Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty
Sound of their breath fades with the light
I think about the loveless fascination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Lower the curtain down on Memphis
Lower the curtain down all right
I got no time for private consultation
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here despite your destination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here despite your destination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

Under the Milky Way tonight
Under the Milky Way tonight
Under the Milky Way tonight


Lyrics submitted by straycat

"Under the Milky Way" as written by Steven John Kilbey Karin Gunilla Jansson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentTo me, this song is about an emotionally uneven sexual encounter, where the girl expected a bit more... "wish I knew what you were looking for... might have known what you would find". The narrator is depressed, lost in life, and is looking out for himself... but nonetheless considers this encounter to be a significant and deeply emotional moment, but did not realize that the other person expected more and ended up hurt.
    chemboy777on May 14, 2011   Link

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