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Moby — Almost Home
Album: Innocents
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Released: 2013
Length: 5:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I'll decide
In a moment's time
To turn away
Leave it all behind So inclined
Somewhere I would draw the line
The ground is hard
The treasure fine So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home
So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home Tied to sky
When I was a child I'd
I'd run and hide
To be at your side So inclined
Somewhere I would draw the line
I'd dream until
The stars were mine So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home
So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home I'll decide
In a moment's time
To turn away
Leave it all behind So inclined
Somewhere I would draw the line
The ground is hard
The treasure fine So (And the stars fell from the sky)
Let it go (Falling down into the sea)
Wake up, wake up, wake up (Still I don't know if it's right)
We're almost home (If this world is right for me)
So (And the stars fell from the sky)
Let it go (Falling down into the sea)
Wake up, wake up, wake up (Still I don't know if it's right)
We're almost home (If this world is right for me)
So (And the stars fell from the sky)
Let it go (Falling down into the sea)
Wake up, wake up, wake up (Still I don't know if it's right)
We're almost home (If this world is right for me)
So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home
Comments (166)add comment
 kingart wrote:

He's no longer a fan. Alert the media. 

MAGA ? What's that? - Meatballs Aggrandizing Gross Assertions? Moronic Assumptions Greatly Abused? Make America Great for Animals?  I'm fuzzy on acronyms. 


It keeps me up at  night realizing I don't share your opinion.   Then again...naw.
goose bumps, every time
 Egctheow wrote:
And it's a nice and reassuring way of seeing it that dying is just coming home after a (hopefully) long drive.

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”

― Bill Hicks
No song I've ever heard moves me more than this does.
Would like to hear Tom Waits covering this song. It could work!
 Edweirdo wrote:

That is one of the nastiest, shittiest comments I've read in a long time.  The air in your ivory tower must be very thin indeed.
 why would this jerkoff  actually go to the trouble of being so shitty?   Why?   I bet pulls wings off of flies and sets fire to ants.  

 Egctheow wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, now that you mention it.  I guess the two situations could be more related than we realize.
I agree!

As a kid I loved those moments when you were dozing off lulled by the car and by the comfort that your folks were in charge, driving you back home.
I know that I was lucky to have such a happy childhood, and when I was thinking of my Mum and Dad dying, it's losing that kind of feelings that scared me most. As I grew older, I talked about it with them, and asked them whether these feelings of absolute, unconditional safety and comfort that you have as a child were gone for ever. My dad told me that they would come back if I had kids of my own. Funny but he was right. Odd because it's indeed the same; and also different. I didn't realise as a kid that it worked both ways :-) and that it felt wonderful to feel your kids' trust and their expectation that it's all going to be OK because you're here. 

And it's a nice and reassuring way of seeing it that dying is just coming home after a (hopefully) long drive. Thanks for sharing that thought.
 
I don't know who you are, but I wish I could.  What a great thought and post.
There's a documentary on Moby on Netflix (Once in a Lifetime Sessions) with a beautiful version of this song recorded with 2 female vocalists. About 35 minutes in.
Moby, what a dick!
 chasech5 wrote:


I like [the inept falsetto], because the obvious struggle and fragility of the falsetto adds to the thematic other-worldiness of the song.
 

Yes yes. Now imagine it live.
 radioparadise9 wrote:


The air is pretty clear here .... feet on the ground .... BS detector working ...
Verified Elvis sightings = Angel sightings  = 0

Still waiting for the angels voices - put up or shut up
[a single verifiable audio would solve the dispute]

Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence

Over

 

You misunderstood the issue. Read your original post again. The issue is you're a dick not whether angels exist.

If you're looking for evidence for your dickness, read your original post another time.
 Edweirdo wrote:

That is one of the nastiest, shittiest comments I've read in a long time.  The air in your ivory tower must be very thin indeed.
 

The air is pretty clear here .... feet on the ground .... BS detector working ...
Verified Elvis sightings = Angel sightings  = 0

Still waiting for the angels voices - put up or shut up
[a single verifiable audio would solve the dispute]

Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence

Over

"So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home"

Appropriate lyrics for CY20.
 Edweirdo wrote:

That is one of the nastiest, shittiest comments I've read in a long time.  The air in your ivory tower must be very thin indeed.
 

