Drink Milk and Run
Hot Mulligan Lyrics


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I said no, it's not just a little different
At this point I hope I don't
Wife up or have any children
Shining things mean nothing
Smoke my lungs black and blistered
Mapped out the dead skin and hair
We're old, at least that's how it feels
It won't be okay and I know, fuck it

You're not in control
No one expects any good to unfold
Feel I'm already a ghost
Stay awake for nothing now
Not rich enough to make a sound (hey hey)

You'd say "No, it's your fault if you're indifferent"
Then what should I do?
I'm broke
Whoever says pull yourself up by the bootstraps
Is a fucking joke
It's not just a little different

You're not in control
No one expects any good to unfold
Feel I'm already a ghost
Stay awake for nothing now
Not rich enough to make a sound

Comatose, burning inside of my home
Lose all hope, dying at thirty years old
Stay awake for nothing now
Not rich enough to fix myself, or anything else

Speaking low, do what I'm told those
Steel tipped boots with broken toes, oh
It's not just a little different (it's not just a little different)
Don't wife up or have any children

You're not in control
No one expects any good to unfold
Feel I'm already a ghost
Stay awake for nothing now
Not rich enough to make a sound

Comatose, burning inside of my home
Lose all hope, dying at thirty years old




Stay awake for nothing now
Not rich enough to stick around

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Hot Mulligan's song "Drink Milk and Run" delve into themes of disillusionment, existential angst, and a feeling of being trapped in a society that places value on material success. The singer expresses their disinterest in conforming to societal expectations such as settling down, getting married, and having children. They reject the notion that material possessions and societal standards define happiness, emphasizing that "shining things mean nothing." The line "Smoke my lungs black and blistered" suggests a self-destructive coping mechanism, perhaps using substances as a means of escape. The line "It won't be okay and I know, fuck it" captures a sense of resignation and acceptance of the turbulent nature of life.


The chorus speaks to a lack of control and a feeling of being detached from one's own existence. The singer feels like a ghost and questions the purpose of staying awake, implying a sense of futility. The line "Not rich enough to make a sound" can be interpreted as feeling voiceless in a society where money and power often dictate influence.


The second verse directly challenges the notion of personal responsibility and the idea that success is solely determined by individual effort. The singer rejects the suggestion to "pull yourself up by the bootstraps," dismissing it as a joke. This further emphasizes their disillusionment with the societal expectations placed upon them.


The outro brings forth a sense of hopelessness and despair. The line "Comatose, burning inside of my home" suggests a feeling of being trapped in a situation that is suffocating, both physically and emotionally. The mention of dying at thirty years old reflects a fear of wasting away and not achieving one's dreams or goals. Ultimately, the singer expresses a sense of defeat, acknowledging that they are not financially capable of sticking around and perhaps suggesting a desire to escape from their current circumstances.


Overall, "Drink Milk and Run" explores the struggles of navigating societal pressures, rejecting traditional norms, and grappling with personal disillusionment.


Line by Line Meaning

I said no, it's not just a little different
I strongly denied that it's only slightly distinct


At this point I hope I don't
By now, I wish I wouldn't


Wife up or have any children
Get married or become a parent


Shining things mean nothing
Material possessions hold no value


Smoke my lungs black and blistered
Inhale smoke until my lungs turn dark and irritated


Mapped out the dead skin and hair
Examined the areas of skin and hair that I've shed


We're old, at least that's how it feels
We feel aged, even if we aren't actually old


It won't be okay and I know, fuck it
Things won't be fine, and I accept it with indifference


You're not in control
You lack control over the situation


No one expects any good to unfold
Nobody anticipates positive outcomes


Feel I'm already a ghost
I sense myself as if I'm already a departed soul


Stay awake for nothing now
Remain alert for no significant reason


Not rich enough to make a sound (hey hey)
I lack the wealth to make any impact


You'd say 'No, it's your fault if you're indifferent'
You would argue, 'It's your fault for being apathetic'


Then what should I do?
So, what actions should I take?


I'm broke
I'm financially destitute


Whoever says pull yourself up by the bootstraps
Those who suggest pulling yourself out of hardship


Is a fucking joke
Are utterly ridiculous


Comatose, burning inside of my home
In a state of unconsciousness, my home feels like it's on fire


Lose all hope, dying at thirty years old
I've lost all optimism, feeling as if I'm nearing the end at only thirty


Not rich enough to fix myself, or anything else
I lack the wealth to heal myself or any other aspect


Speaking low, do what I'm told those
Speaking softly, obediently carrying out instructions


Steel tipped boots with broken toes, oh
Steel-toed boots with damaged toes, oh


It's not just a little different (it's not just a little different)
It's not merely slightly dissimilar


Don't wife up or have any children
Avoid getting married or starting a family


Stay awake for nothing now
Remain alert for no valuable outcome


Not rich enough to stick around
I don't have the wealth to stay




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Brandon Blakely, Christopher Freeman, Nathan Sanville, Ryan Malicsi

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Kyle Kalmbach

I ditched houses at 31, got a van for Christmas. That all started a year ago end of this month. Who I am today closer to who I've wanted to be than I've ever been.
I spend more time alone/with my dog than anyone else. I have friends but most of them live in other states. And I'm almost where I'm enacting my goal. Move to a different metropolis every 3 months.

Ditch houses, buy a van, and just send it.

We just got done mobbing the longboard dog mushing around downtown San Jose.

30 is probably when things start coming together. Imo.

The hardest thing is guessing people's age. Woman cover their face wrinkles. 🤷



Kyle Kalmbach

I have boutes of depression, I'm still dependant on caffeine and weed. But like, I own my home*. I work for myself. And I'm about to start traveling my way.

Fuck traveling, just save up and move places. Or buy a van then it's just gas money and lining up work.

Basically I have my issues, but I don't hate myself so much these days. And I've learned to accept who I am not who other people think I should be.

Sorry that's long, I'm just trying to say don't be afraid. Taste life like a dog.

* My home is a run down van, but it's mine and I'm not paying anyone else's mortgage. It's killed my biggest bill, rent. Ok love you if you're reading this. And love is acceptance. So love yourself too. Ok bye!



All comments from YouTube:

TL

These guys don’t drop a bad song do they?

Dog Sneezer 2

They don't, if they did, they wouldnt ve the #1 hot new band

Justin Troyer

No

Ryan D

love the I Think You Should Leave reference

Sam Palmer

This may be one of the greatest songs about drinking milk and running I've ever heard

Fun Simulator

Born to run (and drink milk) by Bruce Springsteen isn't a bad one

Justin Moate

Haven't heard pop punk/ emo with such dynamic and passion since the early 2000s keep it up guys! You haven't put out a bad album yet!

William Soto

I cannot stress this enough, how much I can’t wait to see this song live.

Nicholas Winters

It was dope, saw them at sad summer fest. Easily the best band there (IMO)

Nsanity

@Nicholas Winters same and agreed

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