Lyrics for the album "Once More, with Feeling" by Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Going Through The Motions
I've Got a Theory
What Can't We Face
Under Your Spell
I'll Never Tell
Rest In Peace
Does Anybody Even Notice?
Sweet's Song
Standing In The Way
Under Your Spell (Reprise)
Wish I Could Stay
Walk Through The Fire
Life's a Show
Sweet's Song (Reprise)
Where Do We Go From Here?
Walk Through The Fire (Reprise)

Going Through The Motions

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...
Will I stay this way forever?
Sleepwalk through my life's endeavour
{handsome rescued male}
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 wanna be

I've Got a Theory

I've got a theory
That it's a demon
A dancing demon
No, something isn't right there.

I've got a theory
Some kid is dreaming
And we're all stuck inside
His wacky Broadway nightmare
I've got a theory we should work this out

(Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow)
It's getting eerie
What's this cheery
Singing all about?

It could be witches
Some evil witches
Which is ridiculous
'Cause witches
They were persecuted
Wicca good
And love the earth
And women power
And I'll be over here

I've got a theory
It could be bunnies
[crickets chirp]

I've got a--

Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes
They got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses
And what's with all the carrots?
What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?
Bunnies, bunnies
It must be bunnies
maybe midgets?

I've got a theory
We should work this fast
(Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow)
G&W: Because it clearly
Could get serious
Before it's passed

What Can't We Face

I've got a theory: it doesn't matter
What can't we face if we're together?
What's in this place that we can't weather?
We've all been there
The same old trips
Why should we care?

{Buffy, Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow}
What can't we do if we get in it?
We'll work it through within a minute
We have to try
We'll pay the price
It's do or die
Hey, I've died twice

{Buffy, Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow}
What can't we face
What can't we face?
If we're together?
What's in this place
That we can't weather?
We're together
There's nothing we can't face

Except for bunnies . . .

Under Your Spell

I lived my life in shadow
Never the sun on my face
It didn't seem so sad, though
I figured that was my place
Now I'm bathed in light
Something just isn't right
I'm under your spell
How else could it be
Anyone would notice me?
It's magic, I can tell
How you set me free
Brought me out so easily
I saw a world enchanted
Spirits and charms in the air
I always took for granted
I was the only one there
But your power shone
Brighter than any I've known
I'm under your spell
Nothing I can do
You just took my soul with you
You worked your charm so well
Finally, I knew
Everything I dreamed was true
You made me believe
The moon to the tide
I can feel you inside
I'm under your spell
Surging like the sea
Wanting you so helplessly
I break with every swell
Lost in ecstasy
Spread beneath my willow tree
You make me com-plete
You make me com-plete
You make me com-plete
You make me ---

I'll Never Tell

This is the man that I plan to entangle
Isn't he fine?
My claim to fame was to maim and to mangle
Vengeance was mine
But I'm out of the biz
The name I made I'll trade for his
The only trouble is...
I'll never tell

She is the one she's such wonderful fun
Such passion and grace
Warm in the night when I'm right
In her tight--
Tight embrace
I'll never let her go
The love we've known can only grow
There's just one thing that--
I'll never tell

{Anya, Xander}
Both: 'cause there's
Nothing to tell
He snores
She wheezes
Say "housework," and he freezes
She eats these Skeezy cheeses
That I can't describe
I talk,
He breezes
She doesn't know what "please" is
His penis got diseases from a Chumash tribe
The vibe gets kind of scary
Like she thinks I'm ordinary
Like it's all just temporary
Like her toes are kind of hairy
But it's all very well
'Cause, god knows
I'll never tell
When things get rough
He just hides behind his Buffy
Now look, he's getting huffy
'Cause he knows that I know
She clings,
She's needy
She's also really greedy
She never--
His eyes are beady
This is my verse, hello?
Look at me!
I'm dancin' crazy!
You know
You're quite the charmer
My knight in armour
You're the cutest of the scoobies
With your lips as red as rubies
And your firm yet supple--
Tight embrace!
He's swell
She's sweller
He'll always be my feller
That's why I'll never
Tell her that I'm petrified
I've read this tale
There's wedding
Then betrayal
I know there'll come the day
I'll want to run and hide
I lied
I said it's easy
I've tried
But there's these fears I can't quell
Is she looking for a pot of gold?
Will I look good when I've gotten old?
Will our lives become too stressful
If I'm never that successful?
When I get so worn and wrinkly
That I look like David Brinkley
Am I crazy?
Am I dreamin'?
Am I marrying a demon?
We could really raise the beam
In makin' marriage a hell
So, thank god
I'll never tell
I swear
That I'll never tell
My lips
Are sealed
I take the fifth
Nothing to see
Move it along
I'll never

