"Moana" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
Somehow calm as she walks on stage
Her entire empire becomes your taste
Your taste
Show me
Come

Let me know what you're like
Let me know what you're like
What's your taste?

I bet she carves your heart when she walks onstage
Her empire slowly becomes your place
Your place
Show me
Come

Let me know what you're like
Let me know what you're like
In your place, your place (place)

Somehow calm as she walks offstage
An entire empire recall your face
Your face
Show me
Come

Let me know what you're like
Let me know what you're like
Your face, your face
(Hopelessly devoted)


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"Moana" as written by Chino/carpenter Moreno

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  • +1
    General Commenti read on a deftones' fan site that this song is another spacey story by chino, i think Moana is the name of some foreign entertainer he come upon and grew fixated with. just another amazing song about the praise of female entertainer and the way that a beautiful singer or actress always has way of enveloping you in her preformance. i think.
    cyanide2060on June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAnd to add to cyanide's interpretation, which I believe is true, being with a lover has a way of sucking into the elements of their world. Back when I was naive I didn't realize that such things such as luck and fate. I used to think when you have a relationship with someone you are merely two people getting together.

    Now I can feel when I connect with someone I take a part of their world as well. I can see elements of bad or good karma recurring in their lives and how their environment is. It is something you can never see with your two plain eyes, but know that when you form a deepening relationship with a person, the seperate world's you both have lived in start to intertwine.
    chino69on June 20, 2003   Link
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    General Comment
    May be referring to Moana Pozzi... an Italian "adult film" actress who got her start in the 80's (she died in '94).

    She also did appearances on TV, in the show Matrjoska by Antonio Ricci, she used to come on stage completely naked or just wrapped in a transparent plastic veil - causing some controversy.

    The lyrics seem to tie into this.... maybe! Chino is a cryptic song writer, so you never know. A beautiful song no matter how we perceive it.

    It struck me due to the band using images from the "adult film" Roxanna (early 70's) for the cover art of Saturday Night Wrist...

    -Thanks, a fellow fan
    Norton961on July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about being infatuated with someone, and they're no good for you. You stop caring about the right things in life for this person and slowly become just as bad them.

    I picture a music video with Chino sitting, watching a pale herion-addict type girl dance on stage. She's dancing for him only, like a private lap dance. While she's dancing, and as the video progresses, Chino starts looking older, and pale. Eventually the building they're in starts burning down, but Chino just keeps his eyes on the girl. Meanwhile, the whole time this is going on, the "Good Chino" is performing the song while looking on through and two-way mirror in dissapointment. The whole is there too, of course.
    XXChris805XXon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Comment'I bet she carves your heart' says it all i reckon. you got the painful connatation (i.e. stabbing, marking your heart) and the kind of simple idealistic picture of love like carving your names in a tree or somethin'. I agree that there's a lot of niavity in the song. Why has this song only got 4 posts?!
    muchthanmoreon April 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! The way Chino sings it, is beautiful. I agree with muchthanmore, that line 'I bet she carves your heart' is awesome. I imagine the girl teasing him and hurting him because he wants her, but he knows it's wrong to follow along with her.
    starcrossedon October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, and i dont know why there aren't more posts on it , but if I produced the video for this song the main shots would be a love scene and while chino says "whats your taste" the guy in the scene would be kissing the female, and her lips would be in focus, as the song moves on to when he says "Your Place Show Me" the guy would be moving his hands down the womens body toward her "place" and he would begin to make love to her. as he finishes and chino says " Your face" The guy takes a long deep look into the girls eyes and the camera would be focusing on her face as she looks back at him in complete satisfaction. well thats if i produced the video im out.
    CHAOSONEon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCHAOSONE that is so lame...but its your own so run with it....

    I apoligize no offense meant but i think your missing the feeling of the song.

    Workin off your video...lets say ame situation except the guy can't touch her...he's watching her from a distance playin with rosey palmer...perhaps spying or on tv....she s completly calm and seductive in her beauty while he is utterly infatuated and desperate to have her tast. He's getting no physical satisfaction...

    yet when chino sings (Somehow calm as she walks offstage
    An entire empire recall your face...your face...show me...come )it is so soothing...that he is getting satisfactiion by just watching her....

    then when he sings (Let me know what you're like...let me... know what you're like...
    Your face...your face...) its complete frustration ...he wants desperatly to satisfy her like she satisfys him

    so to me the song is infatuation complete and utter infatuation....just knowing she exists is satisfying...but the beautiful things we would destroy to be part of her.
    kinda of like how I'm infatuated with deftones...I wanna know what your like...I want to be much than more

    we all have our own interpretations we are all right...yet not a single one of us is right.....

    p.s. CHAOSONE i just hope you are a chick
    meisentoneson April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCHAOSONE that is so lame...but its your own so run with it....

    I apoligize no offense meant but i think your missing the feeling of the song.

    Workin off your video...lets say ame situation except the guy can't touch her...he's watching her from a distance playin with rosey palmer...perhaps spying or on tv....she s completly calm and seductive in her beauty while he is utterly infatuated and desperate to have her tast. He's getting no physical satisfaction...

    yet when chino sings (Somehow calm as she walks offstage
    An entire empire recall your face...your face...show me...come )it is so soothing...that he is getting satisfactiion by just watching her....

    then when he sings (Let me know what you're like...let me... know what you're like...
    Your face...your face...) its complete frustration ...he wants desperatly to satisfy her like she satisfys him

    so to me the song is infatuation complete and utter infatuation....just knowing she exists is satisfying...but the beautiful things we would destroy to be part of her.
    kinda of like how I'm infatuated with deftones...I wanna know what your like...I want to be much than more

    we all have our own interpretations we are all right...yet not a single one of us is right.....

    p.s. CHAOSONE i just hope you are a chick
    meisentoneson April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCHAOSONE that is so lame...but its your own so run with it....

    I apoligize no offense meant but i think your missing the feeling of the song.

    Workin off your video...lets say ame situation except the guy can't touch her...he's watching her from a distance playin with rosey palmer...perhaps spying or on tv....she s completly calm and seductive in her beauty while he is utterly infatuated and desperate to have her tast. He's getting no physical satisfaction...

    yet when chino sings (Somehow calm as she walks offstage
    An entire empire recall your face...your face...show me...come )it is so soothing...that he is getting satisfactiion by just watching her....

    then when he sings (Let me know what you're like...let me... know what you're like...
    Your face...your face...) its complete frustration ...he wants desperatly to satisfy her like she satisfys him

    so to me the song is infatuation complete and utter infatuation....just knowing she exists is satisfying...but the beautiful things we would destroy to be part of her.
    kinda of like how I'm infatuated with deftones...I wanna know what your like...I want to be much than more

    we all have our own interpretations we are all right...yet not a single one of us is right.....

    p.s. CHAOSONE i just hope you are a chick
    meisentoneson April 13, 2005   Link

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