"The Motions" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
From small pins to fiery burns,
These are the signals of my dying nerves
Singed by the heat of your lines and curves
Into a fire that could scorch the earth

I'm going through the motions
I'm going through the motions
I'm going through 'em
But I can't remember how to feel

If this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical
Oh if this is chemical
Then I am not afraid to be bound to the impulses of science
If this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Then I am not ashamed to be owned by the impulses

From small shocks to surgin' bolts
These are the signals of my spinal post
Sent down the wires through their lines and folds
Into a riot on my frontal lobe

I'm going through the motions
I'm going through the motions
I'm going through the motions
I'm going through 'em
But I can't remember how to feel

Since I ran my hands over you
Nothing else will ever do now
To cool me down

If this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical
Oh if this is chemical
Then I am not afraid to be bound to the impulses of science
If this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical
Then I am not ashamed to be owned by the impulses

Since I ran my hands over you
Nothing else will ever do
Since I ran my hands over you
Nothing else will ever do
Since I ran my hands over you
Nothing else will ever do now
To cool me down.

If this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical
Oh if this is chemical
Then I am not afraid to be bound to the impulses of science
If this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical,
Oh if this is chemical
Then I am not ashamed to be owned by the impulses of science
If this is chemical
If this is chemical
If this is chemical
If this is chemical
I can't remember how to feel

If this is chemical,
If this is chemical,
If this is chemical,
If this is chemical,
Then I am not ashamed to be owned by the impulses of science


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"The Motions" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General CommentFrom small shocks to surgin' bolts
    These are the signals of my spinal pulse
    Sent down the wires through their lines and folds
    Into a light on my frontal lobe

    This should be

    From small shocks to surgin' bolts
    These are the signals from my spinal POST
    Sent down the wires through their lines and folds
    Into a RIOT on my frontal lobe

    No_Pointon November 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like it's about lust.

    I'm afraid of being way off so I won't go any further with that.
    iliketoeatappleson November 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOMG! Chris is getting horney!!!! i wish he'd sing this song to me haha
    luvdashon December 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNot their best song, but damn is it catchy as hell
    irthesteveon December 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOkay so I was thinking about it some more and now I'm thinking maybe not lust.
    I'm thinking maybe about depression.

    This is because of the "I'm going through the motions.... can't remember how to feel."
    Sounds like a depressed person.
    Also, the "if this is chemical I'm not ashamed" or whatever it is, would make sense. Because he wouldn't be ashamed to be depressed and hopeless if it's a chemical imbalance in his brain. Which depression is sometimes. So yeah.

    I think that makes more sense.
    iliketoeatappleson March 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI see this song as meaning he wants to feel what he once felt before, a girl came along and made his mind think only for her, and only have feelings for her, so "he's going through the motions" and acting how he did before meeting her to attempt to find the feelings he once felt, and be the person he used to be. "since i ran my hands over you, nothing else will ever do" demonstrates how since she entered his life, nothing will be able to replace her in his heart, even the things he used to love.
    artthoubrowncowon April 18, 2011   Link

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