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I Love Vidja Games

by Vinny Vinny Video & Duncecap

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Duncecap Hello? Is this a video game or a rap album? Gosh darnit. Vinny Vinny Video Vinny Vinny Video Googie I love vidja games. Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. I love vidja games. Vidja games. Yeah I’m talkin’ ‘bout vidja games. I said vidja games. Vidja games. Vidja games. Vidja games. Every mornin’. Every night. Vidja games. Vidja games. Up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. Yup, that’s vidja games Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. Yup, that’s vidja games Up, up, down, left. Vidja Games. Up, up, down, down. Vidja Games. Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. That’s vidja games
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Verse 1 Vinny Vinny Video I woke up at noon on a summer day. Watched cartoons while I stuffed my face. Cleaned my room and I scrubbed some plates Then I stepped to my mother with something to say. I know it ain’t quite the end of the month. But I need my allowance for the vidjas. Look, if I walk down the block with a fist of bucks They’ll put my initials in history books I’ll trade that paper for a pocket of quarters. Play that game ’til it’s conquered and over Moms said ‘’fine” and she spotted me four. I said, “one more?” got tossed out the door. Okay. Four bucks. Sixteen turns. More than enough to convince these nerds I’m a warrior. Oh yeah. Pixel murderer. Slow it up. Hold on. Victory’s earned one Game at a time. Kinda thinkin’ Kong But I changed my mind when I laid my eyes on a Brand new machine with a crazy design. Swear to god it had my name on the side. First two run throughs rusty. Must need a Slushie. Sugar rush! Now they can’t touch me. **** me. That cost 50 cents. Whatever I still got plenty left. I’m in the zone. Danger. Twilight. Name it. Heart rate rise while climb in the rankings. Some get high on the lye or the jancum. I just gotta be the king of the arcade. Thumb slip at a crucial moment, lose a token. Fifth place, fourth pace, movin’ forward. Focus. guy in back heard gawkin. “Never seen a joystick whacked so awesome!” So I step to the boss with two lives left. Last time here he chewed my head. And I die on the spot like a noob i’m dead. Got 25 cents to prove my cred. Whole arcade comes ‘round to see me. Beat this boss or bow in defeat. I sink my shot while the crowd is screaming. Top of the leaderboard now “VVV!” Hook I’m never gonna try again. I’m never gonna die again. I think I got it this time. I promise. I’m never gonna try again. I’m never gonna die again. I think I got it. This time, I’m on it. It’s a long way down to the next bonfire. I’m tired. I’ve had enough. Yup. Yo, if I stop right now I won’t hit my target. I’m a fighter. I can’t give up. Get it Dunce. Verse 2 Duncecap I see you clippin’ through the wall, Mr. Bad guy. I see you respawn fast when I pass by. But it's been hours since I made it to a checkpoint. This journey doesn't autosave and I'm a slave to getting boinked. I’d be lying if I said it wasn't an ego thing. I kept my console on for a whole week, I think. It's been getting overheated like my temper is. Kratos damn, I will get my vengeance in. “Yo, Duncey, lemme give it a spin.” But, don't beat it, Vin, or else I'll blow. “All I do is win though!” Take the knee, then, if you’re gettin’ close. “Okay. I don’t just understand why you still playin’ when it gets you so mad.” Well, victorys sublime after the 90 Deaths I've had. And in three months my muscle memory is dumb. I see you frustrated trying to get that perfect run. I'll pick it up, and clear it like the wind do clouds. Acting like a natural floating past what keeps you down. Hook I’m never gonna try again. I’m never gonna die again. I think I got it this time. I promise. I’m never gonna try again. I’m never gonna die again. I think I got it. This time, I’m on it. It’s a long way down to the next bonfire. I’m tired. I’ve had enough. Yup, but if I stop right now I won’t hit my target. I’m a fighter. I can’t give up. Nuh. Nuh.
