Milky (Single Mix)

by The Mighty Atom

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There's a lot that can be said about this track. It was written with a specific person in mind (you know who you are,) and released nearly two months after songs of its kind usually are. The genre could be considered "post-progressive-twee-rock." The title is a kind-of obscure reference, and the cover image is a reference to where the real-life events of the song occurred. There's a bit in the middle that's dedicated to the late Chris Squire. Check out the strings that start at 2:53!

lyrics

Hey!
I’m the long lost
Cousin of a well-known
TV presenter
I’ve got a story to tell
It began in the year
Of 1990-ago

Outside of Boston
In the cold, dark alleys
I scraped out a living
Selling anime bootleg
DVDs to the men in
The pristine suits and jackets
In limousines

(It wasn’t something I did
A lot)

Someone stop me
I’m making another
Mistake with my life
Now

I don’t know your initials
Just your name
I just forget sometimes
That it’s not your only one

Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
I was going to call you
Then I remembered I don’t know you
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder

See, I was nervous when I walked up to you
'Cos I knew you knew me
And it was embarrassing 'cos I had written all these songs about you
And I didn’t know how you’d react.
Anyway, I waited my turn and then it was my turn
And I felt like my whole life was behind me because I knew what you were going to say next
You looked at me and with that professional voice you said to me, you looked me in the eyes and said:

"I know you
I met you
I forgive you"

Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
I was going to call you
Then I remembered I don’t know you
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder
Please tell me something
That I can use as a reminder

credits

released August 30, 2015
Harry Seven: Guitar, lead vocals
Hugo Seven: Bass, backing vocals, keyboards, programming

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Hugo Seven
Cover design by Harry and Hugo Seven
Cover image "Stark Boston" created by Hugo Seven

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The Mighty Atom North Adams, Massachusetts

Twin brothers Harry Seven (guitar, vocals) and Hugo Seven (bass, keyboards, programming, vocals) set out to do something completely different with their own peculiar form of rock.

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