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Moby — Signs Of Love
Album: 18
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 3
If I was beautiful, if I had the time
They'd flock to me, bathe me in the wine
I know that's not the way, I know that's not how things are to be
(My baby left, my baby left, gone, gone, gone, gone)
I was always looking and I held until the time began
Solo things come at me, I look to see where loss had ran
I can have the sun it come and touch me on my shoulder
Think of all the things that I could, wish that I had told her

I fly so high then fall so low
(I fly so high, I fly so high)

If I was beautiful, if I had the time
You would flock to me and bathe me in the wine
I know that's not the way, I know that's not how things are to be
If I was like you with nothing to get around
Then everything would be beautiful as far as I can see
You'd be sitting here with me 'til love's end

I fly so high then fall so low
I fly so high then fall so low
Signs of love (I fly so high) away we could run (then fall so low)
I can see the light come peering through the sky in my mind (I fly so high)
Closing people come in but also lying on the floor
I would hold you in my arms until we both are home (then fall so low)
I would hold you in my arms until we both are all alone
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 ziggytrix wrote:




Photo of Moby literally pooping out another bland song.
 
Moby says it's his process. He only composes during bowel movements. Good catch.
Moby this!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1Eat-n654
inconfondibile - sempre bravo - mi piace molto
 Silvervanman wrote:


14 years later I still listen to techno, and still think Moby is great, one of the best live gigs ever
 
I listen to techno and Eminem. There's room for both in this world. Moby is hardly techno anyway, is he now? 
PURE QUALITY.
Thanks Bill.
nothing generally against moby - but it feels as his music is played constantly every 3 hours or so.....

i know, there are other artists which get that much of playing as well....but with all respect, most of them are musically better and left a mark in musical history.

Maybe - as often in life - less is/would be more...

just saying....

In a parallel universe Alison Goldfrapp sang on this one and it sounded exactly the same.
More Moby!
wait. i am just now realizing why he named the album 18.  as opposed to 20?
 Sideorder wrote:
"And Moby? You can get stomped by Obie You thirty-six year old baldhead, blow me You don't know me, you're too old, let go It's over, nobody listens to techno"
 

14 years later I still listen to techno, and still think Moby is great, one of the best live gigs ever
 ziggytrix wrote:




Photo of Moby literally pooping out another bland song.
 

I like Moby, but this is pretty damn funny.

9->10
 lathyris wrote:
This is just plain vanilla Moby. Pretty sure he can just pump this stuff out without even thinking about it. Not bad, but it's like: how many ways can we layer sounds on top of the same two chords?

 
Yeah but - it works... Solid 7 here keep it comin'
 lathyris wrote:
This is just plain vanilla Moby. Pretty sure he can just pump this stuff out without even thinking about it. Not bad, but it's like: how many ways can we layer sounds on top of the same two chords?

 



Photo of Moby literally pooping out another bland song.
Up goes the volume...splendid song !
Coooool !!! i'm flying {#Nyah}
This is just plain vanilla Moby. Pretty sure he can just pump this stuff out without even thinking about it. Not bad, but it's like: how many ways can we layer sounds on top of the same two chords?
I simply love this song....it takes me to new heights
 nigelStHubbins wrote:
Always very much enjoyed Moby during this era — that music is missed!  Still like him, but that seemed to be his creative peak or maybe something similar.

These songs have, weirdly, meant a lot to me.  Wishing him well! 

 
 
Same! Brings back memories of a great period of life in the late 90s.
 
Remember how they used a couple of songs of Play in the X-Files, too? Haunting!
 Moonbmr72 wrote:
Shame on you. :? How about spending a few weeks in Iraq of Afganistan and then post messages like that. - Proud Navy S.E.A.L. Wife and Bush Supporter.
 
Bush, Jr — father of Daesh.

Democratic voters — grandfathers of Daesh. 
 1wolfy wrote:
I think it would be wonderful MinMan wrote:
what would happen if Brian Eno produced a Moby album...
 

 
What would happen if Steven Wilson produced a Moby album.....

In the meantime, I agree with RDO, Moby hit it out of the park with this one. 
Always very much enjoyed Moby during this era — that music is missed!  Still like him, but that seemed to be his creative peak or maybe something similar.

These songs have, weirdly, meant a lot to me.  Wishing him well! 
Sometimes just hearing a song like this restores my faith in music.

