Miley Cyrus dropped her new album, Younger Now, and fans are working overtime to figure out the meaning behind her new songs. There's a lot to sort through, but the “Miss You So Much” lyrics have a lot of people talking and speculating about just who it's about. Who is Cyrus missing so much?
Let's dig into the “Miss You So Much” lyrics first:
They say love can drive ya crazy, my dear I wanna trap you in a locket, or in my pocket So I can keep you near You know I'd never hurt you If you fall, I'd pick you up and I'd drink your tears But how can I miss you so much when you're right here?
They say good things come to those who wait It's like countin' in light years I'd physically live without you, but I don't want to And death's never been my fear You can take my blood, take my bones My heart is yours, I volunteer But how can I miss you so much when you're right here??
When you look up at a rainbow Do you ever wonder what's really waiting at the end? I don't want no gold, nothing's more than you The amount is hard to even comprehend Nothing I can do, I lost control Something we hold on to so dear But how can I miss you so much when you're right here?
And how at this optimal time did you just appear? Everyone under their guard is so full of shit But you are just so sheer You're my God, you're my faith On my knees, I look at you and I revere But how can I miss you so much when you're right here?
When you look up at the cosmos Do you ever wonder if there's really even an end? It might go on forever, like my love for you An amount that's hard to even comprehend I won't waste my time with wonder, in apprehension, or livin' life in fear But how can I miss you so much when you're right here?
You're my God, you're my faith On my knees, I look at you and I revere You can take my blood, take my bones My heart is yours, I volunteer But how can I miss you so much when you're right here? But how can I miss you so much when you're right here?
In a recent interview with NPR, Cyrus explained the meaning behind the “Miss You So Much” lyrics, a song she wrote about a devastating moment in her life.
When the singer was asked, “What was the hardest song to record off your album?,” Cyrus answered: “I think 'Miss You So Much.' Because I actually wrote that for one of my really close friends whose boyfriend surprisingly OD'ed. I wrote that song about how ... once someone's gone, they're not really gone; if you love them, they're here.”
Cyrus further explained how her grandmother provided additional inspiration:
You know, my grandma's in her 80s, and I had been hanging out with her the day I was going to record that song. And it made me kind of think about her, the more I started singing it. I started thinking about, 'How can I miss you already?' Hopefully no time in my near future, but there's going to be probably a time in my life where I'm not gonna have her. And [she's] been someone that I really, really lean on. She's my biggest — she literally runs my fan club. I mean that literally; she writes back to all my fans — she does all my fan mail. So it made me think about how you can miss someone when they're still here, but you start thinking about a time when they might not be.
Knowing the meaning behind the song, the lyrics are pretty heartbreaking, including: “I can physically live without you, but I don't want to,” and “You can take my blood, take my bones/My heart is yours, I fall in tears.” Sob.
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