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


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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +12
    General CommentMy impression of the song is that is very simply and straightforwardly written, about the writer's feelings at a certain moment in his life. i don't think this is meant to have much hidden meaning.

    From these lyrics, I imagine that once after a show in Memphis, after the crowds had gone and the lights had faded, the songwriter/narrator was feeling pensive, lonely for lack of a relationship due to having been on the road for a while. "loveless fascination" means adoration of the fans during his tour, but without someone for him to love. "got no time for private consultation" simply means he wants to be alone, under the stars (without being bugged by fans, perhaps). "under the milky way" and "something shimmering and white" both mean the stars in the night sky. "leads you here despite your destination" = he was heading for his hotel, but decided to gaze at the stars instead.

    mliem411on July 26, 2011   Link

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