Music Monday: “A Song for Milly Michaelson” by Thrice

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “A Song for Milly Michaelson”
Artist: Thrice
Album: The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
Well you know I hardly speak
And when I do, it’s just for you
I haven’t said a word in weeks
Cause they’ve been keeping me from you

[Verse 2]
But there’s a way where there’s a will
You know I got no need for stairs
So step out on the window sill
And fall with me into the air

[Chorus]
So here we go, hold on tight and don’t let go
I won’t ever let you fall
I love the night and flying o’er these city lights
But I love you most of all

[Verse 3]
Well there’s something you should know
Girl, you should have died that day
When you fell reaching for the rose
But baby, I was there to save you

[Chorus]
So here we go, hold on tight and don’t let go
I won’t ever let you fall
I love the night and flying o’er these city lights
But I love you most of all

So here we go, hold on tight and don’t let go
I won’t ever let you fall
I love the night and flying o’er these city lights
But I love you most of all

This song takes part of its title from the film The Boy Who Could Fly (1986), which is about a girl whose father commits suicide and the friendship she finds in her grief with a boy named Eric. The lyrics reflect their wish for freedom and ways to cope with the pin in their lives. The musical elements of the song are built upon a clean electric guitar with the sound of wind in the background. It is from the Air EP of Thrice’s seminal work, The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air and Earth, which is appropriate given the lyrical and musical content of the song. It is relaxing in its instrumental elements and the reassurance of its lyrics speaks to the solace that can be found in a song.

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My copy of The Complete Alchemy Index; re-released in 2017.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

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