For me, music appreciation is mostly a search, no, a quest, for the aesthetic highs and bliss that come from a song like this one.  I slog through many many endless hours of "ho-hum" and "meh" just so every once in a while I will experience something truly moving.

one word in my book.masterpiece
 max_redonx wrote:
vegans make boring musak
 
This song is a gem, defo not boring.

Watching vegans setting light to their farts is hilarious.

More of an explosion, not the same as a carnivor/omnivore's flame.
Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Aug 01, 2011 - 05:42 < Reply >

 max_redonx wrote:
vegans make boring musak
  

 Bridieboo wrote:

Maybe so maybe no, but they definitely make better lovers.
  

If they're not allowed to have any animal products in or near their mouths then I guess a lot of fun things are prohibited.  Just sayin'.

{#Lol}  Yet again, I find myself in agreement with Proclivities.


He really hit it out of the park with this one.
 rulebritannia wrote:
Hmmm. My wife is Swedish and I can assure you...Volvos are communist cars. They are made in her home town by party workers. And you identify with one a them communist Swedish cars. Lucky for you Joseph McCarthy is dead and buried. As for the music...Moby's prior disk, Play, was an exceptional album. 18 has a few good songs - I would count this as one of the better.


 



We're always being told stateside how much better the British school system is. Well, I guess there are always going to be exceptions. With that in mind, pop quiz! If labor are a bunch of commies but ownership are a bunch of capitalist stock holder of a publically traded company, how many miles to the gallon does a 2011 V70 get?
 max_redonx wrote:
vegans make boring musak
 

 Bridieboo wrote:

Maybe so maybe no, but they definitely make better lovers.
  

If they're not allowed to have any animal products in or near their mouths then I guess a lot of fun things are prohibited.  Just sayin'.
I believe we are all rotating......{#Bananajumprope}
i lived in sweden and my father is a swedish resident. never heard of volvos being a communist anything {#Lol}. they are darn great cars though. especially if you are going to depend on it in snow...and for years and years....

 
parrothead wrote:

Man, I almost bought my wife a Volvo but I went for the Subaru instead. I feel better now!!!!

 


Such a good song!
The whole album is simply wicked.
This "chilled out" Moby is my favourite.
His upbeat techno stuff is decent, but I love zoning out to this stuff.

 rulebritannia wrote:
Hmmm. My wife is Swedish and I can assure you...Volvos are communist cars. They are made in her home town by party workers. And you identify with one a them communist Swedish cars. Lucky for you Joseph McCarthy is dead and buried. As for the music...Moby's prior disk, Play, was an exceptional album. 18 has a few good songs - I would count this as one of the better.

 
Man, I almost bought my wife a Volvo but I went for the Subaru instead. I feel better now!!!!

Bleh-I like my musicians to play instruments.
 Hannio wrote:


Gotta have meat to make love.  Well, unless you're lesbian.
 
Way to perpetuate stereotypes about Texans! {#Clap}

Blasterpiece
 sunny_day wrote:

but they do a great of deal of good to this planet.

 

Yeah, it was all those cavemen eating woolly mammoths that ended the ice age.

It's an OK song, but for some reason always reminds me of the trainwreck of a movie "Jumper". Maybe without that association I would like the song more.
 MinMan wrote:
what would happen if Brian Eno produced a Moby album...
  ... "overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out".  In this case not for completing the nine billion names of God, but as the universe will have reached a state of perfect nirvana and needed no further reason to exist.




 Bridieboo wrote:

Maybe so maybe no, but they definitely make better lovers.
 

Gotta have meat to make love.  Well, unless you're lesbian.
 rulebritannia wrote:
Hmmm. My wife is Swedish and I can assure you...Volvos are communist cars. They are made in her home town by party workers. And you identify with one a them communist Swedish cars. Lucky for you Joseph McCarthy is dead and buried. As for the music...Moby's prior disk, Play, was an exceptional album. 18 has a few good songs - I would count this as one of the better.

 
My thoughts exactly.

Not Moby's best, but still good (Moby and good, surely that's an oxymoron tautology ).

oh yes this is exactly what i needed this morning.
I think it would be wonderful MinMan wrote:
what would happen if Brian Eno produced a Moby album...
 


what would happen if Brian Eno produced a Moby album...
 max_redonx wrote:
vegans make boring musak
 
Maybe so maybe no, but they definitely make better lovers.


poetic...
 max_redonx wrote:
vegans make boring musak
 
but they do a great of deal of good to this planet.

...what does it mean that i recognise this as moby within the first three instrumental notes, never having heard the song before?..

