Shot in the Back of the Head

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"Shot in the Back of the Head"
Single by Moby
from the album Wait for Me
Released April 14, 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Length 3:15
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Ooh Yeah"
"Shot in the Back of the Head"
"Pale Horses"

"Shot in the Back of the Head" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the first single from his ninth studio album, Wait for Me (2009). It was released as a free download on his website on April 15, 2009. The song features heavy synthsizer use and a repeating drum pattern. The song received generally positive reviews.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The man in the video kissing his lover, a woman's head.

The music video for the song, directed by David Lynch,[1] was released on April 14, 2009 on The video contains crude drawings of various objects and landscapes, such as cityscapes and factories. The music video's plot follows a man, whose lover is a woman's head. An unknown person shoots the man in the back of the head, murdering him. The woman's head jumps on the killer and murders him. The video concludes with drawings of the night sky as the video fades to black.


  1. ^ "wait for me". April 14, 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 

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