I'm just a light boy
Looking for a lighter day
And it's a cold wet Wednesday
We had days in the sun
But they added up to none
It's just the fate of the atomic age

There were lights in my head
But they lost their place
I'm not good enough for Saturdays
We had days in the sun
But they added up to none
It's just the fate of the atomic age

I am just a microwave (x6)

I think I've heard these words before
They made me blue
I'm looking at you from your tennis shoe
But I'm stuck to the sound
Of your merry-go-round
You're just a beautiful kind of blue

I am just a microwave (x6)

And there's a lot of us (x3)
And there's a lot of us, of us, of us

I am just a microwave (x12)


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The Microwave Song song meanings
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    General CommentThis is probably my favourite song.. ever! I really like, it is sorta innocent.
    'You're just a beautiful kind of blue' - I really like this line. But to me, 'blue ' sounds like it should be flu? i dont know tho.!
    I can really relate to the song.
    'It's just the fate of the atomic age' - This line to me makes me think that someone broke up with him, he doesn't really know why and and just says 'It's just the fate of the atomic age'.

    I also really like this line - 'But I'm stuck to the sound Of your merry-go-round' - He obviously isn't over the person yet.

    I would really like to know if anyone has an opinion on what the song means!
    wjrhon May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a good song, my fave from the softlightes. I kind of get the feeling it's about thinking you're not good enough for someone. Or maybe that you've lost your place in the world and now have no direction in life. But please can somebody tell me what the microwave thing is about!
    crayola_colourson March 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIm going to try and analyse this song, its so cool:)

    well, I dont really get the lighter boy, lighter day, wednesday bit.
    but..
    "We had days in the sun
    But they added up to none
    It's just the fate of the atomic age"

    That could mean that him and a girl had heaps of good times together, but they all went to waste because she broke up with him. He tried to make the times really fun and bright (like the sun) so he could keep her with him, but she still broke up with him, and now he doesn't know why.

    "There were lights in my head
    But they lost their place
    I'm not good enough for Saturdays"

    He was thinking of what he should say, that would make her want to stay with him, but whenever he tried to say them out loud it didnt come out as he'd hoped. Saying that hes not good enough for Saturdays could be that even though his feelings are true, he's still not good enough.

    "I am just a microwave"

    This is refering to that he is just a microwave to her - only a machine with nothing valuable to give to her. And even though he loves her, he believes he is not good enough for her.

    "I think I've heard these words before
    They made me blue
    I'm looking at you from your tennis shoe"

    This could mean the words that she used to break it off with him. And this has happened another few times before, and it makes him sad still. The tennis shoe bit could mean that he so inferior and insignificant to her, im only guessing.

    "But I'm stuck to the sound
    Of your merry-go-round
    You're just a beautiful kind of blue"

    But he cant get her out of his mind, and thoughts of her just go round and round in his head, like a merry go round. He doesnt want to forget her, but he doesnt want to move on either. So even though hes really sad, hes still happy for loving her and still having her memory, thus having a "beautiful kind of blue"

    "And there's a lot of us, of us, of us"

    This could just be that there are many guys who feel like they are inferior to a girl, and when the girl breaks it off, they feel like its not worth going after her, because they think that theyre not good enough for her anyway.


    Hope some people have some enjoyment reading this:) haha, its not the best, but its somehow making sense.

    nomitronon September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI dunno, I think some parts' meanings are mixed.
    Honestly I think there's a reason it's called The Microwave Song beyond the kitchen appliance, but what powers it - microwaves.
    Just some thoughts:

    "I'm just a light boy
    Looking for a lighter day
    And it's a cold wet Wednesday
    We had days in the sun
    But they added up to none
    It's just the fate of the atomic age

    There were lights in my head
    But they lost their place
    I'm not good enough for Saturdays
    We had days in the sun
    But they added up to none
    It's just the fate of the atomic age"

    Well, see the sun (light boy looking for a lighter day, having days in the sun, lights in my head) emits microwave radiation, but barely any of it gets through the Earth's atmosphere - almost none. Microwaves work in clumps of electrons all at once, rather than a stream of electrons (fate of the atomic age?). Perhaps it's about spending time with someone, trying to get through to them, and it not working so less and less time is spent with the person, and the time that's spent isn't good enough, so he feels like just a microwave trying to get through to Earth's barrier somehow.


    "I think I've heard these words before
    They made me blue
    I'm looking at you from your tennis shoe
    But I'm stuck to the sound
    Of your merry-go-round
    You're just a beautiful kind of blue"

    Not sure what the first three lines mean in terms of microwaves, maybe it's him feeling insignificant again and getting rejected, and he feels small. The last three lines, however, remind me more of the sun and the Earth, with the planets rotating in a merry-go-round kind of way... and the Earth is blue, so maybe that would be like... feeling more and more distant since he cannot get through to whoever he's singing to.

    "And there's a lot of us"
    There's A LOT OF MICROWAVES, everywhere, but the microwaves from the sun get stuck in Earth's atmosphere as I mentioned. Likewise, it goes for people - people that don't feel important enough or feel insignificant with someone they hold so important, and they feel like a speck.

    I dunno. For a while I thought it was a silly song about kitchen appliances, but I'm not sure, this is just about as loosely based.
    Wyndiion April 16, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationCould be about working weekends in a fast food joint (hence the microwave) and feeling completely outside of things as a result,,
    Probionicon March 07, 2014   Link

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