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Moby — Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
Album: Play
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 640









Released: 1999
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?
Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?
Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, ah
These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, ah

Why does my heart (why does my, my, my...?) feel so bad (feel so bad)?
Why does my soul (why does my, my, my...?) feel so bad (feel so bad)?
Why does my heart (why does my, my, my...?) feel so bad (feel so bad)?
Why does my soul (why does my, my, my...?) feel so bad (feel so bad)?

These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, ah
These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, ah
These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, ah
These open doors, these open doors, these open doors, ah

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?
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Never played since June 2012. That's really sad... :-(
i love it! 
sad sad song..
 Poacher wrote:
Weird. Sometimes I look to rate a tune and find I have already rated it at the opposite end of where I currently think it ought to be. Today, this is a solid 8 today but apparently last time I rated it I gave it a 3. 

 
I find that quite often...I assumed that it was an early sign of of my memory failing.
As for the different ratings, for me its very much down to what I'm in the mood for at the time. Today this is a solid 7 for me.
 Sjaaks wrote:
I remember getting goosebumps from the moment the bass (not the beat) kicks in... Always loved this one.... Nice and simple...

9
 
Yes it is simple, and yet complex at the same time.  Gives me goosebumps too — 10
 mandolin wrote:

...he pulls together interesting seeds, but they never really develop beyond demos in need of a good producer to mature into prime-time records...
 
Do you even have a bloody clue what Moby does? 
 hippiechick wrote:
Moby is always meh for me.
 
...he pulls together interesting seeds, but they never really develop beyond demos in need of a good producer to mature into prime-time records...
Moby is always meh for me.
{#Notworthy}
 rmmartins wrote:
You guys should check this song's video, it's awesome too.
 
Thanks for the tip! {#Yes}
You guys should check this song's video, it's awesome too.
this tune was in the air by the times a nice girl said she doesn't want to be with me {#Sad}
since then, every time I hear this song, I remember her...

then comes Bill with "The Thrill Is Gone" from BB King, helping me to let her go...

thanks Bill
you really know how to make a playlist


Just came back to the laptop to hear this song and read - https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0526/breaking35.html

Coincidence ??
I remember getting goosebumps from the moment the bass (not the beat) kicks in... Always loved this one.... Nice and simple...

9
 dctrpunda wrote:
Moby, like training wheels on a bike, was a necessary but now irrelevant component to where we are today musically.
  

And where are we today, musically?  I am sure I speak for everyone when I say we're dying to know.  Moby has many talents, singing is not one of them.  When he collaborates with female vocalists, he's in his element completely.  It doesn't get play here, but his CD Everything is Wrong has a few of the best examples of this. He should return to that, even if almost no one but me would consider it relevant.
Weird. Sometimes I look to rate a tune and find I have already rated it at the opposite end of where I currently think it ought to be. Today, this is a solid 8 today but apparently last time I rated it I gave it a 3. 

 dctrpunda wrote:
Moby, like training wheels on a bike, was a necessary but now irrelevant component to where we are today musically.
 
Interesting perspective. I can think of a number of artists who contributed and had an impact and then, well, disappeared for one reason or another.
Moby, like training wheels on a bike, was a necessary but now irrelevant component to where we are today musically.
Great song, but although this is now quite old and a little overplayed, we forget Moby's Play album was not so much the singles.  This was one of the few albums you could listen to all the way through (bit maudlin), that's a rare thing.  Can't confirm this but I'm sure every song on the album had some use in commercials. Nice lil earner.    Go Moby Go!!!
Simply. Awesome. {#Sunny}
Like this.
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Seems kind of arrogant to me to accuse Moby just to steal other people's music... He combines the parts he uses in a special creative way, so it's always something new he's buliding... Especially this track is a fine peace of music IMHO.
 
{#High-five} Right on! He is creating something new. When this album came out it was an eye-opener. Still holds up today, his finest work IMHO.

 slippery wrote:
I like the way he makes the piano carry the rythm in a simple but quite unusual way.
 
Compliment or Sarcasm? {#Ask}
 Jelani wrote:

Ditto, but not on the harsh part.
I was just sitting at my easel working, and hearing this for the first time and thinking - is this another one of those Moby Turds breaching the murky depths of musical sewage? Lo and behold,when I check the RP site, "thar she blows!" And I mean BLOWS!
:-)

 
I still don't understand why ppl considered him to be groundbreaking when he emerged.

sirrus wrote:

Yes, definitely.

Moodswings Moodfood, circa 1992.
Moby Play circa 1999.

