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Thrice – A Song For Milly Michaelson lyrics
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I think this song is about someone who almost died. Died not because they wanted too, but because they did not even see how bad off they were. Hence the line that you fell reaching for the rose. Yet it was someone who saved her from this supposed safe position.
I know in life I have thought I was safe sometimes and later realized how bad off I was. I would never have believed it if someone told me back then, but I was bad off. I can relate to this song. And I'm with Edagimo "This song is actually based on a book called The Boy Who could fly." Yet it makes a great double meaning. Thank God I did not die that day. Crazy how good this song is.
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UnregisteredFeb 1, 2012 at 4:32 am
As "egadimo" states, this song is based on a book/movie about a girl and her family who move next door to an autistic boy who never speaks and seems fascinated with birds and flight. The girl's teacher encourages her to try to draw him out of his shell and the 2 become rather attached to eachother. At one point, the girl is trying to reach for a rose that is growing (i think like on the second story of the house) but she falls and has a dream sequence about the boy flying and saving her.
This song is actually based on a book called The Boy Who could fly, Milly Michaelson was the girl in the book whom the boy that could fly fell in love with. The boy never spoke and was considered retarded if I remember correctly until the day he saved her life by flying and catching her when she fell. Even then he only talked to her for fear of being researched upon.
The fourth passage starting "And there's something you should know" says everything for me.
A girl/lover was rejected while seeking for something special in the relationship ("girl you should have died that day and you fell reaching for the rose"). He tries to say that he was there for her. If only they/he realised he could have saved her/them.
The chorus is a brilliant description of rocky but ultimately loving relationship. Hold on tight. We know it may be difficult. I won't ever let you fall. I care so much I will go to the end of my strength for you. O'er these city lights. Dazzled by the opportunities in life we both love the possibilities. But I love you most of all. No matter how far or where we go I have/never/can love anyone more than you.
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