"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" as written by and Richard Melville Hall....
Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors

He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors

He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors

He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors

He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors
He'll open doors

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?


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"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" as written by Richard Melville Hall

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  • +8
    General Comment..not as a song, but as an anthem?..
    ..anthem of sadness..
    mboruzaon July 04, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song is absolutely brilliant in my opinion. The simple chord structure, not complex but deeply emotional, which is what music should be.
    The lyrics are simple, but very powerful, very powerful for sure. I love the way that Moby left the second set of lyrics open to interpretation, this shows true artistry, and it's great, very great!
    And don't forget the music. He starts with A minor, then to E minor, then to G major, and D major. . a switch to F major then C major conveys a powerful feeling. Simple, but pure and sincere, as the lyrics also suggest. . Great stuff!
    A couple of interpretations of what the woman is singing: a) Feel's like it don't, b) He'll open doors, c) These open doors, d) He's got to know.
    Moby did a great job of making sure that any interpretation of the lyrics fits the overall theme of the song, this is true art, not unlike one looking upon a great painting, and finding your own meaning to it.
    Smashinzon February 14, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentFunny how so many people have their version of what is said throughout the song.
    I always thought the lyrics were "Fear of alone".
    Borzaon June 17, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentVery few of us can really be certain of the why.
    RonLeeon July 22, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationSomeone once told me a while ago that this song, and even the video, were Moby's interpretation of "the Little Prince". And I kinda see it.
    In the video, the main character travels around Earth like he's in search of something he just can't find (an ideal life?). He left with great plans, but everywhere he goes, he realizes that there's not much there for him, and he witnesses things that just break his heart to no end. So in the end, he tries to find a way home.
    I dunno, anyone else following me on this?
    animblerechoon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think he has done something pretty amazing here. The words while captivating in themselves, aren't the focal point. its the melody which propels the song forward and at the same time say what the words cannot.

    In an odd way it reminds me of Crash Test Dummies - Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm. They have sort of a complete reverse take on the song itself having the lyrics change but the melody remain the same.
    malciteon November 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it qualifies as a song, just my opinion tho. doesn't have much lyrics but the way he puts the music just makes the song perfect in every way...any more lyrics then it wouldn't fit. whoever the woman is singing in this song has a great voice.
    Caroline7502on July 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits amazing how few words can convey such great emotion
    Dressed2Depresson September 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes not it go like these?



    these open doors,,
    these open doors,, help!
    these open doors,, help!

    (?)


    i'm not crazie

    D:
    josenovichon November 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt makes me sad, but I love it. At first I thought the "these open doors" said "these look like gnomes". >__
    Eiroson December 03, 2007   Link

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