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Verse 1 Duncecap I don't give a ****** ****. Game over. Try again. I got no bedtime. Next time, get in line. I got a loser screen with your name on it. All time low score whichever game you’re rocking. Dead eye locked in. Jedi mosh pit. I got a hundred extra lives. I'm selling off options. Smarter not harder. Sandbox rag doll. You aced the tutorial, dog. It's not that hard. Here, I can play one handed. I like to tank, or DPS to cause damage. I live for that K.O. with a sliver of health. And leave on the payroll like a giver of wealth. So professional. E-sports with an E-cig. Back in the days I used to be less decent. Now with my feet kicked, I expand on the passion. At a point it all clicks like Maniac Mansion. Hook: M for Mature Can’t trade me in. I know what I’m worth. M for Mature. Yeah, me and vidjas been friends since my birth. M for Mature. So many ratings. Life is a blur. M for Mature. I’m gonna play games ’til I’m dead in the dirt. Verse 2 Vinny Vinny Video Well you can find me in the dungeon tryna level up. I only failed to conquer the monster because my weapons sucked. I need a new tunic and some metal gloves to Handle the animals and their masters ahead of us. Don't pass me the walk through. Don't read me the GameFAQ. I’m a purist, not a tourist, and I don't need your aiding hand. I’ve only spent a stint in the ruins, I’mma get it! Aight, give me a hint before I lose it. I ain't rusty. Nah, that's just my strategy. Y’all can trust me. I've been gaming since your dad was green. “What's that mean?" See, I been around. Pick ya sticks up. I ain't too old to get down. Don’t need to be told to quit now. I’m on a roll; let’s rock it. In my bathrobe stoned, in my zone in the cockpit. Too close to the monitor. I think I broke both my optics. If I don’t win I’m pullin’ your controller out the socket. I’m adult as ****. Hook: M for Mature. Can’t trade me in. I know what I’m worth. M for Mature. Yeah, me and vidjas, we’ve been friends since my birth. M for Mature. So many ratings. Life is a blur. M for Mature. I’m gonna play games ’til I’m dead in the dirt. Heard
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Intro I got my moves down. I got my moves down. I got my moves down. Wait that’s how you do it? I got my moves down. Oh boy, that’s how you do it? I got my moves down. Yeah, Get into the groove, kid. I got my moves down. Who’s that? What it do now? Verse 1 Vinny Vinny Video Oh, you new to town? You rent this at a movie store? You think you gonna school me now? I bust blocks like wreckin’ balls. Gorilla feet. Unlock the levels with the civilians you eat. Bus stops are Digimon battlefields and Tomagochi nurseries simulated maternity. Where the **** Banana yo? Donkey Kong emergency. Time to up the ante. Imma beat this in a turn or we gon’ Turn this ****** console off. Sorry I got hot under the shock collar triggered by my constant losses. I’m ground pounding into lava. Molotov. Hoppin about. Oscar the grouchy. All is lost. But **** that. I buck back with one life left. Rough em up. Brawl my best. A little pressure’s all I need to take ya goons out. Yeah. Now listen to my smooth sounds. Hook Oh, that’s how you do it? I got my moves down. Mmm, that’s how you do it? Yeah, I got my moves down. Get into the groove, kid. Yo, who’s around? Let’s get a group together. No newbs allowed Oh, that’s how you do it? I got my moves down. Mmm, that’s how you do it? Yeah, I got my moves down. Oh, that’s how you do it. I got my moves down. Duncecap, what it do now? Verse 2 Duncecap You know it's the right way if they're still alive. I ration med kits for a nice surprise. Stock up shotgun shells, bells-and-whistles. Then wait 'til they come get you. Stealthy though tanking fills the bloodlust. If the A.I.’s not high then it's not fun. Unless you like playin’ with your food. In that case, circle strafe 'round then shoot. Whichever play style fits. Check behind you first when the level begins. The road less traveled has all the Easter eggs. And dude, it's cool to check a map to enjoy the game. Trophy hunting might kill your good time. Have a blast in last then get the 'should finds’. Remember that you're always in control. Too many deaths can distract from the goal. Hook Uh, that’s how you do it? I got my moves down. Oh snap, that’s how you do it? I got my moves down. Yeah, get into the groove, kid. I got my moves down. Listen up. I’ll give a clue now. Wait, that’s how you do it? I got my moves down. Oh, that’s how you do it? Yeah, I got my moves down. Uh, get into the groove, kid. Wu how! That’s how you do it. What it is? What it do now?
