The Story Behind Miley Cyrus' Song "Miss You So Much" Is Really Emotional
Miley Cyrus' new album, Younger Now, may be filled with references about Liam Hemsworth, but there's one song with an emotional backstory that doesn't involve Hemsworth. Who is “Miss You So Much” about? Grab the tissues because this song is very emotional.
Taking a look at some of the “Miss You So Much” lyrics, it may be easy to connect the dots and assume it's all about her relationship with Hemsworth, but Cyrus recently explained that the song is about the death of someone in her life.
In “Miss You So Much,” Cyrus sings:
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?
Cyrus explained the meaning of “Miss You So Much” during an interview with NPR, when she was asked what the hardest song from her album was to record. She explained: “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 also said the song could be applied to her relationship with her grandmother, noting that she was “hanging out with [my grandma] 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.
Fans may recall “Miss You So Much” as a song Cyrus performed in the past, believed to have been called “Right Here,” so the tune already had plenty of love, with one fan on Twitter commenting: “So, 'Miss You So Much' 'Right Here' which Miley wrote and performed a few times back in 2015/2016! #YoungerNow.”
Others, like this fan, were so thrilled to see the track on her album, with one person writing: “Right here I'm so glad this song was put on the album.”
Another fan commented: “I think the miss you so much is her unreleased song from dead petz 'right here.'"
Still another shared a video clip of Cyrus singing the emotional tune live, writing: “SOO this might be 'miss you so much'??? iM GONNA CHOKE."
While other tracks on Cyrus' Younger Now album may hint at Hemsworth, "Miss You So Much" is about an entirely different person/subject, so fans can definitely stop their investigation on the meaning. Case closed.
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