Fly On The Wall
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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You don't understand what it is
That makes me tick, but you wish you did
You always second guess
Wonder if I'll say yes
But you just lose out every time

If you only knew what I talked about
When I'm with my friends, just hanging out
Then you'd have the inside scoop on what to say, what to do
That way when you play the game
Baby, you could never lose

Don't you wish that you could be a
Fly on the wall?
A creepy little, sneaky little
Fly on the wall
All my precious secrets, yeah
You'd know them all
Don't you wish that you could be a
Fly on the wall?

You'd love to know the things I do
When I'm with my friends, and not with you
You always second guess
Wonder if there's other guys I'm flirting with
You should know by now

If you were my boyfriend, I'd be true to you
If I make a promise, I'm coming through
Don't you wish that you could see me
Every second of the day?
That way you would have no doubt
That baby, I would never stray

Don't you wish that you could be a
Fly on the wall?
A creepy little, sneaky little
Fly on the wall
All my precious secrets, yeah
You'd know them all
Don't you wish that you could be a
Fly on the wall?

A little communication
Well, that'll go a long way
You're getting misinformation
Too much hearsay, hearsay
And what I say is
Come a little closer
And what I'm gonna say is

Don't Ya?
Don't Ya?
Don't Ya?
Don't ya wish you were a?
Hey

Don't you wish that you could be a
Fly on the wall?
A creepy little, sneaky little
Fly on the wall
All my precious secrets, yeah
You'd know them all




Don't you wish that you could be a
Fly on the wall?

Overall Meaning

In the song Fly on the Wall, Miley Cyrus sings about wanting privacy and some happy moments with her friends without being watched and judged all the time. She talks about how the guy she's interested in doesn't understand her, and he always second-guesses her. She wishes he could be a fly on the wall so he can overhear her conversations with her friends and get to know her better. That way, he wouldn't have to guess and wouldn't come up short every time. If he could hear what she talks about and what she does with her friends, he would be better equipped to play the game and win her heart.


Miley reveals how frustrated she gets with her boyfriend's constant doubts about her faithfulness. She wishes he could see her every second of the day if that's what it took to convince him that she would never stray. She is honest about her desire to have a little privacy and space from her male friend. It's a plea for the guy to give her some room to breathe and trust her. The song has an upbeat tempo, which contrasts with the message, and gives the song a catchy, vibrant feel. In essence, Fly on the Wall is a message about wanting some freedom, privacy, and trust in a relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

You don't understand what it is That makes me tick, but you wish you did
You don't know what really drives me, but you want to figure it out


You always second guess Wonder if I'll say yes But you just lose out every time
You doubt yourself and miss opportunities because of it


If you only knew what I talked about When I'm with my friends, just hanging out Then you'd have the inside scoop on what to say, what to do That way when you play the game Baby, you could never lose
If you knew what I really like, you could use it to your advantage and never fail to impress me


Don't you wish that you could be a Fly on the wall? A creepy little, sneaky little Fly on the wall All my precious secrets, yeah You'd know them all Don't you wish that you could be a Fly on the wall?
You want to secretly observe and know all my private thoughts and actions


You'd love to know the things I do When I'm with my friends, and not with you You always second guess Wonder if there's other guys I'm flirting with You should know by now
You obsess over my whereabouts and assume the worst


If you were my boyfriend, I'd be true to you If I make a promise, I'm coming through Don't you wish that you could see me Every second of the day? That way you would have no doubt That baby, I would never stray
If we were together, I would be loyal and reliable, and you would never have to worry about me cheating


A little communication Well, that'll go a long way You're getting misinformation Too much hearsay, hearsay And what I say is Come a little closer And what I'm gonna say is Don't Ya? Don't Ya? Don't Ya? Don't ya wish you were a? Hey
We need to talk honestly instead of relying on rumors and gossip, and I want you to realize how much you desire to know everything about me


Don't you wish that you could be a Fly on the wall? A creepy little, sneaky little Fly on the wall All my precious secrets, yeah You'd know them all Don't you wish that you could be a Fly on the wall?
You still want to observe me secretly and learn every hidden fact about me




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Miley Cyrus, Timothy James Price, Antonina Armato, Devrim Karaoglu

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Comments from YouTube:

@ridasohail13

the way the drink turned into a camera... the way she screamed.... one of the most tasteful intros in cinematic history

@nfrblvd

it was camp

@Mateocabrera2389

Lmao

@mdnblues

9 yr old me was creeped tf out

@lukelavergne4859

I screamed at this

@connor___

Very citizen Kane!

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@drew5059

Miley has always been the queen of hair, those beach waves were ICONIC.

@isabellanaomiblackmoon76

Every girl before 6th grade bringing in a pic from this video to their moms hair dresser omg. The layers, the chunky highlights, AAAAA!!!! CULTURAL RESET!!!!

@someone4sure681

Yes her hair was amazing but I still love her new hair

@makemesomecoffee7821

Yeah. She has really good hair.

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