"Milk & Honey" as written by Buzz Clifford and Beck Hansen....
Don't take your red ribbons off
You're about to make a fool of yourself
In the aluminum sunset
Drinking from a drain
I'm a hundred miles behind myself

Milk and honey
Pouring down like money
Make a poor boy want to run
Milk and honey
Do you want to love me
Under the aluminum sun

Did you hear those war torn stories
Where the lifeguards slept in the streets
In the jungle lands
With the cold cola cans
You'll get the keys to the city for free

Milk and honey
Pouring down like money
Bring a poor boy to his knees
Milk and honey
No it isn't funny
Living in a garden of sleaze

Bangkok athletes in the biosphere
Arkansas wet dreams
We all disappear
Kremlin mistress
Rings the Buddha chimes
She slips me ruffles
Receding hairlines

She's all right, touching my body
She's all right, on my computer
She's all right, selling me watches
She's all right, ring on my finger

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"Milk & Honey" as written by Buzz Clifford Beck Hansen

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm wondering, from the last verse, whether he's refering to many different women as his subject, or to women in general? To fantasies?
    "She's all right...touching my body": a prostitute? "She's all right...on my computer": pornography? "She's all right...selling me watches": a model?
    "She's all right...ring on my finger": a wife? a partner?
    LMKon June 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think for this one, Beck put a bunch of words on a corkboard and threw darts. Actually for most songs I think he did that. Someone should make a Random Beck Lyric Generator.
    smartbunnyon January 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove the amazing guitar outro... pretty sure based on the liner notes that's the one and only Johnny Marr.
    ian23smon July 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"She slips me ruffies"

    this chick is tempting. "bring a poor boy to his knees"
    subterranean_summeron March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI quite agree with LMK. ^^
    rofl at smartbunny; but I think every Beck song has a meaning...even if it's only known by him. o_o

    In any event, Beck = Love.
    sjj92on June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that it said: "Milk and honey, runnin' down my body!" If you listen to it it does sound like that! But now I know!
    Gruberon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeck is obviously a very unique lyricist, and it's impossible to know what his thoughts were while writing this song, but I think it might be a statement on something like 'desire' or the 'failure of the American Dream.' The phrase "Milk and Honey" originates from a passage in The Old Testament referring to the "Promised Land" as one flowing with "milk and honey," and has since come to symbolize abundance of resources and wealth. A "land of milk and honey" is a place where things are in great abundance; it is a sort of utopian idea. That said, I think the song may attempt to draw comparisons and distinctions between the reality of such a place, and the projected fantasy. The reality seems to be more grim, with it's "aluminum sun" and "war torn stories." The passage that starts "Did you hear those war torn stories" seems to describe the Vietnam War.
    swiftyg86on September 08, 2007   Link

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