Never Be Me
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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I know I do this every time
I walk the line, I play with fire
And I stop myself before the crime
I walk the line, yeah, I play with fire

I don't wanna push you way too much
I don't wanna lean that way too far
I don't wanna ever learn the hard way

But if you're looking for stable, that'll be never be me
If you're looking for faithful, that'll never be me
If you're looking for someone to be all that you need
That'll never be me
(Hard as I try)
That'll never be me
(I play with fire)

Dry your tears, now don't you cry
I'm by your side at least for a while
I know I do this every time
I walk the line, yeah, I play with fire

I don't wanna push you way too much
I don't wanna lean that way too far
I don't wanna ever learn the hard way, no
I don't wanna keep you in the dark
I don't wanna gamble with your heart
I don't wanna ever leave you lonely

But if you're looking for stable, that'll be never be me
If you're looking for faithful, that'll never be me
If you're looking for someone to be all that you need
That'll never be me
(Hard as I try)
That'll never be me
(I play with fire)

Can't get too close to the sun (fire)
Baby, you're the only, oh I
I'd never lie to you, baby, oh
You give me a reason to run from the fire
'Cause baby, you're the only one
Oh, I swear I'd never lie

If you're looking for stable, that'll be never be me
But I hope that I'm able to be all that you need
If you think that I'm someone to give up and leave
That'll never be me, no
If you think that I'm someone to give up and leave
That'll never be me
(Hard as I try)
That'll never be me, no




(I play with fire)
That'll never be me

Overall Meaning

In "Never Be Me," Miley Cyrus acknowledges that her wild lifestyle might be incompatible with a long-term relationship. The song explains that the singer is fully aware of her tendency to engage in reckless behavior, and she is not willing to change herself for anyone. She is not dishonest about her intentions and does not want to give anyone false hope that she will change. The chorus repeats that the singer is not stable, faithful or capable of being what someone might need in a relationship. However, despite all of this, she still wants to be with the person and hope they might accept her.


The chorus is repeated multiple times, emphasizing that the singer won't be the type of person someone might want in a relationship. Miley Cyrus reflects on her own past here, insightful enough to know that she isn't the type of person that values stability or faithfulness over her personal freedom. The song suggests that while betraying someone's trust is not her intention, it is always a possible outcome because of how she lives her life. Her feelings are present in lyrics such as "I don't wanna gamble with your heart, I don't wanna ever leave you lonely," suggesting she is aware of the damage she might cause.


Line by Line Meaning

I know I do this every time
I am aware that I have a tendency to repeat my behavior


I walk the line, I play with fire
I am not afraid to take risks and I often make dangerous choices


And I stop myself before the crime
However, I am cautious enough to prevent myself from going too far


I don't wanna push you way too much
I do not want to overwhelm you with my tendencies


I don't wanna lean that way too far
I do not want to go too far and hurt myself or others


I don't wanna ever learn the hard way
I do not want to make mistakes and face the consequences


But if you're looking for stable, that'll be never be me
If stability is what you want in a partner, I am not the right person to provide it


If you're looking for faithful, that'll never be me
If you want someone who is always loyal, I cannot promise to be that person


If you're looking for someone to be all that you need
If you are searching for a person who can fulfill all your needs, I am not that person


(Hard as I try)
Even if I make an effort


(I play with fire)
I still take risks and make dangerous choices


Dry your tears, now don't you cry
Please do not be upset or cry


I'm by your side at least for a while
I am here to support you, but not forever


I don't wanna keep you in the dark
I want to be honest and transparent with you


I don't wanna gamble with your heart
I do not want to take risks with your emotions


I don't wanna ever leave you lonely
I do not want to abandon you or make you feel alone


Can't get too close to the sun (fire)
I cannot get too involved in something that can potentially harm me


Baby, you're the only, oh I
You are the only person I care about


I'd never lie to you, baby, oh
I am always honest with you


You give me a reason to run from the fire
You provide me with a reason to stay away from danger


If you're looking for stable, that'll be never be me
I cannot guarantee stability if that's what you're searching for


But I hope that I'm able to be all that you need
I hope that I am enough for you, despite my flaws


