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This song is about playing Grand Theft Auto to try to forget that the woman you’re secretly in love with is about to get married to your friend.

It’s about speeding at 80 m.p.h. in a GTO down the streets of the video game city.

But there is no escape from the game world. You even try to swim away into the ocean, but out there in the waves you bump into the invisible edge of the video game universe.

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GTA

All pinned down on GTA
Helicopter’s on the way
I’ve got the secret cheat

Happy talk across the room
Making plans the bride and groom
Oh life can be so sweet

Years ago I knew her more
We played Nintendo 64
She was my secret crush

Just two players - her and I
I let her win on Goldeneye
She let me dream too much

80 mph I speed through the streets of the city
GTO in GTA
80 mph I speed through the streets of the city
I know there’s no escape

She picked my friend but that’s OK
Her sister's coming from LA
She thinks that I’m just fine

And if not that really sucks
But at least I’ll get to wear a tux
I'll watch from across the aisle

When I heard the news I swam
Out into the deep ocean
I thought I was the first

But someone must have known I’d try
Edge of ocean edge of sky
Edge of the universe

80 mph I speed through the streets of the city
GTO in GTA
80 mph I speed through the streets of the city
I know there’s no escape

80 mph I speed
80 mph I speed
80 mph I speed
80 mph I speed
80 mph I speed through the streets of the city
I know there’s no escape

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from .​.​., released June 7, 2015

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Christopher Pellnat Hudson, New York

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