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Verse 1 Duncecap The day I started was hard enough. It took courage that turned liquid as the years drifted on. Whether coffee or what I put in it. Breaths of what I shouldn't hit. Many detriments, but this is before I took the spliff. I never had a system, always mooched off a friend. Selfish when I would get one. You can watch and pretend. Co-op or pass on every death. Voyeur at heart, I'll just watch instead. Tattooed arms, “Game over, try again.” BFG 9000 got nightmares as a kid. My mom's skull on fire. She was mad I's at risk. Crossing the street not holding her hand and I dipped. I wear that sleeve on my skin. I eat some chips and I pee. I try to think like I’m them. That avatar, that is me. All I need is a friend. Parappa gotta believe. This zone’s gotta end. This is where I will be. Verse 2 Mega Ran Team Mega forever Team Mega forever When Grizz handed me the bag didn’t know it was. But I knew better than to ask, momma called him a thug, But he was family so it passed Like a storm in the summertime, what’s today’s math, check it. This was one of those days, with the time creeping by, 'til I peeped this mist from the southernmost sky. In what seemed like seconds, it turned unpleasant Whole town felt threatened, and no one knows why. We mud made monsters who grew up on Turbo Hoppers and Contra, He-Man and Blanka Who Sat in front of CRTs and dreamt Like Martin Tupper but these dreams ain’t paying rent We found another way that wouldn’t cause so much contempt Putting a pen to the paper was foolish attempt. The world don’t need no more rappers. That’s extra facts. Borrow from a pessimist he won’t expect it back. I shoulda listened when he said this. Cuz, “Go with the flow,” is advice that’s good for dead fish. The rest of us gotta get up and get this. Early bird gets the worm - the late one is breakfast. Team Mega forever Verse 3 Vinny Vinny Video The slacks were hand me downs; the Sega was grandfather’s. Nana smoked a pack in the house and fed us Vienna Sausages. It didn’t bother us, though. Road Rash on the cathodes. Full gas on the last go. Don’t ask if we have Battle Toads. I was Little Nemo on my dreamboat writin’ juvenile raps. I was livin’ regal in my JNCOs. Got ‘em new with the tags. Javier would tease me ‘bout my eBay jeans on a Tuesday afternoon. By Thursday we were writin’ verses, gettin’ booted from class. Yeah we brethren forever, bruh. Yeah we got this. Like me and Ben messin’ Eggman up. You mean Robotnik? Yup, and Sigma, etcetera. Dracula didn’t stand a chance, the pressure’s on. They said my older brother finished Mario before he could spell. The grown ups only got to Bowser once and were too overwhelmed. They stood bewildered while he vaulted off the Goombas and shells. Who could foretell what youth can reveal? I’m staying true to myself, or at least what I can remember I wanted to Do with my life when findin’ pleasure was simple. Against the dubious mentalities surrounding you, remember, You choose your username, your weapon and whether you can continue.
