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Moby — The Great Escape
Album: 18
Avg rating:
6

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Total ratings: 1130









Released: 2002
Length: 2:06
Plays (last 30 days): 4
I use the lock that has no key, bind you with chains
But no one else can see
Let the water creep over your face, I'll send it in waves
Just to watch you perform the great escape

How long can you hold your breath?
While you hold mine, I cannot wait
Just to watch you perform the great escape

I'll pull your arms tight behind your back, kiss my selfless blade
And wonder while you fade

How long can you hold your breath?
While you hold mine, I cannot wait
Just to watch you perform the great escape
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OMG I hate hearing spittle. 
THE best Moby song ever! The only good one!

Now that sounds just like my Roland midi processor cellos.
A solid 2.  JAYsus….what passes for talent these days.   Moby's an artist for sure, but there's a reason some things need to remain on the cutting room floor....


Yikes, that was a painful listen.

The dreary, amateurish effort of this track annoyed me so much I opened a browser, logged in and voted! {#Grumpy} This came out on an album released at the peak of his popularity, and he couldn't even be bothered to hire session musicians for it?!

A sucko barfo guide track rescued by an excellent vocal. This should be 15% faster performed by a real string quartet not just phoned in by Mr. Hall. Hell, the a cappella would have been better.

At least the following track was great!
OK, you've played it 3 times in the last week.. and I'll PSD it once again (after I rate it a 1) ... boring, slow, uninspiring!
 birdiestobehad wrote:
Every time I hear this song, there is something in my memory bank telling me this is a Pink Floyd song...............or maybe Roger Waters solo........... Not sure why.................{#Ask}
 
It is likely not be the case for you, but there seems to be a collective delusion among many people who post in the comments here at RP that every song ever written is somehow "borrowed" from Pink Floyd.
Every time I hear this song I think of Creepshow the Movie

better than the average MOBY
 birdiestobehad wrote:
Every time I hear this song, there is something in my memory bank telling me this is a Pink Floyd song...............or maybe Roger Waters solo........... Not sure why.................{#Ask}

 
Or U2 ...Mothers of the Disappeared from Joshua Tree
I wish I'd jumpstart
 with cobalt blue.
Every time I hear this song, there is something in my memory bank telling me this is a Pink Floyd song...............or maybe Roger Waters solo........... Not sure why.................{#Ask}
 kaupmees wrote:
Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor from Azure Ray, also RP artists. They have toured with Moby.
 
Thanks for the info. What's so disturbing about the lyrics?!
Moby's music is a pure talent reverberation
Please make your Great Escape somewhere else Moby.
mercifully rescued by thenewno2.  Thanks, Mr G.
Musical creativity sounds here to be proportional to hair quantity. {#Nyah}
The more psycho the better ---- music should push your buttons.  This ones the bomb
that strings. :D
That's a first for me. Quite interesting. Perform the great escape. Ambiguous but clear enough. 
Creepy.
This album was released in 2002, not 1994 as it says in the info above.
The melody sounds like a video game.
I think this song is about jealousy, specifically about how a jealous person will smother anyone they're in a relationship with.
 ddbz wrote:
I liked it
 

Yeah, this has some cool emotive force to it...  I just rated it a 10...


I liked it
What a creepy little tune.
 kaupmees wrote:
Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor from Azure Ray, also RP artists. They have toured with Moby.
 
Thank you!  I thought that's who it was.

