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Moby — The Perfect Life
Album: Innocents
Avg rating:
6.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1345









Released: 2013
Length: 5:46
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Oh
We close our eyes
The perfect life
is all we need

You open up when you had me in your hands
Slipping far away with the world at your command
You sing me to sleep and then you hit me awake
It's a perfect life, a perfect life

I only want to be here when you're by my side
Oh I believe now, I'll love you 'til I die
You will sing me to sleep, you will hit me awake
in the perfect life, the perfect life

Oh
We close our eyes
The perfect life, life
is all we need

Little Mike he, steps everywhere
Knives in his pockets and bullets in his hair
He has nothing to live for, nothing left to say
He's locking all the doors to keep the older wolves at bay

Spoons and foil are all he needs.
A bed and some china
A lighter and some speed
It will sing you to sleep, it will hit you awake
In the perfect life, a perfect life.

(Guitar solo)

Oh
We close our eyes
The perfect life, life
is all we need

Oh
It goes all night
The perfect life, life
is all we need

Oh
We close our eyes
The perfect life, life
is all we need

Oh
We close our mind
The perfect life, life
is all we need

The perfect life, the perfect life, the perfect life
all we need
Comments (116)add comment
Did somebody edit 'speed'? Or did my 'puter glitch at the right moment?
c.
thought I was listening to Band Aid for a moment
Congrats Richard, your son is a great artist!!!


 
easmann wrote:
Hi! I'm Moby's dad: Richard Schiff!
Hi! I'm Moby's dad, Richard Schiff!
; P
 

A 'praise song' tune looking for a bunch of evangelists, methinks. 
Courtesy of the Wikipedia entry, I finally know why yer man is called Moby, on account of his first names being Richard, so a Dick, and Melville, the author of the famous shaggy whale story Moby Dick. The trivia you can pick up on RP... :o)
I'm just here for Wayne Coyne.
Sounds shallow, uninspired, flat, empty, melody written in 5 seconds by a 5 year old chimp and however pretentious. In a nutshell: IT SOUNDS FRENCH.
Wait! It's Moby?? Poor Melville! ;(
Getting some Broken Social Scene vibe on this track. Nice!
 Milesxl wrote:

Feel free, he is one of the most tedious on RP. Sadly makes me change station.
 
EVEN the highest rated tracks here (think Floyd, Jimi, Beatles, Bach, Beethoven) have negative posts and folks saying some version of "this doesn't belong on RP" - whatever BillG sees fit to play fits PERFECTLY here. 
Or to use a line from comedian Mitch Hedberg (RIP) "You can't satisfy all of the people all of the time, and last night, all of those people were at my show."
This one's still an 8 for me!
Long Live RP and Bill and Rebecca's playlist decisions!!

Moby is pure rhythmic wonderfulness! 
 unclehud wrote:

Chuckle, chuckle.  As a former 1st trumpet in high school and college marching bands, I agree with your assessments.
 
Either way....we b tripping....😁🤘😂
Hi! I'm Moby's dad: Richard Schiff!
Hi! I'm Moby's dad, Richard Schiff!
; P
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Soooooooo booooooooooooooooorin'
Can we give negative notes, here?
PSD time, here.
 
Feel free, he is one of the most tedious on RP. Sadly makes me change station.
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Moby's time is over.
 
Well, no, in fact, his work will outlast us all. You'll see. I mean, you won't actually.
Great one. Thanks Bill
Spoons and foil are all he needs.
A bed and some china
A lighter and some speed
It will sing you to sleep, it will hit you awake
In the perfect life, a perfect life.

Damn, bro.
This whole album is on point.
Pukissimo... literally.
Hey Jude... repeat for five or six minutes. Similar approach. 
 trekker308 wrote:
My! We certainly have some cynics here - my score is 8 .. and since when did music have a time limit beyond which it's no longer enjoyable?

Indonesian Monkey Chant and Mongolian throat singing sounds dated, by a thousand years or so but it still captivates when heard ...
 
Yes, I like it, too.
Plain stale white bread.
Super caca.

superbad -1
My! We certainly have some cynics here - my score is 8 .. and since when did music have a time limit beyond which it's no longer enjoyable?

Indonesian Monkey Chant and Mongolian throat singing sounds dated, by a thousand years or so but it still captivates when heard ...
Soooooooo booooooooooooooooorin'
Can we give negative notes, here?
PSD time, here.
Oh
We close our eyes
The perfect lie
is all we need
This song follows the well worn christian rock blueprint of soaring vocals and chorus.  Come on.  Please.  
"Feed the world...Let them know it's Christmas time again..."
Moby's time is over.
Moby's music has a positive vibe like 60's and 70's music.
This is so cheesy and calculating in a disgusting manner. 
 ArrayMac wrote:
?? Adele goes minimal but true to herself, and she's lauded.  Moby gets panned for the same thing?

