Plastic Hearts
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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Hello, the sunny place for shady people
A crowded room where nobody goes
You can be whoever you wanna be here
Oh, I've been living at the Chateau
Shouldn't drive but I should really go home
I don't even know 'em but they won't leave here

Frightened by my own reflection
Desperate for a new connection
Pull you in but don't you get too close
Love you now but not tomorrow
Wrong to steal but not to borrow
Pull you in but don't you get too close

I've been California dreaming
Plastic hearts are bleeding
Keep me up all night (keep me up)
Keep me up all night (all night)
Lost in black hole conversation
Sunrise suffocation
Keep me up all night (keep me up)
Keep me up all night

I just wanna feel
I just wanna feel something
But I keep feeling nothing all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

Hello, I'll tell you all the people I know
Sell you something that you already own
I can be whoever you want me to be
Love me now but not tomorrow
Fill me up but leave me hollow
Pull me in but don't you get too close (oh)

I've been California dreaming
Plastic hearts are bleeding
Keep me up all night (keep me up)
Keep me up all night (all night)
Lost in black hole conversation
Sunrise suffocation
Keep me up all night (keep me up)
Keep me up all night

I just wanna feel
I just wanna feel something
But I keep feeling nothing all night long

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

I've been California dreaming
Plastic hearts are bleeding
Keep me up all night (keep me up)
Keep me up all night (all night)
Lost in black hole conversation
Sunrise suffocation
Keep me up all night (keep me up)
Keep me up all night

I just wanna feel




I just wanna feel something
But I keep feeling nothing all night long

Overall Meaning

The song "Plastic Hearts" by Miley Cyrus is an introspective track that speaks about the pressure of living in the spotlight and the toll it takes on a person. In the first verse, she suggests that she is in a place where people are not genuine, and she doesn't feel comfortable around them despite their efforts to make her fit in. She feels like an outsider and wants to leave. In the pre-chorus, Cyrus reveals how insecure she feels and how desperate she is for a deeper connection. She is afraid of getting too close to anyone and being hurt in the process. Her plastic heart is bleeding, but she keeps putting up a facade.


In the chorus, Cyrus expresses her desire to escape from her life and feel something real. She is tired of feeling nothing and wants to experience something authentic. The second verse highlights her willingness to change her identity and be whoever people want her to be, but she knows that this is not sustainable in the long run. She doesn't want anyone to get too close to her, and while she craves affection, she knows that the people around her are not trustworthy. The chorus then repeats itself, emphasizing her desire to connect with someone and not feel empty anymore.


Overall, "Plastic Hearts" by Miley Cyrus is a poignant commentary on the superficiality of the entertainment industry and the emotional toll it takes on those within it. While Cyrus is known for her rebellious and carefree attitude, the song shows a more vulnerable and introspective side to her, and it's a welcome addition.


Line by Line Meaning

Hello, the sunny place for shady people
This place is like a bright and warm welcome to all of the people who have darkness in their hearts.


A crowded room where nobody goes
Although there are many people here, it feels like everyone is alone and lost.


You can be whoever you wanna be here
Be whoever you want to be in this place without fear of judgment or criticism.


Oh, I've been living at the Chateau
The Chateau might be a metaphor for a luxurious but unfulfilling lifestyle that she's been living in for some time.


Shouldn't drive but I should really go home
She knows she shouldn't be driving, but it's time for her to leave this place and go back to reality.


I don't even know 'em but they won't leave here
There are strangers in this place that she doesn't even know, but they won't leave her alone.


Frightened by my own reflection
She's scared of who she sees in the mirror and what she's become.


Desperate for a new connection
She's looking for a new meaningful relationship, potentially to fill the emptiness she feels.


Pull you in but don't you get too close
She's warning the person not to get too close because it might end up being a superficial relationship.


Love you now but not tomorrow
She has fleeting feelings of love that may not last long term.


