"Arcade Gaming Shrine" A parody of Bowling for Soup's "1985" Parody lyrics by Palette-Swap Ninja (paletteswapninja.com) V1 Jimmy just left the mall They had no games at all He stopped by to play Daytona USA The arcade closed its doors Back in 2004 In just a few years The coin-ops disappeared He was gonna own an arcade He was gonna rent a space He was gonna get some neon To illuminate the place But now it seems to be / Xbox and PS3 He liked the simpler time Of joysticks / tokens / offline with R1 Ms. Pac-Man, Defender The smiley face in Venture with Sub-Zero and Chun-Li And playing golf with Golden Tee Moon Cresta, Reactor And serving beer in Tapper He wishes he could find an arcade, arcade, arcade gaming shrine V2 He wants all the classics From the early days He found a Discs of Tron Down at the pizza place He bought a couple more From the old convenience store Took them off their hands And then he hatched a plan All these modern games / while they're still fun Future generations should know where they came from A place where they can see Smash TV A place where they can play Zaxxon, Front Line (plus thereís Burgertime and) R2 Pac-Man, and Crossbow and Sega's Congo Bongo There was Goro and Cammy And blasting bugs in Centipede From Q-Bert to Mappy ìBlue wizard needs food badlyî It gives him peace of mind The arcade, arcade, arcade gaming shrine BRIDGE They're all set / to free play Now he's got a room on par with Flynn's Arcade (that's from Tron) But now that he's become / a collector He'll never stop, stop, stop! (He brought back) R3 Tempest, Black Widow, A four-slot Neo-Geo There's a Vanguard, and Dig Dug And Joust and Klax and Ladybug His latest transaction: An Elevator Action Where will he draw the line The arcade gaming shrine R4 Ms. Pac-Man, Defender The smiley face in Venture with Sub-Zero and Chun-Li And playing golf with Golden Tee Moon Cresta, Reactor And serving beer in Tapper Itís open all the time The arcade, arcade, arcade gaming shrine