Rest In Peace

I died
So many years ago
You can make me feel
Like it isn't so
And why you come to be with me
I think I finally know
You're scared
Ashamed of what you feel
And you can't tell the ones you love
You know they couldn't deal
Whisper in a dead man's ear
It doesn't make it real
That's great
But I don't wanna play
'Cause being with you touches me
More than I can say
And since I'm only dead to you
I'm saying stay away and
Let me rest in peace
Let me rest in peace
Let me get some sleep
Let me take my love and bury it
In a hole 6-foot deep
I can lay my body down
But I can't find my, sweet release
So let me rest in peace
You know,
You got a willing slave
You just love to play the thought
That you might misbehave
Till you do
I'm telling you
Stop visiting my grave
Let me rest in peace
I know I should go
But I follow you like a man possessed
There's a traitor here beneath my breast
And it hurts me more than you've ever guessed
If my heart could beat, it would break my chest
but I can see you're unimpressed
So leave me be and
Let me rest in peace
Let me get some sleep
Let me take my love and bury it
Im a hole 6-foot deep
I can lay my body down
But I can't find my sweet release
Let me rest in peace
Why won't you
Let me rest in peace?

Does Anybody Even Notice?

Does anybody even notice?
Does anybody even care?

Sweet's Song

Why'd you run away?
Don't you like my . . . style?
Why don't you come and play?
I guarantee a great big smile
I come from the imagination
And I'm here strictly by your invocation
So what do you say . .
Why don't we dance a while?
I'm the how to swing
I'm the twist and shout
When you gotta sing
When you gotta let it out
You call me and I come a-runnin'
I turn the music on, I bring the fun in
Now we're partyin', that's what it's all about
'Cause I know what you feel, girl
I know just what you feel, girl
So you're like a good demon? Bringing the fun in?
All these melodies, they go on too long
Then that energy starts to come on way too strong
All those hearts lay open . . . that must sting
Plus some customers just start combusting
That's the penalty when life is but a song
You brought me down into this town
So when we blow this scene
Back we will go to my kingdom below
And you will be my queen
'Cause I know what you feel, girl
No, you see, you and me
Wouldn't be very regal
I'll make it real, girl
What I mean, I'm fifteen
So this queen thing's illegal
I can bring whole cities to ruin
And still have time to get a soft-shoe in
Well, that's great but I'm late
And I'd hate to delay her
Something's cooking, I'm at the griddle
I bought Nero his very first fiddle
She'll get pissed if I'm missed
See my sister's the Slayer
The Slayer?
Find her. Tell her --- tell her anything. Just get her here.
I want to see the Slayer burn
Now we're partyin'
That's what it's all about

Standing In The Way

You're not ready
For the world outside
You keep pretending
but you just can't hide
I know I said that I'd
Be standing by your side
But I
Your path's unbeaten
And it's all uphill
And you can meet it
But you never will
And I'm the reason that you're standing still
But I
I wish I could say
The right words
To lead you through this land
Wish I could play the father
And take you by the hand
Wish I could stay here
But now I understand
I'm standing in the way
The cries around you
You don't hear at all
'Cause you know I'm here
To take that call
So you just lie there when
You should be standing tall
But I
I wish I could
Lay your arms down
And let you rest at last
Wish I could
Slay your demons
But now that time has passed
Wish I could stay here
Your stalwart, standing fast
But I'm
Standing in the way
I'm just standing
In the way

Under Your Spell (Reprise)

