"Moaner" as written by and Richard David/hyde Smith....
Hey kiss me I kiss you
Kiss me I kiss you
I know about you
I've been told about you
I've been waiting for you
And the air's thin
Tiny holes

And everybody wants to know you
Is rapt like moon river
Then beyond the blinds
The new white slacks alight
Sliding into the city
Tunnel beneath the feet of the people in the city
Roamin' roamin' roamin' in the city
And crossway boy
Crossway boy
Downtown waterfront boy
And the shadows where the ambi and the motor meet
And she's on the phone again
Surfin' she's on the phone again
She's calling from America
She's calling from America
She's surfin' she's moshing
And the girls are diving and the girls are up to something
Animal boy thing up on the roof again
Boy thing lookin'down there
And there's every kind of lack
To make it down to the Delaware
And up in your head
And moaner moaner moaner moaner
Rudy get the get the get the get the get the
Night the city loves you
City loves a boyfriend
Love walks with a boyfriend
A city loves a boyfriend
Friends walking with a boyfriend
And the night's with a boyfriend
And the city loves you loves you loves you
Loves everyone
Everyone is smiling
The smiling is pushing it around
It's pushing it around
Like shadows in the evolution in the dark
And the super boys
Where time is all where time is everything
Where time of all this started
As we're turned to earth earth wind and fire
Get the sound in your head
Black metal walls are crawling
I am the hunger above your town
A little sound in a little amp
I am dubious hard metal I am stainless
I am milk in your plastic
I am wrapped in this left alone
In a full moon with
The only thing I can do
Lying awake on the floor
At night the doors I can't I can't awake I can't awake
Ah ah ah ah
Water into you to me constantly
Constantly
Without without without without again without again
Your telephone number
Through the glass of water
The instance between is opened
The silence is indifferent and your love love love
Love walks with the boyfriend
The city loves a boyfriend
Friends walking
Friends walking with a boyfriend
The city loves a boyfriend
Everybody loves a boyfriend
You left me alone you left me alone
With a full moon
Full moon full moon full moon full moon full moon
Boys boys boys boys
Cross crossway crossway boy
Down on the waterfront


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"Moaner" as written by Karl Hyde Richard David Smith

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song was recorded for 'Batmand and Robin' and was used in a scene where Alicia Silverstone drag races with a motorcycle...God that movie sucks lol
    coop1982on July 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'moaner' always struck me as a particularly angst-ridden song - the crushing feelings of devastation, hurt and anger that consume you when you discover a lover's passed you up for somebody better. you can try and run away from it - escape into the bright lights of the city "down on the waterfront", drop pills, drink until you pass out: but in the end, they just won't get out of your head. "make it down to the delaware and up in your head - moaner, moaner, moaner, moaner!" you're uncertain, "crossway boy" and hating yourself and hating them for what's happened. seeing them without you, in the company of someone else just breaks you: "long walks with the boyfriend and the city loves her boyfriend" is so bitter and hateful. it's the worst kind of pain.

    the way the song builds up and completely collapses in on itself (almost reminiscent of an emotional breakdown?) as the lyrics progress is a fucking beautiful thing to experience with the speakers turned up as loud as you can stand. so intense. tracks like these make me wonder why people often assume dance music is just beeps and beats - fuck, no. karl hyde is almost undoubtedly one of the most skilful, original lyricists dance music has ever seen.
    rainingforyearson April 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my all time favourite song. The intensity of it is like nothing else.
    ReActoron July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is beautiful and urgent. With Underworld lyrics I can't help wondering: are they full of encoded meanings or just ecstatic word salad and glossalalia?
    jrm36on August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust an amazing song. Most of the time overlooked by Underworld fans.. but a true gem.
    MrPerfecton April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way he yells "She's calling from America!" as if it's something really urgent.

    As for the rest, I've no idea what (if anything) it's about. I think very few Underworld songs have a definite subject, and Karl's lyrics are chosen mostly for the way they sound. Either way, they're always excellent.
    dr_dogon June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song from Batman and Robin was "Moaner".

    The live version of "Juanita / Kiteless" on the "Everything, Everything" DVD is simply stunning. I doubt that the lyrics mean anything, but I don't think they are supposed to!
    Urban Cannibalon September 13, 2007   Link

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