The Motions (La version dramatique de l'Orchestre de Jim Furey)

by Color Theory


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Original version appears on Adjustments Pt. 2


A fragile tower once rose by my bed
A handy place to stack the books I read
But now the seven basic plot designs
Betray the endings of thier storylines
At the first sign

There's no thrill left in the ride
Could we be happy?
Could we be happy?
Heard it all a thousand times (seen/done)
Could we be happy
Could we be happy just going
Through the motions

Once every pop song took me by surprise
A rush of goose bumps led to teary eyes
But now it's easy to predict the rhymes
And sing along with every other line
On the first try

We used to see a couple films a week
When life was simple and the seats were cheap
We could have walked out but we never did
We should have talked it out instead of hid
Stupid kid

Don't even ask about falling in love
You already know what I'll say
You're perfect on paper
But spoiler alert
We all turn the page.


released 16 September 2014
Reinvented by Jim Furey
Mastered by Resonance Mastering

"Représentation d'Alceste de Lully-Quinault, Versailles, fête de 1674, Le Pautre - Gallica" by Jean Le Pautre - Bibliothèque nationale de France. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons



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Color Theory Huntington Beach, California

80's synthpop is in my blood, but I mostly listen to EDM these days. My songs draw from both, fleshed out with piano accompaniment. Anyone who took music lessons as a kid calls themselves "classically trained," but I stuck with it, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. After graduation, I left Beethoven and Brahms behind to pursue my first musical inspiration, Depeche Mode. ... more

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