Musically, I just don't hear any significant talent or skill in the majority of Moby's work. Harsh, I guess, but he's never impressed me.


Ditto, but not on the harsh part.
I was just sitting at my easel working, and hearing this for the first time and thinking - is this another one of those Moby Turds breaching the murky depths of musical sewage? Lo and behold,when I check the RP site, "thar she blows!" And I mean BLOWS!
:-)

One of the most overrated artists in recent memory
The answer: Repetitive Stress Injury...of the ears. Ugh. {#Stop}
I like the way he makes the piano carry the rythm in a simple but quite unusual way.


I like this, in the same way I like other mass-produced and heavily marketed products, such as fast food.
I like his more "ambiant" recordings; ie:  Hotel, Ambiant, etc.

 srbarry wrote:

Anyone else hear the Moodfood Moodswings thing going on here?
 
Yes, definitely.

Moodswings Moodfood, circa 1992.
Moby Play circa 1999.

Musically, I just don't hear any significant talent or skill in the majority of Moby's work. Harsh, I guess, but he's never impressed me.

{#Bananasplit} just great

 geordiezimmerman wrote:
moby has four letters
so does dick.

what a coincidence
 

you'll be happy to know his real name is Richard.
i like moby..he is different, and thoughtful and talented.
his stuff is interesting...get this album and the b sides..its good.
 Imkirok wrote:
geordiezimmerman has 16 letters
so does massivedouchebag what a coincidence

 
Hey if you like bland self absorbed crap music then who am I to argue with you?