...i think it means he needs to move on from the same cheap stock synth pads he employs so ubiquitously...

It is always good to listen Moby, especially the songs from this album. {#Meditate}
one of Moby's best, which says a lot.
There is a much better version of this song that does not include the vocals, but emphasizes the piano playing. I don't know if it's even by Moby. Does anyone know who does that version w/o the vocals?
this is actually one of my favorite Moby songs...definitely my fav from this album saw him live a few years ago with Azure Ray opening for him. It was a fantastic show
vegans make boring musak
Very Mob-y.
If it is techno, it certainly is talented techno..IMO
Moonbmr72 wrote:
Shame on you. :? How about spending a few weeks in Iraq of Afganistan and then post messages like that. - Proud Navy S.E.A.L. Wife and Bush Supporter.
Wow, guess there's a FEW of us out here. Did NOT know of Moby's slant... like his stuff.
Sideorder wrote:
"And Moby? You can get stomped by Obie You thirty-six year old baldhead, blow me You don't know me, you're too old, let go It's over, nobody listens to techno"
Moby isnt techno stupid,...i mean, moby isnt techno eminem...
"And Moby? You can get stomped by Obie You thirty-six year old baldhead, blow me You don't know me, you're too old, let go It's over, nobody listens to techno"
I only like Moby because he's a good New York City liberal who uses his "celebrity" to talk sense to the masses. His weblog is one of the few I read regularly. This song is just ok. I'll give it a 6.
volvo1800es wrote:
I lost all respect for Moby when he posted a "Vote Democrat" sticker on his podium during the MTV music awards in 2000. Pushing his points of view while a presenter at an awards show is disrespectful to all the artist being recognized.
Hmmm. My wife is Swedish and I can assure you...Volvos are communist cars. They are made in her home town by party workers. And you identify with one a them communist Swedish cars. Lucky for you Joseph McCarthy is dead and buried. As for the music...Moby's prior disk, Play, was an exceptional album. 18 has a few good songs - I would count this as one of the better.
Eminem is right (never thought I'd say this). Moby can blow-me. :puke: :grumpy.gif: :skull: :fire: :butt: :P
If I was beautiful... If I had the time... That hits home.
i cant believe moby is being played on RP. in my opion hes a one trick pony and pretentious as hell. dosnt it kind of seem like everything he says and does is just to fit in
gandalfbmg wrote:
When do we get Moby vs. Eminem on Celebrity Boxing?
That would be hilarious. Frankly I don't think either one of them could fight their way through a wet paper bag. I'd have to bet on m&m though.
Frankly I don't think either of them are up to the job, but that's politics.... I like the song tho ;)
gandalfbmg wrote:
Support our troops, but not the raging idiot non-elected president who put them there and his moronic, short-sighted policies. Guess who I won't be voting for in '04. When do we get Moby vs. Eminem on Celebrity Boxing?
:iamwith: another of the masses that has this belief that idiot gore would have been better.. take your hanging chad sh*t and shove it in a hole.. vote the way you want but don't bitch because you believe every count and long standing process in place was fixed and broken at the same time!
Moonbmr72 wrote:
Shame on you. :? How about spending a few weeks in Iraq of Afganistan and then post messages like that. - Proud Navy S.E.A.L. Wife and Bush Supporter.
Support our troops, but not the raging idiot non-elected president who put them there and his moronic, short-sighted policies. Guess who I won't be voting for in '04. When do we get Moby vs. Eminem on Celebrity Boxing?
nielsen wrote:
I just got some respect for Moby. Although most of his music sucks. Great that artists ans whoever recognizable stands up to fight the fascist-antiintellectual-patriotist president of the US today.
Shame on you. :? How about spending a few weeks in Iraq of Afganistan and then post messages like that. - Proud Navy S.E.A.L. Wife and Bush Supporter.
Are you really such a bafoon (i.e. you think Bush is fascist) or are you just unable to clearly express your thoughts without hyperbole? Just asking. Neal PS. I voted for Gore.
Originally Posted by nielsen: I just got some respect for Moby. Although most of his music sucks. Great that artists ans whoever recognizable stands up to fight the fascist-antiintellectual-patriotist president of the US today.
Originally Posted by volvo1800es: I lost all respect for Moby when he posted a "Vote Democrat" sticker on his podium during the MTV music awards in 2000. Pushing his points of view while a presenter at an awards show is disrespectful to all the artist being recognized.
I just got some respect for Moby. Although most of his music sucks. Great that artists ans whoever recognizable stands up to fight the fascist-antiintellectual-patriotist president of the US today.
