River
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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I got a new dress just to meet you downtown
When you walk me through the park just to show it off?
I can pull my hair back in the tight way that you like
If you wrap me in your arms and never stop

Heart beats so loud that it's drowning me out
Living in an April shower
You're pouring down, baby, drown me out (ooh-ooh-ooh)

You're just like a river (ooh-ooh-ooh)
You're just like a river (ooh-ooh-ooh)
You go on forever
You're just like a river

Blowing bubbles in the bath, I can't stop from thinking lately
You could be the one, have the honor of my babies
Hope they have your eyes and that crooked smile
Was a desert 'fore I met you, I was in a drought

Heart beats so loud that it's drowning me out
Living in an April shower
You're pouring down, baby, drown me out (ooh-ooh-ooh)

You're just like a river (ooh-ooh-ooh)
You're just like a river (ooh-ooh-ooh)
You go on forever
You're just like a river

You're never running dry (oh)

I feel you everywhere
Your face is all in my hair (hair)
Covered up in your sweat
It turns me on that you care, baby
Your love, it flows just like a river

You're just like a river (that's what you are)
You're just like a river (that's what you are)
You're just like a river (that's what you are)
You're just like a river
You're just like a river (heart beats so loud that it's drowning me out)
Just like a river (living in an April shower)




You go on forever (you're pouring down, baby, drown me out)
You're just like a river

Overall Meaning

The first verse of "River" by Miley Cyrus expresses the excitement and anticipation of a girl dressing up to meet someone special. It's not clear who she is meeting, but it's evident that she is expecting a lot from this person as she wants to show off her dress to them. She describes how she can style her hair to the person's liking and crave to be wrapped in their arms. The imagery of a river here suggests that just as a river keeps flowing and never stops, she hopes that this relationship will be constant, steady and never-ending.


The second verse expands on her feelings and how much this person means to her. The imagery of blowing bubbles in the bath is innocent and carefree, just as her thoughts used to be before meeting him. She declares that she dreams of having his babies and hopes they will have his eyes and smile. The bridge talks about how this person's love is like a river, always flowing, and never running dry. The chorus repeats that he is "just like a river" and goes on forever.


The overall theme of the song seems to be about love and how it makes her feel, where she compares it to a powerful and ever-flowing force like a river. The song represents the joy of being in love while portraying a slight sense of anxiety about letting one's guard down.


Line by Line Meaning

I got a new dress just to meet you downtown
I took great effort and care to look good for you, to be presentable and to make a good impression


Will you walk me through the park just to show it off?
Would you be proud of me in public and display me like an object?


I can pull my hair back in the tight way that you like
I will alter my appearance based on what you desire, even if it's uncomfortable for me


If you wrap me in your arms and never stop
I want your constant validation and affection, to be protected and secure in your embrace


Heart beats so loud that it's drowning me out
My strong emotions and feelings for you are overwhelming and consuming me


Living in an April shower
My life feels like a constant downpour of transformative, emotional experiences


You're pouring down, baby, drown me out (ooh-ooh-ooh)
Your presence and effect on me is so powerful, it's as if I'm being submerged and engulfed in you


You're just like a river (ooh-ooh-ooh)
You're a relentless, never-ending force that cannot be stopped or controlled


Blowing bubbles in the bath, I can't stop from thinking lately
I'm constantly preoccupied with thoughts of you and our relationship, even in mundane moments


You could be the one, have the honor of my babies
You have the potential to be my partner for life, and to have children with me, which is a great privilege and responsibility


Hope they have your eyes and that crooked smile
I hope our children inherit your unique and endearing physical traits, which I find attractive and desirable


Was a desert 'fore I met you, I was in a drought
My life was barren and unfulfilling prior to our relationship, and you have brought vitality and sustenance to it


You're never running dry (oh)
You always have a new and refreshing energy, never becoming stale or predictable


I feel you everywhere
Your influence and presence is all-encompassing and impossible to escape or ignore


Your face is all in my hair (hair)
I'm constantly reminded of you and your appearance, even in my physical surroundings


Covered up in your sweat
I'm happy to be close and intimate with you, even in ways that might be considered unappealing by others


It turns me on that you care, baby
Your attentiveness and affection towards me is a source of arousal and happiness


Your love, it flows just like a river
Your love is unceasing and uncontainable, like an unending current of water




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Justin Trantern, Miley Cyrus, Thomas Hull, Tyler Johnson

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it’s official this miley era has stolen my heart ❤

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MILEY SHOULD’VE PERFORMED THIS AT THE GRAMMYS LIKE THIS IS SO GOOD

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why isn't this big? it's such a bop fr.

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