God Moving Over the Face of the Waters song meanings
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    General CommentWords to describe this song, Haunting, Powerful, Emotional, Thoughtful, Glorious and yet Tragic, Inspiring the list goes on. Every once in a while you come across a song that stands head and shoulders above the rest and this is it. This is art. When I heard it after watching Heat for the first time, it just summed up the tone of the end scene. For Al Pacino its the glory of finishing the job, but for De Niro its the tragedy of losing his life.

    I'm not sure if this song was written for that scene. If it wasnt then Moby is a genious because this is a masterpiece. His use of the drum in the middle of the song is just so powerful. It give the song the feeling of presence, like a heartbeat that only last a while but begins the chapter of a story behind this song. The violin is ever present, it gives the song the beauty. Its such a perfect instrument and yet modern method of music making continue to neglect it in favour of computerised methods of music making.

    If i could ask one question, I would ask Moby why he chose the title. Because this song has no lyrics, only the title (after Moby explains it) could give us the context of this majestic song.
    sopranoon June 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song, I had to add it. Even if it has no singing or lyrics, we should still talk about it.

    It was also great when it was used at the end of "Heat." It made me cry.
    cjvercettion May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason this song always makes me cry for some reason. It just sounds like your hearing an intense emotion. Love, fear, contemplation whatever. Such a powerful harmony with a beautiful sprinkle of piano keys. masterful.
    ricardo_5733on August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmoby makes some pretty great music, this song
    is just great, the way it take time for it to actually
    get into the song is great, very beautiful and full
    of emotion
    GreenEarthDragonon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song at the end of Heat is the best use of music in a movie ever, it sums up the whole atmosphere and mood of the film.
    donniedarko28on April 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very powerful song, one of the greatest to go to sleep to. You can feel the emotion. It's fuckin incredible.

    I hear lil wayne sampled the strings from this song for his "I'm Me" song. Is this true?
    thejmton October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWords to describe this song, Haunting, Powerful, Emotional, Thoughtful, Glorious and yet Tragic, Inspiring the list goes on. Every once in a while you come across a song that stands head and shoulders above the rest and this is it. This is art. When I heard it after watching Heat for the first time, it just summed up the tone of the end scene. For Al Pacino its the glory of finishing the job, but for De Niro its the tragedy of losing his life.

    I'm not sure if this song was written for that scene. If it wasnt then Moby is a genious because this is a masterpiece. His use of the drum in the middle of the song is just so powerful. It give the song the feeling of presence, like a heartbeat that only last a while but begins the chapter of a story behind this song. The violin is ever present, it gives the song the beauty. Its such a perfect instrument and yet modern method of music making continue to neglect it in favour of computerised methods of music making.

    If i could ask one question, I would ask Moby why he chose the title. Because this song has no lyrics, only the title (after Moby explains it) could give us the context of this majestic song.
    sopranoon June 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWords to describe this song, Haunting, Powerful, Emotional, Thoughtful, Glorious and yet Tragic, Inspiring the list goes on. Every once in a while you come across a song that stands head and shoulders above the rest and this is it. This is art. When I heard it after watching Heat for the first time, it just summed up the tone of the end scene. For Al Pacino its the glory of finishing the job, but for De Niro its the tragedy of losing his life.

    I'm not sure if this song was written for that scene. If it wasnt then Moby is a genious because this is a masterpiece. His use of the drum in the middle of the song is just so powerful. It give the song the feeling of presence, like a heartbeat that only last a while but begins the chapter of a story behind this song. The violin is ever present, it gives the song the beauty. Its such a perfect instrument and yet modern method of music making continue to neglect it in favour of computerised methods of music making.

    If i could ask one question, I would ask Moby why he chose the title. Because this song has no lyrics, only the title (after Moby explains it) could give us the context of this majestic song.
    sopranoon June 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentits strange.
    when i hear this song i get an image of god walking over water, i see a blindingly bright figure walking calmly. his great influence and love shining like a nice and calming humor to help me through my days. this song makes me want to start my own religion and instead of hearing the songs most religions play, the kid of songs that are void of any real feeling, emotion and depth. i want songs like this to be played, to make the masses uplifted and filled with fire inside... instead of just bored and zombie-like, like most religions these days.
    youamiandiamyouon August 29, 2010   Link

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