Wrong to steal but not to borrow
She's acknowledging that stealing is wrong but borrowing isn't as bad, which could be a metaphor for how she treats relationships.


I've been California dreaming
She's been having dreams of escaping or becoming something different, potentially wanting to leave behind the lifestyle represented by California luxe.


Plastic hearts are bleeding
Even though they look sleek and shiny, people's hearts still feel pain and bleed when hurt.


Lost in black hole conversation
Her conversations feel empty and meaningless, like they're disappearing into a black hole.


Sunrise suffocation
Even as the sun rises on this lifestyle, she still feels suffocated by it, like she can't breathe or escape.


I just wanna feel
She's looking for a sense of emotion or connection that she hasn't been able to find.


I just wanna feel something
She's emphasizing that she wants to feel anything genuine, rather than the emptiness she's currently feeling.


But I keep feeling nothing all night long
She keeps searching for that feeling, but it eludes her - she feels nothing.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Lou Bell, Miley Cyrus, Ryan B Tedder

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@taracrane8629

LYRICS

Ah!

Hello
The sun, it breaks the shady people
A crowded room where nobody goes
You can be whoever you wanna be here
And oh, I've been livin' at the Chateau
Shouldn't drive, but I should really go home
I don't even know 'em, but they won't leave here

Frightened by my own reflection
Desperate for a new connection
Hold you in, but don't you get too close
Love you now, but not tomorrow
Wrong to steal, but not to borrow
Pull you in, but don't you get too close

I've been California dreamin'
Plastic hearts are bleedin'
Keep me up all night (Keep me up)
Keep me up all night (All night)
Lost in black hole conversations
Sunrise suffocation
Keep me up all night (Keep me up)
Keep me up all night

I just wanna feel (Feel)
I just wanna feel somethin' (Feel somethin' now)
But I keep feeling nothin' all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

Hello (Hello)
I'll tell you all the people I know (I know)
Sell you somethin' that you already own (You own)
I can be whoever you want me to be

Love me now, but not tomorrow
Fill me up, but leave me hollow
Pull me in, but don't you get too close (Oh)

I've been California dreamin'
Plastic hearts are bleedin'
Keep me up all night (Keep me up)
Keep me up all night (All night)
Lost in black hole conversations
Sunrise suffocation
Keep me up all night (Keep me up)
Keep me up all night

I just wanna feel (Feel)
I just wanna feel somethin' (Feel somethin' now)
But I keep feelin' nothin' all night long

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

I've been California dreamin' (Dreamin')
Plastic hearts are bleedin' (Are bleedin')
Keep me up all night (Yeah)
Keep me up all night (All night)
Lost in black hole conversations
Sunrise suffocation
Keep me up all night (Keep me up, oh yeah)
Keep me up all night

I just wanna feel (Feel)
I just wanna feel somethin' (Feel somethin' now)
But I keep feelin' nothin' all night long



All comments from YouTube:

@donryan3153

This album is a masterpiece. So refreshing how she combines all the elements coursing through her veins: rock, country, blues, pop... and makes it all work. I love her sense of vocalization and melody, not to mention the sound of her voice. First time in a long time I've listened to an album and loved he balance it strikes between variety and cohesion. Real talent, real musicians, real influences, real music. Well done Miley!

@homorockerbloguero5079

She's talented and this time she's surrounded by talented musicians not only loop throwers like in bangerz

@KIARALOVES

Yes that’s ART 💯

@entertainmentwithme3429

✌️ Miley Cyrus - plastic hearts
Fanmade
https://youtu.be/Mkaz11KUmgc

@ktaes

TOOK THE WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH ❕

@jakobwhaleart

You said it!

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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...

@carlgibbons5777

Same with Kylie Minogue's new record Disco.

@emanshah2755

Just like bangerz.

@reenasrivastava9356

My daughter did a cover of When I Look At You and I hope you will listen to it,here's the link: https://youtu.be/EVU69axJGJg

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