Originally Posted by djake: Great Response! Very Funny, aharamanx:. :D You've help make my day!
Happy to be of service. :lol: :lol:
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Originally Posted by aharamanx: A bin fully fat oil ball ? :eek:
Great Response! Very Funny, aharamanx:. :D You've help make my day!
Originally Posted by NickAmsterdam: Een bak vol vette oliebollen! :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
A bin fully fat oil ball ? :eek:
Originally Posted by volvo1800es: I lost all respect for Moby when he posted a "Vote Democrat" sticker on his podium during the MTV music awards in 2000. Pushing his points of view while a presenter at an awards show is disrespectful to all the artist being recognized.
At least he's active - do you know how many (few?) of your fellow citizens voted in the last "election"?
I lost all respect for Moby when he posted a \"Vote Democrat\" sticker on his podium during the MTV music awards in 2000. Pushing his points of view while a presenter at an awards show is disrespectful to all the artist being recognized.
Originally Posted by NickAmsterdam: Een bak vol vette oliebollen! :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
LOL LOL LOL :lol: :lol:
Originally Posted by mperry: Right. Though my greater point was the overly strong, sometimes over-the-top negatives about songs that are, basically - a three, four or a five of quality. People sometimes limit themselves with an approach that heavily leans primarily toward 9's and 10's and 2's and 1's. Some of the just "ok" songs may be new, still - possibly - overcoming the prejudice of unfamiliarity. Or they may be classic/vintage cuts - regardless of genre - that are deeply and passionately enjoyed by a smaller group of people than the "mainstream" of the Paradise audience. Most of the new music judged to be bland and/or bad is removed in due course by Bill. It is good to have the opportunity to hear new sounds - regardless of era. The older material that scores uniformly in the bland/acceptable area are probably also removed, along with the songs judged to be out and out "bad/revolting" ;) But there should always be a place for songs that are considered great by a portion of the audience. I myself enjoy reconsidering my opinion at those times, listening with fresh ears. :cool:
Don't forget that if radio didn't play songs that suck, how would you know that they suck? You might find yourself in a record store and think "I've heard a lot about this band. I'll buy it and see what all the hullaballoo is about." RP saves you, the customer, money. Moby is one of those acts that I don't really want to buy, but is just fine with me on the radio.
originally posted by lbrc: agreed- however moby is not all that outstanding. that would explain the original quotes simplicity. :cool:
right. though my greater point was the overly strong, sometimes over-the-top negatives about songs that are, basically - a three, four or a five of quality. people sometimes limit themselves with an approach that heavily leans primarily toward 9's and 10's and 2's and 1's. some of the just "ok" songs may be new, still - possibly - overcoming the prejudice of unfamiliarity. or they may be classic/vintage cuts - regardless of genre - that are deeply and passionately enjoyed by a smaller group of people than the "mainstream" of the paradise audience. most of the new music judged to be bland and/or bad is removed in due course by bill. it is good to have the opportunity to hear new sounds - regardless of era. the older material that scores uniformly in the bland/acceptable area are probably also removed, along with the songs judged to be out and out "bad/revolting" ;) but there should always be a place for songs that are considered great by a portion of the audience. i myself enjoy reconsidering my opinion at those times, listening with fresh ears. :cool:edited by mperry at 12:22 pm on 5/22/2003
originally posted by mperry: cute, but a bit simple. there is more going on with moby's music than yanni's. it's true, this isn't leonard cohen, but not everything should be. moby knows how to compellingly put together a groove that sounds nice now and then in paradise.
agreed- however moby is not all that outstanding. that would explain the original quotes simplicity. :cool:
Originally Posted by wonderunit: Yanni without the hair.
cute, but a bit simple. there is more going on with Moby's music than Yanni's. It's true, this isn't Leonard Cohen, but not everything should be. Moby knows how to compellingly put together a groove that sounds nice now and then in Paradise.
:oops: \'nuther sip-o-joe from the \'paradise cafe cup :oops:
Wonderful tune :cool:
Originally Posted by wonderunit: Yanni without the hair.
That's a little extreme, doncha think?
darn! I love Play way better. Damn! I love RP even more! Back to work, Tunk!! :p
