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Moby — Spiders
Album: Hotel
Avg rating:
6.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 445









Released: 2005
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We just had to ask
Maybe some one out of heaven
Would hear us down here

We couldn't bear to stand
How the people leave us waiting
For something up there

Oh, why did you leave?
Why won't you come?
And save us again?

Come back to us spiders
Come uncrushed my hand
Let me sent beauty rain
And bring us love again, like you can

We just didn't know
Some one there outside of heaven
Heard us down here

We couldn't stand it here
Other people leave us longing
For something up there

Oh, why did you leave?
Why won't you come?
And save us again?

Come back to us spiders
Come uncross my hand
Let me sent beauty rain
And bring us love again, like you can

So much time, we need to ask everything
How did it go, you need it I got it

Come back to us spiders
Come uncross my hand
Let me sent beauty rain
And bring us love again, like you can
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 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Too late Moby, those spiders are coming to get you in that penthouse...

 Alien Spider attack

or is that Trump Tower?
 
That's the penthouse of the Hotel on Rivington, on Rivington St. in Lower East Side NYC. Hence, the title of the collection.  But we can hope that this would be the fate of Trump Tower. Not unlike Sauron's flagship building and real estate empire. 

Too late Moby, those spiders are coming to get you in that penthouse...

 Alien Spider attack

or is that Trump Tower?
 lizardking wrote:

Not sure why it just now dawned on me; this has got to be a shout out to Ziggy Stardust.  Spiders and hand crushing?  Gotta be....Long Live RP!!

And until I confirm or refute this statement, I'll go 7→8

 
I just realized the same thing. It must be a Ziggy Stardust reference.
Moby is standing in the penthouse event space of the Hotel Rivington on Rivington St. at Essex in Manhattan's Lower East Side, looking south by southwest toward the World Trade Center. The building above his right ear is 79 Delancey St. at the corner of Allen St.  I have been in and on the roof of 79 Delancey several times. It's distinctive in that neighborhood. Can't miss that landmark. 

Not sure why it just now dawned on me; this has got to be a shout out to Ziggy Stardust.  Spiders and hand crushing?  Gotta be....Long Live RP!!

And until I confirm or refute this statement, I'll go 7→8

 kingart wrote:
Another first for me here on RP. And I'm a sort of Moby fan. My bad. 
As a NYC locations scout for movies/tv/commercial, I'd place a bet that the album photo was shot in the penthouse of the Hotel Rivington, on Rivington St. in the Lower East Side — two blocks from where Moby used to own a tea bistro. Hmmm.  And if I could figure out how to put a photo on this site, I could just about prove it. 

 
Cool story!
Cant upload a pic directly, only insert it with an html tool on the reply box... you can upload to some picture upload service and then use the link to implement it here!
I like Moby.  I don't know why, I just do.
Another first for me here on RP. And I'm a sort of Moby fan. My bad. 
As a NYC locations scout for movies/tv/commercial, I'd place a bet that the album photo was shot in the penthouse of the Hotel Rivington, on Rivington St. in the Lower East Side — two blocks from where Moby used to own a tea bistro. Hmmm.  And if I could figure out how to put a photo on this site, I could just about prove it. 


 rah wrote:
is this supposed to be some kind of ziggy stardust reference?
 
OH! Geeze, I guess the lyrics aren't complete nonsense after all! Ha!

I should have grokked that.
 winter wrote:

So I was right about the "uncrush my hands"? Dear sweet FSM, that is just - awful. Really silly and awful in a bad high-school poetry way. I'd knock it down a notch or two in my ratings, but I've already given it a 2 and I refuse to give anything a "Sucko-Barfo" on principle. Sorry, Mobester. Not good. Stick to the instrumentals.

 
Yeah, like spiders would even want to uncrush our hands after everything we have done to them!
BillG is full of surprises this morning, this tune hasn't been played for a long time! 
I'm happy to hear it and 7 rate. 
Lots of prejudice against him for some reason.  Success too fast?  Elevator music? Short and kinda wimpy?   Whatever. I think he CAN sing and this tune has a nice melody.
{#Puke}Gawd if I never hear that song again I will die happy!


