"Motown Never Sounded So Good" as written by and Peter John Wasilewski Louis James Schaub....
So you say,
All you white flags are up,
And that you've had enough.

And you're tired of collecting dust,
You say everything always looks the same.

And you need,
A brand new face,
To match a brand new place.

You say all your distress calls have gone out.
And your ship is going down.

Well, I'll say it to myself all the time.
Stop living half a life and stop,
Felling like I'm half alive.

I can't get enough, I'm not satisfied.
I've wasted my time with this daily grind.

In single file lines,
Is this real life?

I keep telling myself sometimes,
What matters is on the inside.

Do you remember when we had all the answers?
And can you really remember,
When we wished for anything better.
Does it feel like it's been forever,
Does it feel like a broken record?

Head full of yesterdays,
You keep wishing your life away,
You can't keep looking over your own shoulder.
Things will never look up unless you start to look forward.

Well, I'll say it to myself all the time.
Stop living half a life and stop,
Felling like I'm half alive.

I can't get enough, I'm not satisfied.
I've wasted my time with this daily grind.

In single file lines,
Is this real life?

I keep telling myself sometimes,
What matters is on... the inside.

I can't get enough, I'm just getting by,
I can't stand this design for out bitter lives.

I keep feeling lost, I'm not satisfied,
With traffic and turnpikes,
And these tired eyes.

I can't get enough, I'm not satisfied.
I've wasted my time with this daily grind.

In single file lines,
Is this real life?

I keep telling myself sometimes,
What matters is on... the inside.


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Motown Never Sounded So Good song meanings
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    General CommentHe feels like his life is at a stand still and doing whatever he is doing right now is unfulfilling. He keeps looking into the past when things were better and he was happier though his life can't go on untill he starts looking to the future.

    I always really liked this song and now I am relating to it so much.
    TheJHamon May 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is soo much fun. Its just uppity and makes any day feel like summer.
    ChristDudeFIFon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great .. basically it's just saying that you should make life count instead of watching it go by
    music_x_loveron December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song actually makes me sad
    lunacyfringeon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is song is great, It has some very cool/weird sound FX and has a piano if im not mistaken, very happy, but a very meaningful song!
    Lethal-masteron February 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is song is great, It has some very cool/weird sound FX and has a piano if im not mistaken, very happy, but a very meaningful song!
    Lethal-masteron February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHese lines confused me:

    And you need,
    A brand new face,
    To match a brand new place.

    because I thought they meant that this person needed to get some plastic surgery because she'd moved to a new town, but then I realised it meant that she needed a new boyfriend for a new place in her life. Assuming it is a she, that is.
    ArianeTheFoolon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd you need,
    A brand new face,
    To match a brand new place.

    I had a different interepretation. I thought it meant that this person had changed their personality, values and goals. I took it as the person becoming a whole new person, because they were in a whole new place.
    yousaidloveon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, its my favorite LTJ song and its way meaningful, not to sound like a dumb blonde.
    MihoNinjaon February 03, 2008   Link

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