Moby - Lift Me Up - Lyrics??

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by jason_els, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. jason_els

    jason_els <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    10,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Warwick, NY, USA
    Moby - Lift Me Up

    I adore this song for a number of reasons. It's one of my, "soul songs;" songs that I'd like to listen to on my deathbed because they give me a glimpse into the gestalt of the universe.

    My problem is, like many other people, I like to crank it and sing along in my living room or car or where ever but I'm not sure what one of the lines is:

    Is it:

    Lift me up, lift me up, higher now I'm up

    or:

    Lift me up, lift me up, higher now am I

    or (as someone said), the final word is Swahili or Native American and it's:

    Lift me up, lift me up, Aiyah Nouwamba

    Lift me up, lift me up, higher Nowanda

    For me, I like to think it's:

    Lift me up, lift me up, higher now ama

    Ama is a pan-Asian word used by a child for his or her nurse/mother/grandmother; a word a child would use like, mama or mommy. I like that particular interpretation because it suddenly juxtaposes the seriousness of the previous lyrics with the free and simple revelation a child has sometimes when being lifted by an adult to see something you can't see when you're three feet tall. It also reveals a simplicity in the act of revelation. Given that the song is about American politics and Moby is more than semi-literate, I don't think my interpretation is too ridiculous.

    From the video it doesn't appear that Moby closes his mouth in the last word to form the consonant, 'p,' so I don't think, "higher now I'm up," is the right answer.

    This is another song I think is perfectly orchestrated. Shades of monotonous gray suddenly explode into joyous, powerful, prismatic colorations of acceleration.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Flashy

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    8,097
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    at home
    according to all the lyric sites it's AMA
     
  3. psidom

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,861
    Albums:
    3
    Likes Received:
    2
    wow you are a moby fan.:)
    i really liked "natural blues"
     
  4. jason_els

    jason_els <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    10,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Warwick, NY, USA
    Actually no, not really a fan. I just like a few of his songs.

    I couldn't find an official lyrics site and found different interpretations from various lyrics sites so I'm wondering if maybe someone has the CD jacket, sheet music, or knows Moby they could look or ask.
     
  5. jason_els

    jason_els <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    10,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Warwick, NY, USA
    Well balls!

    I just found it from Moby's own hand on his blog. I'm very relieved to know it has nothing to do with the American Medical Association:

    Thank you Flashy and psidom!
     
  6. jason_els

    jason_els <img border="0" src="/images/badges/gold_member.gi

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    10,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Warwick, NY, USA
    Have you seen the video? Christina Ricci is just stunning. It's a great video. Very sad, but great.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted