Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s relationship seems to be stronger than ever these days, even inspiring the singer’s love-filled tune “Malibu,” which is all about her fiancé and their blissfully revived romance. Her latest single, though, is a something of a breakup anthem (but with a happy ending), and some people think it could be about the couple’s split a few years ago.
“You used to make me smile, but now you don’t do that anymore / It feels like I’m always just crying and sleeping alone,” the 24-year-old sings on “Week Without You.” (Cyrus and Hemsworth spent much more than a week apart when they ended their first engagement in September 2013, but the title refers to her fantasizing about spending a week without her significant other.)
Naming things she might do (or perhaps did) without her partner (and her partner’s “bad attitude”), she says she’d “gather up [her] girls, so [they] can lay out in the sun” and maybe even “get caught kissing other dudes.” She also sings about being “sick of wearing this silly dress,” which, as Elle first pointed out, could be a reference to her telling Cosmo she hated her look between 2008 and 2013, which just happens to overlap with her relationship with Hemsworth.
“I know that I gave you my heart / But you stomped it to the ground,” Cyrus croons on the chorus, which could refer to their on-off relationship prior to 2013. “And that’s what’s got me wondering what it’s like / To not have you around.”
The track makes it clear that Cyrus appreciates the single life, but she ends it by singing, “I don’t want to wonder what it’s like / To not have you around / You know I’d miss you, babe.”
We may never know what Cyrus was thinking (or whom she had in mind) when she wrote this song, but regardless, we’re glad she and Hemsworth found their way back together once again. Let’s hope this time it’s all about that happily-ever-after.
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