“Once More, With Feeling”
Lyrics

Going Through The Motions (Buffy, Demons)

BUFFY
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 find this fight just doesn't mean a thing

VAMP
She ain't got that swing

BUFFY
Thanks for noticing

VAMPS AND GOAT GUY
She is pretty well with fiends from hell
But lately, we can tell
That she's just going through the motions (Going through the motions)
Facing it some how

GOAT GUY
She's not even half the girl she - ow.

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

"HANDSOME" GUY
How can I repay - -

BUFFY
Whatever.
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
Alive!


I've Got a Theory (Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow)


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

WILLOW
I've got a theory
Some kid is dreaming
And we're all stuck inside his wacky Broadway nightmare

XANDER
I've got a theory
We should work this out

ANYA, GILES, WILLOW, AND XANDER
It's getting eerie
What's this cheery singing all about?


XANDER
It could be witches!
Some evil witches!
Which is ridiculous 'cause witches they were persecuted and Wicca good and love the earth and woman power and I'll be over here.

ANYA
I've got a theory!
It could be bunnies!

(Silence. Crickets chirping.)

TARA
I've got a - -

ANYA (belting)
Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes!
They've 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!
(Pyrotechnics.)
...Or maybe midgets.

WILLOW
I've got a theory we should work this fast - -

WILLOW AND GILES
Because it clearly could get serious before it's passed.

TARA
I've got a theory - -

BUFFY
It doesn't matter...
What can't we face if we're together?
What's in this place that we can't weather?
Apocalypse?
We've all been there
The same old trips
Why should we care?

BUFFY, ANYA, GILES, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
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

BUFFY
Hey, I've died twice.

(Giles lyrics are echoing the others' lyrics.)
BUFFY, ANYA, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
What can't we face if we're together?

GILES
What can't we face?

BUFFY, ANYA, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
What's in this place we can't weather?

GILES
If we're together...

BUFFY, ANYA, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
There's nothing we can't face

ANYA
...Except for bunnies.


They Got The Mustard Out(David Fury)


MAN (David Fury)
They got the mustard out!

CHORUS
They got the mustard out!



I Am Under Your Spell (Tara)


TARA
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've 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's shone
Brighter than any of I've known.

I'm under your spell
Nothing I can do
You just took my soul with you
You worked your charms so well
Finally, I knew
Everything I dreamed was true
You make me complete!

GIRLS
Ahhhh, ahhh, ahhh. (etc...)

TARA
The moon to the tide
I can feel you inside
I'm under your spell
Surging like the sea
Drawn to you so helplessly
I break with every swell
Lost in ecstasy
Spread beneath my willow tree
You make me complete!
You make me complete
You make me complete
You make me...


I’ll Never Tell (Xander & Anya)


XANDER (Speaking)
Well, I can do an omelet, I've almost got that...

ANYA
This is the man that I intend 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.

XANDER
She is the one
She's such wonderful fun
Such passion and grace
Warm in the night when I'm right in her tight - -
Embrace! Tight embrace!

I'll never let her go
The love we've known can only grow
There's just one thing that - -
No. I'll never tell.

ANYA AND XANDER
Cause there's nothing to tell.

ANYA
He snores

XANDER
She wheezes

ANYA
Say "housework" and he freezes

XANDER
She eats these skeezy cheeses that I can't describe

ANYA
I talk; he breezes

XANDER
She doesn't know what "please" is

ANYA
His penis got diseases from a Chumash tribe!

ANYA AND XANDER
The vibe gets kind of scary

XANDER
Like, she thinks I'm ordinary

ANYA
Like, it's all just temporary

XANDER
Like, her toes are kind of hairy

ANYA AND XANDER
But it's all very well
Cause, God knows, I'll never tell!

ANYA
When things get rough, he
Just hides behind his Buffy!
Now look, he's getting huffy
Cause he knows that I know.

XANDER
She clings
She's needy
She's also really greedy
She nev - -

ANYA
His eyes are beady!

XANDER
This is my verse, hello?
She - -

ANYA (Spoken)
Hey, look at me! I'm dancing crazy!

