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Your Life For Mine

from Progress Bar by Adam Sakellarides

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In the back of Pizza Palace a dimly lit room has been set
with gaudy carpeting and lots of video game cabinets
Of the things that draw the crowd— one particular machine
always pizza grease on the controls for players me plus three

We gather up our quarters and push buttons as we stare
the room is filled censored expletives and lots of gaming prayers
Player four beats the boss almost playing solo,
he leaves us one last quarter and he says "I gotta go"

You gave your life for mine
You gave your life for mine
One last quarter, time by time
You gave your life for mine

We are one player down, but we will try to soldier on
we continue feeding the machine as characters re-spawn
Player three's quarters were gone and close to loss
he said, "don't worry, I got it,"— finished that enemy like a boss

You gave your life for mine
You gave your life for mine
One last quarter, time by time
You gave your life for mine

We're nearly out of quarters, down to me and player two
the last quarter he bequeathed to me— final battle did ensue
We watched the credits roll, we were proud and virtuous
The victory was not mine, it belonged to all of us

You gave your life for mine
You gave your life for mine
One last quarter, time by time
You gave your life for mine

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from Progress Bar, released July 21, 2013

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Adam Sakellarides Los Angeles, California

A native southern-Californian, Adam started writing songs on an old guitar from the 70s that his parents won in a raffle. He sings about love, science, politics, socially awkward people, and things like that. Now armed with witty lyrics, catchy melodies, and a bunch of mediocre jokes, he's ready to entertain you. ... more

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