No doubt.
Kind of hard to believe.
 radioparadise9 wrote:

"She could see and speak to angels"
Bullshit - please post a verifiable recording of "talking to angels" including angels speaking.

The sound of one deluded hand clapping 

Not laughing with you ... laughing at you
 
That is one of the nastiest, shittiest comments I've read in a long time.  The air in your ivory tower must be very thin indeed.
 jacopo777 wrote:
My wife passed away some time ago.  She could see and speak to angels.  Shortly before she passed, they would tell her "you will be coming home soon".  This song reminds me of their words.
 
"She could see and speak to angels"
Bullshit - please post a verifiable recording of "talking to angels" including angels speaking.

The sound of one deluded hand clapping 

Not laughing with you ... laughing at you
Band of Horses formed 2004
Bon Iver formed 2006
Moby formed 1978

Not overly keen on any of these artists but, sorry, who did what first?
 cely wrote:
Pretty, but Band of Horses did this sound earlier and better.  Made me want to hear them.
 
As did Bon Iver, but this is still pleasant and calming. 
Pretty, but Band of Horses did this sound earlier and better.  Made me want to hear them.
 kingart wrote:

He's no longer a fan. Alert the media. 

MAGA ? What's that? - Meatballs Aggrandizing Gross Assertions? Moronic Assumptions Greatly Abused? Make America Great for Animals?  I'm fuzzy on acronyms. 
 

What a sad world view that you can't separate the artist from the art.
Hearing this I was expecting to find it was a Bon Iver song I wasn't familiar with
 MattRudely wrote:
What a terrible inept falsetto.
 

I like it, because the obvious struggle and fragility of the falsetto adds to the thematic other-worldiness of the song.
What a terrible inept falsetto.
 Egctheow wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, now that you mention it.  I guess the two situations could be more related than we realize.
I agree!

As a kid I loved those moments when you were dozing off lulled by the car and by the comfort that your folks were in charge, driving you back home.
I know that I was lucky to have such a happy childhood, and when I was thinking of my Mum and Dad dying, it's losing that kind of feelings that scared me most. As I grew older, I talked about it with them, and asked them whether these feelings of absolute, unconditional safety and comfort that you have a child were gone for ever. My dad told me that they would come back if I had kids of my own. Funny but he was right. Odd because it's indeed the same; and also different. I didn't realise as a kid that it worked both ways :-) and that it felt wonderful to feel your kids' trust and their expectation that it's all going to be OK because you're here. 

And it's a nice and reassuring way of seeing it that dying is just coming home after a (hopefully) long drive. Thanks for sharing that thought.
 
Thank you both for this marvelous set of insights!

Thought this was My Morning Jacket until the synths kicked in.
Moby = PSD
I suppose this would be a good song at a funeral.
 jacopo777 wrote:
My wife passed away some time ago.  She could see and speak to angels.  Shortly before she passed, they would tell her "you will be coming home soon".  This song reminds me of their words.
 Thanks for sharing this. I'm sending a smile and a hug your way.

 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, now that you mention it.  I guess the two situations could be more related than we realize.
I agree!

As a kid I loved those moments when you were dozing off lulled by the car and by the comfort that your folks were in charge, driving you back home.
I know that I was lucky to have such a happy childhood, and when I was thinking of my Mum and Dad dying, it's losing that kind of feelings that scared me most. As I grew older, I talked about it with them, and asked them whether these feelings of absolute, unconditional safety and comfort that you have as a child were gone for ever. My dad told me that they would come back if I had kids of my own. Funny but he was right. Odd because it's indeed the same; and also different. I didn't realise as a kid that it worked both ways :-) and that it felt wonderful to feel your kids' trust and their expectation that it's all going to be OK because you're here. 

And it's a nice and reassuring way of seeing it that dying is just coming home after a (hopefully) long drive. Thanks for sharing that thought.
My wife passed away some time ago.  She could see and speak to angels.  Shortly before she passed, they would tell her "you will be coming home soon".  This song reminds me of their words.
Beautiful. If you love dogs, video is a tear jerker.
I kind of do see a light at the end of a long porch
 folkrocker wrote:
Does anyone else think this song is a double entendre about 1) long rides home as a kid and 2) taking your last breaths on this earth?
 
