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Go Through The Motions

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Why don’t we go through the motions

Once again tonight

And make believe you still care

Once more I’ll bridle my emotions

And pretend that it’s all right

To hold onto to a love without a prayer


Tonight we’ll go out once again

and never breath a word

about how its all come to an end

We will laugh and we will drink

and our friends won’t ever think

That your love for me is nothing but pretend 


Once more we’ll go through the motions

As if it wasn’t true

That you don’t love me like before

Once more I’ll cling to the notion

That love can start anew

Even as you’re walking out the door


Sometimes I think it might be better

If we’d sit down and talk 

about the heartache we’ve been through

But it’s nothing I can bear

Hearing how much you don’t care

And so we’ll keep up the appearance that you do


And then we’ll go through the motions

Once again my dear

And make believe your love’s still true

Once more I’ll pledge my devotion

and pray that’s what you’ll hear

and then you’ll go through the motions like you do

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Yes! Excellent work, very clearly spoken, well structured, and holds my interest without the benefit of even a single metaphor. Nicely done!

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Just got back from a wretched open mic experience. This is like a breath of fresh air. Thank you!

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Thanks to you both.

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And I would add that juxtaposed against ball and chain it proceeds to beg the question are we animals, or human?

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I believe we are animals deftly traIned to operate motorized vehicles, to create art and weapons of mass distruction, and to, yes, fall in and out of love with each other.

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Wow... a coping mechanism probably just as destructive as a bitter breakup... kinda like the bandaid dilemma - would it hurt more to quickly rip it off or slowly, gently peel it away? -Soulja4Alethia

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Nice metaphor, the bandaid plucked swiftly or cautiously, yielding different, but entirely equivalent kinds of pain. Someone, you perhaps, should run with that idea.

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Nice metaphor, the bandaid plucked swiftly or cautiously, yielding different, but entirely equivalent kinds of pain. Someone, you perhaps, should run with that idea.

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Aw man, more homework? Noooooooo.... -Soulja4Alethia

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Hey, it is the artist's burden, but you gotta love the pay, right...

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