Going Through the Motions (Allyn/Hibbert)

You can’t please everyone

But you can please yourself

And if you get tired of that

You can find someone else

To give you a hand

Lend you their heart

Maybe just for a night

Oh, it can be an art

 

And it won’t be easy

No it should be hard

And if it isn’t

You’re doing it wrong

Setting the boundaries

Finding the line

You say you’re just friends

Well that’s just fine

 

Until going through the motions

Becomes something more

You find that you miss him

When he walks out the door

And you can’t believe it

But you don’t like sleeping alone

Going through the motions sure ain’t as fun when he’s gone

 

It’s all about leverage

To come out on top

But you’re on the bottom

More often than not

And what you thought was an art

Is only a game

You screwed up the rules

And you can’t explain

 

How going through the motions

Is becoming something more

You find that you miss him

When he walks out the door

And you can’t believe it

But you don’t like sleeping alone

Going through the motions sure ain’t as fun when he’s gone

 

(Bridge)

Going through the motions feels pretty damn good

But you’re starting to feel much more than you should

And what goes up must always come back down

You’re falling in love and he’s skipping town

  

And going through the motions

Has become something more

You find that you miss him

When you’re being ignored

And you can’t believe it

But he just won’t pick up the phone

Going through the motions sure ain’t as fun when he’s gone

 

Posted on April 3, 2016 .