"Black Milk" as written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, Elizabeth Fraser and Manfred Mann....
You're not my eater
I'm not your food
Love you for God
Love you for the Mother

Eat me
In the space
Within my heart
Love you for God
Love you for the Mother

Mother fountain
Only Your Not At All

The most Black Road
Son Kid Child
Love you for God
Love you for the Mother

God Stares to Marvel
Only Love

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"Black Milk" as written by Elizabeth Fraser Manfred Mann

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  • +4
    General CommentGoddamn, I don't even care what it means, I just love this song to pieces.

    I think the last line is my favorite, like she's only capable of loving, and that's why she's hurting so much.
    lyssXorXkillon June 09, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this song is about being in a destructive marriage, and the loss of your own identity. Sacrificing yourself for someone who sucks the life out of you, eating you piece by piece until there is nothing left.

    For me, the meaning of "love you for God, love you for the mother" is that she is not loving him for any other reason than it's what she is supposed to do. For the institution of marriage, ordained by God.
    only1sootyon August 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song, i think, is about someone "eating" metaphorically her ego, and taking atvantage of her. someone she loves deeply enough to sacrifice for. they put her down and make them more confident about themselves. When she's making references to God, she's talking about sacrifices made at an alter. Mother is a little bit tougher. I think she's talking about some symbol of maturnity, and Mother fountain, is like the pool that one drinks from to replinish or rejuvinate their self. Like a fountain of love. Or mother could be like the catholic symbol of Mother Mary. I'm not sure really.
    Phrogexon July 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's an interesting poem that mentions the term "black milk":

    "death fugue"

    Haven't figured out what the poem means though.
    vitalicon December 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshit i have no idea what this song means, its just a good song
    alterEgoon December 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI, too, love this song... Mezzanine owns.
    mrtscon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHer voice.....is like magic on this song. But I saw them at the apollo a few weeks ago on the 11th and they've taken the Harry Manfred sample out since they are no longer using samples.
    fleaaaaaaon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Massives always write cryptic and obscure lyrics... no idea what's this one about.
    Marquezon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you are pretty on point Phrogex. The sacrifice for someone she loves who eats away at her. Milk is to me a symbol of nurturing, in this case she is getting black milk.
    xponenton December 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment@vitalic - had to think of this poem too. it's about the mass murder of the jews in auschwitz in WW2. black milk might be a symbol of hopelessness and despair.
    laokoonon November 20, 2006   Link

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