"Automatic" as written by and Mike Garrigan....
It's automatic
I never really had it,
The love that grows in time
Apophatic.
Cataphatic.
She's really not the tragic kind.

She's just waiting for love,
But she hasn't got the time.
Maybe someday
She'll complain...

Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
Love will only break your heart.
Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
We were broken from the start.

It's automatic
I never really had it,
The love that grows and dies.
Apophatic.
Cataphatic.
She's really not the tragic kind.

She's just waiting for love,
But she hasn't got a clue.
Maybe someday
She'll complain...

Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
Love will only break your heart.
Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
We were broken from the start.

It's automatic.
It's automatic.
It's automatic.
It's automatic, baby yeah.

Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
Love will only break your heart.
Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
We were broken from the start.

Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
Love will only break your heart.
Don't say it to me now.
Shut up now.
Shut up now.
Shut up now.


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"Automatic" as written by Mike Garrigan

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    General Commentwhy does this song sound like something i heard in the early 90's? ahh! :P anyway apophatic and cataphatic aren't words, are they? hmm.
    gl0ws in the darkon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCata - Down
    Phatic - of, relating to, or being speech used for social or emotive purposes rather than for communicating information
    Apo - Away from, detached, seperate from
    Not words, but they could be
    Caielon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, they are real words. Mike Garrigan wrote the song after a theology class he had in college. The professor used these words. Apophatic describes things in terms of how they are, and catophatic describes things in terms of how they are not. Example: "love is good" is using apophatic predication, while "love is not bad" is using catophatic predication. Hope this helps!
    far2bowenon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI know how you feel, glows in the dark. Everytime I hear this song I feel like I've heard it before, but I just can't put my thumb on it!
    krationiteon April 14, 2003   Link

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