Hey, I never knew Moby actually sang WORDS in his songs.... usually just falsetto humming.... good for Hallowe'en, though, the thought of bald little spiders running around...
CafeRacer wrote:
It doesn't get much scarier than Moby :stop:
lol!! Song's ok though I think.
UltraNurd wrote:
Not his best work, but not bad either.
Said most eloquently... I concur.
It doesn't get much scarier than Moby :stop:
winter wrote:
Damn good set, too - right up until this.
Not his best work, but not bad either.
Damn good set, too - right up until this.
ARACHNIPHOBIA!
Like this one a whole lot! Guess the low ratings overall knocked it off the playlist. Oh well...
Everytime I hear this song I think the phone's ringing and I take off my headphones.
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
We just had to ask Maybe some one out of heaven Would hear us down here We couldn't bear to stand How the people leave us waiting For something up there Oh, why did you leave? Why won't you come? And save us again? Come back to us spiders Come uncrush my hand Let peace and beauty reign And bring us love again, like you can We just didn't know Someone there outside of heaven Heard us down here We couldn't stand it here How the people leave us longing For something up there Oh, why did you leave? And why won't you come? And save us again? Come back to us spiders Come uncrush my hands Let peace and beauty reign And bring us love again, like you can <2x> So much time, we need to ask everything How did it go, you need it I got it Come back to us spiders Come uncrush my hands Let peace and beauty reign And bring us love again, like you can <2x> Like you can
Really? :ask: So I was right about the "uncrush my hands"? Dear sweet FSM, that is just - awful. Really silly and awful in a bad high-school poetry way. I'd knock it down a notch or two in my ratings, but I've already given it a 2 and I refuse to give anything a "Sucko-Barfo" on principle. Sorry, Mobester. Not good. Stick to the instrumentals.
Ok, I've given the song a couple plays. It sucks. Moby uses repetition to his advantage on his instrumentals and mixes, but when he sings, it drones. And yeah, the lyrics are inane. "Uncrush my hands"?? Straight to a generous 2.
This song, and the whole Hotel album did nothing for me. I used to like Moby, and to date I still reckon his best album was Play. Sadly I was not impressed with 18 or Hotel. A harshly rated 2 from me. <-(
winter wrote:
...Still, not getting the lyrics here. Anyone?
Still, not getting why Moby ever got a recording contract. I've always found him to be completely overrated. The weakest melodies ontop of chord progressions that are about as original as anything Britney has ever popped out (so to speak) and vocal skill/control that any 7 year old could put to shame. :rolleyes:
winter wrote:
I heard "uncrush my hands", which actually makes less sense. Still, not getting the lyrics here. Anyone?
We just had to ask Maybe some one out of heaven Would hear us down here We couldn't bear to stand How the people leave us waiting For something up there Oh, why did you leave? Why won't you come? And save us again? Come back to us spiders Come uncrush my hand Let peace and beauty reign And bring us love again, like you can We just didn't know Someone there outside of heaven Heard us down here We couldn't stand it here How the people leave us longing For something up there Oh, why did you leave? And why won't you come? And save us again? Come back to us spiders Come uncrush my hands Let peace and beauty reign And bring us love again, like you can <2x> So much time, we need to ask everything How did it go, you need it I got it Come back to us spiders Come uncrush my hands Let peace and beauty reign And bring us love again, like you can <2x> Like you can
trekhead wrote:
Anyone have the words here? "Come back to us spiders, Come on crush my hands??"
I heard "uncrush my hands", which actually makes less sense. Still, not getting the lyrics here. Anyone?
His vocals are VERY weak until he hits the bridge/refrain/whatever. That said, I still give it an 8.
remember when moby wasn't mediocre? me neither
Ugh, now I know how the U2 bashers feel... not this song again! Give us the Moby songs that he doesn't sing on!
it's actually a fanstastic song, kinda clisque but anyhow, very likeable. I give it a 8/10.
Anyone have the words here? "Come back to us spiders, Come on crush my hands??"
I actually find myself liking this less every time I so much as think about it.
rah wrote:
is this supposed to be some kind of ziggy stardust reference?
Damn! I came here just to say that.
is this supposed to be some kind of ziggy stardust reference?
don't like spiders, don't like "Spiders"
jbtidwell wrote:
If this wasn't Moby I don't think it would have made it onto RP.
i concur.
mezzanine wrote:
Moby needs to quit trying to sing and play instruments. He's about as mediocre at both as you can get.
I just saw and met him when he played in my hometown. This guy can play the heck out of an electric guitar, bass and the bongos. He's amazingly versatile. I had no clue either... but was blown away by this guy's energy and talent. I still agree with you about the voice though.
If this wasn't Moby I don't think it would have made it onto RP.
Just to add a little balance to the comments, I happen to have LOVED Play and 18. Haven't been blown away by Hotel. Obviously, someone likes Moby, or he would HAVE to find another occupation. I happen to be a mild fan (who owns 3 Moby CDs only).
Nice song. But I prefer not to have spiders in my hotel. :curtain.gif:
Moby needs to quit trying to sing and play instruments. He's about as mediocre at both as you can get.
Haven't heard any of his albums. This song is pretty good.
I hated the albums play and 18, because of the monotony and very amateurish play of instruments. On hotel there's much more rock, but his abilities in playing all the instruments still are awful.
Monotonous and unimaginative.
Okay so far... First!