"Moby Octopad" as written by and James George Mcnew Ira David Kaplan....
Locked in a kiss, outsiders cease to exist
We'll shut it out (of the fist)
Outsiders cease to exist
We'll shut it out

Eight o'clock, the lights are on at Shea
Phone turned down, we've nothing much to say
Dozing off the TV drones
House key makes them turn and glance for home

Locked in a kiss, outsiders cease to exist
Flayed of the fist
Outsiders cease to exist
We'll shut it out

Lyrics submitted by sean7711

Moby Octopad song meanings
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    General CommentGiven that the band are big baseball fans and since the chorus starts with a reference to the Mets, it seems likely that "house key" in the last line should be "Huskey", a reference to Butch Huskey
    johanneson October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was the first song I ever heard from YLT, the bass was just one of the most gripping things I've heard in a long time
    such a calm, mellow song, yet really catchy and bouncy
    I love these guys, they make some of the best music out there
    PLASon October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh. The bass line is The Velvet Underground's "European Son" slowed down.
    elwyn5150on November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour right, it IS that bassline, but it's still an awesome one. I love both songs, if you can call "European Son" much of a song.
    ILOVELIFEon January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYLT and TVU are simply amazing...

    I don't know about you but I love when artists sample each other to make something completely new and inspiring.
    The_Variableon June 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this song is just...mesmerizing. The whole album is great.
    rhymeswithorangeon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really think "I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One" is one of the best albums ever. 10.0

    This song is a gorgeous example of Yo La Tengo's ambient indie pop. I also think it's really romantic:

    "Locked in a kiss, outsiders cease to exist"
    bcontraton October 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkeyboard in the middle is awesome too!
    sunradioon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think so, what makes this song perfect is the keyboard in the middle. such a great combination of bass and keyboard.
    ivystarleton June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first commenter is right. It's "Huskey makes the turn and heads for home", and I always thought it was "outside eyes cease to exist". I love love love this album and song -- perfect snapshots of the daily ups and downs of a relationship in the storytelling. Beautiful.
    doorknobtenon May 11, 2012   Link

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