Sour Milk
Dylan Lyrics


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When we started
Just me on you
Breathless in the night
Now this thing between us
Just leaves us
Only dead inside

Maybe we are out of luck
Begging to be freed
I'm dreaming of another's touch

I only want you when your miles away I love the hate
I only need you when I'm getting drunk to numb the pain
I'll only hold you when there's no one else to call my name
I'll only want you when we're through like milk you cannot use
Cause our love is sour
Our love is sour
Our love is

This means nothing
You leave a bad taste in my mouth
I'm craving something
Worth more than
What we're doing now

Maybe we are out of luck
Begging to be freed
I'm dreaming of another's touch

I only want you when your miles away all of the hate
I only need you when I'm getting drunk to numb the pain
I'll only hold you when there's no one else to call my name
I'll only want you when we're through
Like milk you cannot use
Cause our love is sour

Our love is sour
Our love is
Our love is
Our love is sour
Our love is getting bruised
It's feeling kinda old
It's feeling kinda used
Your love has got me bored
I'm craving something new
Now our love is sour
Our love is sour

I only want you when your miles away all of the hate
I only need you when I'm getting drunk to numb the pain
I'll only hold you when there's no one else to call my name
I'll only want you when we're through like milk you cannot use
Cause our love is sour
Our love is sour
Our love is
Our love is sour




Our love is sour
Our love is

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Dylan's song "Sour Milk" depict the crumbling of a romantic relationship that has lost its meaning and has become sour. The opening lines "When we started, Just me on you, Breathless in the night" suggest that the relationship began with passion and excitement. However, the subsequent lines "Now this thing between us, Just leaves us, Only dead inside" indicate that over time, the relationship has lost its spark and has become devoid of emotion. The singer is unable to find fulfillment in the relationship anymore, and they feel trapped and suffocated by it.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the singer's conflicting feelings towards their partner. On the one hand, they only want them when they are physically distant and cannot have them. On the other hand, they only need them to numb their pain and feelings of emptiness. The line "I'll only want you when we're through like milk you cannot use" is particularly poignant as it likens their love to sour milk that is no longer consumable. The singer knows that the relationship has passed its expiration date and cannot be salvaged.


In the second verse, the singer expresses their desire for something more meaningful and fulfilling. They want to break free from the routine and find a love that excites and fulfills them. The final lines of the song "Our love is getting bruised, It's feeling kinda old, It's feeling kinda used, Your love has got me bored, I'm craving something new, Now our love is sour" emphasize the singer's frustration, boredom, and dissatisfaction with the current state of their relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

When we started
At the beginning of our relationship


Just me on you
It was just the two of us


Breathless in the night
We were enamored and passionate during the night


Now this thing between us
Our relationship, in its current state


Just leaves us
Is causing us to feel


Only dead inside
Emotionally unresponsive and numb


Maybe we are out of luck
Perhaps our relationship is doomed


Begging to be freed
We are hoping for a release from our predicament


I'm dreaming of another's touch
I'm fantasizing about someone else


I only want you when your miles away I love the hate
I only desire you when you're absent from me and I enjoy our conflict


I only need you when I'm getting drunk to numb the pain
I only require your presence to alleviate my discomfort with alcohol


I'll only hold you when there's no one else to call my name
I'll only embrace you when there's no other person for me to call


I'll only want you when we're through like milk you cannot use
I'll only desire you when our relationship is spoil, like wasted milk


Cause our love is sour
Our relationship is toxic and unhealthy


This means nothing
Our current situation is insignificant


You leave a bad taste in my mouth
You make me feel unpleasant and dissatisfied


I'm craving something
I desire something more fulfilling than our current relationship


Worth more than
Something that has greater value than


What we're doing now
Our current actions in our relationship


Our love is getting bruised
Our relationship is becoming damaged and hurt


It's feeling kinda old
Our relationship feels outdated and uninteresting


It's feeling kinda used
Our relationship feels exhausted and abused


Your love has got me bored
Your affection is tedious and unexciting for me


I'm craving something new
I desire a new and fresh experience in my relationships




Writer(s): David Sneddon, Natasha Woods, Will Hicks

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Why is this song not huge?!!?? Girl you are fire!🙌🏻

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@gracegregor4672

I heard this on love island and fell in love with it lol. Spent 25 mins searching for the lyrics and finally found it and can’t believe how little views there are! Deserve so much more attention, glad I was here when you had 500subs, can’t wait to see u grow 💗

@fynnakester1598

Grace Gregor same

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