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Super Furry Animals — Moped Eyes
Album: Dark Days/Light Years
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:12
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Hot clubs and endless nights
Hot clubs and endless nights
Hot lies and alibis
Dark days seem light years away

I can see through your lies, 'cos you've got moped eyes (x2)

Safe house for suffering
Shitbags and shattering sighs
Sore eyes, mosquito bites
Zip up and zigzag away

I can see through your lies, 'cos you've got moped eyes (x2)

Hot wheels at traffic lights
Hot deals, transactional rights
From middle age sophisticates
To stone aged reprobates

I can see through your lies, 'cos you've got moped eyes (x2)
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 EssexTex wrote:
Can someone tell me what the hell "moped eyes" are?
 
Squinty Eyes... something I've experienced since birth, not drug induced ;o)
Nice!
I am liking the Super Furry sound more and more as I go through their catalogue. I bought this cd a while ago and it is still in rotation at Poacher mansions after hearing it first here. Splendid stuff.

Woah!
Rich, tasty analog goodness, but too many servings may cause clogged arteries.
Still can't get over my kneejerk tendency to hear "Jane's getting serious" everytime this comes on.
Sounds silky smooth..............Check out their Album called Love Kraft..........its really great!
vit wrote:
Hay you got your funk in my pop! Hay you got your pop all over my funk! Tastes great but who added the funny mushrooms?!
Aliens ate my Buick.

Kinda boring.
Simply cool...nice, groovy smooth feel to it. That's all there is to it...no more posts are needed...:)
 Cynaera wrote:
Oh, stop trying to analyze the hell out of a song, and just take it for what it is! It's music, not an amendment to the Constitution.

I like this song. Don't understand it, but it's fun and funky and it makes me dance.
 
Thank you for being so eloquent!  I agree with you btw...{#Meditate}
 MojoJojo wrote:

Your mom goes to college.
 
My mom died of cancer in 1999.

 MojoJojo wrote:

Your mom goes to college.
 
This better than pretty good I think!  7, 8, 9......take your pick!

{#Dancingbanana}      (nothing says "I dig this" like a dancing banana)

 Cynaera wrote:
Oh, stop trying to analyze the hell out of a song, and just take it for what it is! It's music, not an amendment to the Constitution.

I like this song. Don't understand it, but it's fun and funky and it makes me dance.
 
Your mom goes to college.
Oh, stop trying to analyze the hell out of a song, and just take it for what it is! It's music, not an amendment to the Constitution.

I like this song. Don't understand it, but it's fun and funky and it makes me dance.
 Jeff09 wrote:
Got my Grado 125s and a 192k feed....loving life.

 

{#Music}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Chillpill}{#Sunny}
Really good stuff.  I definitely heard some Bowie influence in this song, and sure enough the next song was Bowie's Golden Years.
Kinda funky. Made me look.
Got my Grado 125s and a 192k feed....loving life.

Hay you got your funk in my pop! Hay you got your pop all over my funk! Tastes great but who added the funny mushrooms?!
reminds me of late steely dan. I kinda like it !
Fresh.
 EssexTex wrote:
Can someone tell me what the hell "moped eyes" are?
 
Dunno, but mopeds are apparently terrible liars.
Cool song!
 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#Stupid} .....what is going on in this pic? One super furry animal looks like he's about to meet his/her end via evil Robin Hood? {#Roflol}
 
That's a Klingon, not Robin Hood.  I get those two mixed up all the time...

I like this song ... I guess I like this band ...
Way too long. Ya lost me.
 EssexTex wrote:
Can someone tell me what the hell "moped eyes" are?
 
They are almost the same as "vespa eyes"

Bill's got da funk goin' on this morning. Nice way to get going on a lazy day.

I don't know what 'moped eyes" are either, but I do like this song!{#Dancingbanana}

Can someone tell me what the hell "moped eyes" are?
 Anax wrote:
Cute, but potentially wearing.
 
Wearing away at me...Not a fan.

RAD
I'm a HUGE SFA fan....and an even bigger Gruff Rhys fan, but this song is not one of my favorites. It's good, but there are better ones. Give their other songs a chance.....you will be glad you did. They rock!  Especially the live shows.....{#Dancingbanana_2}
What music genre is this?
Cute, but potentially wearing.
 cupajoe wrote:
Clipped from a website called SongFacts.

