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Moby — The Last Day
Album: Innocents
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1358









Released: 2013
Length: 4:39
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Standing now
Calling all the people here to see the show
Calling for my demons now to let me go
I need something, give me something wonderful

I believe
She won't take me somewhere I'm not supposed to be
You can't steal the things that God has given me
No more pain and no more shame and misery

You can't take me down
You can't break me down
You can't take me down

You can't take me down
You can't break me down
You can't take me down

Love and hate
How much more are we supposed to tolerate
Can't you see there's more to me than my mistakes
Sometimes I get this feeling - makes me hesitate

I believe
She won't take me somewhere I'm not supposed to be
You can't steal the things that God has given me
No more pain and no more shame and misery

You can't take me down
You can't break me down
You can't take me down

You can't break me down
You can't take me down
You can't break me down

I can see a place of trouble
And I'm on the verge
For the love of everybody
I need something more

Now I feel some days of trouble
I'm in the house of war
For the love of everybody
Look behind the wall

Standing now
Calling all the people here to see the show
Calling for my demons now to let me go
I need something, give me something wonderful
Comments (69)add comment
LOVE this one. Woven voices, complex melodies. Only thing he doesn't use is lots of percussion, but that's not what this piece is about.
Yeah I'm bored with Moby.  So is he  I guess.
 haretic wrote:
I don't know what song the posted lyrics are for, but it ain't this one.
...
 
Still broken today, friend.
My wife hear the opening vocals and asked "Eddie Murphy"?
I listen to Your radio from Belarus. Thank you
Lookie lookie a bunch of butthurt comments
this is a very depressing song but beautiful
I don't know what song the posted lyrics are for, but it ain't this one.
Here are lyrics for "Moby, The Last Day:"


He was searching
Blindly behind the days
This life and my, no more
Breaking in the, just to stay awake
His heart was like a stone
Uuuh, his heart looked like a stone

And on the last
You walked out in the sun
You only just discovered the sun
On the last day
And on the last day
When this work is done
You only just discovered the sun
On the last day

All the structure
In scraps, the dark away
All this grey world
My final breath
It's on the dark and gray
Uuuh, it's on the dark and day


And on the last
You walked out in the sun
You only just discovered the sun
On the last day
And on the last day
When this work is done
You only just discovered the sun
On the last day
 BillG wrote:

Fixed.
 

As I look at it right now, it's displaying the lyrics for Michael Kiwanuka's Love & Hate (which was played 3 songs ago).
 Emwolb wrote:
those lyrics are a mess....someone should have listened to the words a little closer
 
Fixed.
Rather hypnotic 
Too much Moby!!
I"d like to hear Kate Bush take these lyrics and make some real music out of them.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Somebody — maybe John Lithgow or James Earl Jones — needs to record this as a dramatic reading. 

 

I think William Shatner would be a good choice


nice tune on a Sunday morning  :-)
those lyrics are a mess....someone should have listened to the words a little closer
Somebody — maybe John Lithgow or James Earl Jones — needs to record this as a dramatic reading. 
I just "kind of" liked this as background sounds until I read here about Lead Belly in the background singing "Looky, Looky Yonder". Now I love it! On the surface, it's kind of weird, but I love the composition with traditional folk blues & modern ethereal electronica. 
{#Bananajam}{#Beat}
Only hear this once a year now - still way overplayed.
 gregskrtic wrote:
kind of annoying with the "lookie lookie yonder" bit.

 
yep,
and this is the 3rd time i have heard it and it goes downhill
so i hit the PSD and got 'Voodoo Chile' by Stevie Ray Vaughan{#Cheers} 
kind of annoying with the "lookie lookie yonder" bit.
Overall I like it, but as with many Moby tracks, he doesn't get the idea of "less is more" ... the constant repetition of "Looky! Looky yonder!" throughout the song, with only a slight, distanced reprieve toward the end of the track is just annoying.
 MiltonYates wrote:

It's "Looky, Looky Yonder" by Lead Belly, originally recorded 1939; this song is also referenced/quoted in Nick Cave's song Tupelo.
Check out Lead Belly's Wikipedia page - and then check out the (extensive) list of artists who covered him and used him as inspiration.

 
Thank you, good Sir, for giving us the one info I really was wondering about !
Going to check this out at once. {#Sunny}

As for the track, I have gone from 'irritation' to 'okay, it's not that bad' to 'irritation' again... and finally, I think it's totally hypnotic and magical! The vocals and the background voice loop (by Lead Belly, as we now know!) give it a really out-of-this-world quality. It's a really melacholic, sad tune... but it is powerful.
Nice! Got to go.
 Hasan wrote:

Exactly!

He can create a beautiful track of sublime music, but can't restrain his urge to besmirch it with ugly, meaningless, repetitive audio graffitti like "looky, looky yonder".

 
But that's the part that makes this more than just ambient background noise.
 Hasan wrote:

That's what we expect from you rdo.

Empty, jeering, posturing remarks that all say the same thing, "rdo enjoys jeering and posturing."

