"Forward Motion" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
Whoa-o... I've been banging my head against the wall
Whoa-o... for so long it seems I knocked it down, yeah it got knocked down
Whoa-o... and the heating bill went through the roof
Whoa-o... and the wall I knocked down was the proof
That my landlord needed to kick me out

I got evicted now I'm living on the street
My spirits lifted... oh wait, that wasn't me
Too many turns have turned out to be wrong
This time I learned that, I knew it all along

When car crashes occur
Then I'll be what you were
When I see what I should
When I see that it's good (that it's good)

To experience the bittersweet
To taste defeat
Then brush my teeth
Experience the bittersweet
To taste defeat
Then brush my teeth

'Cause I struggle with forward motion
I struggle with forward motion
We all struggle with forward motion
'Cause forward motion is harder than it sounds

Well every time I gain some ground
I gotta turn myself around again
It's harder than it sounds
Well every time I gain some ground
I gotta turn myself around again

Whoa-o... I've been banging my head against the wall
Whoa-o... for so long it seems I got knocked out. yeah, I got knocked out cold
Whoa-o... and the medical bills went through the roof
Whoa-o... and the scar on my head is the proof
That I'll still remember this when I get old

I got evicted now I'm living on the street
My spirits lifted... oh wait, that wasn't me
Too many turns have turned out to be wrong
This time I learned that, I knew it all along

When I grasp the concept
Then I'll sleep where you slept
When I know I need help
When I allow myself (allow myself)

To experience the bittersweet
To taste defeat
Then brush your teeth
Experience the bittersweet
To taste defeat
Then brush your teeth

'Cause I struggle with forward motion
I struggle with forward motion
We all struggle with forward motion

'Cause forward motion is harder than it sounds
Well every time I gain some ground
I gotta turn myself around again
It's harder than it sounds
Well every time I gain some ground
I gotta turn myself around again

'Cause I struggle with forward motion
'Cause I struggle with forward motion
We all struggle with forward motion

('Cause forward motion is harder than it sounds.
Well every time I gain some ground
I gotta turn myself around again
Cause forward motion is harder than it sounds
Well every time I gain some ground
I gotta turn myself around again)

'Cause I struggle with forward motion
'Cause I struggle with forward motion
We all struggle with forward motion

Cause I struggle with forward motion
Cause I struggle with forward motion
We all struggle with forward motion


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"Forward Motion" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs on the CD, i think the song is great. i like the song because i can relate to the song, because i struggle with forword motion in my Christian life everybody does, its not easy to stay on track for God, but that doesnt mean i give up, i just pick myself back up again and focus my life back on God.
    ssgoku82kon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an awesome song...can these guys get any better? i think not.
    xxpianorockerxxon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfun song...yeah it is easy to relate too. i'm about to graduate from high school and college is definitely the "forward motion" i'm struggling with as far as that. and yes, it applies spiritually as well in furthering a relationship with God. cuz you can't just sit there and expect to get closer to God, you've gotta seek Him in everything
    punkrockchick217on March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso true.
    I like how relient K can just...make sense like that.
    "experience the bittersweet, to taste defeat, then brush my teeth."

    so very true.
    x your star xon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so true. it's partly saying that one of the hardest parts to being a christian is determining what the "next step" to take is in your relationship with God.
    hermit120785on June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definately one of relient k's best. i think its about every christians life. its all about the ups and downs and things that get in our way of living to glorify god. it's awesome.
    MusikLuVRon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"to experience the bittersweet, to taste defeat, then brush my teeth..." BRILLIANT. how do they make something so random but so true just make SENSE? uuuugh i dont know... all the more reason to luv RK... ~*rOmAnS 3:23*~
    miss la de daon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. I guess it means that it is hard to accomplish things important, hence the "forward motion" theme..
    Kaylaaaaon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. "to experience the bitter sweet, to taste defeat then brush my teeth" it just goes to show that even when you are going through hard times, some good WILL come out of it.. because atleast making it through hard times makes you stronger and smarter. and also it's good to experience bad things, because it makes you appreciate good things all the more.
    musickid07on November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"experience the bittersweet taste defeat the brush my teeth", my fave part and I reckon that its talking about times when u have 'failed' or felt defeated but you gotta get on with it, pick yourself up and get that awful aftertaste of defeat out of your mouth "brush your teeth"
    clairpatraon January 04, 2006   Link

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