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Porcelain
Moby Lyrics


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(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)
(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)

In my dreams I'm dying all the time
Then I wake, it's kaleidoscopic mind
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to lie
So this is goodbye?
This is goodbye

(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)
(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)

Tell the truth, you've never wanted me
Tell me

In my dreams I'm jealous all the time
When I wake, I'm going out of my mind
Going out of my mind

(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)
(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)
(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)
(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Moby's song Porcelain are full of emotion and turmoil, exploring themes of love, loss, and regret. The song is sung from the perspective of the singer, who is plagued by dreams of dying and feelings of jealousy. The line "in my dreams I'm dying all the time" suggests that the singer feels like they are constantly losing a part of themselves, which is a feeling that is compounded by their feelings of jealousy. The line "I never meant to hurt you, I never meant to lie, so this is goodbye?" is a poignant one, highlighting the singer's regret and the fact that they feel like they have no choice but to say goodbye to their loved one.


The repeated refrain "Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright" can be interpreted in a few different ways, but it seems to be a way for the singer to reassure themselves (and their loved one) that everything will be alright, even though they know deep down that it won't be. The line "tell the truth, you've never wanted me, tell me" is a plea for honesty, and highlights the fact that the singer is struggling with their own insecurities and doubts about their relationship.


Overall, "Porcelain" is a powerful song that explores complex emotions and relationships. The lyrics are full of honesty, vulnerability, and pain, and Moby's haunting vocals only add to the emotional impact of the song.


Line by Line Meaning

(Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright)
Reassurance to a woman, indicating that everything is alright and there is nothing to worry about.


In my dreams I'm dying all the time
In my subconscious, I have recurring feelings of hopelessness and despair, as if part of me is gradually fading away.


Then I wake, it's kaleidoscopic mind
But when I awaken, my thoughts and emotions become a brightly colored, constantly changing collage of experiences and memories.


I never meant to hurt you
I didn't intend to cause you any harm, pain or suffering.


I never meant to lie
I didn't deliberately deceive or mislead you by saying something that's not true.


So this is goodbye?
I'm unsure if this relationship has reached its end or if it is possible for us to reconcile.


Tell the truth, you've never wanted me
Be honest with me, have you never had any genuine feelings or intentions towards me?


In my dreams I'm jealous all the time
In my subconscious, I have constant feelings of resentment or envy towards someone or something.


When I wake, I'm going out of my mind
Upon awakening, my emotional state becomes very unstable and erratic, as my thoughts are racing and causing me to feel restless, anxious or unbalanced.




Lyrics © TuneCore Inc., BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Richard Melville Hall

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@jannejohansson3383

I just hope that so many than possible have good day today or tomorrow. Time adds silver to everyone's memories and being children could be so sweet time and if not, it usually shows from people the way or another.
Speaking in honest and sweet could be hard, not impossible.

If you don't handle it, start to practising now..
If not for other people, do it just for yourself.
Because good things come back to you, sometimes when you think it least.

Everyone knows that without positive thinking there's no very much speaking at all.
(Maybe there is if you speak just about science and facts, but who does that _only_?
Even Einstein was positive guy and told how we could and will destroy world and more than one way, if I remember correctly..)



@jcarlos7721

Porcelain 💮
In my dreams I'm dying all the time
Then I wake it's kaleidoscopic mind
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to lie
So this is goodbye?
This is goodbye
Tell the truth, you've never wanted me
Tell me
In my dreams I'm jealous all the time
When I wake I'm going out of my mind
Going out of my mind.



@Peter-bu6ld

LYRICS:

Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright
Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright

In my dreams I'm dying all the time
Then I wake, it's kaleidoscopic mind
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to lie
So this is goodbye?
This is goodbye

Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright
Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright

Tell the truth, you've never wanted me
Tell me

In my dreams I'm jealous all the time
When I wake I'm going out of my mind
Going out of my mind

Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright
Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright
Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright
Hey, hey, hey, woman, it's alright



All comments from YouTube:

@moby

My new video for the Reprise version of "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" is out now! https://youtu.be/5tcKf4Kh9oE

@juanitashatley9438

Doing any tours this summer come to THE FIRST STATE OF DELAWARE PEASE PLEASE BELIEVE YOU HAVE ALOT OF FANS IN DELAWARE BRO.
MY MOTHER TURNED ME ON TO YOU LORD REST HER SOUL... She was a beautiful woman and she loved your music😊💯💫🦋🦋

@captaincommodore8901

Deep love and gratitude, God bless you!

@juanitashatley9438

@@captaincommodore8901 thank you Captain... 😊💯♌

@Bfrodv

Vegan ftw

@cathypullara954

Best song ever

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@WaistDeepOfficial

I heard this song when I was in a car as a young kid. I felt it then but couldn’t figure out what it was called. All I knew is it was Moby. Now I’m 33 and figured it out. Something about this song is so nostalgic and makes me a little happy and a little sad. Life flys by and it’s weird how music still feels the same so many years later.

@NostalgiCrazy

I first heard it around 2010 on Pandora. I haven't heard it in ages and now it made me severely nostalgic 😭

@duanetulee5977

I’m 57 youngster 1964 May 26 and single in 2021 wow who would have thought me single at 57

@Jan-lc8ud

Not every music feels the same, but this does

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