Take Me Back

[hook]
I remember the days, when life was simple /
Back when video games, were so essential /
Leaving reality to a place with no parentals /
Keepin' peace in the galaxy battling men who were sinful /
Take me back, to the days when I was younger /
So engaged I couldn't slumber, cuz all the games I discovered /
Take me back, to stayin' up late with my brothers /
Throwin' grenades at each other, way too brave to dive for cover /

[verse]
Take me back to the days when life was simple /
Back when video games were so essential /
When the only worry was my time limit on the Nintendo /
I would play it then couldn't save it, wake up and do it again bro ugh /
So frustrated, it sucked waitin', I'm complainin' /
How could my father turn this off when I'm not done savin'? /
I wasn't patient, my thumbs were shakin', I loved gamin' /
I was so bothered I had to stop all this gun blazin' /
Fast forward a bit to that Sega Genesis /
My father beat my bro and me so bad it was ridiculous /
But then we got better, and dad he got fed up /
Ironically once he started losin' he just wasn't into this ugh /
See, I'm meticulous, I remember that Christmas /
We opened up that PS1 and went ballistic /
We played more than those who train for the olympics /
All those great scores were made for those days more simplistic /

[hook]
I remember the days, when life was simple /
Back when video games, were so essential /
Leaving reality to a place with no parentals /
Keepin' peace in the galaxy battling men who were sinful /
Take me back, to the days when I was younger /
So engaged I couldn't slumber, cuz all the games I discovered /
Take me back, to stayin' up late with my brothers /
Throwin' grenades at each other, way too brave to dive for cover /

[verse]
Take me back to the PS2, the first days, that I played /
Baulder's Gate Dark Alliance when it was new /
Eyes glued, to the tube. Up before school to play it /
Time flew, it was true. When roamin' the city and slayin' /
Any enemy in between victory it was so fun /
Can't believe that I still play a game that was made in 01 /
() I'm a nerd I know it, and I wrote this song to show it /
() I'm not ashamed to admit I love virtual heroics /
Let's fast forward a bit to those LAN parties /
Those xbox, with a red dot, get a head shot man parties, yeah /
The first one I attended I was 14 /
We played Halo 2 until 4 in the morning /
We had 4 systems, 4 teams, each on a separate TV /
It sort of ticked me off, cuz I could not cheat and peak at their screens /
It was shortly after that I made a tough decision /
Halo won me over, so my friendship with playstation ended /

[hook]
I remember the days, when life was simple /
Back when video games, were so essential /
Leaving reality to a place with no parentals /
Keepin' peace in the galaxy battling men who were sinful /
Take me back, to the days when I was younger /
So engaged I couldn't slumber, cuz all the games I discovered /
Take me back, to stayin' up late with my brothers /
Throwin' grenades at each other, way too brave to dive for cover /

[verse]
Take me back to when I got that 360 /
For Christmas it was splendid I hooked it up to the TV quickly /
I put in halo 3 and connected to live /
All those LAN parties pretty much stopped cuz now we could play online /
A year later I got Call of Duty 4 /
And put Halo on the back burner for that modern war, yeah /
That was a game-changer, pun intended /
I got my 10th prestige, so men could see that I was committed /
Fast forward to Halo 3: ODST /
I was in line with friends at Gamestop for the midnight release /
We took it home and played 'til 8am without any sleep /
But we accomplished our mission, the whole campaign was beat /
Yeah, those are the days, that I really miss /
Today I have an xbox one, yet rarely play on it /
Because I'm married and have a baby, don't really have much time /
but I am thankful for those memories locked inside my mind /

[hook]
I remember the days, when life was simple /
Back when video games, were so essential /
Leaving reality to a place with no parentals /
Keepin' peace in the galaxy battling men who were sinful /
Take me back, to the days when I was younger /
So engaged I couldn't slumber, cuz all the games I discovered /
Take me back, to stayin' up late with my brothers /
Throwin' grenades at each other, way too brave to dive for cover /