Every single night, the same arrangement
I go out and fight the fight
Still, I always feel the strange estrangement
Nothing here is real
Nothing here is right
I’ve been making shows of trading blows
Just hoping no one knows
That I’ve been

Going through the motions
Walking through the part
Nothing seems to penetrate my heart

I was always brave and kind of righteous
Now I find I'm wavering
Crawl out of your grave, you'll find this fight
Just doesn't mean a thing

(She ain't got that swing)

Thanks for noticing

She does pretty well with fiends from hell
But lately, we can tell
That she's just

Going through the motions
Faking it somehow
She's not even half the girl she . . . ow

Will I stay this way forever?
Sleepwalk through my life's endeavour

How can I repay?

I don't want to be

Going through the motions
Losing all my drive
I can't even see
If this is really me
And I just want to be

Lyrics submitted by Rosiega1218

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is really beautiful, and the episode itself was magnificent.

    i like whoever wrote this song because they were able to catch the true essence of the way people feel when they are depressed and have no motivation.
    cryostrichon July 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow! Go Sarah Michelle Gellar! Although she doesn't have the strongest voice in the world by any stretch of the imagination, SMG gives a gutsy vocal performance in this opening number of "Once More, With Feeling" (the actual name of the Buffy musical episode). It is great to listen to on CD, but if you miss the episode you are REALLY missing out, believe me :)
    slave2discoon February 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great episode. wow i am gonna miss this show.
    orgnizedcnfuzionon April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPersonally I think the entire cast did exceptionally on this episode, considering they had very little musical background...

    Buffy wasn't the best on the episode but she will and will always remain a good actress!
    vampirella666on April 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Nothing seems to penetrate my heart "
    that makes me laugh because she stabs a vamp in the heart in taht moment ahahahah
    vampirella666on June 02, 2007   Link

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