"Guitar and Video Games" as written by and Jeremy Enigk....
how is it you feel?
I remember you at the top of my room
all these things we wondered how to hide
see how it works when
all the day long in a bottle of mud
all these fears we wondered how to hide our love

how is it you feel when you run?
ships won't come in in a bottle of mud
all this time looking for love and
you want to find peace
but you find me

mandrary fields where we run
see how it works with a bottle of rum
all this time hiding from death
and we want to be strong
but we find the true story
a tale
writing itself as we sail
a story
a tale
writing itself as we wail
oh no

never again my dear
shall we come dancing here
we'll play guitar and video games

what if we refused to follow the rules of fashion?
tell me something you'd tell a fool
ways to refuse to follow the rules of fashion

how is it you feel when?
remember you in the top of my room
all these things remade me and caused
to be something grand

never again shall we
come dancing in the sea
we'll play guitar for a new (2x)
we'll play guitar and video games




Lyrics submitted by Xpretox

"Guitar and Video Games" as written by Jeremy Enigk

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Guitar and Video Games song meanings
Add your thoughts

13 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentyou hide your love for someone from the outside, they say you can't love them. they say it's not allowed, and you fake it, play video games, video games are innocent
    PuMpKiNaToRon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed ^
    starry_eyedon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks
    DgetupkidCon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know how theres just that one certain song that when you listen to it you get that feeling you cant explain
    radioon June 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomething passionate that fell apart, maybe didn't work...now, desperately trying to salvage something older, something more simple and pure.
    balalínon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall this time looking for love and
    you want to find peace
    but you find me
    kid_kilowatton November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost perfect first two minutes of a song ever. Never ceases to leave me in awe.
    CrossMyChronoon September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with pumpkinator, but i think that its also about how you spend time being friends with someone to try to get them to like you, and eventually they do, but then when the relationship ends you just wish that you could go back to when you were simple friends and played "guitar and video games" together
    sanjihon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim leaving a lot of song interpretations right now because im in a thinking mood. so here goes for this one.

    how is it you feel? ----how do you feel about your life?
    I remember you at the top of my room
    all these things we wondered how to hide ------we were ashamed of who we really were
    see how it works when
    all the day long in a bottle of mud------see how life is when you stifle yourself with shame and doubt
    all these fears we wondered how to hide our love

    how is it you feel when you run?----do you really feel good when you try to deny yourself?
    ships won't come in in a bottle of mud----bottle of mud is a metaphor for actions that obscure who you really are----ships wont come in-----nothing is achieved when you act like this
    all this time looking for love and-----you spend your time trying to achieve a romanticized conventional ideal type of life

    you want to find peace
    but you find me

    mandrary fields where we run
    see how it works with a bottle of rum--same kind of imagery as before


    all this time hiding from death
    and we want to be strong
    but we find the true story
    a tale
    writing itself as we sail------life is unpredictable---life happens as you live it
    a story
    a tale
    writing itself as we wail
    oh no

    never again my dear
    shall we come dancing here--------let's not pretend and try to live up to other people's standards of what we should be doing....trying to posture and impress people


    we'll play guitar and video games-----we can take pleasure in the simple things in life

    what if we refused to follow the rules of fashion?-----would it be so bad to be ourselves, despite other people finding distate in it?


    tell me something you'd tell a fool
    ways to refuse to follow the rules of fashion

    how is it you feel when?
    remember you in the top of my room
    all these things remade me and caused
    to be something grand

    never again shall we
    come dancing in the sea
    we'll play guitar for a new (2x)
    we'll play guitar and video games




    anyway i didnt feel like doing every line...but i think the song is about being true to yourself and not trying to live up to other people's perceptions of who you are, or their expectations of who you should be.
    secretarioton July 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the writer is reminiscing about simpler times, when he didn't have obligations and he could play video games all day. However many lines I don't get, like "ships won't come in in a bottle of mud."
    ikickedagirlon December 30, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain