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Swinging in the back yard
Pull up in your fast car
Whistling my name

Open up a beer and
Say get over here
And play your video game

Iґm in your favorite sun dress
Watching me get undressed
Take that body down town, honey

I say you the bestest
Lean in for a big kiss
Put his favorite purfume on,
Go Play your video games

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew.
They say that the world was built for two.
Only worth living
If somebody is loving you
Baby now you do.

Singing in the old bar
Swinging with the old stars
Living for the fame
Kissing in the blue dark
Playing pool and wild darts
Video games
He holds me in his big arms
He's drunk and I am seeing stars
This is all I think of
Watching all our friends fall
Leaning out of old cars
This is my idea of fun
Playing video games

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew.
They say that the world was built for two.
Only worth living
If somebody is loving you
Baby now you do

(Now you do)

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth wit' you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew.
They say that the world was built for two.
Only worth living
If somebody is loving you
Maybe now you do

Maybe now you do

(Now you do)



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  • foreverme
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    forevermeFeb 13, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    For the past two weeks, I've been obsessed with this song. To me it means that this girl has found someone that she truly loves and is willing to do anything for him even if that means making decisions based on what her lover wants. The name "video games" summarizes the whole song. The person that she is in love with controls her in such a way that it's like he's playing a video game. By putting on his favorite sun dress or perfume on, she's trying to appeal more to him. And "i heard that you like the bad girls, honey is that true? " is her way of asking so that she can appeal even more.
  • U
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    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2012 at 9:45 am
    She is so in love with this man, she's asking him "tell me the things you like to do.. " she wears his favorite sun dress, perfume. Everything she does is to love her man. (most guys like to get drunk, party play video games) so now its her idea of fun too. She keeps telling him, its heaven on earth with him. Also she believes that her life (and his) start when she loves him, but she also hopes he loves her too (she asks "do you like the bad girls? Is it true? " she's insecure about whether or not he really loves her or to put it in a better way, is she everything that he loves? This song could mean different things to different people, such as losing yourself to love. -lia leilani finau;-)
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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 2:18 am
    This song is loaded with teenage longing and angst - it sums up how many young women see themselves, as totally identified and validated by their relationships with the opposite s**. So much so that they will do anything for that attention, even being 'bad' (whatever that means!) . In this song the man/boy she will do anything for is obsessed with beer, fast cars and video games-girls are so eager to try and mold themselves to anything they perceive as being desirable that they lose their authentic selves. Does she really like playing video games? Or is that the only way she can be acceptable? She is drunk on the ecstasy of being with him, of being in love and will do anything to keep it going. Nothing ever feels this intense, euphoric and desperate at the same time as being young and in love and this song understates that emotion beautifully.
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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 4:54 am
    I thought the meaning of the song could be more broad then specifically, a "female," doing all these things for the "man". But be interpreted to mean. "everything i do is for you.. " not in a obsessed crazed way but in a true sincere love, where your 1st priority is the other person. And hopefully that's returned to you. As far as the repeating "video games.. " could be a metaphor for life, and you all take risks and chances and you win some you lose some, essence type of way.
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    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2012 at 2:48 am
    Video game. N. An electronic or computerized game played by manipulating images on a video display or television screen. Perhaps a memoir of teen love? Maybe this girl is so in love with this older man who is manipulating her into heavy, heavy love for him. And doing his "favorite things" I. E sundress, perfume,. She wants to be 'be bad" for him and he makes her feel grown-up and s***.

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