Malibu
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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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 is more blue
In Malibu
Next to you
In Malibu
Next to you

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 I just stay the same and nothing will change
And it'll be us, just for a while
Do we 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 is so blue
In Malibu
Next to you
In Malibu
Next to you

Next to you
The sky is so blue
In Malibu
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

Overall Meaning

In Miley Cyrus’s song “Malibu,” the singer discusses how love can transform a person and allow them to experience new things. Starting with the admission that she had never spent time at the beach or appreciated the ocean, the singer sings of how the person she loves brought her to Malibu and now she is as “free as birds catching the wind”. Throughout the rest of the song, she talks about how even though she was scared of what she couldn’t understand, she felt safe and free when she was with this person. The singer expresses gratitude towards the person she loves and wishes that they can be together always.


The song's lyrics also touch upon how love has transformed Miley's life in general. She ponders how her life has changed and how she never expected to be in a position where she was writing a song in Malibu. The ocean serves as a metaphor for the ebb and flow of life, and her love for the person next to her is the one thing that remains constant.


The song is an ode to Miley's fiancé, Liam Hemsworth. The two rekindled their relationship in 2016 after a three-year break. Their previous relationship ended after Hemsworth proposed to her, but the couple called things off a year later.


Line by Line Meaning

I never came to the beach or stood by the ocean
I was so busy with my life and work that I never got time to come to the beach or visit the ocean.


I never sat by the shore under the sun with my feet in the sand
I had never experienced the joy of sitting by the shore and soaking up the sun with my feet buried in the sand.


But you brought me here and I'm happy that you did
You made me come here and I'm grateful to you for showing me something I never knew I was missing.


'Cause now I'm as free as birds catching the wind
Now that I am here, I feel as free as birds soaring in the wind, with no worries or fears holding me back.


I always thought I would sink, so I never swam
I was so scared of drowning that I never even tried swimming.


I never went boatin', don't get how they are floatin'
I had never been on a boat before, and didn't understand how it could stay afloat on water.


And sometimes I get so scared of what I can't understand
I often get scared of things that I cannot comprehend or explain.


But here I am
But now I am here, standing next to you.


Next to you
I am standing by your side, enjoying the beauty of nature around us.


The sky is more blue
The sky appears bluer than ever before, perhaps because of the peaceful, happy feeling inside me.


In Malibu
We are in Malibu, enjoying each other's company and the beauty of the surroundings.


We watched the sun go down as we were walking
As we walked, we watched the sun slowly set on the horizon, painting the sky with beautiful colors.


I'd spend the rest of my life just standing here talking
I would be happy to spend the rest of my days standing here with you, talking and enjoying this moment.


You would explain the current, as I just smile
As we stand here, you explain the science behind the ocean currents, while I listen and smile, enjoying your company.


Hoping I just stay the same and nothing will change
I wish that things would remain the same forever, and nothing would change in our lives.


And it'll be us, just for a while
For this moment, it's just you and me, enjoying our time together, with nothing else to worry about.


Do we even exist?
In this moment, it feels like we are the only two people on earth, and I wonder if anyone else even exists.


That's when I make the wish
At that moment, I make a wish, hoping that this moment would last forever.


To swim away with the fish
I wish that we could dive into the ocean, swim with the fish, and escape the worries of the world.


Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?
I wonder if the heat and sunshine is a normal part of summer, and if it'll be like this all season long.


I never would've believed you
I would never have thought that I would come to enjoy the beach and the ocean like this.


If three years ago you told me
If you had told me three years back that I would be here enjoying the beach, I wouldn't have believed you.


I'd be here writing this song
But here I am, writing a song about the beauty of this place and the happiness it brings me.


Next to you
Again, I am standing beside you, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and your company.


The sky is so blue
The sky looks even bluer than before, perhaps reflecting the joy and peace in my heart.


We are just like the waves that flow back and forth
Just like the waves of the ocean, sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down, but we still continue flowing together.


Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning and you're there to save me
Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed and lost, but you are always there to support me and help me stay afloat.


And I wanna thank you with all of my heart
I am thankful to you from the bottom of my heart, for bringing me here and for always being there for me.


It's a brand new start
This moment feels like the beginning of a new chapter in my life, filled with joy, peace and new experiences.


A dream come true
It feels like a dream come true, to be here, surrounded by nature and enjoying this moment with you.


In Malibu
This beautiful place, Malibu, has given me so much joy and peace, and I am grateful to be here.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Kleinman

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Salty

I love Alan's remixes 😻♥️

Cadu B

OMG this remixes is amazing

Connor-Røck

Same here

Muslim Warrior

Me too

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Fernanda Martínez

Perfect remix. Alan is the most talented nowadays. Feeling free and chilling out here. Miley is gorgeous and owns one of the most unique voices ever, which makes her so special and talented girls in the industry, Happy, happy, happy!. My two idols here.

Meschach Horne

@Jørgen Lier I thought it really missed her intense on the mark vocals in the middle of the original song and it would've been cool here to use. Alan kind of fucked up their.

Ramanarayanan Anjukunnu

Alan is just the greatest.

otto

Alan Walker Has That Sad-ish Style, But That Makes His Music Epic, In My Opinion.

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