"The Motion Makes Me Last" as written by and Matthew Robert Cooper....
How does the motion make me last
I shuffle forward and then back
I can be questioning my thoughts
But not looking for what I lack

What is it that has my mind so hypnotized
When shapes are for looking at
And their colors create my mood
I'm a vessel between two places I've never been

To seek a further or former design
Creation as a pathogen
What's more than subtle in these lines
I know you're looking forward to them

What is it that has my mind so hypnotized
Evolving on a thought that you've half realized
Life is real only when I am (well, I am) - I am surprised
That shapes are for looking at
And their colors create my mood
I'm a vessel between two places I've never been


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    My OpinionOne of Eluvium's best. At first, I was very skeptical of his approach, putting lyrics in songs that shouldnt have any, but I gotta admin, this is definitely one of his best songs. Amazing. I find the music so sad.
    sykopaton February 25, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"And their colors create my mood"

    I think it's "mind' not "mood"
    Cyberghoston August 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhile I was unsure how Eluvium with vocals would work out...this song is simply beautiful. I love it. Really makes the album for me.
    rockactionon November 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Life is real only when I am"
    Here, he's saying 'Life is real only then, when "I am"'

    And I'm not exactly sure what 'I'm a vessel between two places I've never been' means, but I absolutely love that line!
    Unbelievable21on December 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmight be just about being without really being, being influenced without taking it in
    othatzsokewlon January 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti love when abstract lyrics like this describe a feeling so much better than trying to describe it directly. It is a very concrete yet... floaty feeling.
    "i'm a vessel between two places I've never been" - just being in awe of life, so much so you feel you have no control over it, and you really dont. it feels beautiful
    minuetteon December 07, 2015   Link

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