Island
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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I'm on an island, dirty dancing in the sun
So close to heaven but so far from everyone
Yeah, I've got treasures buried underneath the sand
But I'm still wishing for the love that I don't have

Mama told me, "Girl, smoke 'em if you got 'em"
Left my lighter back at home with all my problems
So I'm sitting here, wondering all day long

Am I stranded on an island?
Or have I landed in paradise?
Am I stranded on an island?
Or have I landed in paradise?

I can paint my toenails while I'm soaking up the sea
The only thing that's missing here is you and our TV
And I won't lie, it sure gets lonely here at night
But no one here needs nothing from me and it's kind of nice

Mama told me, "Girl, smoke 'em if you got 'em"
Left my lighter back at home with all my problems
So I'm sitting here, wondering all day long

Am I stranded on an island?
Or have I landed in paradise?
Am I stranded on an island?
Or have I landed in paradise?

I hear your voice like a song on the radio
All day long 'cause, boy, I be missing ya
I hear your voice like a song on the radio, ah
I hear your voice like a song on the radio (paradise)
All day long 'cause, boy, I be missing ya
I hear your voice like a song on the radio, ah (paradise)

Am I stranded on an island?
Or have I landed in paradise?
Am I stranded on an island?
Or have I landed in paradise?

Am I stranded on an island? (I hear your voice like a song on the radio)
(All day long 'cause, boy, I be missing you)
Or have I landed in paradise? (I hear your voice like a song on the radio, ah)

Am I stranded on an island? (I hear your voice like a song on the radio)
(All day long 'cause, boy, I be missing you)
Or have I landed in paradise? (I hear your voice like a song on the radio, ah)

Am I stranded on an island? (I hear your voice like a song on the radio)
(All day long 'cause, boy, I be missing you)
Or have I landed in paradise? (I hear your voice like a song on the radio, ah)





Am I stranded on an island?
Or have I landed-

Overall Meaning

The song "Island" by Miley Cyrus reflects on the feeling of being in a beautiful place like an island all alone due to a lack of love or companionship. The opening line "I'm on an island, dirty dancing in the sun" metaphorically describes her seeking solace and happiness in a place that is both beautiful and far from reality. The line "Yeah, I've got treasures buried underneath the sand, But I'm still wishing for the love that I don't have" shows how she still longs for love despite being in a beautiful place.


Miley Cyrus also mentions how she misses her partner or someone close to her in the lines "And I won't lie, it sure gets lonely here at night, But no one here needs nothing from me and it's kind of nice" and "I hear your voice like a song on the radio, All day long 'cause, boy, I be missing ya." She paints a picture of how it feels like to be stranded in an exotic location without that special person, wondering whether it's really paradise or just a lonely place.


Overall, "Island" by Miley Cyrus conveys a sense of longing and sadness within a beautiful melody and catchy lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm on an island, dirty dancing in the sun
Despite being on a beautiful island and enjoying myself, I am still feeling lonely.


So close to heaven but so far from everyone
My surroundings are paradise-like, but the lack of human connection makes me feel isolated.


Yeah, I've got treasures buried underneath the sand
I have valuable things in my life, but they are not fulfilling my need for love and companionship.


But I'm still wishing for the love that I don't have
Despite being grateful for what I do have, I can't help but feel that something is missing.


Mama told me, "Girl, smoke 'em if you got 'em"
My mother gave me advice to enjoy the present moment if I have the opportunity.


Left my lighter back at home with all my problems
I am trying to escape my problems and not dwell on them while on this island.


So I'm sitting here, wondering all day long
Despite being in a beautiful place, my mind is preoccupied with thoughts of loneliness and longing.


I can paint my toenails while I'm soaking up the sea
I have activities to keep me occupied, but it still doesn't replace the need for human connection.


The only thing that's missing here is you and our TV
I miss the comfort and familiarity of the person and routine I had before being on this island.


And I won't lie, it sure gets lonely here at night
Even though I am trying to enjoy myself, the loneliness still creeps in at times, especially at night.


But no one here needs nothing from me and it's kind of nice
Being alone has its perks, and it's nice to not have the pressure of pleasing others.


I hear your voice like a song on the radio
I miss the person I left behind and their presence is constantly on my mind.


All day long 'cause, boy, I be missing ya
I miss this person so much that I can't stop thinking about them throughout the day.


Am I stranded on an island?
I am questioning whether being on this island is isolating me or allowing me to appreciate my own company.


Or have I landed in paradise?
Despite feeling lonely, I can acknowledge the beauty of this place and the opportunity to enjoy it.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brandon J. Burton, Caitlyn Smith, Dani Miller, Jennifer Decilveo, Michael Ross Pollack, Miley Ray Cyrus

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@angelakkhalil

This whole album is telling the story of a woman whose on her own, fighting, being and reminiscing a love that she never had. And this woman is not the one who waits, she is not the woman who limits herself, she’s the Woman you take as she is, free, passionate and limitless.

Edited: I hope you read this comment Miley and know that you have taught me a lot by being yourself, authentically. Your fan since I was 15, now 28…

@rafaelrrsin5087

Una niña mimada en lo personal. Una gran cantante en lo profesional.

@Jen-sp9yu

Beautifully said

@kaysonthefancollector8826

WELL SAID!!!!!!

@mimasad6301

perfect description

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