Wrecking Ball x Nothing Compares 2 U
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped, never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell
A love no one could deny

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can't live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

I put you high up in the sky
And now, you're not coming down
It slowly turned, you let me burn
And now, we're ashes on the ground

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can't live a lie, running for my life
(I love that!) always want you

I came in like a (wrecking ball)
I never hit so (hard in love)
All I wanted was to (break your walls)
All you ever did was wreck me

'Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and I sleep all day
Since you took your love away

And since you been gone, I can do whatever I want, yeah
Yeah, I can see whomever I choose

I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant, yes, I can
Ooh, but nothing
But nothing can take away these blues

'Cause nothing compares
Oh, nothing compares to you

Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

Never meant to start a war
I wanted you to let me in
And instead of using force
I guess I should've let you win
I never meant to start a war
I wanted you to let me in
I guess I should've let you win, mhm

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you

I came in like a (wrecking ball)
I never hit so (hard in love)
All I wanted was to (break your walls)
All you ever did was (wreck me)
I came in like a (wrecking ball)
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a (blazing fall)
All you ever did was (wreck me)
Yeah, you (wreck me)




Yeah, you wreck me
Yeah!

Overall Meaning

The first section of the lyrics from Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" describes a tumultuous, intense relationship where both parties were deeply invested but ultimately destructive. The singer reflects on the passionate moments shared with their partner, acknowledging the undeniable love that existed between them. The imagery of "clawed" and "chained our hearts in vain" suggests a fierce connection that might have been suffocating or restrictive. Despite the pain caused by the breakup, the singer affirms that their feelings and desire for the other person will always remain.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the impact of the breakup, likening the singer's entrance into the relationship to a wrecking ball that caused emotional devastation. The singer expresses that their intentions were to break down barriers and walls, but instead, they were the ones who ended up broken and wrecked by the fallout of the relationship. The intense emotions and raw vulnerability of the singer are laid bare as they declare that nothing compares to the love they once shared with their partner, highlighting the depth of their loss and longing.


The second section transitions into a cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," where the singer mourns the loss of a past love. The lyrics describe the emptiness and heartache that linger in the aftermath of the breakup, with the singer feeling lost and adrift without their former partner. Despite trying to move on and fill the void with various activities, the pain of separation persists, as nothing can compare to the love that was lost. The repetition of the phrase "nothing compares to you" underscores the singer's enduring sorrow and longing for their ex-lover.


The closing lines of the lyrics revisit the theme of regret and reflection on the failed relationship. The singer acknowledges their mistakes and expresses a wish to have handled things differently, opting for understanding and compromise instead of conflict. The repeated assertion of always wanting the other person and the reference to coming in like a wrecking ball suggest a cycle of intense emotions and destructive patterns that characterized the relationship. The final lines of the song serve as a cathartic release, expressing both the pain of being wrecked by love and a defiant statement of resilience in the face of heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We fought for love, but ultimately it was futile


We jumped, never asking why
We took risks without considering the consequences


We kissed, I fell under your spell
I was captivated by your love


A love no one could deny
Our love was undeniable


Don't you ever say I just walked away
I never abandoned our love


I will always want you
My feelings for you will never fade


I can't live a lie, running for my life
I can't pretend everything is okay while I'm hurting


I came in like a wrecking ball
I entered your life abruptly


I never hit so hard in love
I've never experienced such intense emotions


All I wanted was to break your walls
My intention was to break down your emotional barriers


All you ever did was wreck me
Instead, you caused me pain


Cause nothing compares
Nothing can match the love we had


It's been seven hours and fifteen days
I've been counting the time since you left


Since you took your love away
Since you walked out of my life


I can do whatever I want
I have freedom, but it doesn't bring me joy


Nothing can take away these blues
My heartache is still present


Never meant to start a war
I never wanted conflict with you


I wanted you to let me in
I desired emotional intimacy with you


I guess I should've let you win
I should have surrendered to your love




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Maureen Anne McDonald, Sacha Skarbek, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Russell Walter, Kim Kiyani, Stephan Moccio

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Comments from YouTube:

Gabriel Johnson

I think since she has gotten to a much better place mentally, emotionally, and musically, she has been absolutely KILLING each live performance she has done. The amount of live performances we have gotten from her are insane and she keeps outdoing herself each time.

Jennifer Miller

@Show Me What I Need To Know fans enjoy those moments. I know I do♥️! Not bc she messed up but to shows us the performer isn't perfect either. And is human. plus it makes for a different take on the song. And still kills it. Miley keep on keepin' on 🔥💯✌️♥️😍

Show Me What I Need To Know

Dude -- she can't even sing the chorus to Wrecking Ball. She's still messed up.

J Oh

Shes still going through a lot. Hope she is good. Shes one of my favorites

WesReact

I don't wanna kill the vibe, but she always has killed each live performance since she was a kid.

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Anthony Marquez

One of the few artists that always sound better than her studio versions live.

John Smith

So no one noticed the lip sink from the first when shot from profile?

John Bugden

@charliepeke it's backing vocals.. It is consistent with the song as a whole if you watch through..

Ryder Brooks

​@charliepeke Oh the plight of the backup singer-- even when you do hear them you think it's the other person cheating.. It's not synced. She just has a world class supporting cast.

Sofia Maria Stagno Mercado

@charliepeke True. But that’s probably a production thing for the album because if you watch fan recorded videos the backing vocalist sign that part, as it happens here with the rest of the chorus parts

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