Frontman Gruff Rhys told The London Times March 20, 2009 that there is no such thing as an ambiguous Super Furry Animals lyric. He said: "I don't like leaving songs open to people's interpretation because I think it's a cop-out. It takes the p—s out of the listener if you don't know what you're singing about." As a consequence Rhys has been forced to superimpose a meaning on to this song. He said uncertainly: "I think we decided that moped eyes were bloodshot eyes."


 
This is one great example of unintended self exposure. Thanks for making me laugh by butt off!

Oh: good tune, by the way. Crispy sound.

Clipped from a website called SongFacts.

Frontman Gruff Rhys told The London Times March 20, 2009 that there is no such thing as an ambiguous Super Furry Animals lyric. He said: "I don't like leaving songs open to people's interpretation because I think it's a cop-out. It takes the p—s out of the listener if you don't know what you're singing about." As a consequence Rhys has been forced to superimpose a meaning on to this song. He said uncertainly: "I think we decided that moped eyes were bloodshot eyes."


Just saw an old episode of Jools Holland on which SFA performed.  Didn't know the song but their vocals and musicianship was really excellent!
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
After much consideration, I don't like it all that much.
 
5.
 
Agreed. I tend to like it a little less every time I hear it. Plus I find it overplayed here and it has a terrible habit of sticking in my head.

5 today but probably lower tomorrow.

Digi-Bill on the promo segues
 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#Stupid} .....what is going on in this pic? One super furry animal looks like he's about to meet his/her end via evil Robin Hood? {#Roflol}

(scroll down for the photo)  The T-shirt at the far right is for Laughing Skull beer!  Thereore this pic is way cool.
After much consideration, I don't like it all that much.
 
5.
Funky!!     {#Bananasplit}
 boober wrote:
Sounds like Prince ....with a cold.
 
exactly - and Bowie at the mixing desk! {#Yes}

This saved the station-switch after that Phoebe Snow. This is much more groovy.

woo —- hooo {#Crashcomp}
 alepascu wrote:

Another Argentine , THAT GOOD NEWS!!!!!{#Dancingbanana}

 

jajaa buenisimo... de donde sos?
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
I was expecting Harlem Shuffle.... this is good anyway
 
Another Argentine , THAT GOOD NEWS!!!!!{#Dancingbanana}

Uh, it's nice out here... I think I'll stay here for a while...

Sounds like Prince ....with a cold.
I've got moped eyes!
And I know what you're thinking!
It comes as no surprise!
Christmas lights are blinking!

And I'm so curious
And I'm so curious
And I'm so curious
And I've got moped eyes! Hey!

Ohhhhhhh, SUFFRAGETTE!

(Bonus points to anyone who gets the reference)
I don't think this song warrants daily play.  In fact, I think I've heard it enough for the rest of the week...
Super Furry Stardust?

why does this remind me of bowie?


 lmic wrote:

 
{#Stupid} .....what is going on in this pic? One super furry animal looks like he's about to meet his/her end via evil Robin Hood? {#Roflol}
I was expecting Harlem Shuffle.... this is good anyway
stupid song. predictable, repetitive music
Nice segue from Any Major Dude ... {#Meditate}
 manbirdexperiment wrote:
wolf man eyes
 

     Wolfman eyes, indeed.

(Just say "no" to Excelsior!)


 manbirdexperiment wrote:
wolf man eyes
 
 I heard "wolf pack eyes"


wolf man eyes
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Very Steely Dan-like.
 
Funny: didn't know this song and thought by hearing it: hey, do I hear Walter Becker singing?
The image of de cd-cover reminds me of the cover of SD's "Can't buy a Thrill".

Nice song.

Damn. I can't get Jon Astley out of my head every time I hear this song. Maybe Jane's getting serious about her moped?

I picked up their Fuzzy Logic and Rings Around the World before my recent trip to Wales and really enjoyed.  They are very funny fellows with a huge following in Wales.  Flaming Lips meets Donovan with Beck-ish tendencies. 
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Very Steely Dan-like.
 
How about some Steely Dan now....oops cake instead!


 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Very Steely Dan-like.
 
That would explain my intense feelings about it {#Hearteyes}
Very Steely Dan-like.
 Dancing_banana wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}I'm liking this more and more with each listen.
 