Yes, now that you mention it.  I guess the two situations could be more related than we realize.
 DocStrangelove wrote:
i wanted to hate Moby for some ill-defined reason
but
i
love
him
 
I too feel strongly ambivalent about Moby.

Songs like this one are sublime.

And stupid.

Yet moving.

And based on interviews, he's a bit of an insufferable wanker, but seems to have good intentions.
Image result for dickey moE
i wanted to hate Moby for some ill-defined reason
but
i
love
him
 Laptopdog wrote:
Is this Moby singing on this one?
 
Nope, it's Damien Jurado.
Totally loving this Moby track. Play more please.
Different sites show very different lyrics for this beautiful track.
The lyrics shown here are seriously in error! (*attn.please Bill*)
The actual lyrics are a marvelous part of the art in this track, so I tracked them down. These below, by Damien Jurado (I think; song credit is shared with Moby), are copied from the songlyrics site. These are very close to 100% correct. I could be tempted to quibble over literally only one word! {#Roflol}  
 
I'll decide
In a moment's time
To turn away
Leave it all behind

So inclined
Somewhere I would draw the line
The ground is hard
The treasure fine

So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home
So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home

Tied to sky
When I was a child I'd
I'd run and hide
To be at your side

So inclined
Somewhere I would draw the line
I'd dream until
The stars were mine

So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home
So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home

I'll decide
In a moment's time
To turn away
Leave it all behind

So inclined
Somewhere I would draw the line
The ground is hard
The treasure fine

So (And the stars fell from the sky)
Let it go (Falling down into the sea)
Wake up, wake up, wake up (Still I don't know if it's right)
We're almost home (If this world is right for me)
So (And the stars fell from the sky)
Let it go (Falling down into the sea)
Wake up, wake up, wake up (Still I don't know if it's right)
We're almost home (If this world is right for me)
So (And the stars fell from the sky)
Let it go (Falling down into the sea)
Wake up, wake up, wake up (Still I don't know if it's right)
We're almost home (If this world is right for me)
So
Let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home
Beautiful stuff, this.
Is this Moby singing on this one?
 folkrocker wrote:
Does anyone else think this song is a double entendre about 1) long rides home as a kid and 2) taking your last breaths on this earth?

 
Absolutely.  First time I heard it, that is how I felt about it.


 folkrocker wrote:
Does anyone else think this song is a double entendre about 1) long rides home as a kid and 2) taking your last breaths on this earth?
 
Now that you mention it — at an unfortunate time —, I can see how the lyrics might be stretched to hold those two meanings. Almost. In each of the cases mentioned, whose voice is issuing the invocation to "wake up"? To whom? How, in the expectable course of events, are the two situations parallel, and how not?
One wants this track as a sedative, the other as a stimulant.  I like it as an affirmation, which I think is a much better reason. 

2Hawks
(Living in Theory — where everything works)
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 6:16
 

This would be great about 3:00 a.m. when fighting insomnia. {#Sleep}Pike
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 4:24
 

please wake me up when he's done.
 folkrocker wrote:
Does anyone else think this song is a double entendre about 1) long rides home as a kid and 2) taking your last breaths on this earth?

 
Yes, good call.  I did consider either and both. Either applies. And either way, I really like this track. A dreamy adult remembering childhood car rides, or at the adult soul at the threshold. I am moved by both. The gospel aspect of this is quite nice. 
Rated this an 8....was really suprised to see its only a 6.6 from the "group"
This would be great about 3:00 a.m. when fighting insomnia. {#Sleep}
please wake me up when he's done.
I'm facing the reality of upgrading my iPhone to iOS 11 and I'm told my RP app won't work any more. Anyone else facing that very sad prospect? Bill, going to upgrade the app?
 meauclaire wrote:
You could have told me this was Bon Iver and I wouldn't have known the difference.  Pretty blah either way.