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Verse 1 Vinny Vinny Video Pixels of a sunrise on the horizon? Nice. Gotta call the sorcerer at dawn. Idle animation with the yawn. The calm before the storm. Goin’ back in cuz we only copped a bronze, and there’s more to unlock. But come on, we got all mornin’ dog. Don’t be a worry wart. Droppin’ pills on germs with moms. I’m a poor sport before lunch. Imma score more than my pops. He ain’t gamer though. Samus on my coat, Samus on the screen. Sammus on the road with Mega Ran’s the team. Catch a show. Catch a ‘tude, catch a beam. Fit with the upgrades, hidden in the subspace. I don’t stop to talk. They probably full of information. But Imma stroll through without makin’ any conversation. Get lost in a digital landscape for the afternoon. Too distracted to watch disaster bloom. Verse 2 Duncecap Hello there, and welcome to my happy place Where I'm anybody but me and succeed at a snappy pace. Oh- my Proteus tan-line Defuse some landmines. Prima guide - still have mine. I, I'm takin’ my time time. Before I wore a button fly play Doom on Too Young to Die. Long play for peace and a couple hours Where Imma stay in my seat and buddy with the cowards. So, Don't move. Don't speak. I believe it's meditation. The Armored Core's relief. Don't tell me it only helps a little. It's more than a crutch when you're emotionally crippled. Deductible riddles and a weapon for stress. Solo campaigns or game head to head. And when all's said and done and my thumbs turn to stubs I sleep like my system, indifferent to bugs.
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Verse 1 Vinny Vinny Video Yo, it's my first time playing this mod, Dunce. What's it called? Duncecap Version 2 Vinny Vinny Video Super duper. Plug me in. Let’s turn this **** on. Duncecap Turn it up then turn it off. Vinny Vinny Video Wait, turn it on again. I been schoolin’ newbies on the screen since they me saw on that sonogram. Duncecap What the **** we gonna play now? Vinny Vinny Video The game that's in the system, dude. Wait, are you even paying any attention? Duncecap Oh, ****, this one Vinny Vinny Video Yeah. Let’s start this bad boy up then. We on a mission. You wanna play first? Doesn’t make a difference. Hook One death. Two wins. Single Player Take turns. Different sticks. Pick your favorite. P1. Doesn’t matter. P2. Doesn’t matter. P1. Get it backwards. P2. Pixel patterns. One death. Two wins. Single Player Take turns. Different sticks. Pick your favorite. P1. Doesn’t matter. P2. Doesn’t matter. P1. Get it backwards. P2. Just a couple rappers. Verse 2 Duncecap Slap this ghost back to life, retroactive. One controller pass off. Don't break the plastic. Vinny Vinny Video Yuh. Split horizontal for a lit correspondence, like, “That fits.” Currently at the turret. You hit the throttle. Havoc. Duncecap You want it? Well, I have it. My bad that I grabbed it. I'll unlock the door. You use the magic Vinny Vinny Video Dude, that’s super radical of you. A true companion. Let’s put this game on hard, grab some snacks and get our ***** kicked Hook One death. Two wins. Single Player Take turns. Different sticks. Pick your favorite. P1. Doesn’t matter P2. Doesn’t matter P1. Get it backwards. P2. ********* One death. Two wins. Single Player Take turns. Different sticks. Pick your favorite. P1. Doesn’t matter P2. Doesn’t matter P1. Get it backwards P2. Duncecap Wait, so am I starting or are you? Vinny Vinny Video Uh, I don’t know man. It’s kinda confusing.
