I'm sick of waking up alone,
Honey I'm pleading
let's put away the sticks and stones
be human beings
I have the sense to be afraid to be a fool

You push me out again
You push me up against a wall
You told me once your body flowed
with milk and honey
but what happened to our boy
inside your tummy?
I have the sense to be afraid, to be a fool
but I'm on the fence
to make you stay or to be cruel

You perfume covered helpless louse,
look on the bright side
See, every time you laugh out loud
I'm crying inside
I have the sense to be afraid, to be the fool
Try commonsense. Make me believe
believe in you

I should have known you'd kick me hard
when I'm on the ground


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Milk and Honey song meanings
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    General Commenti think this song is about a failing relationship, or a relationship that has gone really wrong and nearing its end. it's like the guy is doing everything he can to save the relationship, but the girl is always "pushing him away", and just doesn't care at all whether or not their relationship is going for a nosedive.

    i like these lines:
    Try commonsense. Make me believe in you
    I should have known you'd kick me hard
    when I'm on the ground

    bittersweet.
    storiesinthesoilon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a good song. it deserves comments. =)
    storiesinthesoilon December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite.
    xskunkxon November 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy absolute favorite track on the album. A heart wrenching plea that sings honestly and vulnerably. The lead singer's voice lends itself brilliantly to the angst needed to deliver this song.

    As the popular adage goes, "loving someone means giving them the power to break your heart and trusting them not to." Although usually reserved for the teenage angst-ridden blogs of today, it applies to everything.
    fabiannaon December 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Make me believe
    believe in you"

    those 6 words are so special so beautiful
    it seems like they've lost faith in their partner and they want so much to trust them again but they just can't
    "I should have known you'd kick me hard
    when I'm on the ground"
    they've been begging and thinking of all the reasons they think they should be together then they conclude that no they can't trust, can't believe
    tegan23on January 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about what a couple can go through after the loss of a child ("but what happened to our boy inside your tummy?"), and the torment it can put both sides through... that now after everything they know things can never be perfect again.
    tessdon February 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship that is nearing it's end, but the guy can't decide whether to let it go or give it a second chance. He's saying: "You push me out again, you push me up against a wall." I think what he's saying is that this girl is pushing him away, and he has the sense to be afraid (to leave and to be alone) but he also has the sense to a be a fool (to stay, and pretend it's working) and he's "on the fence, to make you stay (with him so it's his fault no hers) or to be cruel (and let her go).
    AMonet27on March 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree a lot with fabianna's comment. Also to add:

    "let's put away the sticks and stones
    be human beings"
    Sounds like they are in heavy arguements and he wishes them to be "humans" about this all.

    "I have the sense to be afraid to be a fool" Perhaps he keeps coming back into the relationship. Even though she continues to push him out and push him against walls, situations he can't get out of.

    "You told me once your body flowed
    with milk and honey
    but what happened to our boy
    inside your tummy?"
    Are some of the saddest lines I've ever heard... Its obvious that she has gotten an abortion. Perhaps the relationship went really wrong and in anger she aborted the baby. Poor guy, whoever the song is about :<

    "I have the sense to be afraid, to be a fool
    but I'm on the fence
    to make you stay or to be cruel"
    At this point he still loves her, but now because of what happened with the aborted baby, he is wondering whether he should try and keep the relationship going or be cruel. I can relate to this entirely as it is in my scorpio nature to be cruel to people who hurt me.... Even if I loved them once.

    At this next part, its obvious he has chosen to be cruel:
    "You perfume covered helpless louse,
    look on the bright side
    See, every time you laugh out loud
    I'm crying inside"

    He's hurt by all of this and she obviously no longer loves him. (Think about the aborted baby). Calling her a louse shows that he despises her yet still loves her as he is "crying inside". Her laughing shows sarcasm, one of the worse forms of cruelty in my opinion.

    "Make me believe
    believe in you"
    Believe that there is love still?

    "I should have known you'd kick me hard
    when I'm on the ground"
    This whole situation was not his fault. It can be seen clearly that she has brought him down "to the ground". "Kicked" him where it hurts. She's hurting him badly, and he tried to hold on. But she keeps pushing him away. He should have known she'd hurt him.
    As fabianna said: "loving someone means giving them the power to break your heart and trusting them not to."

    Beautiful.
    follison June 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the line

    "whatever happened to our boy inside your tummy"

    it makes me want to cry EVERY time. its so heart-wrenching.

    this song conveys the pain, heart ache, and agony of a relationship nearing its end when there is nothing left to be done.
    onlyonevoiceheardon February 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentespecially since he says

    "whatever happened to OUR boy"

    the possession in the word "our" as opposed to "the" or any other word makes all the difference in the meaning of the line.
    onlyonevoiceheardon February 01, 2009   Link

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