If you think that I'm someone to give up and leave
If you believe that I am the type of person to give up easily and leave, I am not


(Hard as I try)
Even if I make an effort


(I play with fire)
I still take risks and make dangerous choices


That'll never be me
I cannot change who I am




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ilsey Juber, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus

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@isabellacollantemendez2119

Letra de mi patrona♡
I know I do this everytime
I walk the line
I play with fire
And I stop myself before the crime
I walk the line
Yeah, I play with fire

I don't wanna push you way too much
I don't wanna lean out way too far
I don't wanna ever learn the hard way

But if you're looking for stable
That'll never be me
If you're looking for faithful
That'll never be me
If you're looking for someone to be all that you need
That'll never be me
(As hard as I try)
That'll never be me
(I play with fire)

Dry your tears now, don't you cry
I'm by your side
At least for a while
I know I do this everytime
I walk the line
Yeah, I play with fire

I don't wanna push you way too much
I don't wanna lean out way too far
I don't wanna ever learn the hard way, no

I don't wanna keep you in the dark
I don't wanna gamble with your heart
I don't wanna ever leave you lonely

But if you're looking for stable
That'll never be me
If you're looking for faithful
That'll never be me
If you're looking for someone to be all that you need
That'll never be me
(As hard as I try)
That'll never be me
(I play with)

Fire!
Can't get too close to the Sun
Fire!
Baby, you're the only one, oh I
I'd never lie to you, baby, oh

Fire!
You're giving me a reason to run from the
Fire!
Baby, you're the only one, oh I swear
I'd never lie

If you're looking for stable
That'll never be me
But I hope that I'm able to be all that you need
If you think that I'm someone to give up and leave
That'll never be me, no

If you think that I'm someone to give up and leave
That'll never be me
(As hard as I try)
That'll never be me, no
(I play with fire)
That'll never be me



@penguinsmalz3774

LYRICS:
I know I do this every time
I walk the line
I play with fire
And I stop myself before the crime
I walk the line
Ya I play with fire
I don’t wanna push you way too much
I don’t wanna lean that way too far
I don’t wanna ever learn the hard way

But if you’re looking for stable that’ll be never be me
If you’re looking for faithful that’ll never be me
If you’re looking for someone to be all that you need
That’ll never be me
(Hard as I try)
That’ll never be me
(I play with fire)

Dry your tears now don’t you cry
I’m by your side at least for a while
I know I do this every time
I walk the line
Ya I play with fire

I don’t wanna push you way too much
I don’t wanna lean that way too far
I don’t wanna ever learn the hard way, no
I don’t wanna keep you in the dark
I don’t wanna gamble with your heart
I don’t wanna ever leave you lonely

But if you’re looking for stable that’ll be never be me
If you’re looking for faithful that’ll never be me
If you’re looking for someone to be all that you need
That’ll never be me
(Hard as I try)
That’ll never be me
(I play with fire)

Can’t get to close the sun
(Fire)
Baby you’re the only oh I
I’d never lie to you baby
Oh
(Fire)
You give me a reason to run from the
(Fire)
Cause baby you’re the only one
Oh I swear
I’d never lie

If you’re looking for stable that’ll be never be me
But I hope that I’m able to be all that you need
If you think that I’m someone to give up and leave
That’ll never be me no
If you think that I’m someone to give up and leave
That’ll never be me
(Hard as I try)
That’ll never be me, no
(I play with fire)
That’ll never be me



All comments from YouTube:

@sav_ash

Every song I listen to I say “this one is the best” but I realized I can’t choose which one is better I just love them all
Miley snapped with this album

@aspieangel1988

I know! First Miley, next... I hope it’s Britney. I tell you when that woman breaks free, somethings going to snap. I feel it coming 😃

@abdelwahabnassim6281

https://youtu.be/UlONYk5Qs1k

@youredelicious9945

I know right

@yajairaceballos3946

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@bebemoh6782

Exactly they all could be a single

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@ellenajarian6648

Every song from Plastic Hearts has the potential to be a single, that's how you know how good the album is...

@edsonjaravivar6395

I totally agree

@elielcordova3603

Yeah i know right

@claralorenzo1872

Literally

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