Goin' Through The Motions

Album: Spectres (1977)
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  • Too wild to care, you got that animal stare
    You got stay anywhere in your eyes
    And you're leading me on, but you can be anyone
    'Cause I know you'll be gone 'fore I rise

    And we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Going through the motions

    Staying with you gave us something to do
    I almost thought it was true for a while
    'Cause there's love in your lies, you senility skies
    You couldn't tell right from wrong if you tried

    And we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Going through the motions

    To thee I dedicate this photograph
    I'll even sign it "love to you" again
    And when it's faded and forgotten in some book
    You'll sometimes look, you'll sometimes look, you'll sometimes look

    It's a game, it's a game, no let's call it a shame
    'Cause there's no one to blame just to pay
    You were a friend for a day, so don't cry if I say
    That you got what you want, it's ok

    And we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Going through the motions

    Yeah, yeah, we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Yeah, we're going through the motions
    Going through the motions
    Writer/s: ERIC BLOOM, IAN HUNTER
    Publisher: EMI Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Lige from The OzarksBeautiful song!
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