Sour Milk
Wild Sweet Orange Lyrics


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Ill take the road less traveled by
Thats what my father always said
Now he works in an office
With a whore in his bed
My mother sleeps alone at night
Dreaming of all her regret inside
I wanna tell her that I love her
Oh and if I could
I would've given her so much better
Cuz no don't you tell me that that man is my father
Oh just some hooded conceiver
Who tried really, really hard to please her.
So I'm returning to my gladness
When I was only ten
Playing football in the front yard
And sweating with my friends
I remember when I was thirteen
It was October something
I was standing on that front lawn listening.
That was the first time I heard you calling
As the sun was cooling down
And the moms were about to drive their kids around.
And they say, "Blah, blah, blah, blah"
And they say. "Blah, blah, blah"
They give us truth deceiving
I don't think thats truth at all
And they say, "Blah, blah, blah, blah"

And they say. "Blah, blah, blah"
They give us love thats leaving
I dont think thats love
Oh and the steeple people
Oh they're so happy not knowing you.
So boldly do they pervert your truth.
Oh did they think we wouldn't grow up
Did they think we couldn't throw back up
The sour milk they been pouring down out throats
Oh they have raised one pissed off generation
With kids that have to start taking care of them
Like hey mom get to work on time
And hey dad would you come home tonight
And the both of you stop drinking so much wine.
And they say, "Blah, blah, blah, blah"
And they say. "Blah, blah, blah"
They give us truth deceiving
I don't think thats truth at all
And they say, "Blah, blah, blah, blah"
And they say. "Blah, blah, blah"




They give us love thats leaving
I dont think thats love.

Overall Meaning

The song "Sour Milk" by Wild Sweet Orange seems to be a reflection of one's childhood, with the singer reminiscing on simpler times when life was carefree and full of joy. It starts with the singer talking about his father's supposed wisdom to take the road less traveled by, but the irony is palpable when we find out that his father now leads a mundane life working in an office with a prostitute for a companion, leaving his mother to sleep alone at night burdened with regret. The singer wishes he could have given his mother something better, for the man who should have been his father is just a hooded conceiver who tried to please her. The singer's return to his childhood's happy memories of playing football with friends underscores his sadness about the reality of his life.


The song seems to be a critique of society and its false pretenses. The singer is disillusioned by people who talk about truth and love yet deceive others. He believes that these people have perverted the truth so much that they have raised a generation of individuals who are pissed off and who have to take care of their parents because they have been poured down the sour milk of deceit. The singer's frustration is palpable as he speaks about people who are happy not knowing the truth, and he wishes they could understand the reality of life.


In conclusion, "Sour Milk" is a poignant song that speaks of disillusionment, regret, and bitterness. It critiques societal norms and expectations and highlights the plight of those struggling to find meaning and happiness in a world that is full of false pretenses and deceit.


Line by Line Meaning

Ill take the road less traveled by
I will choose a unique path in life that is not taken by many others.


Thats what my father always said
My father gave me this advice.


Now he works in an office
My father has a job in an office now.


With a whore in his bed
He is unfaithful to my mother.


My mother sleeps alone at night
My mother is alone at night.


Dreaming of all her regret inside
She regrets things in her life.


I wanna tell her that I love her
I want to express my love to her.


Oh and if I could
If it were possible for me to do so,


I would've given her so much better
I would have provided her with better things and experiences.


Cuz no don't you tell me that that man is my father
I do not believe that the man who acts unfaithful is my father.


Oh just some hooded conceiver
He is a deceitful person.


Who tried really, really hard to please her.
He did things in an attempt to make my mother happy.


So I'm returning to my gladness
I am going back to something that makes me happy.


When I was only ten
I was happy when I was young.


Playing football in the front yard
I used to play football in front of my house.


And sweating with my friends
I would sweat while playing with my friends.


I remember when I was thirteen
I recall a memory from when I was thirteen.


It was October something
I don't remember the exact date.


I was standing on that front lawn listening.
I was standing outside and listening to something.


That was the first time I heard you calling
I had never heard this before.


As the sun was cooling down
The sun was setting.


And the moms were about to drive their kids around.
Mothers were about to take their kids somewhere.


And they say, "Blah, blah, blah, blah"
People say meaningless things.


They give us truth deceiving
People give us false information while pretending it is true.


I don't think thats truth at all
I don't believe that is the truth.


They give us love thats leaving
They give us love, but it doesn't last.


I dont think thats love.
I don't believe that is love.


Oh and the steeple people
The churchgoers.


Oh they're so happy not knowing you.
They are content not knowing you, God.


So boldly do they pervert your truth.
They distort your teachings in a bold manner.


Oh did they think we wouldn't grow up
Did they think we would always be children?


Did they think we couldn't throw back up
Could we not retaliate against their teachings?


The sour milk they been pouring down out throats
The terrible things they have been teaching us.


Oh they have raised one pissed off generation
They have raised a generation that is angry.


With kids that have to start taking care of them
Now, we have to care for them.


Like hey mom get to work on time
We must remind our mother to be on time for work.


And hey dad would you come home tonight
We must plead with our father to come home.


And the both of you stop drinking so much wine.
We ask them to cut back on their drinking.


And they say, "Blah, blah, blah, blah"
People say meaningless things.


They give us truth deceiving
People give us false information while pretending it is true.


I don't think thats truth at all
I don't believe that is the truth.


They give us love thats leaving
They give us love, but it doesn't last.


I dont think thats love.
I don't believe that is love.




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