I'm under your spell
God, how can this be?
Playing with my memory
You know I've been through hell
Willow, don't you see?
There'll be nothing left of me
You made me believe

Wish I Could Stay

{Tara & Giles}
Believe me
I don't wanna go
And it'll grieve me
'Cause I love you so
We both know
Wish I could
Say the right words
{Giles}                            {Tara}
to lead you                        Wish I could trust
Through this land                  That it was just this once
Wish I could play the father       But I must do what I must..
And take you by the hand           I can't adjust to this discust
Both: Wish I could stay            We're done and I just wish I could stay
Wish I could stay here
Wish I could stay here
Wish I could stay

Walk Through The Fire

I touch the fire, and it freezes me
I look into it, and it's black
Why can't I feel?
My skin should crack and peel
I want the fire back
Now, through the smoke, she calls to me
To make my way across the flame
To save the day
Or maybe melt away
I guess it's all the same
So I will
Walk through the fire
'Cause where else can I turn?
I will
Walk through the fire
And let it...

The torch I bear is scorching me
Buffy's laughing, I've no doubt
I hope she fries
I'm free if that bitch dies
I better help her out
'Cause she is
Drawn to the fire
Some people...
She will never learn
Both: And she will
Walk through the fire
and let it..

Will this do a thing to change her?
Am I leaving dawn in danger?
Is my slayer too far gone to care?
What if Buffy can't defeat it?
Beady eyes is right, we're needed
Or we could just sit around and glare
We'll see it through
It's what we're always here to do
so we will
Walk through the fire

So one by one, they turn from me
I guess my friends can't face the cold
What can't we face?
But why I froze
Not one among them knows
And never can be told
She came from the grave much graver
One by one, they come to me
First, he'll kill her, then I'll save her
Everything is turning out so dark
Going through the motions
No, I'll save her, then I'll kill her
I think this line is mostly filler
What's it going to take to strike a spark?
It's what they have inside
She will come
These endless days
Are finally ending in a blaze

And we are caught in the fire
The point of no return
So we will
Walk through the fire
And let it burn
Let it burn
Let it burn
And let it burn!

Life's a Show

Life's a show and we all play a part
And when the music starts
We open up our hearts
It's all right if some things come out wrong
We'll sing a happy song
And you can sing along
Where's there's life
There's hope
A gift
Wishes can
Come true
Whistle while
You work
So hard
All day
To be like other girls
To fit in in this glittering world
Don't give me songs
Don't give me songs
Give me something to sing about
I need something to sing about
Life's a song
You don't get to rehearse
And every single verse
Can make it that much worse
Still my friends
Don't know why I ignore
The million things or more
I should be dancing for
All the joy
Life sends
And friends
All the twists
And bends
Knowing that
It ends
Well that
Depends ---
On if they let you go
On if they know enough to know
That when you bow
You leave the crowd
There was no pain
No fear, no doubt
Till they pulled me out
Of Heaven
So that's my refrain
I live in hell
'Cause I've been expelled
From Heaven
I think I was in Heaven
So give me something to sing about
Please give me something

Life's not a song
Life isn't bliss
Life is just this
It's living
You'll get along
The pain that you feel
Only can heal
By living
You have to go on living
So that one of us is living

Sweet's Song (Reprise)

What a lot of fun
You guys have been real swell
And there's not a one who can say
This ended well
All those secrets
You've been concealing
Say you're happy now
Once more with feeling
Now I gotta run
See you all in hell

Where Do We Go From Here?

{Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow}
Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
The battle's done
And we kind of won
So we sound our victory cheer
Where do we go from here?
Why is the path unclear?
When we know home is near
We'll go hand in hand
But we'll walk alone in fear
Tell me
Where do we go from here?
When does the end appear? 

{Spike} [spoken]
Eh.  Bugger this.

{Dawn, Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow}
When do the trumpets cheer?
The curtains close
On a kiss god knows
We can tell the end is near

Walk Through The Fire (Reprise)

{Buffy & Spike}
I touch the fire, and it freezes me
I died
I look into it...
So many years ago
And it's black
This isn't real
You can make me...
But I just wanna feel
All: where do we
Go from here?