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Buffy – Going Through The Motions lyrics

Every single night
The same arrangement
I go out and fight the fight
Still, I always feel the strange estrangement
Nothing here is real
Nothing here is right

I've been making shows of trading blows
Just hoping no one knows
That I've been going through the motions
Walking through the part
Nothing seems to penetrate my heart

I was always brave and kind of righteous
Now I find I'm wavering
Crawl out of your grave
You find this fight just doesn't mean a thing

Vampire 1
She ain't got that swing

Thanks for noticing

Vampire1, vampire2, demon
She does pretty well with fiends from hell
But lately, we can tell
That she's just going through the motions
(Going through the motions)
Faking it some how

She's not even half the girl she - ow.

Will I stay this way forever?
Sleepwalk through my life's endeavor?

How can I repay - -


I don't want to be
Going through the motions
Losing all my drive
I can't even see
If this is really me
And I just want to be

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  • Hommeldraak
    In this song, the main character, Buffy, a vampire slayer, had been brought back from the dead. But ever since she came back, she hasn't felt like normal, as if she doesn't fit in anymore, "nothing here is real, nothing here is right" Everything feels different. She just tries to go along, but she doesn't want her friends to know. "I've been making shows of trading blows, just hoping no one knows, that 've been going through the motions-"
    Yeah, you most probably get it.
    So, she pretends, going along, but isn't really feeling "I just wanna be, Alive"
    She wants to live, and is trying, but something just no longer feels quite right. everything is hard, and harsh in the world of the living, and she just tries to fit in, though it isn't really working.
    A sort of inside joke, is the bit "Nothing seems to penetrate my, heart" for those of you who don't get it, she stakes vamps through the heart. Yeah, it took a while before i spotted it.
    Another thing about not noticing stuff, is in the scene where she frees a super handsome guy (with muscles and sixpack and all) who goes, "How can i repay" in a slightly suggestive way, and she brushes him off with a "whatever." Yo, people who love this, go check out the episode, it's called "Once more, with feeling" and is absolutely riddled with songs, and i believe they are all on here as well. :)
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