Malibu - Miley Cyrus




The Experience: You brought me here and I'm happy that you did... If you love someone, they play a huge part in who you become...


Music video: Miley Cyrus plays in wide open fields and along a pristine seashore. Most of the shots are her in beachwear, but she is showing a lot less skin than her past incarnations and said to Billboard magazine that's because she wants to be taken more seriously. Add to that the fact that her whole wardrobe is white, and her message becomes "this is a new, cleaner me... pay attention to the message, not the package".

The Meaning of Malibu: Miley Cyrus dedicated Malibu to her fiance Liam Hemsworth. The song is very much about finding a better place, a place that Miley Cyrus says she has found. "I haven’t smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I’ve ever. I’m not doing drugs, I’m not drinking, I’m completely clean right now! That was just something that I wanted to do." According to Malibu, one of the keys to a transformation like that is the person at your side, the person who brings out the best that you didn't even know you had.  You brought me here and I'm happy that you did 'cause now I'm as free as birds catching the wind. I always thought I would sink, so I never swam [...] But here I am next to you. Check out her full Malibu interview with Billboard here.

Ask yourself: Are you willing to change? To reevaluate who you are and what you want to be? Do you let other people call you to a better place?

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LYRICS:

I never came to the beach or stood by the ocean
I never sat by the shore under the sun with my feet in the sand
But you brought me here and I'm happy that you did
'Cause now I'm as free as birds catching the wind

I always thought I would sink, so I never swam
I never went boatin', don't get how they are floatin'
And sometimes I get so scared
Of what I can't understand

But here I am
Next to you
The sky's more blue
In Malibu
Next to you
In Malibu
Next to you, baby

We watched the sun go down as we were walking
I'd spend the rest of my life just standing here talking
You would explain the current as I just smile
Hoping that you'll stay the same and nothing will change
And it'll be us just for a while
Do they even exist?
That's when I make the wish
To swim away with the fish

Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?
I never would've believed you
If three years ago you told me
I'd be here writing this song

But here I am
Next to you
The sky's so blue
In Malibu
Next to you
In Malibu
Next to you, baby

Next to you
The sky's so blue
In Malibu, baby
Next to you

We are just like the waves that flow back and forth
Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning and you're there to save me
And I wanna thank you with all of my heart
It's a brand new start
A dream come true
In Malibu


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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