EssexTex wrote:
His great great grandpa wrote Moby Dick.
You missed on both counts, Tex. "He was born Richard Melville Hall, the only son of two Columbia University students living in Harlem, his mother an undergraduate, his father pursuing a doctorate in chemistry and supporting his young family on a teaching assistant's pay. (It was his father who nicknamed him Moby shortly after he was born: he is the great-great-grand-nephew of Herman Melville.) When Moby was 2, his father was killed when he wrecked his car after a drinking bout. His mother moved back to Darien, Conn., her hometown, where her parents could look after her toddler while she worked a series of secretarial jobs." https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0DEEDB1739F934A25750C0A9649C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=5
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad...yeah, why? Playing this song too much! Voodoo!
This song has made me cry and smile depending on the mood I was in at the time, it's truly fantastic and very emotional.
Imkirok wrote:
geordiezimmerman has 16 letters so does massivedouchebag what a coincidence
heh
His great great grandpa wrote Moby Dick. Moby=Dick!
big_gare wrote:
Heal Puffinstuff? Eeeew! Papa, no?
:lol: :music: :yes: 8 just the same.
Tailypoe wrote:
Does anyone know what the voice is actually saying. the squeky one.
"These open doors"
what why Does anyone know what the voice is actually saying. the squeky one. yeah. Disturbing.
geordiezimmerman wrote:
moby has four letters so does dick. what a coincidence
geordiezimmerman has 16 letters so does massivedouchebag what a coincidence
This song makes me think of loud yuppie girls drinking too many appletinis. Not that that's a bad thing.
moby has four letters so does dick. what a coincidence
This song is way too repetitive. :shhh: This song is way too repetitive. :shhh: This song is way too repetitive. :shhh:
lydias-lover wrote:
pretentious crap.....
there's a fine line between pretense (pretentiosity?)/ and narcissism. I think he has made a foray past that line and beyond. I like this song though.
Heal Puffinstuff? Eeeew! Papa, no?
Where's the Pequod when you really need her?
This whole album was amazing when it released...it was totally different than other "electronic" music out there. At least, what I could get my hands on to back in those days! I still love it. :cheesygrin:
Seems kind of arrogant to me to accuse Moby just to steal other people's music... He combines the parts he uses in a special creative way, so it's always something new he's buliding... Especially this track is a fine peace of music IMHO. :clap:
pretentious crap.....
nice composition.
Monkeysdad wrote:
Sampling, sampling, sampling....must get tough yanking everyone else's music and calling it your own.
Sometimes it is referred to as Minimalism.
Sampling, sampling, sampling....must get tough yanking everyone else's music and calling it your own.
Majestic
Hannio wrote:
This was interesting at first, now that the novelty is gone it is just annoying.
Yeah until the good vocals got destroyed by the computer geek music.
Does anyone else think it sounds like there is a chair being moved around after "feel so bad"? It's at the same place throughout the song. Not to mention that it sound like it was recorded in front of a window air conditioning unit. It's unique enough editing to be interesting. K
jpm9678 wrote:
please help. does anyone know who's voice that is? been wondering for years.
The only credit given is The Shining Light Gospel Choir
This was interesting at first, now that the novelty is gone it is just annoying.
liser wrote:
"heah puffnstuff"??? heal papandou? WHAT?
Eeeeeee popped a nut
mojoman wrote:
Explain to me how someone can get rich and famous repeating the same monotonous arpeggios over and over.
Well, it's a long explanation, involving Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Sweet Jane...
muzak, muzak, muzak. moby; the montovani for the (not so)new millenium.
please help. does anyone know who's voice that is? been wondering for years.
Always enjoy this one
liser wrote:
"heah puffnstuff"??? heal papandou? WHAT?
I love this song, but your remarks had me actually laughing outloud. :-)
this reminds me of my first love. he brought the album over one night as entertainment. we are over but i still love this track.
Explain to me how someone can get rich and famous repeating the same monotonous arpeggios over and over.
great song
Bizzarefall wrote:
That back beat sounds like that limousine song by Grace Jones. Pull up to my bumper baybeeeyyy.
...In your long black limousine.
Mugro wrote:
Moby, if you are listening and reading, please take note of what happens when you pimp yourself out, musically and politically.
If only you could make music... :wink:
this song aches.
one of the best albums in the last 10 years. and yes that is an opinion, not a fact :)
d62june wrote:
Please write more crass comments every time a Moby track is played. Add a personal insult of the guy while you're at it--makes you look great.
He's bald that's funny .... oh wait, my hairline is looking a little thin these days.
"heah puffnstuff"??? heal papandou? WHAT?
Please write more crass comments every time a Moby track is played. Add a personal insult of the guy while you're at it--makes you look great.
:cool:
Anyone else hear the Moodfood Moodswings thing going on here?
Sorry, I must be missing something... I've got a couple of his albums and enjoy them in an background ambience kinda way. Nothing there I wouldn't let my 3 year old listen to. So why all the outright hatred? C.
Moby, if you are listening and reading, please take note of what happens when you pimp yourself out, musically and politically. See notes below.....
It's the best song moby ever did - that's why I gave it 3 points...
fretman wrote:
Well, Moby, here's a clue- your heart feels bad for taking money for this dreck?
He's not taking any of your money is he? :chillpill:
:bananapiano:
Probably because you have lost all trace of the promise you once showed, and are now cranking out utterly soulless dreck with an apalling lack of shame. Just a guess ...
wait, i think i'm gonna :puke:
That back beat sounds like that limousine song by Grace Jones. Pull up to my bumper baybeeeyyy.
resonator wrote:
Hip.
But bad.
:cool:
Why does he feel the need to ruin such great music with repetitive and boring lyrics? Does he really believe that he can't sell music that is strictly instrumental?
I hate when I leave the office and I see I missed a song like this one. Would it bother anyone if we played this one again? stubbsz wrote:
Horrible.
Hrm. Guess so.
Horrible.
This song brings back good memories from a (for me) simpler and happier time. And '99 was only six years ago.
anniebear wrote:
is it moby's birthday today? I ask because this is at least the fouth track off this recording Bill has played today :-k
It's only the third Moby song today, but yes I agree that it's a little odd.
Pyro wrote:
In case anyone cares, Moby took these samples from black spiritual and gospel music...."Why does my heart feel so bad" is just an example....
Wonderful music......... great samples, great roots for him to sample from :hearteyes: :heartkiss: :clap:
is it moby's birthday today? I ask because this is at least the fouth track off this recording Bill has played today :-k
In case anyone cares, Moby took these samples from black spiritual and gospel music...."Why does my heart feel so bad" is just an example....
Well, Moby, here's a clue- your heart feels bad for taking money for this dreck?
Hip.
mojoman wrote:
Somebody put this overrated wimp out of his misery.
Ok, mojo, how do you wish to die? Excellent tune from a great album.
Moby....mmmmmm :music:
"These open doors..." says it all to me. One of the best songs on one of the best albums of the last 10 years.
I can't criticize Moby for licensing the music from Play. It got the word out, and, at it's core, it's still good stuff. Just wish the followup album was as strong.
coding_to_music wrote:
my upload via the LRC 19/5 yay!
Thank you !! :clap: :hug: :music:
mojoman wrote:
Somebody put this overrated wimp out of his misery.
Oh c'mon, this is very creative, melodic, upbeat, challenging. good stuff. Helps move products in advertisements too! Keeps the economy hummin' ;-)
my upload via the LRC 19/5 yay!
Somebody put this overrated wimp out of his misery.