ANYA AND XANDER
You know

XANDER
You're quite the charmer

ANYA
My knight in armor

XANDER
You're the cutest of the Scoobies
With your lips as red as rubies
And your firm, yet supple - -
Tight embrace!

ANYA
He's swell

XANDER
She's sweller

ANYA
He'll always be my feller

XANDER
That's why I'll never tell her that I'm petrified

ANYA
I've read this tale
There's wedding, then betrayal
And I know there'll come the day I'll want to run and hide

ANYA AND XANDER
I've lied
I've said it's easy
I've tried
But there's these fears I've can't quell

XANDER
Is she looking for a pot of gold

ANYA
Will I look good when I've gotten old?

XANDER
Will our lives become too stressful if I'm never that successful?

ANYA
Will I get so worn and wrinkly that I look like David Brinkley?

XANDER
Am I crazy?

ANYA
Am I dreamin'?

XANDER
Am I marrying a demon?

ANYA AND XANDER
We can really raise the beam in making marriage a hell!

So, thank God, I'll never tell!
I swear, that I'll never tell

XANDER
My lips are sealed

ANYA
I take the Fifth

XANDER
Nothing to see
Move it along

ANYA AND XANDER
I'll never
Tell!


No Parking


LADY

Put that pad away.
I'm asking you, please, no
It isn't right, it isn't fair!
There was no parking anywhere
I think that hydrant wasn't there


Why can't you let it go?
I think I've paid more than my share
I'm just a poor girl don't you care?
Hey, I'm not wearing underwear.


Rest In Peace (Spike)


SPIKE
I died
So many years ago
But you can make me feel
Like it isn't so
And why you come to be with me
I think I finally know
Mmmm, mmm

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 want to play
'Cuz being with you touches me
More than I can say
But 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 six 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've got a willing slave
And you just love to play the thought like you might misbehave
But 'til you do
I'm telling you
Stop visiting my grave
And 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
In a hole six 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?


Dawns Lament (Dawn)


DAWN
Does anybody even notice?
Does anybody even care?



Sweets Lair Instrumental


NO LYRICS

That's What It's All About (Demon 'Hinton Battle')


LORD OF THE DANCE
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 awhile?

I'm the hottest swing
I'm the twist and shout
When you gotta sing,
When you gotta let it out
You call me and I come a-running
I turn the music on; I bring the fun in
Now, we're partying
That's what it's all about

'Cuz I know, what you feel, girl
I know just what you feel, girl

DAWN (spoken)
Oh, so you're like a good demon? Bringing the fun in?

Sung:
LORD OF THE DANCE
(Laughs)
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 die combusting
That's the penalty when life is but a song


You brought me down and doomed this town
So, when we blow this scene,
Back we will go to my kingdom below and you will be my queen
Cuz I know what you feel, girl


DAWN
No, you see
You and me
Wouldn't be very regal

LORD OF THE DANCE
I'll make it real, girl

DAWN
What I mean
I'm fifteen
So, this queen thing's illegal

LORD OF THE DANCE
I can bring whole cities to ruin
And still have time to get a soft-shoe in

DAWN
Well, that's great
But I'm late
And I'd hate to delay her

LORD OF THE DANCE
Something's cooking, I'm at the griddle
I bought Nero his very first fiddle

DAWN
She'll get pissed
If I'm missed
See, my sister's the Slayer...

Spoken:
LORD OF THE DANCE
The Slayer?

DAWN
Yuh-huh.

LORD OF THE DANCE
Find her. Tell her...tell her everything. Just get her here. I want to see the Slayer burn.

Sung:
Now we're partying
That's what it's all about


Standing In The Way (Giles)


GILES
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
But now I understand
I'm standing in the way

The cries around you, you don't hear at all
'Cuz 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 your stalwart, standing fast
But I'm standing in the way
I'm just standing in the way


Wish I Could Stay (Tara & Giles)


TARA
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

GILES (overlaps with Tara's last word)
Believe me, I don't wanna go

GILES AND TARA
And it'll grieve me, cuz I love you so
But we both know

(Giles' and Tara's following verses overlap)
GILES
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

TARA
Wish I could trust just that it was just this once
But I must do what I must
I can't adjust to this disgust
We're done and I just

GILES AND TARA
Wish I could stay
Wish I could stay
Wish I could stay
Wish I could stay

Henchman Song

SPIKE
Come on then, Sing

HENCHMAN
My master has the slayers sister hostige at the bronze, because she summoned him, and at midnight he is going to take her to the underworld to be his queen.