Me too. I think I might have to look into purchasing this album.
I woke up thinking of this song today, so this should be a good day. {#Good-vibes}
this song would be better if it were called "wolfman eyes", which is what i thought they were singing.
{#Dancingbanana}I'm liking this more and more with each listen.

 LowPhreak wrote:
Just what are Moped Eyes? Maybe I need some? {#Angel}
 
moped eyes

 Hannio wrote:
I'm hearing Thomas Dolby.  Maybe a bit more relaxed.
 
I am hearing David Byrne. Never relaxed.


Just what are Moped Eyes? Maybe I need some? {#Angel}
On first (through about fourth) listening I can't recommend this disc.  This song is most excellent, though, I think. The album is growing on me.  I guess you should buy it if you are from Wales but otherwise maybe hold off.  They have certainly tried some interesting stuff.  I'm referring to the music but the other goes without saying

 snowcat wrote:

"Jane's getting serious "
 

Oh I'm so glad someone else hears that too.
I want to stab myself in the eye, I hate Moped eyes.
 denmom wrote:
These guys are seriously growing on me...
 
Me too!  Great easy summertime groove.{#Cool}
 Marr wrote:
There are moments when the singer sounds very much like Jon Astley
 
"Jane's getting serious <Jaaaaaane>"
I'm hearing Thomas Dolby.  Maybe a bit more relaxed.

 shawshank wrote:
This sound is growing on me. Curse that chorus line!! I find myself singing all the time.
 
I don't have a convertible but this seems like it would be a great CD to pop in the car stereo, put the top down and just cruise. A great summer CD.
This sound is growing on me. Curse that chorus line!! I find myself singing it all the time.

These guys are seriously growing on me...

There are moments when the singer sounds very much like Jon Astley
 bbryan wrote:
I want to be the first to draw a Bowie comparison!
 
I am the second

This song is getting played quite often. I am tiring of it.
i really dig this song.  Good to hear it again
ed 07/14:  I'm not tired of it.  In fact ordered a couple of their albums and am waiting.........
 Queue wrote:
Kinda cool, but hardly worthy of daily rotation.

I did have an interesting tangential read about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwll_railway_station

And this sounds quite a bit like Fagan's work on  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamakiriad
 
Yeah, this song definitely has a "Faganesque" quality about it. I like it.

 maryte wrote:


They're all over the place here at the UT campus.
 
... and austin in general.

 Dave_Mack wrote:
And do people still ride mopeds?  They were huge when I was in college (1981-1985), but I haven't heard much about 'em since.
 
a beach bunny just zoomed past my front window on one
Kinda cool, but hardly worthy of daily rotation.

I did have an interesting tangential read about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwll_railway_station

And this sounds quite a bit like Fagan's work on  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamakiriad
 Dave_Mack wrote:

Nice characterization.  A little TV on the Radio thrown in for good measure.

But what are moped eyes, anyway?  And do people still ride mopeds?  They were huge when I was in college (1981-1985), but I haven't heard much about 'em since.
 

They're all over the place here at the UT campus.
 Inamorato wrote:
This reminds me of latter day Steely Dan by way of Prince.
 
Nice characterization.  A little TV on the Radio thrown in for good measure.

But what are moped eyes, anyway?  And do people still ride mopeds?  They were huge when I was in college (1981-1985), but I haven't heard much about 'em since.


very interesting album, my two favorites> Moped Eyes and The Very best of Neil Diamond {#Clap}



This is groovy...


This reminds me of latter day Steely Dan by way of Prince.
Very reminiscent of Talking Heads. For me, that's not a good thing :(
Warp 8 ..........{#Motor}
Thanks, Bill. A nice funky jolt for my sleepy joints.
 bbryan wrote:
I want to be the first to draw a Bowie comparison!
 

The voice, yea.  Before the singing kicked in, I was thinking Herbie Hancock (Headhunters)
 ronniegirl wrote:
I really enjoyed this!  A 7 out of the box.
 
agree. funkystuff (7 on first listen—even on my junky office speakers)

I want to be the first to draw a Bowie comparison!
Hmmmmmmmmm... kinda cool.......
I really enjoyed this!  A 7 out of the box.
I like it.
I'm afraid to be the first, but anything from Bill is fun to listen to.