I get up to dance no matter what they play
my feet move this and then that way
pull on my drink and give 'em the eye
then go home alone and cry
because I'm going through the motions
I'm going through the motions baby
waiting here for you

Get to work 'bout half past 8
come quitting time I accelerate
running towards what I'm running from
from the trigger to the barrel of the gun
because I'm going through the motions
I'm going through the motions baby
waiting here for you

used to count the days you've been away
and practice the words that I would say
when you'd come back saying you were wrong
and wondering how I stayed so strong
but now I got the notion
that I'm just going through the motions
and you might not come back at all

I tried to pray but I'd lose my place
with my mind searching for your face
and the rosary pressed into my hand
like a stranger in a foreign land
because I'm going through the motions
I'm going through the motions baby
waiting here for you

used to count the days you've been away
and practice the words that I would say
when you'd come back saying you were wrong
and wondering how I stayed so strong
but now I got the notion
that I'm just going through the motions
and you might not come back at all

I get up to dance no matter what they play
my feet move this and then that way
pull on my drink and give 'em the eye
then go home alone and cry
because I'm going through the motions
I'm going through the motions baby
waiting here for you


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Going Through The Motions song meanings
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