write about any topic whatsoever. So “Game On” definitely fell outside of the evangelistic realm. The song came about when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was a member of Al-Qaeda and a major voice of jihad against American soldiers, was killed in the middle of 2006. When the news reported his death I wasn’t sure how to feel about it. Should I be happy? Should I be sad? As a Christian, I believe that Jesus is calling me to be a peacemaker, and not to defend myself, and definitely to not support violence. So I basically just started having a conversation with God about when is it ok for a Christian to fight. I looked to example of Jesus… he never fought back, he turned the other cheek, and even offered forgiveness to His tormentors. But this same Jesus in 2 Thessalonians 1:4-9 defends the weak and those who have been persecuted with righteous justice. So the song “Game On" really formed out of this conversation….. and I’m still having this conversation with God as I strive to be more like him. I don’t claim that the theology of “Game On” correct or incorrect, but it’s how I walked away from my conversation with God on that day in 2006….. that I will not defend myself. But that I do have a mandate to protect and defend my wife, my children, the weak, and even my country. For me, that’s the best way to get my thoughts out…. write a song about it. And that’s the story of “Game On.”
    dave101537on November 06, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know, on their last CD they had a song that was a tribute to our soldiers. The song sounds to me like a tribute to the enemy.

    "Didn't even know that you and I were cross
    Until a sneak attack on the weak side
    Unaware that we were in a fight
    I guess that's part of the problem
    But guess what

    When the lights go up and the game is on
    Are you ready for me
    Cause I'm ready for you
    When the bell rings out and the fight is on
    Are you ready for me
    Cause I'm ready for you
    It's time for us to start throwing down
    Just look and see who's standing now
    It's time for us to start throwing down
    Look and see who's standing now"
    Acefighteron February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a fight song for Christians to, if I dare say it, "rise up" against the problems that we might not even know are in our lives. I don't see anywhere here that it's a tribute to the enemy.
    theonethatison February 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know this is like a contoversial song or whatever but OHHH! does this song rawk!! and if im coming PAIN is coming with me!!! im glad they put in that part about the turning the other cheek and stuff or else i would have lost all respect for them
    headbangforjesuson November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti completely agree with swithbak, just because ur a christian doesn't mean u have to be weak and submissive, i actually think a lot of the time its opposite. theres a book i was readin with my pastor that says that God made men to b the way we all want to be, which is the tough guy or the guy that can take care of himself and the guy that is adventurous, and that completely goes against what the world thinks about male christians these days. but this song rocks so hard its unreal.. i listen to it all the flippin time, i actually m right now lol, ain't nothin better than a bunch of christians talkin about defending those closest to them at all costs
    godspunk89on January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall religion aside, it's a good song, musically. for an agnostic like me, I think this song is just about getting ready to kick someone's ass. hell, if I were going to fight to some music I'd put this song on.
    The_St._Jimmyon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about Christians standing up for what they believe in instead of being afraid when attacked (like I'm sure I will be) by people that don't believe and feel better about themselves by saying God doesn't exist.

    Regardless, this would be a perfect song for the opening of Raw, or Smackdown. It sounds like entrance music lol.
    Validuson June 04, 2008   Link

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