 
Wait a minute there buster.... you were trolling abjectly on. moby there.  in this case I am troll hunting for a change
 rdo wrote:

Terrible comment, but I recognize your right to exist.
 
That's what we expect from you rdo.

Empty, jeering, posturing remarks that all say the same thing, "rdo enjoys jeering and posturing."
Great track. I love the sampling on this.
 Dosequis wrote:
Well it's better than having to listen to another "song" by Beck.

 
{#No} 
as much as I don't want to like this i do like this
Well it's better than having to listen to another "song" by Beck.
 Hasan wrote:

Exactly!

He can create a beautiful track of sublime music, but can't restrain his urge to besmirch it with ugly, meaningless, repetitive audio graffitti like "looky, looky yonder".

 
Terrible comment, but I recognize your right to exist.
Moby needs a new gimmick.
Snoring 
 Jelani wrote:

Moby leaves a weird kind of filmy greasy tarnish on mine.

 
Exactly!

He can create a beautiful track of sublime music, but can't restrain his urge to besmirch it with ugly, meaningless, repetitive audio graffitti like "looky, looky yonder".
Ok, I can admit my own mistakes. This track does not deserve 3. It's 4.
Better look yonder...there is so much beyond our time here on earth...
This artwork could be called ''Universe of Broken Dreams.''
Just need Bogey, Jimmy, Elvis and Marilyn lurking.

Nice sound.... I'll be at the 'Restaurant at the End of the Universe' where Everyday is the Last Day!

"Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 (then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes), I knew this to be true--and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill-treated creature."

 




Nice sound.... I'll be at the 'Restaurant at the End of the Universe' where Everyday is the Last Day!

"Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 (then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes), I knew this to be true--and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill-treated creature."
Very smooth.. I like it... {#Clap}
 johncartlidge wrote:
Growing to REALLY like this. Stop what you're doing, take a moment, turn it up, it's a very fine Moby track indeed {#Angel} 

 
I think we could say this about many or most Moby tracks. 
Moby gets these vocals that turn electronica sounds so sublime. Aah. 
 fdr989gnd wrote:
What's the background lyric? Something about look over yonder?

 
It's "Looky, Looky Yonder" by Lead Belly, originally recorded 1939; this song is also referenced/quoted in Nick Cave's song Tupelo.
Check out Lead Belly's Wikipedia page - and then check out the (extensive) list of artists who covered him and used him as inspiration.


Breathe
 

rdo wrote:
Lots of Moby negativity out there...ugh... Stay calm... Breath....
 


Growing to REALLY like this. Stop what you're doing, take a moment, turn it up, it's a very fine Moby track indeed {#Angel} 
What's the background lyric? Something about look over yonder?
just another soundtrack jingle. ugh! this albums stinks!
Tune is pretty good. Album art is very nice. "8" from me!
Lots of Moby negativity out there...ugh... Stay calm... Breath....
Well I think it's cool {#Nyah} Bumping from a 7 to an 8.
 kcar wrote:
I finally got around to listening to "Play" about five years after it came out and really loved it. This sounds like he's pretty much doing the same things he did on "Play." Maybe that's not entirely fair, but "Last Day" doesn't seem to break any new ground. Maybe the rest of the album is fresher...

 
you're quite right: he's doing the same thing from "Play" on every new album, and I don't know why some find it cool...
For some reason I keep thinking there are two songs playing when this comes on.
 jhorton wrote:
Sometimes you just need some music to cleanse your soul. That's why there is a Moby.

 
Moby leaves a weird kind of filmy greasy tarnish on mine.
Mr. Loops comes again
so good..so nostalgic..
Sooo over this guy. I saw him "perform" at Area:One. The amount of lip synching and mime instrument playing was outrageous. Ten years later it's still the same formula. I'm with @CoYoT51 - this is when I resort to PSD.
Just about to add this album to phone to play whilst walking dog.  Replaces Active Child album which was a real let down.
Moby is good in small doses. 
MOBY = PLAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!   
I like this song a lot better when I take out the left earbud to minimize the incessant, over-loud background chant thing. I really dig the foreground vocals and general feel of the song, just not that blah blah blah blah on repeat.
Love it. My favorite song on this album. 
This is the first time I've heard the recorded album version, which sounds nice enough. True, it's not breaking new ground for him, but the albums play nicely anyhow.

What was really disappointing was how awful this stuff sounded live during his Fonda Theatre set. There's probably a way to arrange these tunes better for live performance, but he hasn't found it yet.

This is coming from a fan of his from his earliest days, and I've caught him live more than a few times, including in small art venues back in his raving days...
I hope you play Almost Home and Don't Love Me from this new album, they are great new sounds from Moby. First time in years I paid real money for music! {#Angel}
I finally got around to listening to "Play" about five years after it came out and really loved it. This sounds like he's pretty much doing the same things he did on "Play." Maybe that's not entirely fair, but "Last Day" doesn't seem to break any new ground. Maybe the rest of the album is fresher...
ZZZZZzzzzzzz.....
Yay, new Moby!
Sometimes you just need some music to cleanse your soul. That's why there is a Moby.