Moby has some really great stuff but this is not one of my favorites. I'm indifferent about it.
The is a great song, one of Moby's best.  10. 
...this song would sound much stronger with real strings...
With each spin into rotation, Moby seems to spiral farther from relevance..
MatClarke wrote:
Moby Dick
Graduated from the Great School of Humor? :clap: (ironic, of course!) Poor Ernest!!!
Moby Dick
tiggers wrote:
Well I like it so there. At least if you don't like it it is mercifully short. I had to suffer 25 minutes of utter crap from Jethro Tull on here the other night. Eventually I turned it off as I thought it would never end.
IMHO using "utter crap" and "Jethro Tull" in the same sentence is a pleonasm. Some others think for the past 30 years that this is a sacrilege.
Well I like it so there. At least if you don't like it it is mercifully short. I had to suffer 25 minutes of utter crap from Jethro Tull on here the other night. Eventually I turned it off as I thought it would never end.
kazuma wrote:
Put a harpoon right thru it, it did.
Like Yoda, you talk.
Harpua wrote:
Real set killer there.
Put a harpoon right thru it, it did.
Thar she blows!! Moby, I mean. God, I hate this.
Real set killer there.
it's a beautiful one, haven't heard it in forever.
Bucket of slop!
Moby will always hold that place in musical time where everyone else tries to match up.
is there really no way to give a negative rating?
I actually am quite in love with this song, from the first time I've heard it, to know, almost a year later.
rascal420 wrote:
That Moby sure has a high voice.
LOL
Sometimes Moby has it... Sometimes he doesn't... ...and then there's this song.
Not to sound uncharitable, but perhaps the worst song I've heard played on RP. Hopefully just a weather induced anomaly.
When I play this CD at home, I skip right over this song. Sometimes I wish RP as a skip feature.........
I'm performing my great escape on this one... :motor:
ursus88 wrote:
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!! BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!!
Funny.
ursus88 wrote:
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!! BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!!
LMAO.
rah wrote:
this is terrible. he could at the very least have sprung for an actual string quartet instead of that horrible synthesized attempt. yuck.
Oooh, you're right about the strings. There's no substitute for the real thing.
Please use real strings the next time Moby ;-) 5
Beastman wrote:
The lyrics are not disturbing... its about Houdini you jackasses :moon:
Uh... read the lyrics. They are disturbing. Not about Houdini. gntlemanartist wrote:
Is it just me or does the vocalist in this song sound just like the female singer from the Magnetic Fields? Anyone know if it's the same girl?
Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor from Azure Ray, also RP artists. They have toured with Moby.
Sadly one of the very few decent tracks on this album. Only saving grace is Sinead's vocals. Eerie to say the least.
"I'm an artist. You can tell, because I have a great record collection. I snip my favorite pieces from my records, & piece them together over a beat. I played them to intoxicated people in clubs. They decided I was a musical genius. "Wait. Maybe they said my shoes were a musical genius. I really can't remember."
this is terrible. he could at the very least have sprung for an actual string quartet instead of that horrible synthesized attempt. yuck.
He stole this style from This Mortal Coil.
This song, ah hell ....... :sleep:
I'd say that I hate this tune, but its plodding dullness has rendered me completely unable to muster any strong feelings with regard to it at all...
That Moby sure has a high voice.
:yawn: :sleep: I just got up and am drinking coffee to wake up so that I can do some work, and this song is boring the shit out me!!
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!! BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!!
This song makes me have a love hate relationship with Moby :sleep:
auraveda wrote:
... the synth strings kind of grate on me a bit...
Right. ON.
BO-RING.
Very pretty - the synth strings kind of grate on me a bit - real strings would have been better, but otherwise very nice.
apathy wrote:
I was really dissapointed with this entire album. It was months after 9/11, and I'd grieved enough.
Well, it does take awhile to compose, produce and distribute an album, y'know ... Also, just a shot in the dark here, but if Moby is anything like me (we both have a 9/11 birthday), the grief took on an extra, personal shade. Having your birthday turned into a national day of mourning is kinda like losing a little bit of your identity. Hope that as the years wear on, you're able to listen to this with a different set of ears (but still your own!)
Is it just me or does the vocalist in this song sound just like the female singer from the Magnetic Fields? Anyone know if it's the same girl?
Moby made a great escape when Eminem was wanting to fight him. Personally, I think Moby could have taken him one on one, but Eminem has his huge posse. WORD!!!
apathy wrote:
I was really dissapointed with this entire album. It was months after 9/11, and I'd grieved enough. Most folks put this depressing garbage in a diary. Keep it to yourself, Moby. I sincerely hope your next effort provides me with a better listening experience. Just my opinion. :frustrated:
Oh yeah, "months." Months is such a long time to get over a travesty like 9/11. /sarcasm
i like this song :daisy.gif:
apathy wrote:
I was really dissapointed with this entire album. It was months after 9/11, and I'd grieved enough. Most folks put this depressing garbage in a diary. Keep it to yourself, Moby. I sincerely hope your next effort provides me with a better listening experience. Just my opinion. :frustrated:
Pretty emotional for someone named apathy. ;) I think this is quite lovely. I really like the eerie harmony and the way it plays off the dual vocals. Nice.
Spooky.
I would say this sounds like an identical copy of many This Mortal Coil songs...
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: beautiful song
Here\'s your lyrics: https://www.leoslyrics.com/listlyrics.php?hid=pi5FWWZZdN4%3D
I was really dissapointed with this entire album. It was months after 9/11, and I\'d grieved enough. Most folks put this depressing garbage in a diary. Keep it to yourself, Moby. I sincerely hope your next effort provides me with a better listening experience. Just my opinion. :frustrated:
The lyrics are not disturbing... its about Houdini you jackasses :moon:
Originally Posted by Joyfulchristine: Is it just me...or are these lyrics really disturbing? :??:
Anybody have a link to the lyrics?
Lack of talent cometh...
not impressed! :evil:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Yes, wonderfully disturbing lyrics in a way similar to Kate Bush\'s \"Under Ice\".
i am glad this is short.
incredible piece... :)
no kidding...! thanks - I honestly had not paid attention before. eerie in the extreme.
Originally Posted by Joyfulchristine: Is it just me...or are these lyrics really disturbing? :??:
Originally Posted by chieromancer: I can't believe this song has only gotten a 5.5! Is it because there are no words?
No, probably because the consensus of the rating listeners is that it is only slightly better than decent. I'm no statistician, but that would be my guess!
Is it just me...or are these lyrics really disturbing? :??:
I can\'t believe this song has only gotten a 5.5! Is it because there are no words?
Originally Posted by mlsully7: As has been said, this is Azure Ray singing. They are an outstanding group from Saddle Creek Records. The label was founded and is run by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.
That kid is into everything. I guess there's not much else for him to do in Omaha. :p I have only heard a couple of Bright Eyes songs tho. I really really hated them. A lot.
Moby has really disappointed me lately, but I enjoyed this track for sure. Keep it spinning...
I really enjoyed this song, more please! :clap:
I don\'t get all the Moby hype. Crap like this takes no talent at all. Oh well, I uess I can\'t say I hate it.
I really liked this...until I found out it was Moby. Sounds a lot more original than any of the other Moby stuff, though, I\'ll say that much. Props for the cello.
hmmm..........sounds just like \"So Cruel\" by U2. check it out!
As has been said, this is Azure Ray singing. They are an outstanding group from Saddle Creek Records. The label was founded and is run by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.
Originally Posted by lsquared: Acutally, it is Azure Ray
Oops! my bad. Got mixed up with other tracks on the disc. (I'm easily confused!) :eek:
Originally Posted by T.Rex: Sinead O'Conner. The only shining moment on this CD.
Acutally, it is Azure Ray
Originally Posted by Tjiva: Who's singing vocals in this one...? The whole thing reminds me of This Mortal Coil kind of stuff.
Sinead O'Conner. The only shining moment on this CD.
Hmm, I don\'t know, why Moby is seen as such a great musician everytime... Well, his older stuff was ok, there he did what he can best - making electronic music. But since \"Play\" his music became very boring. Most of the songs are just sampled vocals and drums with some beginner like instrument play (strings, piano or guitar). If he did these songs with a real band, they would be much better, but now they sound something like very early tries of a beginner... :(
Oh... in a GOOD way! :o)
Who\'s singing vocals in this one...? The whole thing reminds me of This Mortal Coil kind of stuff.
Originally Posted by Platypus: waaaaaay too much Moby 'round these parts lately. very tiresome.
What d'ya mean? It has been 3 hours since the last Moby song. ;) Just like clockwork. This could be a very helpful reminder to take your meds. Oh, Moby's on again, time for more Prozac.
waaaaaay too much Moby \'round these parts lately. very tiresome.
I suspect that when people compare the new album to \"Play\" they are going to think it comes up just a bit short. Nonetheless, I think it is outstanding! I\'ve already lost track of the amount of times I\'ve listened to it since last week.
I love this song-what I\'ve heard of the whole album rocks so hard. Moby is what music should be about. :D