Violet Chemistry
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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When the floor is wet
And the lights come on but you don't wanna leave
And your phone is lost
But the car's outside, waitin' out on the street

Tonight we'll just be wrong (wrong)
Ain't done this in so long (long)
We ain't gotta talk, baby, we'll keep the stereo on
When the floor is wet
And the lights come on but you don't wanna leave

Stay awhile, stay awhile with me (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, don't deny the violet chemistry (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, stay awhile with me (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, put your arms around me
Put them around me

When the floor is wet
And the lights come on but you don't wanna leave
Can I bum a cigarette? (A cigarette)
We could paint our names in black on the marquee

Tonight we'll just be wrong (wrong)
Ain't done this in so long (long)
We ain't gotta talk, baby, we'll keep the stereo on
When the floor is wet
And the lights come on but you don't wanna leave

Stay awhile, stay awhile with me (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, don't deny the violet chemistry (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, stay awhile with me (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, put your arms around me
Put them around me

Fingers start to dance along the figures and the shapes
Mixing all the colors like we're making a Monet
There's something between us that's too major to ignore
May not be eternal but nocturnal, nothing more

Fingers start to dance along the figures and the shapes
Mixing all the colors like we're making a Monet
There's something between us that's too major to ignore
May not be eternal, but nocturnal, nothing more

Tonight we'll just be wrong (wrong)
Ain't done this in so long (long)
We ain't gotta talk, baby, we'll keep the stereo on

Stay awhile, stay awhile with me (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, don't deny the violet chemistry (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, stay awhile with me (oh, oh)
Stay awhile, put your arms around me
Put them around me

Stay with me awhile, stay with me awhile
Stay with me awhile, stay with me awhile




Stay with me awhile, stay with me awhile
Stay with me awhile, stay with me awhile

Overall Meaning

In "Violet Chemistry" by Miley Cyrus, the lyrics describe a moment of intense connection and chemistry between two people. The scene is set in a club or bar, where the floor is wet and the lights are on, but the two individuals do not want to leave. In the midst of this moment, there is a desire to stay in each other's company, with the lyrics "Stay awhile, don't deny the violet chemistry." There is a sense of urgency to this desire, as the feeling is described as "too major to ignore," and yet the possibility of it being temporary is acknowledged with the line "May not be eternal, but nocturnal, nothing more."


Throughout the song's second verse, the lyrics describe a sense of creativity and playfulness between these two individuals. The line "Mixing all the colors like we're making a Monet" suggests a level of artistic expression in their chemistry, while also emphasizing the colors and vibrancy of their connection. The use of the word "nocturnal" further emphasizes the transient nature of their chemistry, perhaps suggesting that this moment of connection exists most strongly under cover of darkness or in the context of a night out.


Overall, "Violet Chemistry" portrays a moment of intense connection and chemistry between two people, exploring the feeling of urgency and playfulness that comes with such an experience.


Line by Line Meaning

When the floor is wet
When we're in a state of vulnerability or uncertainty.


And the lights come on but you don't wanna leave
When outside pressures are pushing us to leave, but we want to stay in this moment.


And your phone is lost
Our connection to the world outside of this moment is severed, allowing us to be fully present with each other.


But the car's outside, waitin' out on the street
We have the option to leave and return to our everyday lives, but we're choosing to stay in this bubble of time.


Tonight we'll just be wrong (wrong)
We're doing something against the norm or outside our usual behavior.


Ain't done this in so long (long)
We used to behave like this, but it's been a while since we've let ourselves go.


We ain't gotta talk, baby, we'll keep the stereo on
We don't need to have deep conversations, the music can provide a backdrop for us to enjoy the moment together.


Stay awhile, stay awhile with me (oh, oh)
Don't rush this moment, let's be together for as long as we can.


Stay awhile, don't deny the violet chemistry (oh, oh)
There's an undeniable attraction between us, let's not resist it.


Put your arms around me, put them around me
Let's physically connect and be present with each other.


Can I bum a cigarette? (A cigarette)
We're sharing an intimate moment, so let's indulge in something that's usually taboo or unhealthy.


We could paint our names in black on the marquee
Let's proclaim our love or attraction for each other in a public way, even if it's just for tonight.


Fingers start to dance along the figures and the shapes
We're exploring each other's bodies in a sensual way.


Mixing all the colors like we're making a Monet
Our physical connection is like an art form, beautiful and unique.


There's something between us that's too major to ignore
The chemistry between us is too strong and intense to brush off as just a fling.


May not be eternal but nocturnal, nothing more
This moment and connection might not last forever, but it's still meaningful and powerful in its own way.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jesse Shatkin, Michael Len Williams, Miley Cyrus, Sia Kate Furler

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@federicogou

The person behind the sick beats of this album needs a raise.

@karrikingtv

Right!? So euphoric and nostalgic but fresh! I need to know the whole process of this album!

@federicogou

@@karrikingtv just saw that Mike Will helped with this one. Makes so much sense.

@TrueNomadSkies

Every song on this album is definitely very interesting and unique. I do tend to prefer her vocals when they're less produced, but it works with the dance vibe and there's a story being told even without the words.

@carneythegamer

the person behind the sick beat is Mikewillmadeit

@anij3222

EAR DRUMMAZZZZZ MIKE WILL MADE IT

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@Halo-wm2dg

This song deserves sooo much more, sooo underrated that is criminal

@rvelvetts7573

Preach

@justinbartha7410

dont worry ittl either get its chance or be a hidden gem.....flowers had its time now i think river is gonna be really big than we will see whats next!🥰

@jeffreymarra231

​@@justinbartha7410 Jaded ❤️❤️

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