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Moby — Almost Home
Album: Innocents
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Released: 2013
Length: 5:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
All this time
In a moment's time
To turn away
Leave it all behind

So we climb
So we all uphold the line
The crowd is home
The treasure found

(Chorus x2)
So let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home

Time to scout
When I was a child there
I know at heart
To be at your side

So we climb
So we all uphold the line
I dream it too
The stars remind

(Chorus x2)
So let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home

All this time
In a moment's time
To turn away
Leave it all behind

So we climb
So we all uphold the line
The crowd is home
The treasure found

(Chorus x5)
So let it go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We're almost home
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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.
 haretic wrote:
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
 
Does it help, Bill, if I include the site url?
https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Moby-Damien-Jurado/Almost-Home-Sebastien-Edit
I apologize for my earlier error: I could have sworn I found them at songlyrics.com, but that site now does not show the "secondary chorus" at the end of the song.
 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...Aliens?  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. 
moby and damien jurado. a match made in heaven.
tutakea
Posted: Jan 15, 2014 - 04:23
 

what a blubbering, whimpering nonsense. awful, simply awful.

Mari
(île de lesvos)
Posted: Jan 12, 2014 - 01:24
 

how beautiful, tears roll down my cheek at your so sensitive comment!  the song continues, addin' to my love of music, life... ! 


Red vs. Blue.  Macho gun man vs. sensitive peace poet. 
I love RP.
Moby is very nice, too.
I'm a NYC sometime-lounge-lizard, and Moby has been a staple of those venues for 20 years, and this is perfect for 2 a.m. 
 


Damien Jurado
what a blubbering, whimpering nonsense. awful, simply awful.
how beautiful, tears roll down my cheek at your so sensitive comment!  the song continues, addin' to my love of music, life... ! 

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. 

 


this guy blows me out! to boot, he's such a beautiful person! this song just sends me.., love it, thanx rp! ;)*
I think it is a nice song, for a young generation and for relax.
if the song puts you to sleep the album cover will jolt you awake. yikes!
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Moby sucks, as always... PSD time!

 
I agree man
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Moby sucks, as always... PSD time!

 
Suit yourself. And thanks for your poetry of open-hearted soulfulness.
Moby and I get along quite well. 
 jim1964 wrote:
Don't know about everyone else, but this song really works for me...very uplifting. But then I'm easily impressed.

 
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. 
Moby sucks, as always... PSD time!
I hate to listen to castrates
It's a lovely song but I can't help thinking of Kermit the frog when I hear it...... "It's not easy being green..."
Let me be the first to rate this ho hum.
 MJMJ wrote:
Flaming Moby Lips

  WonderLizard wrote:

{#Lol}  Good one! Took the Coyne right out of me purse.

 

Interesting...to me, the vocals sound like Wayne Coyne, but wiki says it's Damien Jurado.


 Suziegirl62 wrote:
Does Moby ever really sing any of his own tunes?  Love this, but he always seems sampled to me.... Confused.  
 
he does, but he works with other vocalists because.. he admits.. his voice isn't his greatest asset.

this song isn't sampled.
I thought this was Bon Iver.  Sounds just like him
This is so bad.SO bad.
Don't know about everyone else, but this song really works for me...very uplifting. But then I'm easily impressed.
Does Moby ever really sing any of his own tunes?  Love this, but he always seems sampled to me.... Confused.  
 fatcatjb wrote:
this really grew on me as the track progressed

 

I agree.  There are songs you got to give time to play.  I was like, uh.. it's decent then it I was like this is quite likeable.
 WonderLizard wrote:

{#Lol}  Good one! Took the Coyne right out of me purse.

 

what's that?
The comments on this are almost diametrically opposed. Hate...love...boring...ethereal. As for me--here come the brickbats from some--I'll take this dreamy pillow of downtown East Village synth lounge music almost anytime over unmelodic droning Radiohead or Arcade Fire.
 MJMJ wrote:
Flaming Moby Lips

 
{#Lol}  Good one! Took the Coyne right out of me purse.
this really grew on me as the track progressed
Flaming Moby Lips
Sooooo bad!
I like it, really like it... but someone should get Moby a new keyboard... with some new sounds!!!
Really growing on me.  Thought the singer was Justin Vernon at first...