About Moaner

"Moaner" is a song by Underworld, first appearing in 1997 on the Batman & Robin soundtrack. It was also commercially released as a single in Germany and Japan, with promo-only releases being made available in the UK and US. Sales of the imported German release were sufficient for a UK Singles Chart entry, peaking at #89. The 7:37 "long version" (which is actually shorter than the album version) was later added as the last track on the group's 1999 album Beaucoup Fish. The song's bassline was ranked by Stylus Magazine at number 27 in their list of the "Top 50 Basslines of All Time". However, the same article mentions lyrics which are in fact the lyrics to the track "Push Upstairs". It might be this track that they are actually referring to. 


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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
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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The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the recently departed go, an afterlife or a Realm of the dead. Chthonic is the technical adjective for things of the underworld. more »

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12 facts about this song

Album Appearance
"Moaner" by Underworld was a part of the group's third studio album "Beaucoup Fish," released in 1999.
Movie Connection
The song is famously associated with the movie "Batman & Robin", where it was used in the film's end credits.
Chart Performance
Despite its popularity, "Moaner" didn't perform well on mainstream charts. However, it did peak at number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart in 1997.
Song Style
The song is characterized by its techno stylings - fast paced with a high BPM, pulsating rhythms, and deep lyrics.
Single Release
"Moaner" was not initially released as a single. It was later released in July 1998 supported by two additional remix versions.
Lyrics Interpretation
The lyrics of "Moaner" are open to interpretation, with some listeners finding political statements in the song's somewhat cryptic lyricism.
Limited Edition
A limited edition 12" vinyl of "Moaner" was released, which included the ‘Relentless Legs' remix by Fatboy Slim.
Track Length
The original album version of the song runs for more than 10 minutes, while shorter versions for radio play and inclusion in films were also produced.
Industrial Influence
"Moaner" is considered to carry influences from the Industrial genre, given its intense beats and echoes of mechanical sounds.
Critical Reception
The song received mixed reviews from critics - while it was praised for its up-tempo pace and innovative sound design, some criticized it for lacking musical variation.
Live Performances
"Moaner" has become a staple in Underworld's live performances, usually featuring extended improvisational sections.
Influence on Underworld's Sound
The song is often cited as a defining track in establishing Underworld's signature blend of techno and dance music elements.

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