The Lyrics To Miley Cyrus' "She's Not Him" Are Making Fans Think Of Stella Maxwell

by Billy Lorusso

Unless you've been on a remote island with no WiFi for the past few months, you know Miley Cyrus's latest studio effort, Younger Now, is finally out and already blessing our ears. The pop/country singer's new album and aesthetic are noticeably different from what we've come to expect from her in the past, but her songs still have that same emotional vulnerability we've always loved from her. That being said, people are wondering if Miley Cyrus' "She's Not Him" lyrics are about leaving Stella Maxwell for Liam Hemsworth.

Miley and her fiancé Liam have had a famously on-again-off-again relationship with each other since they first started dating in 2010. While the two were on a break back in 2015, reports that Miley was dating Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell started cropping up everywhere (probably because they were seen smooching in Los Angeles, but I can't be sure). When Elle UK asked the singer if Maxwell was her girlfriend, she steered away from labeling the relationship. She told the outlet,

I'm 22, I'm going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I'm with. I'm very open about it; I'm pansexual, but I'm not in a relationship.

Obviously, that is no longer true, since Miley and Liam have been engaged since 2016. The singer's fling with the model only lasted for a few months before she and Liam were spotted together again, which is exactly why fans are speculating the lyrics to one of Miley's new songs — "She's Not You" — is about her relationship with Stella and Liam. The lyrics are,

I want to start by saying thank you I'm gonna miss ya, hunny You gave me things, you can't buy back with money You changed my life You've been my world There's no other girl that looks like ya, darling Those eyes, that tongue, those teeth, that face, that body Even though we've gone to outer space Still no way you can take his place

You're not him She's not him No matter what you say No matter what you do I just can't fall in love with you Cuz you're not him Yeah, she's not him

And why, why can't I love you, baby? Like I wanna love you, baby I'm sorry And maybe it's beyond my control Some sort of chemical reaction Making it impossible to let him go

You're not him She's not him No matter what you say No matter what you do I just can't fall in love with you Cuz you're not him Yeah, she's not him

And you don't deserve all the bullsh*t I've put you through You, you deserve a heart much bigger than one that's torn in two

You're not him She's not him Every time you walk through my door I swear to God you're more beautiful than before, but you're not him No matter what you say No matter what you do I just can't fall in love with you You're not him Yeah, she's not him

Here's what fans are saying:

Clearly certain lines in the song like "you're not him" and "There's no other girl that looks like ya" make it seem as if the song was definitely inspired by Miley's time with Stella, and we know Miley is no stranger to writing songs about her personal life. Indeed, some of her biggest bops like "Malibu," "Wrecking Ball," and "Can't Be Tamed" were inspired by Liam Hemsworth. Cyrus told Billboard how she came about writing "Malibu" with Liam in mind. She said,

[The media is] going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam, so why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel'?

This rest of Younger Now is filled with similarly honest songs about Miley's personal life, her relationship with Liam, her friends, and her family, and her political activism. She talked to NPR Radio about the "new" Miley presented on Younger Now and how, no matter what her music sounds like or what she looks like, it's always a representation of her authentic self. She told the outlet,

If you want to be pushing the boundaries, you have to like it. And to remember that you want to make music for the people that love your music for your honesty, and for your fans. Otherwise, just have fun and make the music that you love.

One thing is for sure, Miley's look and sound may be different, but her music is just as good as ever.

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