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Vinny Vinny Video It goes, platform to platform. Gap cleared. Bad form. Fitted feather hat adorned. Catch me ridin’ on a sandstorm. I use my obstacles as stepping stones to get my goals. You after the princess but you only gettin’ Toad. You already know. Duncecap Zap zap got ‘em. Now I play possum. Practice makes perfect unless you're born awful. Take what you can until it's a problem. Make a game plan. Murphy's Law is the boss then. Vinny Vinny Video I eat a goblin and a piece of rotten fruit. Gain some health by gettin’ raunchy. Play myself and always lose. So I seek out opponents and bonus rounds to challenge me. I did a dumb thing and unlocked the whole gallery. Duncecap Skip the cutscenes I get friendly with the fire. Muscle all lean, Luigi on a diet. Thought we were a team. Studies show that you were lying. You can have the 1-up, dog, I already died. Vinny Vinny Video Yeah, I’ll beat a game to a hundred percent and then run it again and again. And I'd rather win than have any fun with my friends. I don’t wanna pretend. I’m a gawd. They can’t pown me. I wish they’d come over more often. I’m gettin’ kinda lonely. Duncecap Call the ****** pizza guy. These games don't play themselves. One cranky Duncey boy equals a day of Hell. Trolls online, lonely tryna get heard. Building up courage to come back with the F word. Vinny Vinny Video Yo, that’s probably mom coming. Act like you’re asleep. Last time she caught me she was mad for like a week. Duncecap Way too late, snacks too eaten. Momma’s up, great, I'm headed for a beatin’. Vinny Vinny Video Yo, throw a sock on the console. Cover the light on the front. We gotta keep this **** goin’ ‘til we reach the bottom or top. Duncecap No we can't stop. Don't knock it 'til you try it. No risk, no reward. As long as there's lives left Vinny Vinny Video As long as there’s lives left. As long as there’s lives left. As long as there’s lives left. Duncecap As long as there’s lives and they’re left for us to use. Vinny Vinny Video Yo Dunce, pass me a surge! Call it a E-Tank!
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Verse 1 Vinny Vinny Video Dag nabbit, my lantern’s at half magic. Why these run on magic tho? psh. these rat ********. Back at it in the dampness and fog. Tryna cop some ****** rupees when I shatter this vase. It don’t matter the cost, I break it and I buy more weapons then. One man’s piggy bank is my own treasure chest. It’s a noble cause, the king’s orders. I spoke to God. And I'll swing my sword at whatever. Discover a map, and then I double back. Under a tactically administered drug from that hag Who I thought was a hack. Guess not. my blood’s pumpin now. Point me to the nearest group of somethin’ to hack up, yup. Hook Vinny Vinny Video: Just to feel the buzz from the rumble pack. Do it for the love, you a lumberjack. Hack Hack. Kill ‘em all. Hack Hack. Kill ‘em all. Villains are villains. They fall regardless when I maul. Just to feel the buzz from the rumble pack. Do it for the love, you a lumberjack. Hack Hack. Kill ‘em all. Hack Hack. Kill ‘em all. Villains are villains. You get some rupees in the long haul. Verse 2 Duncecap Armed to the teeth. Spare mag like a dog bone. 9 heavy weapons on my back, systems all go. Bodies littered everywhere leading to this landmark. Don't know what time of day it is, Hell’s always been mad dark. Toxic sludge. Easy lemme don a Speedo. First person to shoot here like Han versus Greedo. Old marine I just shoot from the hip. Kill em all, find that ******* exit and dip. Simple man in simple times. Complicate to awful crimes. You haven't seen what I've seen. Please, I'm too young to die. God mode. Deck demons with a soldier’s will. Hurt me plenty, I've been invisible, invulnerable. Death match originator. Meet me by the rabbit’s head. Knee deep in Hell, give my all with what is left.
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Duncecap: I'm awful, honestly. Understand. They're poppin’ my bubble. I'm so in some trouble. They’ll throw a wrench in my jam. I’m focused when It’s interesting. Don't take away sunshine. The rain can be beautiful. Open world culture. I prefer it digitally. Don't make me go outside. I'm not a real cowboy. I'm not a real hero. There's no bow on the ending. There’s no group full of friends. Hilarious dialogue. Why are we pretending? Gimme my games please. It's true meditation. Please be mindful. I can do this all night. Give it back diatribe. Let's save both our time and I'll wear headphones. I'll be in my room on my phone playing ******* video games. “You’re in a lot of trouble, young man!” Gimme back my phone. “No!” Do you have any board games? “No!” Maybe some crayons or a *** for my face. I'll just go to my friend's. He's got stuff I can play. Hook I can’t play cuz my mom and dad are mad at me. I can’t play cuz I ran outta batteries. I can’t play cuz it’s not Saturday. What a tragedy. What a tragedy. I can’t play cuz my mom and dad are mad at me. I can’t play cuz I ran outta batteries. I can’t play cuz it’s not Saturday. What a tragedy. What a tragedy. Vinny Vinny Video Whatever you want. dad said you can get whatever you want. pressure is on. Already on the on the hunt for my next obsession. Let’s get a game that’s mad expensive. See, a pretty penny ain’t nothing to my pops, ever since mom threw him out the house He’s like oh so generous. I could get used to this. ‘Don’t even mention it.’ Broken home benefits. Anyway, I’m ready to play before the barcode’s scanned and he pays the man. Drive home antsy like, “May I unwrap it?” “No. wait until I say you can.” He parks the van and I dart inside. Game in hand. My life starts tonight! Head to the living room. The television’s gone! Father, father, what the Hell have you done?! “I sold the T.V. to a buddy of mine. Thought it’d be good to get some quality time.” I called my mom like, “Dad's lost his head.” She picked me up, never saw my pops again. By the time we arrived it was time for bed. Visions of pixels lined my head as I tried to rest. The sun finally set and I counted down ’til it would rise again. Waited for the cock to crow. Never took so long for the dawn to show. Went down the stairs in my pajamas hopin’ I could play a bit before mom awoke. Hold on a second, where’d the console go? It was here last night, that’s impossible. Hmph. That’s when I saw a note. it read “come see me for a talk.” Oh no! I watched while she opened my report card up. Shucks I didn’t work hard enough. I fooled around and I missed my lessons. No more games for the next semester? I understood and hung my head in shame. Playin’ snake on my calculator was never the same. Moral of the story is: Get good grades. Otherwise you can’t play vidja games. I love vidja games. Hook I can’t play cuz my mom and dad are mad at me. I can’t play cuz I ran outta batteries. I can’t play cuz it’s not Saturday. What a tragedy. What a tragedy. I can’t play cuz my mom and dad are mad at me. I can’t play cuz I ran outta batteries. I can’t play cuz it’s not Saturday. What a tragedy. What a tragedy. I can’t play cuz my mom and dad are mad at me. I can’t play cuz I ran outta batteries. I can’t play cuz it’s not Saturday. What a tragedy. What a tragedy. I can’t play cuz my mom and dad are mad at me. I can’t play cuz I ran outta batteries. I can’t play cuz it’s not Saturday. What a tragedy. Oh, what a tragedy.
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Googie Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. I love vidja games. Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. Vidja games. Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. I love vidja games. Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. What, that’s vidja games. I love vidja games. Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. Mothers, Fathers love vidja games. Aunts and uncles love vidja games. I love vidja games. Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. Vidja games. Vidja games. Everybody loves vidja games. I love vidja games Vinny Vinny Video Vinny Vinny Video

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Vinny Vinny Video and Duncecap, two friends with an affinity for video games and rap music, combine their passions in this aptly titled debut album, I Love Vidja Games. Plug in with these self-proclaimed nerds as they reminisce about growing up alongside old school technology, recount the thrill of meeting a virtual challenge head on, and discuss the intricacies of multiplayer modes. Whether you are over-encumbered with life's tasks or in need of repairing some key items, you can lighten your spiritual load by plugging into this musical adventure that will pick you up somewhere in the Mushroom Kingdom and drop you off in the middle of Hyrule. I Love Vidja Games is an album for gamers, by gamers-- a tribute to everything that bleeps and bloops, and most of all, the memories that come with losing yourself in the digital worlds we grow up with.

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released September 27, 2021

All songs written by Vinny Vinny Video and Duncecap unless otherwise noted
Additional lyrics on track 5 by Mega Ran
Engineered, recorded and mixed by Headtrip at Karma Kids Studios and The Greenhouse, NYC
Beat layout on tracks 2, 7, & 10, and additional instrumentation on tracks 4 & 10 by Headtrip
Mastered by C$Burns @ COSMIC BLACK, Portland, ME cosmicblackltd.com
Artwork by Katharine Wynkoop

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