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Samples used:
*Rygar - Underground Cave


One of a million, shouldn’t I be proud?
Like I’m part of the group instead of weighing it down?
Just take a number, get in line
Just look at myself playing games and then I die
In my head I tell myself that I shouldn’t regret this
Tell myself that I’m strong and for a long time I meant it
Even if I met this head on it’s endless
Senseless, it’s like a never-ending Tetris
When I get stressed, in the middle of things
Fiddle with things, blow up at the littlest things
It has nothing to do with video games
If anything it helps me get over things
So just quit I’m sick with the disrespect
Strip me down ‘till there’s nothing left go ahead
Cause I’m sick of this, I’m tired of that
I wanna push buttons I like the fact that

It’s just a phase it’s just a name
It’s just a maze from a stupid game
It’s just a story, it’s just an escape
And they’ve grown up, we should do the same
It’s just a waste, it’s just a dream
It’s just a made up fantasy
It’s just a grand illusion
It’ll fade…It’s just a game

(How do you sleep at night?)(Why do you need a fight?) It’s just a game
(Why do you justify?)(What’s your alibi?) It’s just a game
(How do you manage?)(What’s your damage??) It’s just a game
(Let me make this clear)(It ends here) You’re just a game

Now I shouldn’t feel guilty for trying to be happy
Trying to be creative, trying to be loud
Now face the wrath of my passion
Counteracting with just a sound
Now just ‘cause my spirits are going up
Doesn’t give you the right to make me as bitter as you
You people are too selfish for words but…
…but I’ll try a few.

‘Cause it’s not a phase, it’s not a name
It’s not a maze from a stupid game
It’s not a story, and it’s not an escape
You’re not the first, you’re just the same
It’s not a waste, it’s not a dream
Now listen very carefully
It’s done, it stops, you’re through
I’m here to stay, it’s not a game!

‘Cause it was magic when I saw the Commodore 64
And Zak McKracken blew my mind and mind you I was just four
And these are memories that make me who I am…
Cause I’ve got hope and love, and friends and family at the finish
And I realized the problem wasn’t me to begin with
So you could just try to flaw my existence…


from Testing the Waters, released June 23, 2009



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My Parents Favorite Music Michigan

Steffeny "Steffo" Messinger refers to her pseudonym/moniker "My Parents Favorite Music" as the video game/pop culture influenced music she writes and produces independently.

Releasing albums as pieces of the map to a mysterious island, she tours the country bringing clever wordplay and a colorful presence to her musical adventure, and every listener is welcome to be a part of the MPFM story. ♫ ♪
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