 
Perhaps, but this doesn't sound very "minimal" to me; it's a pretty lavish production.
Barf. B-barf.
 leroienjaune wrote:
I've generally appreciated Moby's works, but this Arcade-Fire lite song is the definition of a shameless sell-out song. Here we see a professional songwriter aping every dominant trend of current pop music- the gospel choirs, the vague uplifting platitudes. It's somehow worse to see it from someone like Moby, but I guess those penthouses don't pay for themselves. This is the first song that I ever heard on Radio Paradise that I instantly loathed.

 
I hear only vague echoes of Arcade Fire in this. I do hear southern gospel and field songs married with the lounge lizard techno at which Moby has excelled for 20 years. This is way past the pretentious, monotonous dreck of Arcade Fire.   
 ArrayMac wrote:
?? Adele goes minimal but true to herself, and she's lauded.  Moby gets panned for the same thing?

 
Who's doing the lauding? Pan and pan, I say! Coldplay have a lot to answer for!
Yawn.
?? Adele goes minimal but true to herself, and she's lauded.  Moby gets panned for the same thing?
I've generally appreciated Moby's works, but this Arcade-Fire lite song is the definition of a shameless sell-out song. Here we see a professional songwriter aping every dominant trend of current pop music- the gospel choirs, the vague uplifting platitudes. It's somehow worse to see it from someone like Moby, but I guess those penthouses don't pay for themselves. This is the first song that I ever heard on Radio Paradise that I instantly loathed.
 daigoro wrote:
meh.

 
I agree with Daigoro...meh.
meh.
Funny, I thought it sounded a bit like The Polyphonic Spree, and then I saw that even the album cover could have been the Spree :)

 tissues?

auroville wrote:

I feel like Christ and his volonteers are coming over me...

 

P
S
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Album cover art is a homage to Richard James.
Albeit lacking in the requisite sinister irony.
I feel like Christ and his volonteers are coming over me...
How close is this refrain to Mike and the Mechanics?
I can do without the wailing...  Hurray for the 'PSD'.
Sing you to sleep and hit you awake--is he talking about a clock radio?
 Proclivities wrote:
Do you mean seeing a marching band whose members have taken LSD, or observing a marching band after having taken LSD?  The former seems sort of fun, the latter seems like it might be a little uncomfortable...or even scary.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  As a former 1st trumpet in high school and college marching bands, I agree with your assessments.
Idk, I like the coke commercial vibe
Not among Moby's more impressive efforts.
Ok, first off I like alot of Moby's stuff. This one is ok..My real point is this: The mask at the 11 o'clock position freaks me out!
 ziakut wrote:
At the moment...I see old folks slowly moving to the beat with their walkers and such. Cool video. NOT.

 

https://www.moby.com/videos/2013/perfect-life-wayne-coyne
At the moment...I see old folks slowly moving to the beat with their walkers and such. Cool video. NOT.
 I like this song and album. It needed some positive commentary.
 kcar wrote:

Does someone need a group hug? 

group of meerkats, hugging 

Stingray, I think they're...SCIENTOLOGISTS! 

 
{#Lol}

Those cuddly critters are likely to make Stingray XXXTREMELY AGITATED!


 Proclivities wrote:

Do you mean seeing a marching band whose members have taken LSD, or observing a marching band after having taken LSD?  The former seems sort of fun, the latter seems like it might be a little uncomfortable...or even scary.

 
I think observing the first option would be the most entertaining.
Vapid.

Even if its heart is in the right place.
gotta love the comments on this song. 
2 >1
and I actually like his albums "Play" & "18"!
no, thank you, repetition of this song feels like watered song from his previous albums and his whining got to new extremes {#Eh}

Jah bless Bill for PSD! {#Notworthy}

got this gem: John Cale & Brian Eno — Lay My Love
{#Bananasplit} ah, the beautiful days/nights of Northern Exposure......
 Ghiaap wrote:
Terrible, out of tune, like a marching band on acid...

 
Do you mean seeing a marching band whose members have taken LSD, or observing a marching band after having taken LSD?  The former seems sort of fun, the latter seems like it might be a little uncomfortable...or even scary.
 jchap5 wrote:

agreed, I am blissfully ignorant of what is being overplayed on commercial radio right now.



 
Me too! Yay!
PRAISE THE LORD!  EVERYONE IN THE CONGREGATION IS JAMMIN
 toomanyollys wrote:
The solution for all you people complaining this sounds like commercial radio is to stop listening to commercial radio. That way you can enjoy it, like I am. :p

 
agreed, I am blissfully ignorant of what is being overplayed on commercial radio right now.


 Stingray wrote:

I MUST-MUST comment a second time!

 

This song, this music and this guy is really the VERY-VERY-VERY last one should play and hear on this station!

XXXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING!



 
Does someone need a group hug? 

group of meerkats, hugging 

Stingray, I think they're...SCIENTOLOGISTS! 
 Stingray wrote:

I MUST-MUST comment a second time!

 

This song, this music and this guy is really the VERY-VERY-VERY last one should play and hear on this station!

XXXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING!



 
This is the best song Moby has done in 10 years.  I just got caught up with the rest of his work and now I own a copy of all of his CDs...for me this is a return to what he does best. He seemed off in an intellectual noodling phase like Radiohead is in but now he is back!


