rainbows shone on the glass.
dew drops gathered on the grass.
and the yellow sun came into view.
another god-damned message from you
well despite your best efforts I feel alright
against my better judgement I feel alright.
despite your random acts of violence I feel alright
despite the force of your fury I feel alright.

you're mean to me.
why must you be mean to me?
you shouldn't forget you see
what you mean to me.


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Cold Milk Bottle song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI've heard that this song is about standing up to god who is giving you bad luck, but with the rest of the album I think it is about a couple where one person is mean.
    xcatson March 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlove it. i like to think it's addressed to god
    bestwombat11on December 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love how he sings "I Feel Aaaaaaaaalright" in the first verse.
    Mole121on July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought of it as a song about a relationship but I kinda like the possibility of that first verse maybe being addressed to god as well. It's something JD would do in any case.
    IWantWindToBlowon April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI doubt that it's about god when he says things like "you must'nt forget you see, what you mean to me"
    I think he's talking about a fucked up relationship.. The first bit seems like he's talking about seeing every little thing as a sign that he should be with this person, despite how cruel she is to him.
    aeon_omissionon December 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, it's about his abusive step father, Mike Noonan. Same guy John sings about in the Sunset Tree.
    inmotionagainon March 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe second stanza is very similar to the first and last two lines of "Mean to Me," written by Roy Turk and Fred Ahlert and performed by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.

    "You're mean to me
    Why must you be mean to me?
    [...]
    You shouldn't, for can't you see
    What you mean to me"
    withtheworldon August 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems like he is very optimistic about something. like something is keeping him going, even though the other person in the song is being mean to him. Also, it is obviously someone he cares about. even though it's really short, I love this song so much. Makes me feel good
    BobbyBSeeon June 14, 2010   Link

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