GILES
What does he want?

HENCHMAN
Her.


Walk Through The Fire (Buffy, Spike, Sweet, Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Willow)


BUFFY
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 - -

SPIKE
The torch I bear is scorching me
And Buffy's laughing I've no doubt
I hope she fries
I'm free if that bitch dies!
I better help her out...

LOTD
Cause she is drawn to the fire

LOTD: Some people never learn / SPIKE: She will never learn

SPIKE AND LOTD
And she will walk through the fire
And let it - -

GILES
Will this do a thing to change her?
Am I leaving Dawn in danger?
Is my slayer too far gone to care?

XANDER
What if Buffy can't defeat it?

ANYA
Beady Eyes is right
We're needed!
...Or we could just sit around and glare

ANYA, GILES, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
We'll see it through
It's what we're always here to do
So, we will walk through the fire...

(Buffy and Tara's following verses overlap.)
BUFFY
So one by one, they turn from me
I guess my friends can't face the cold
But why I froze, not one among them knows
And never can be told

TARA
What can't we face
If we're together?

(These three parts are sung mostly in unison.)
PART I
ANYA
She came from the grave much graver

SPIKE
First, he'll kill her, then I'll save her

TARA
Everything is turning out so dark

SPIKE
No, I'll save her, then I'll kill her

WILLOW
I think this line is mostly filler

GILES
What's it going to take to strike a spark?

PART II
BUFFY
Going through the motions
Walking through the part
These endless days are finally ending in a blaze

PART III


LOTD
So one by one, they come to me
The distant redness as their guide
That single flame
Ain't what they had in mind
It's what they have inside She will come to me

BUFFY, ANYA, GILES, SPIKE, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
And we are caught in the fire
At the point of no return
So we will walk through the fire
And let it
Burn
Let it burn
Let it burn
Let it burn!


LOTD (spoken)
Showtime...


Life's a Show (Buffy)


BUFFY
Life's a show
And we all play our parts
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, everyday's 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

GILES (spoken)
She needs backup. Anya, Tara...

BUFFY
Don't give me songs
Give me something to sing about (ANYA AND TARA: Ahhhhh...)
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
Family and friends
All the twists and bends
Knowing that it ends
Well, that depends
On if they let you go
Or if they know enough to know
That when you've bowed
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
'Cuz I've been expelled
From Heaven
I think I was
In Heaven

So, give me something to sing about
Please
Give me something

SPIKE
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
You only can heal
By living
You have to go one living
So one of us is living

DAWN (spoken)
The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.



Sweet’s Song (Reprise) (Demon)


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)(All)


DAWN
Where do we go from here?

BUFFY AND SPIKE
Where do we go from here?

GILES
The battle's done and we kind of won

GILES AND TARA
So we sound our victory cheer
Where do we go from here?

ANYA AND XANDER
Why is the path unclear
When we know hope is near?

ANYA, BUFFY, DAWN, GILES, SPIKE, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
Understand we'll go hand in hand, but we'll walk alone in fear

GILES
Tell me!

ANYA, BUFFY, DAWN, GILES, SPIKE, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
Where do we go from here?

When does the end appear?

SPIKE (spoken)
Bugger this.

ANYA, BUFFY, DAWN, GILES, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
When do the trumpets cheer?

(Not on song file, but it's in the background in the episode:)
ANYA, DAWN, GILES, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
The curtain's closed on a kiss
God knows, you can tell the end is near
Where do we go from here?

(Buffy's and Spike's following verses overlap.)
BUFFY
I touch the fire and it freezes me
I look into it and it's black
The isn't real
But I just want to feel

SPIKE
I died too many years ago
You can make me feel


ANYA, DAWN, GILES, TARA, WILLOW, AND XANDER
Where do we go from here?

End Credits

MUTANT ENEMY MASCOT
(sings it) Grrr Arg