"Milk" as written by and Adam Hann Ross Macdonald....
The straight lines, they unwind you
She does a little thing with her eyes that says, "We're off soon"
She says the bleeding's incidental 'cause she's so cool
She said, "I'm no fun if you've only a bottle of wine"

And now she's doing it all the time
Yeah, she's doing it all the time

Slow down, yeah I want you
She does a little bit on the sly that shows what she's up to
She started talking about missing him, she was glistening
It won't mend your heart if it's only a couple of lines

And now she's doing it all the time
Yeah, she's doing it all the time
Yeah, she's doing it all the time
Yeah, she's doing it all the time
Yeah, she's doing it all the time


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"Milk" as written by Adam Hann Ross Macdonald

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    General CommentThis song is about drugs as mentioned before. I will give a line by line breakdown... I guess.



    "Straight lines that unwind you" - Lines of coke, dope, whatever make her at ease

    "She does a little thing with her eye that says, "We're off soon"" - She is excited to be off work or whatever so she can go use

    "She says the bleeding's incidental 'cause she's so cool" - Who cares about the side effects of drug use, they aren't that bad.

    "She says it's no fun if you've only a bottle of wine" - Oh, you only drink wine? Thats no fun. I wish you had coke.

    "And now she's doing it all the time" - self-explanatory
    Yeah, she's doing it all the time

    "Slow down" - This is matty speaking to her
    "Yeah, I want you" - this is her speaking to Matty

    "She does a little bit on the sly that shows what she's up to" - She only does a little and tries to keep it a secret, but he knows and she knows he knows.

    "She started talking about pretending she's listening" - If you have known any drug addict you get this line

    "It won't mend your heart if it's only a couple of lines" - This is kind of confusing... Not sure if hes saying that only a little won't really solve your issues and do more (sarcastically)... or that she shouldn't do it at all..

    And now she's doing it all the time
    Yeah, she's doing it all the time
    Yeah, she's doing it all the time
    Yeah, she's doing it all the time
    Yeah, she's doing it all the time

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    I didn't really look too much in to it at first but it just hit me one day that its about drugs and its very obvious. The title "Milk" it typical Matty ambiguity. Probably a reference to Clockwork Orange as mentioned before. This song is about early stages of drug addiction... That innocence slowly being shed.
    NovaCircuiton October 08, 2014   Link
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    General Commentjesus christ i have been singing the wrong lyrics to every single song of theirs and i'm just now learning what the actual words are
    SitAndSpinon January 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think it's safe to say he's talking about a girl, who used to be straight-edged, but has now gotten hooked on alcohol, and especially on drugs. It's a hell of a fun song, kind of morbidly, but fitting nonetheless. The only real question is, why is it called milk?

    I will go with the symbol from A Clockwork Orange, because I'm a fan of it but also because it just fits in general. I think a lot of people look at milk and think childhood and innocence and growing, and in a Clockwork Orange the main character drinks milk laced with drugs, an ultimate symbol of his innocence being infected.

    So by calling it Milk, I think it's just another way of saying that this girl has been infected by drugs, is hooked on them, and so her childlike innocence and naivety has been taken away by her using. I also don't think she's aware of this fact, as Matty is telling the story from an outsider viewing her addiction.
    iaskyousmileon July 17, 2014   Link

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