In the dead of the night

Covered in a bluish light

He sits alone right there

As his fingers gain new blisters

Rings beneath his eyes from hours not slept

The only goal in his mind is to beat the enemies back

With nothing more than his controller in hand

His sword imagined

Magic spells at his disposal

And a whole lot of other stuff in his arsenal

He will win the game

Oh lone video gamer

For days on end you play

Alone in your own zone

Sleeplessly awake

until you beat that game

And suddenly the tempo picks up

He forgot to save and then now what

A fight most epic that he can not withstand

The anger, the brute force of the unkown boss

And so he laments his own forced loss

The sleepless days come to a front

As rage builds up inside of him

Something snaps, a nerve explodes

Eyes becoming bloodshot as the game

Plays that bittersweet Game Over music

The controller is flung, unseen where it lands

A cry burts forth from his lips

That reverberates through the empty house

He tears at his hair and stomps around

Cursing all the while in unintelligible syllables

Oh lone video gamer

For days on end you play

Alone in your own zone

Sleeplessly awake

Until you beat that game

Everything he had worked to get in the past 6 hours is gone

Nothing to do but to restart the game, still pissed off

And try to remember to save this time

While building his characters up better

Determined to take the beast down tonight

Determined to beat the game to move on to another

And so the cycle goes on and on

Game after game after game played nonstop

Until he finally falls asleep at the controller

Exhausted in every bone of his body

Glad that he had the sense to pause right as his eyes closed

And so the story goes ever on

This strange love affair between game and gamer

Oh lone video gamer

For days on end you play

Alone in your own zone

Sleeplessly awake

Until you beat that game

Or break your machine.