 
Actually, I came to the browser to find about this Bon Iver song I hadn't heard!
Sublime. Uprating it a notch.
 folkrocker wrote:
Does anyone else think this song is a double entendre about 1) long rides home as a kid and 2) taking your last breaths on this earth?

 
Well, I do now.
You could have told me this was Bon Iver and I wouldn't have known the difference.  Pretty blah either way.
Does anyone else think this song is a double entendre about 1) long rides home as a kid and 2) taking your last breaths on this earth?
 kingart wrote:

He's no longer a fan. Alert the media. 

MAGA ? What's that? - Meatballs Aggrandizing Gross Assertions? Moronic Assumptions Greatly Abused? Make America Great for...Aliens?  I'm fuzzy on acronyms. 

 
That's an all-too-common problem with meatballs: you can't stop them from aggrandizing.
 jmpnbob wrote:
FU Moby.... MAGA... I was a fan.....Not now.

 
He's no longer a fan. Alert the media. 

MAGA ? What's that? - Meatballs Aggrandizing Gross Assertions? Moronic Assumptions Greatly Abused? Make America Great for Animals?  I'm fuzzy on acronyms. 
That put a lump in my throat - "got me in feels" as one listener commented. Thanks RP!
Wonderful song.
FU Moby.... MAGA... I was a fan.....Not now.
I love this.
avenathus wrote:
Thought this was Justin Vernon singing the whole time! 

 
Ditto that! I would have sworn it.
{#Evil}
OK, sol this is awful
brings to mind Buffalo Springfield .  I like
 kcar wrote:

Being the youngest, I had to sit in the middle of the backseat during those long trips. On top of the transmission hump. With one brother regularly playing the "I'm not touching you" game with his frickin' hand an inch from my hand and the other brother sprawling like a drunk orangutan into my area. 

So yeah, those car rides weren't quite as serene as this.  

 
I can relate. 7 kids, 2 parents and an un-air conditioned car for 4 weeks at a time. It's where I learned to sleep anywhere and at anytime. I wish this music had been around.
 VV wrote:
I thought that this was something from My Morning Jacket...

 
me too... could have sworn...
 MrsTom wrote:
Doesn't this just take you back to long car journeys as a kid? Something about this song (despite all its simple syntheticness) hits me right in the feels
 
Being the youngest, I had to sit in the middle of the backseat during those long trips. On top of the transmission hump. With one brother regularly playing the "I'm not touching you" game with his frickin' hand an inch from my hand and the other brother sprawling like a drunk orangutan into my area. 

So yeah, those car rides weren't quite as serene as this.  
Moby's Almost Home most certainly should be followed by Iron & Wine; excellent segue.  Emancipator would work well too!
started out as a 7...but by the end bumped it to an 8.....love the "atmosphere" of this song
 VV wrote:
I thought that this was something from My Morning Jacket...

 
Agreed, and probably why I really like it.
Dunno 'bout you, but I'm a sucker for the atmospherics. Love it... :)
Unusual at first but everything falls into place once you realize what's what. Beautiful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X82Lhdjq20

Josh Foti and Olivia Foti get married in a chapel in the middle of the desert during Burning Man 2015!

Song: Moby - Almost Home (Vijay & Sofia Zlatko Remix)


 VV wrote:
I thought that this was something from My Morning Jacket...

 
And so did I.
I thought that this was something from My Morning Jacket...
 ShoreGirl wrote:
Not during work hours please!   {#Silenced}  As others have said, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 
it's almost always 'work hours' somewhere.
probably his worst {#Think}
Not during work hours please!   {#Silenced}  As others have said, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Doesn't this just take you back to long car journeys as a kid? Something about this song (despite all its simple syntheticness) hits me right in the feels
 Pike wrote:
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

 
i feel there is a bit more Moby than i need here but then i ask myself
could i fill the airwaves 24 hours per day, 7 days a week with a very deep artists selection?
 
Thought this was Justin Vernon singing the whole time! 
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
The video at the animal shelter; breaks my heart.  I can only hear the animals saying these words; if they don't find someone to love them ; they face uncertain futures and possibly killed.  Thank you Moby for bringing awareness to all the unwanted animals in this world. God surround them and protect them.


