got a cause now call me a rebel
here to take life to a higher level
get control of the whole situation
overactive imagination
roll the dice gonna make a decision
think twice gonna run with a vision
something new gonna find a replacement
gotta get out of my mom’s basement
I wanna live in the world of a video game
I wanna see my face on the anime screen
get away from the 2-bit more of the same
gonna make it something more than a dream
fall in love in the world of a video game
from above with a girl in the anime scene
can you hear the whole world calling my name
I wanna live in the world of a video game
posh fashion makes me wanna tweak
couldn’t care less who’s dating this week
ditch the mall crowd take a trip to Japan
save a princess stick it to the man
living life for a higher meaning
make the high score without cheating
this storybook’s so wide open
we can fix anything that’s broken
you can say that I’m misguided
but just give me your hand
my mind’s made up decided
listen to your heart you’ll understand


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Otaku Anthem (I Wanna Live) song meanings
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    General CommentI have an almost lifelong history of dreaming of being in that alternate universe. I still do. It'sone of the biggest reasons why me, my brothers and my friend want to travel to Japan in the future.

    "ditch the mall crowd take a trip to Japan"

    In the cut-off environment that I live in I like to have crushes on, and fantasies about, anime girls and not the corrupt, sexed-up, quasi-pornographic kind you see on some sites like photobucket (not that all their content is like this). I tend to stay away from the "glamorous", semi-nude kind ("posh fashion makes me wanna tweak, couldn't care less who's dating this week") and tend to lean towards the quiet, innocent, fully clad girls who I fall in love with because of their personality. ("save a princess, stick it to the man")

    But not just that; when I was younger (nothing's really changed) I was thrilled by the adventures I dreamed of having, roaming those green sun-clad lands with my Pokémon or travelling in the now peaceful world of Konoha and its surroundings.

    To find out that someone has managed to convey these yearning feelings into a song is unreal. I never thought it would happen. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart; maybe I'm not crazy after all. I particularly like the lines "you can say that I'm misguided (as in you call me crazy as much as you like, I don't care if I yearn to be in another world), but just give me your hand, my mind's made up decided, listen to your heart you'll understand". This answers my lifelong wish to hear that I'm not the only dreamer in the world. I doubt anyone will comment on this, but if they do, press the Post Reply button and tell me that I'm wrong and that you're like me.
    feminist92on August 07, 2010   Link

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