Music Memories – This Week – Porcelain

The one thing I love about music is that everyone has their own story to tell – the musician, the lyrics, the way the fans decipher them and also the way a song can also create a memory or a meaning to someone. That is what this new article is all about. Each fortnight, we will take a look at a different song and I will take you as a trip down memory lane as to what it means to me. Welcome to Music Memories.

Track: Porcelain
Artist: Moby
Original Release Date: 25th April 2000

There are always songs that you only listen to in certain instances and today we talk about one of these. Growing up, I used to have two house rabbits and they were amazing. They were so entertaining and I loved them so much. We had to get them neutered pretty early on. However, what we were not expecting was what happened next.

Not long after we got them neutered, the younger rabbit started to fall ill unexpectedly, got really cold, had a fit and died. We were later told by the vet that she had cancer and they hadn’t told us. As a kid, I found this awful, I was just about to head to school and I was so upset, it was so traumatic.

The one thing that helped me through the grief was music. I remember vividly sitting on the sofa with my CD player with the Top Of The Pops album. All the songs that I was listening to just didn’t make me feel better so decided to go to a track that I never liked – Moby and the song Porcelain.

The sadness of the song really spoke to me and I remember having it on repeat none stop all day. It is a miserable song but it is a track that I relied on non stop at my time in need. I found the melodies relaxing and sort of played to my heartstrings.

I haven’t actually listened to this song since as just don’t like it and at the time I just really needed it.

Facts About Porcelain

  •  released as the sixth single from his fifth studio album Play 
  •  became a top five hit in the United Kingdom and entered various other national record charts.
  • The song features vocals performed by Moby, and introspective, wistful lyrics that describe “loving someone, but having to break up with them anyway

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