It was a long way out at sea
And it seemed like it might
Be a long time before we saw him again
And he could fly, just like birds on the wind
And his hair, was the coolest hair

And every day was four or five,
days and days and days and days and days and days
And the hours felt like the rocks that they used to build the pyramids

Milo is your best friend
He's your second cousin
All roads lead to...
He's the rising son
Milo is a long long way from home, yeah
Milo is a name you won't forget
Milo I haven't met, yet

In a cave below the ground
Way down, it's cold and its dark
but he knows his way around,
and the mazes of the underground are no match for him
But he looks like a traveler that hasn't showered in a while
And been living in the ground

Milo is your best friend
He's your second cousin
All roads lead to...
He's the rising son
Milo is a long long way from home, yeah
Milo is a name you won't forget
Milo I haven't met, yet

He's a bigger than life super hero
He's the captain of the football team
He's a quantum physicist
He's a molecular biologist
He's not in it for the money
He's a nice guy
And he speaks well
And I, would do well, to be more like him

Milo is your best friend
He's your second cousin
All roads lead to...
He's the rising son
Milo is a long long way from home, yeah
Milo is a name you won't forget
Milo I haven't met, yet


Lyrics submitted by Rapala46

Milo song meanings
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    General CommentWell I saw on a live version on youtube that when his wife was pregnant she wanted to name their son-to-be Milo. Matt asked why and she replied with, "Because it's pretty." Matt didn't like the answer and they eventually decided on something else. He wrote this song after she suggested Milo.

    I'm a strong believer in interpreting songs however you want to. When I first heard this song I got the idea that this guy, Milo, was that guy you know who was always the good guy in the group. Especially in the lines: "He's a nice guy And he speaks well And I, would do well, to be more like him." Just my ideas.
    Rapala46on March 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI also saw the YouTube version and I have to say that his style of storytelling made it absolutely hilarious. I've been in love with this song for a very long time and I'm glad I finally found it to download, let alone on here. Fantastic song.
    themotionoftheoceanon December 25, 2009   Link

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