Bottom of the Ocean
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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It's been in the past for awhile
I get a flash and I smile
Am I crazy
Still miss you baby
It was real
It was right
But it burned too hot to survive
All that's left
Is all these ashes

Where does love go
I don't know
When it's all said and done
How could I be losing you forever
After all the time we spent together
I had to know why
I had to lose you
Now you just become
Like everything I'll never find again
At the bottom of the ocean

Do do do, do do do do
Do do do, do do, do
Do do do, do do do, do

In a dream you appear
For awhile you were here
So I keep sleeping
Just to keep you with me
I draw a map
Connect the dots
With all the memories that I got
What I'm missing
I'll keep reliving

Where does love go
I don't know
When it's all said and done
How could I be losing you forever
After all the time we spent together
I had to know why
I had to lose you
Now you just become
Like everything I'll never find again
At the bottom of the ocean

This is it
Let go
Breathe
You don't have to love me for me
To baby ever understand
Just know I love the time we both had
And I don't ever wanna see you sad
Be happy
And I don't wanna hold you
If you don't wanna tell me
You love me babe
Just know I'm gonna have to walk away
I'll be big enough for the both of us to say
Be happy

Do do do, do do do do (be happy)
Do do do, do do, do (be happy)
Do do do, do do do, do (be happy)





Mmhmm, be happy

Overall Meaning

The song "Bottom Of The Ocean" by Miley Cyrus explores the idea of lost love and the aftermath of a breakup. The lyrics suggest that the relationship ended because it burned too hot to survive. The singer reminisces about the time they spent with their former partner and questions where love goes after a breakup. The line "Now you just become like everything I'll never find again at the bottom of the ocean" suggests that the love they shared will remain a distant memory, lost forever.


The second verse talks about how the singer dreams about their former partner, wanting to keep them with them even though they are gone. They draw a map connecting the dots of their memories as a way to keep reliving what they had. But in the end, they realize that they have to let go and move on. The chorus repeats the question of where love goes and emphasizes the pain of losing someone after spending so much time together.


Line by Line Meaning

It's been in the past for awhile
The relationship ended a while ago


I get a flash and I smile
Reminiscing about the past brings temporary happiness


Am I crazy
Questioning one's sanity over missing the ex-partner


Still miss you baby
The feelings for the ex are still present


It was real
The love was genuine


It was right
The love was perfect


But it burned too hot to survive
The intensity of love couldn't be sustained


All that's left
The relationship left nothing behind


Is all these ashes
The remains of the relationship


Where does love go
Questioning where love disappears to


I don't know
Admitting they don't have the answer


When it's all said and done
After the relationship ends


How could I be losing you forever
Struggling to come to terms with losing the ex-partner permanently


After all the time we spent together
Reflecting on the time spent together


I had to know why
Trying to understand why the relationship failed


Now you just become
The ex-partner is now associated with something that can never be recovered


Like everything I'll never find again
The lost love is now a void in the person's life


At the bottom of the ocean
Metaphorically representing the lost love being inaccessible and unreachable


In a dream you appear
Dreaming about the ex-partner


For awhile you were here
In the dream, the ex-partner was present


So I keep sleeping
Sleeping so the dream and the presence of the ex-partner would continue


Just to keep you with me
Holding onto the memory of the ex-partner


I draw a map
Trying to make sense of the past


Connect the dots
Associating the memories


With all the memories that I got
Remembering all the moments shared together


What I'm missing
Feeling the absence of the ex- partner


I'll keep reliving
Continuing to remember the happy moments


This is it
Accepting the end of the relationship


Let go
Releasing the emotional baggage


Breathe
Take a deep breath and move on


You don't have to love me for me
One's love isn't necessary for the other person's happiness


To baby ever understand
To completely understand why the relationship ended


Just know I love the time we both had
Sharing beautiful memories together


And I don't ever wanna see you sad
Wishing happiness for the ex-partner


Be happy
Wishing for the ex-partner to live a happy life


And I don't wanna hold you
Not interfering in the ex-partner's life


If you don't wanna tell me
If the ex-partner doesn't want to express their feelings


You love me babe
The love isn't necessary anymore


Just know I'm gonna have to walk away
Accepting the end of the relationship


I'll be big enough for the both of us to say
Taking responsibility for both people


Mmhmm, be happy
The only message left to convey is to live a happy life




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Antonina Armato, Miley Cyrus, Tim James

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