Through the Motions”
"Let's just write some shit that sounds popular. Listen, I don't even like being in this band anymore. I'm tired of rocking. I want to cash out and go float around the world on a boat. Davey Oyster Cult, what do you think?"
"This is bullshit. We used to care about rocking. Now, it's like we just go through the motions to make a buck."
"What's that? What did you just say?"
"I said we just go through the motions to make a buck."
"That's it. That's our sweet new hit. 'Going Through the Motions.'"
"Now wait a minute. What's this song going to about? Godzilla? Double Suicides? Burning for someone?"
"Uh, just make it about love... I got some lyrics right here, um...'It's a game, it's a game, no let's call it a shame / 'Cause there's no one to blame just to pay / You were a friend for a day, so don't cry if I say.'"
"Good enough. Now let's put some catchy, Cars-y synth lines in there and some party-time hand claps, some yeah yeah yeahs on the fade out, a smokin' guitar solo and some fist clenching rock opera vocals on the chorus. And just to make a sure we make the big bucks: An awesome key change during the last chorus."
"Sweet. I'm calling my fancy girlfriend and telling her she doesn't need to return that gold fur coat I bought her."