Good music to work to, except that since I\'m here it means I\'m not working. Therefore, it\'s good music to make me realize that I should be working.
Seen Moby live in 1999 I think it was. Only him on stage running between the instruments trying to make as much possible live, even sequencing most stuff live. Never seen so much energy on stage, he truly rocked the entire crowd. Simplicity yet complex seems to be his line...
Een bak vol vette oliebollen! :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Yanni without the hair.
this song has been creeping up on me for some reason. i find it stuck in my head for hours afterward. i guess its the dirge like electronica beat. but its infectious and i am starting to like it.
i think PLAY was better than 18 but still.. :)
This is a beautiful song. Warm. (gotta like Warm, right?
Originally Posted by MiataDJ: Doofus...he doesn't sound like BOWIE. He's just the best go**am ambient/techno/dance artist who ever lived! :clap:
DON't call people "Doofus" - don't be so uncool. :rolleyes:
Moby is one of those artists that seems to grow on me. the more i hear, the more i like. still have yet to buy a CD of his, maybe i will after i listen to some more of his stuff. play some more form the earlier albums, please :clap:
Originally Posted by wallyfuzz: Really sad, Early David Bowe wannabe
Doofus...he doesn't sound like BOWIE. He's just the best go**am ambient/techno/dance artist who ever lived! :clap:
Enough Moby! He\'s \"ok\" but not great... :frustrated:
Just a song... Ho Hum. Maybe it\'ll grow on me, but there are no signs yet.
Although I\'m usually not too fond of the average modern electronica, this song appeals somehow. It weaves a haunting sonic picture, and when I stop to listen to the lyrics, they work for me.
Enough already! Give this song a rest!
I actually like this tune. Everyone should know that Moby was physically attacked by a couple of losers in Boston the other day, while he was signing autographs for people. He got beat up but help was nearby, so he\'s basically OK. But everyone should send good thoughts his way.
surprisingly I don\'t find this song that bad...and I don\'t even like Moby! But I do like grapes...
moby GRAPE ?
So you \"fly so high and fall so low\" Flown Icarus Air have we? Frequent flier miles? Or a few Grand Tours ? Been through the Heaven and Hell wringer bunky ? Find yourself out of sorts when the muses are elsewhere engaged? Well I hope she can appreciate it, help get your attention when you\'re about to reach escape velocity, savour the rush and help cushion the fall.
It\'s growing on me. The chords have a haunting, melancholy feel.
Not the most complicated or thoughtful peace, but I like it a lot. This kind of tune for me is what I suppose N\'Sync is for a 14 year old. I\'ll probably hate it in three years.
Bill - Nice segue :clap:
Heard this first on RP & liked it a lot. I\'ve listened to this song a lot since buying the album. I still like it a lot. I\'m not a big moby fan, but this one is a real gem in my view.
Before you are so quick to rag on Moby, check him out live. He is a very moving, down to earth performer who bring much more energy than you would think to a live performance.
Really sad, Early David Bowe wannabe
Originally Posted by GF: Moby sucks. Moby is a gimmick. Moby is playing you. Moby is spending your money.
Moby, nor any other RIAA members are spending a dime of my money. We choke them off, they resist and choke back with even more restrictive legislation. Wanna bet who will last longer. :D
I dig this tune. Dot
This is not one of my favorites off of 18. I had some reservations about professing my approval of his latest work. But after listening to it for a while, I have to admit I really like it. It definitely had to grow on me. Unlike Play which I instantly fell in love with.
I like it. Moby\'s produced a lot of different sounds in his career. My favorite was always of the \"Rain Falls And The Sky Shudders\" sound style...but I do like this as well. Not sure I\'d buy it though. I like just hearing it here once in awhile.
bah!
marginal at best. i just dont get anything out of this bunk.
I found \"Play\" to be quite inspirational. However, the fact that every single track from \"Play\" was licenced by Moby for commercial use, the lack of originality and depth of \"18,\" and my recent visit to Moby.com is giving me the sinking feeling that perhaps the skeptics are right. Perhaps Moby is just a gimmick. That would make me sad. I had valued Moby as someone who was changing the way I listened to music, but \"18\" was a real letdown for me. With a few exceptions (Great Escape - thanks to Sinead) I found the album to be a fairly weak effort and kind of a sleepy rehash of Play. I can only hope that more effort is put into the next work. He obviously has some talent. I\'d like to see it agian.
Hey read the slashdot art. The reason sales are down is 18 sucks. cheers
I was thinking about buying the new album. Well, after this nonsense, no way.