I was jammin' to this in my car the other day and this song brought out tears---certainly NOT the kind of tears it brings out in you Mr. Ray!

I MUST-MUST comment a second time!

 

This song, this music and this guy is really the VERY-VERY-VERY last one should play and hear on this station!

XXXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING!


 helgigermany wrote:
No,  Bill, please not so often as other radio stations!

 

HAHAHA - Helgi's getting critical (first time?)!

 

PS: What do you mean with "other radio stations"....?

There shouldn't be any other for you! That's the rule you agreed on!


TRUELY HORRIBLE!
Aaaaaaah, Moby!
Just in time for me to listen to some Floyd! 
boooooooring :)
Terrible, out of tune, like a marching band on acid. Singer's voice sounds like he's drunk or what..3
{#Daisy}{#Group-hug}{#Daisy}{#Kiss}{#Daisy}{#Dance}{#Daisy}{#Roflol}{#Daisy}{#Hug}{#Daisy}{#Roflol}{#Daisy}{#Hug}{#Daisy}{#Roflol}{#Daisy}{#Dance}{#Daisy}{#Kiss}{#Daisy}{#Group-hug}{#Daisy}
No,  Bill, please not so often as other radio stations!
holler and chants... modern song...
Surprised to see this was Moby!
Sounds like Kelly Family song:-)
Whatever. I like it. We all yearn for a better life- this just brings up how we often play down/block/erase/deaden that which is not conducive to the dream. As for me- well, Eve has been talking up this apple thing and she has been sooo affectionate since she took a bite...
I am SO in the mood for this soaring, overblown orchestration, and the descant soprano solo flying above it all.  Vurrry niiiize.

Please, please, I beg you not to play such songs....it really hurt my ears...


Judy a quick comment: at RP's main page, it states 'eclectic', so I don't see a point. Instead, this music lets us rate it as we think it is. Happy 2014!
The solution for all you people complaining this sounds like commercial radio is to stop listening to commercial radio. That way you can enjoy it, like I am. :p
 matz wrote:
Why, oh why, Bill, are you playing songs like this, which sound so much like mainstream radio?

 
A least we are not subjected to another Beck Hanson "song". 
I'm diggin it man
 bb_matt wrote:
It's ok. Quite listenable and pretty much commercial Moby really, was he ever anything other than that? Hell no.

 
Actually Moby is one of a pair of aliases.  It's the one he uses for all his commercial dreck (AKA the shit that would pay the bills, assuming revenues from Play aren't still paying all the bills).  You want interesting electronica look into anything he's released under the alias Voodoo Child.
It is a Moby revival...
Gentle
Maybe it works better on the album, but by itself this song is all payoff and no build.
 matz wrote:
Why, oh why, Bill, are you playing songs like this, which sound so much like mainstream radio?

 
I listen to mainstream radio a lot...there is nothing like this song played there

if i kesp seeing all this Mobyhating I is gonna get gangsta

sent from my iphone 
Sounds very commercial radio to me, not his best.
McCartney.....open up and let 'em in.......
Nelson Mandela's funeral this morning:  Heads of State from around the globe celebrate the life of a man who was jailed for over 27 years because he would not relinquish his beliefs of equality for all people.  A perfect life?  Maybe, maybe not, but far closer to one than my own.
Bill really likes this song; so do I.
It's ok. Quite listenable and pretty much commercial Moby really, was he ever anything other than that? Hell no.
I don't understand why this song isn't rated higher, it's such fun.
Such a great set Bill, thank you!
I like this song a little. But, Bill, you re playing it too much. Take it off repeat. Thanks.
Geoffrey Oryema
Jimmy Cliff
George Harrison
and this song which sounds just right after "What is Life"?

Bless you, Bill. 
sounds like some kind of commerical.  Maybe like for the big oil companies that run infomercial-length ads during the Sunday talk shows. 
 Kaw wrote:
Sadly Moby has degraded to bad since his excellent album "Play".

 

agreed, though I still can't understand if Moby is a talented artist or just a lucky charlatan, depends on album...
 mjcunningham59 wrote: 
.....interesting.
Yeah, all I need is a perfect life .... (come on, PowerBall!)
Best song on the album although overall the whole album is good.
Not bad. I think I like the album art more than this tune. Like the other tune from this album a bit more.
This grows on you - I am beginning to like it!
(The Great Gig in the Sky - ¾(Clare Torry)) + Cloud Cult + ½(Toto*Enigma) = this song
Sadly Moby has degraded to bad since his excellent album "Play".
i like this one.  sure, it could have come right off of play, but wayne joining in makes it that much better.
damn catchy melody too  {#Cowboy}
I think this adds to the variety here quite nicely.  7
Why, oh why, Bill, are you playing songs like this, which sound so much like mainstream radio?
Once again, full of emptiness, selfish and easy... it's Moby. I give a 4.
I heard this last night for the first time. I think Wayne Coyne is on this track.
Sounds like it was cut from Play... wish Moby would have changed his sound a bit more in the last 15 years (wow, has it really been almost 15?!?!?)
{#Jump}{#Music}{#Daisy}
Go Moby!
I'm liking!