Never thought that I'd be the one to say I've had enough, yeah
I've opened up my closet, the skeletons are catching up,
I'm waiting for my chance to bail, but the goddamn ship set sail,
I know without a doubt that I want out,
But there's not a chance in hell.

Time to admit it, a man's got a limit,
Going through the motions,
I've hit the bottom, lost and forgotten,
Going through the motions,
My mind's about to overload,
It's a timebomb and it's out to blow,
Then we'll be, going through the motions, go, go, go.

Ten minutes later and finally I've got it up,
You know that something's wrong when you've begun to gather dust,
So what's the point in aiming tall?
When you're guaranteed to fall,
My reflections cracked and looking back I'm so unrecognisable.

Time to admit it, a man's got a limit,
Going through the motions,
I've hit the bottom, lost and forgotten,
Going through the motions,
My mind's about to overload,
It's a timebomb and it's out to blow,
Then we'll be, going through the motions, go, go, go.

Oooooh, oooooh,
Oooh, wahhh, oooooh.

Going through the motions. (x 11)

Time to admit it, a man's got a limit,
Oh, I've hit the bottom, lost and forgotten,
Going through the motions,
My mind's about to overload,
It's a timebomb and it's out to blow,
Then we'll be, going through the motions.

Going through the motions
(B-b-b-baby)


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    General Commentthis is basically about how you've hit you bottom
    and you are just so negative you don't think that anythings
    so be good.
    and their finally admitting to it.
    pass17on August 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's about when life gets dreary, and you feel like you're just going through the motions,rether than actually living a life that's worthwile, but also feeling that you're in too deep to ever get out...
    I.Still.Remeberon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenterr does anyone think this might be about sex? Or is it just me lol...
    Jcramson September 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell i thought it might be about them leaving their label.

    but when i heard the chorus, it sorta sounded like it was about sex, yeah. rofl.

    but who knows, it could be about both.

    top song. but probably my least favourite on the album. my faves gotta be 'the end' or 'only the strong survive'.
    millyblisson October 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit could be about sex actually
    I.Still.Remeberon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit could be about sex actually
    I.Still.Remeberon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think this is about sex. I'm sorry but:

    'Ten minutes later and finally I've got it up,
    You know that something's wrong when you've begun to gather dust...'

    It's hilarious. Love it!
    Krystleon December 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit is about sex
    in the album booklet the old lyrics for the line "when you've begun to gather dust" were
    "when your ejaculating dust"
    so its almost definitely about it :P
    LittleMissPipedreamon January 05, 2009   Link

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