The Ballad of Millie Rosa Jane

from The Book was Better by The Doubleclicks

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I knew a girl who was once like you and me
but then she found the ocean and
now she is free
now she is right where she wanted to be
there’s no cell towers on the open sea

Millie Rosa Jane, Millie Rosa Jane
did it make you happy to sail far away?
teach us what you learned, we’ve been waiting for the day
of the return of Ms. Millie Rosa Jane

Millie told us all that she wanted to get out
the internet had left her with a time freedom drought
no number of tweets stack up to the amount
of joy you recieve when you delete your account

Millie Rosa Jane, Millie Rosa Jane
you said that the ocean could liberate from pain
has all of your freedom opened up your brain
what have you made, Ms. Millie Rosa Jane?

did she read and relax, did she live like a queen
did she paint the best pictures the world has ever seen?
I guess we’ll never know, ’cause we haven’t heard a thing
since the day that she left in 2015

the call of the ocean is ever seductive
away from the web you can be so productive
but not knowing how to sail may make it destructive
at least we agree that your choice was instructive

Millie Rosa Jane, Millie Rosa Jane
could have turned off your laptop and boarded a train
you could’ve set your phone to the mode of airplane
then you’d still be alive, Ms. Millie Rosa Jane


from The Book was Better, released May 10, 2019




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The Doubleclicks are a pair of siblings who sing about cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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