"Milk" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
I am milk
I am red hot kitchen
And I am cool
Cool as the deep blue ocean

I am lost
So I am cruel
But I'd be love and sweetness
If I had you
I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I am weak
But I am strong
I can use my tears to
Bring you home
I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I am milk
I am red hot kitchen
I am cool
Cool as the deep blue ocean

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you

I'm aching for you
I'm aching for you

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
I'm waiting
For you


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"Milk" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

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    General CommentThis song sounds a bit like a love song, but I saw Garbage in concert a couple of years ago, and I remeber Shirley saying that the song was about a close friend of hers who had a serious drug dependency ( herion I'm guessing) and how it affected the friend and those around her.
    Madon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds a bit like a love song, but I saw Garbage in concert a couple of years ago, and I remeber Shirley saying that the song was about a close friend of hers who had a serious drug dependency ( herion I'm guessing) and how it affected the friend and those around her.
    Madon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. It's intense but there's something eerily lovely about it.
    elleceeon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit reminds me of love, even if that is not the song's bactual meaning. it always makes me think of this girl i used to know and secretly loved...but i never told her. we last saw each other about 2 years ago. and i wish she would just walk through the door, then i would be happy.
    ladyboygrrlon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat do they mean with 'I am milk'?
    Non April 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfluid? opaque/not easy to see through? pure?
    ladyboygrrlon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of some friends --the people that really matter to me ...
    NIKKIEon June 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis was garbage at there best im not a real fan of their newer stuff this will always be my favorite
    Niamon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about manipulating someone else, especially a woman who is acting weak and dependent in order to "make" someone else come back to them. The most obvious example of this is "I am weak/But I am strong /I can use my tears to/Bring you home," where she is saying that by crying and appearing weak she can make the other person come back to her. When she says "I'm waiting for you...," she is also demonstrating the same theme because it implies that the girl cannot live without the other person; that her life is on hold until the other person returns to her. Unfortunately I'm not exactly sure what the references to milk, red hot kitchens, or oceans has to do with the song. The kitchen part makes me think of a homemaker and the red hot part makes me think of a prostitute. What I make of this is once again, a girl is acting weak and dependent (stereotypical stay-at-home wife) but is seductive because of this supposed passive/submissive nature. The "I am lost/So I am cruel/But I'd be love and sweetness/If I had you" line once again is an example of manipulation. The girl's life has no meaning ("I am lost" without the other person and she is justifying her cruelness or negativity by blaming it on the person, saying she'd be sweet if he or she returned.
    kilihilaon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always got the impression that this song was about someone very close to the singer, who she cannot be with but longs for very much.
    elbayon February 06, 2005   Link

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