Flowers
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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We were good, we were gold
Kinda dream that can't be sold
We were right 'til we weren't
Built a home and watched it burn

Mm, I didn't wanna leave you
I didn't wanna lie
Started to cry, but then remembered I

I can buy myself flowers
Write my name in the sand
Talk to myself for hours
Say things you don't understand
I can take myself dancing
And I can hold my own hand
Yeah, I can love me better than you can

Can love me better
I can love me better, baby
Can love me better
I can love me better, baby

Paint my nails cherry red
Match the roses that you left
No remorse, no regret
I forgive every word you said

Ooh, I didn't wanna leave you, baby
I didn't wanna fight
Started to cry, but then remembered I

I can buy myself flowers
Write my name in the sand
Talk to myself for hours, yeah
Say things you don't understand
I can take myself dancing, yeah
I can hold my own hand
Yeah, I can love me better than you can

Can love me better
I can love me better, baby
Can love me better
I can love me better, baby
Can love me better
I can love me better, baby
Can love me better
Oh, I

I didn't wanna leave you
I didn't wanna fight
Started to cry, but then remembered I

I can buy myself flowers (oh)
Write my name in the sand (mm)
Talk to myself for hours (yeah)
Say things you don't understand (you never will)
I can take myself dancing, yeah
I can hold my own hand
Yeah, I can love me better than
Yeah, I can love me better than you can

Can love me better
I can love me better, baby (oh)
Can love me better
I can love me better (than you can), baby
Can love me better
I can love me better, baby




Can love me better
I

Overall Meaning

In "Flowers," Miley Cyrus sings about a relationship that ended due to dishonesty and disappointment. She reminisces on the good times they shared, describing their love as "good" and "gold." They had built a home together, but it was destroyed, likely a metaphor for their relationship. While it's clear that Miley was hurt, she ultimately discovers that she doesn't need her ex-partner to make her happy. In fact, she declares that she can love herself better than they ever could.


The chorus repeats the phrase "I can love me better than you can." Miley lists several ways in which she can care for herself, from buying herself flowers and writing her name in the sand to holding her own hand and taking herself dancing. She concludes that she can "love me better" than her former partner ever could. It's a triumphant declaration of self-love and a reminder that we don't always need someone else to complete us.


One interesting aspect of this song is that it features a sample of a voicemail left by Miley's father Billy Ray Cyrus. He says, "Hey Miley. It's your dad, it's 5:46 in Nashville, Tennessee, and uh, I was just listening to the playback of the new album. I'm so proud of you, girl. On so many different levels. You know, you've always been honest. You've always been true. I hope that people get to see that through this music. I love you." This voicemail adds a personal touch to the song and reinforces the theme of self-love and growth.


Line by Line Meaning

We were good, we were gold
We had a great time, things were perfect between us


Kinda dream that can't be sold
Our relationship was the kind that cannot be bought or sold


We were right 'til we weren't
We were happy until things fell apart


Built a home and watched it burn
We created a life together, but it all fell apart in the end


Mm, I didn't wanna leave you
I didn't want to walk away from our relationship


I didn't wanna lie
I didn't want to be dishonest with myself or with you


Started to cry, but then remembered I
I got emotional, but then remembered that I can take care of myself


I can buy myself flowers
I can treat myself and make myself happy


Write my name in the sand
I can make myself feel important and special


Talk to myself for hours
I can spend time alone and still feel fulfilled


Say things you don't understand
I can have my own thoughts and feelings that you may not comprehend


I can take myself dancing
I don't need someone else to have fun or enjoy life


And I can hold my own hand
I can comfort and support myself


Yeah, I can love me better than you can
I am capable of loving myself more than you were capable of loving me


Paint my nails cherry red
I can do things for myself that make me feel good


Match the roses that you left
I can make myself happy, even when you are not around


No remorse, no regret
I have moved on and am not dwelling on the past


I forgive every word you said
I have let go of any anger or resentment towards you


Can love me better
I am capable of self-love


I can love me better, baby
I am able to show love and care to myself and do not need someone else to do so


Oh, I
I am confident and strong on my own




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Gregory Aldae Hein, Michael Ross Pollack, Miley Ray Cyrus

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@MileyCyrus

I can love me better than you can…. FLOWERS SINGLE + VIDEO OUT NOW.

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@mariconblanco8639

still! love u! 💛

@edwinflick1130

You are absolutely amazing!

@florenciaacosta8470

te amo

@rinayoung8787

Love you always ❤

@jacobbonilla3813

I'm addicted to this song, the new era gonna be huge

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@sharilynn3024

Who had to come here after Miley won the Grammy for this song, just cuz it is so freaking amazing?!?!

@ShawnGS300

Yup, song and performance was amazing. Heard it on the Grammys, and had to come here and hear it again.

@marythomas8312

I did

@washkoskat

Me!

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