Livin' in a Video Game

Parody of “Livin' in a Video”, words and music by Cynthia McQuillin

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Parody lyrics ©7/30/92 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

Like Rampage (See Songworm Segment One), this is about a video game from inside. I hope it’s obvious which game this is about.

You Dm
live 
every C
day 
and the Dm
nights 
in between
G
Trap
ped inside of a small haunted A
maze
.
Dm
You’re 
just a C
face 
on the Dm
edge 
of a screen
With the F
sign
posts that G
num
ber your A
days
.

And you’re Dm
livin
’ in a C
vid
eo, Dm
vide
o, C
vid
eo,
Dm
Livi
n’ in a C
vid
eo Dm
game
.
You Dm
work 
for the C
man
, but you Dm
run 
with the pack.
A
Liv
in’ in a video Dm
game
.

You’re stuffin’ your face and you’re honin’ your skills,
While the monsters all home in on you!
You don’t know what’s in all them pulsating pills,
But they make the ghosts look like they’re blue.

(Chorus)

You’re given no quarter, and life can be cheap.
(Your life’s) not worth a nickle right now.
There’s nowhere to turn, and the walls are too steep,
And you’re turned into maze-monster chow.

(Chorus)