 Moby can write a good tune... but he can't carry it.
 bendame wrote:
Bof ! Next !
 
bunch of furniture?


bit dreary and dull. 'Play' was pretty much the zenith for this band to date. 
A bit of Mercury Rev - very nice.
I like this version -

https://youtu.be/O0Yjer-R-OM

Bof ! Next !
 yorch wrote:
MOby? Neil Young?  I thought it was YES.
 

 
Hilarious.
love this tune, and I love Damien Jurado's voice.
"Drop a Beat" was the better song.
 TerryS wrote:

Now it's Beheth Orhorton, unfortunately.

 
I luhuv Beheth.

'Tis awesome. Love it.


hmm, this moby-piece now has me really admiring the preceding Steely Dan and Church songs tons more, they were great man! This is meh, schmaltzy meh
MOby? Neil Young?  I thought it was YES.
 
 fredriley wrote:

It's still an ear-mangling falsetto. Luckily PSD has taken me to Agnes Obel, a proper singer who sings in her range.

 
Now it's Beheth Orhorton, unfortunately.
 lilyzab wrote:
thinking of Neil Young

 
I'm too, this songs needs a fat distorted guitar solo.

terrible song btw, sucko barfo
Damn, die already....

Nice acoustic performance of Almost Home from a performance on WNYC's "Soundcheck" may be seen on YouTube. 


thinking of Neil Young
 MrsTom wrote:

It's Damian Jurado singing.....
 
It's still an ear-mangling falsetto. Luckily PSD has taken me to Agnes Obel, a proper singer who sings in her range.
Sounds like a close copy of a Sigur Ros song - Stormur - to me - I much prefer Jonsi's singing.
 fredriley wrote:
I don't mind Moby's work usually, but he can't sing to save his life, and this falsetto is really ear-mangling. I had to PSD to save my inner ears turning themselves inside out. A nailed-on 1 for the voice alone.

 
It's Damian Jurado singing.....
really liking this song, heard it on a heavier rotation here but I still like it worth checking out this album, not that Moby is ever going to achieve another Play.
I prefer this version of the lyrics. It's what I hear anyway. Better than "time to scout" anyway (wtf)

 Tied to sky
When I was a child I'd
I'd run and hide
To be at your side
I don't mind Moby's work usually, but he can't sing to save his life, and this falsetto is really ear-mangling. I had to PSD to save my inner ears turning themselves inside out. A nailed-on 1 for the voice alone.
Somewhere James Vincent McMorrow (of Dublin Ireland) is smiling.
 oldsaxon wrote:

My wife just came in from a hard day at work...Laid her head on my lap and said, "this is nice, who is this?" To which I replied "Moby". She closed her eyes and relaxed. All songs have a place, I suppose. 

 
My 28 year old son came in from the gym and said 'this is nice, who is this?" - he obviously crosses some boundaries


Perfect.

beautiful.beautiful.


{#Clap}
 tutakea wrote:
what a blubbering, whimpering nonsense. awful, simply awful.

 
What a blubbdring, whimpering comment. Ever heard any of the old African-American spirituals? This is a direct descendant. 
Have you ever lost someone deeply meaningful to you? If so, listen to this track again. Blubbering? I don't think so.
 
 tutakea wrote:
what a blubbering, whimpering nonsense. awful, simply awful.

 
There seems to be an air of political correctness to hating Moby. Is it something he said? Could someone provide me with a link?
 tutakea wrote:
what a blubbering, whimpering nonsense. awful, simply awful.

 
.... yes {#Sleep}
 bobbyd_in_CO wrote:
Yes, the voice is familiar too.


 


 zurcronium wrote:
Anybody thinking of Neil Young? Not all the layering but the tune and vocals. 

 

That's beautiful.
 zurcronium wrote:
Anybody thinking of Neil Young? Not all the layering but the tune and vocals. 

 
Yes, I can.  That is not Moby on vocals, keep in mind.  Moby really is back.  Not as good as Play of course (what is?), but this is relevant.
goddelijk mooi,    enorm
Anybody thinking of Neil Young? Not all the layering but the tune and vocals.