Where a bookshelf goes or a throw rug
How you shape any common space
And the language you make out of looks and names
All the motions of ordinary love
All the weight it can hold when you say one name
All the motions of ordinary love
They grow and change

All the motions of ordinary love 4X

In the bathroom off the kitchen
Leave the door ajar in a brand new dress
Let me watch put your make up on
Let me in give me holy privileges

There's a dinner thing Thanksgiving
Dress up nice make a dish to bring
There are moments here only yours and mine
Tiny dots on an endless timeline

Tiny dots on an endless timeline 4X

In the mirror with your eyes wide
Trace outlines ask for wine
But you never look away when you do
Your eyes don't move I never move mine from you

And I watch you your reversal
It's an honest thing when there's no one there
Some days they feel like dress rehearsals
Some days I watch and you don't care

There's a dinner Thanksgiving
Dress up nice make a dish to bring
There are moments here only yours and mine
Tiny dots on an endless timeline

Tiny dots on an endless timeline
Go on and on and on

All the motions of ordinary love

I know, I know

All the motions of ordinary love

I know, I know

A glance back
The small of yours
On the sink where I set your glass
A hand that rests there flat
A moment
Retracts
And the recognition
That you give
When you shift position
Move your hip
Slightly in
We say nothing then out loud and
That's what feels the most profound

And I watched you in that apartment somewhere from across the room
But it's all a haze I remember vaguely lights then staring there to you
It's the slowest days by the bathroom that somehow never seem to go
Where I watched you put your make-up on
The smallest sounds leave the clearest echoes

All the motions of ordinary love 3X

All the motions of ordinary love
I know, I know

All the motions of ordinary love

All the motions of ordinary love
I know, I know

All the motions of ordinary love

All the motions of ordinary love
I know, I know

All the motions of ordinary love

All the motions of ordinary love
I know, I know

All the motions of ordinary love...


Lyrics submitted by b3hr

Woman (In Mirror) song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't think this is quite a song of adoration. I feel like ordinary is very stressed here. Tiny dots. Nothing exceptional, nothing passionate. Nothing necessarily wrong either. He's content, he's with someone he loves. They'll do the typical things that a couple will do. They understand each other. But there's no big dots, but those dots aren't stopping either.
    ciara11539on May 11, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA beautiful and very sensual song about a relationship between two peoples.

    At this part of the album's story, the narrator seems to be completely crazy about this woman. He admire each comings and goings of her, he like each moment spent with her, even the most insignificants and ordinaries ones. He takes care of each details, he feels privilegied.

    All theses small and simples moments of happiness become indelible memories engraved on a timelapse that the narrator wish to be infinite.
    nutellapouleton August 19, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis may be completely wrong, but to me I feel this song was written about him being in love with this woman and admiring everything she does. Everything she does seems to interest him and bring him some sort of happiness.
    Such a great track from Rooms of the House.
    iamnotyourloveon March 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningImportant song (although I find it to be rather slow and boring) as it takes us to the current couple in the house & our main narrator. The couple loves each other (and the narrator, as stated, is in complete adoration for the other s/o) and they build memories within the house. Small things like watching her get ready, and Thanksgiving dinner, were tiny dots on what he thought was to be an endless timeline - small memories that'd fill their long-lasting marriage.
    parttimelovahon April 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo good. One of my favorites off Rooms of the House. I can't wait to feel like this about someone.
    briannavon November 19, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain