Edge of Midnight
Miley Cyrus feat. Stevie Nicks Lyrics


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Yeah, it's been a long night and the mirror's telling me to go home
But it's been a long time since I felt this good on my own (uh)
Lotta years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes
Forever and ever, no more (no more)

The midnight sky is the road I'm takin'
Head high up in the clouds (oh, oh)
I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no
I don't need to be loved by you (by you)
Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, oh no
Don't need to be loved by you
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Loved by you

La, la, la-la, la
Midnight

And the days go by like a strand in the wind
In the web that is my own, I begin again
I said to my friend, eh (everything stopped)
Nothing else mattered (nothing else mattered)
(no more)

The midnight sky is the road I'm takin'
Head high up in the clouds (oh, oh)

I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no
I don't need to be loved by you (by you)
Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, oh no
Don't need to be loved by you
See my lips on her mouth, everybody's talkin' now, baby
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Just like the white winged dove (just like the white winged dove)
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh

Falling on, on the edge of
Seventeen
I don't hide blurry eyes like you
Like you

I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no
I don't need to be loved by you (by you)
Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, you know
Don't need to be loved by you
Just like the white winged dove (just like the white winged dove)
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Just like the white winged dove (just like the white winged dove)
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Loved by you, yeah

La, la, la-la, la
In the midnight
You know it's true




In the midnight
Sky (loved by you)

Overall Meaning

In "Edge of Midnight," Miley Cyrus sings about her liberation from a toxic relationship. The first verse talks about her consciousness telling her to go home after a long night, but she feels good on her own, after years of feeling trapped in her partner's grasp. The pre-chorus is about her love for life and independence: she is a natural wanderer and rebel who isn’t bound by anyone or anything. She claims she doesn't need anyone's love if it's detrimental to her well-being.


The chorus has a reference to Stevie Nicks’ hit track “Edge of Seventeen” from 1981. The use of “Just like the white winged dove / Sings a song, sounds like she's singing / Ooh baby ooh” is a homage to Stevie Nick’s hit song, which has the lyrics “Just like the white winged dove / Sings a song, sounds like she's singing / Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh.” Miley Cyrus admires Stevie Nicks, who has praised her musical efforts as well.


The song's message encourages listeners to find strength and independence within themselves rather than depending on others, particularly in difficult relationships. The singer's raw emotions, at the same time, provide hope to anyone going through similar experiences of self-discovery and self-love.


Line by Line Meaning

Yeah, it's been a long night and the mirror's telling me to go home
The singer has been out for a while and feels like it is time to leave.


But it's been a long time since I felt this good on my own (uh)
The singer is enjoying being single and independent.


Lotta years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes
The singer was in a controlling and restrictive relationship.


Forever and ever, no more (no more)
The artist is glad that the relationship is over and will not go back to it.


The midnight sky is the road I'm takin', Head high up in the clouds (oh, oh)
The artist is taking control of her life and pursuing her dreams.


I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no
The singer is confident and independent, and doesn't feel like she needs a partner to be happy.


I don't need to be loved by you (by you)
The singer is stating that she doesn't need anyone's validation or approval.


Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, oh no
The artist is confident and outspoken, even when it comes to difficult topics.


Just like the white winged dove, Sings a song, sounds like she's singing, Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
The artist compares herself to the white winged dove in the famous Fleetwood Mac song “Edge of Seventeen”.


Loved by you
The artist is reflecting on her past relationship, while also letting go of it.


And the days go by like a strand in the wind, In the web that is my own, I begin again
The singer feels like her life is moving forward and she is creating her own destiny.


I said to my friend, eh (everything stopped), Nothing else mattered (nothing else mattered), (no more)
The artist had a breakthrough moment where everything became clear and past problems no longer matter.


See my lips on her mouth, everybody's talkin' now, baby
The singer is aware people are gossiping about who she is dating, but she doesn't care.


Falling on, on the edge of Seventeen, I don't hide blurry eyes like you, Like you
The singer feels confident and youthful, and does not hide her true self like others may do.


you know, just like the white winged dove, sounds like she's singing, Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh, Loved by you, yeah
The singer is reflecting on her feeling of liberation and the ending of a negative relationship.


La, la, la-la, la, In the midnight, You know it's true, In the midnight, Sky (loved by you)
The artist enjoys being out at midnight and feels like she has come to a realization about herself.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Isley Juber, Jonathan David Bellion, Louis Bell, Miley Cyrus, Stephanie Nicks

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@xunim5573

[LYRICS]
Yeah, it's been a long night and the mirror's telling me to go home
But it's been a long time since I felt this good on my own (uh)
Lotta years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes
Forever and ever, no more (no more)

The midnight sky is the road I'm takin'
Head high up in the clouds (oh, oh)

I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no
I don't need to be loved by you (by you)
Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, oh no
Don't need to be loved by you
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Loved by you

La, la, la-la, la
Midnight

And the days go by like a strand in the wind
In the web that is my own, I begin again
I said to my friend, eh (everything stopped)
Nothing else mattered (nothing else mattered)
(no more)

The midnight sky is the road I'm takin'
Head high up in the clouds (oh, oh)

I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no
I don't need to be loved by you (by you)
Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, oh no
Don't need to be loved by you
See my lips on her mouth, everybody's talkin' now, baby
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Just like the white winged dove (just like the white winged dove)
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh

Falling on, on the edge of
Seventeen
I don't hide blurry eyes like you
Like you

I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no
I don't need to be loved by you (by you)
Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, you know
Don't need to be loved by you
Just like the white winged dove (just like the white winged dove)
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Just like the white winged dove (just like the white winged dove)
Sings a song, sounds like she's singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, said, ooh
Loved by you, yeah

La, la, la-la, la
In the midnight
You know it's true
In the midnight
Sky (loved by you)



All comments from YouTube:

@TheLonely2468

first time listening: “ok"
second time listening: “this is good"
Thirteenth time listening: “I'VE GOT A FEVER SO CAN YOU CHECK? 🌚👐

@MiggyCR

Dua lipa?

@gianncirino125

@Jeep Wrangler fan thats exactly what I said

@waltonmorrisiii8519

I just hope if you've listened to it 13 times and I completely agree with what you just said but I'm sure as hell hoping that you know who Miley Cyrus is covering what band she is covering and actually what female artist that she is covering

@waltonmorrisiii8519

Oh and if you don't know the answer to that question then I'm sorry to tell you but the landslide's going to bring you down but she really does sound like a dead ringer for Stevie nicks I just gave you the second part of that question so now you should be able to think of the band

@MiggyCR

@Trey Morris you're taking everything so seriously it's so funny maybe educate yourself it's just a song relax

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@Thegoldpimp

Unpopular opinion: THIS is the best song on the album

@Plasticmilxy

Angels like you >>

@Thegoldpimp

@Gustavo O eh

@imalive6583

All her songs are great. I prefer 'Bad Karma' but yeah totally. I guess we have different opinions.

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