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Wreckin' Ball Lyrics Meanings
by Miley Cyrus

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Wreckin' Ball Lyrics

We clawed, we chained, our hearts in vain
We jumped, never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell
A love no one could deny

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can't live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was break me
Yeah, you wreck me

I put you high up in the sky
And now, you're not coming down
It slowly turned, you let me burn
And now, we're ashes on the ground

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can't live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was break me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crouching in a blaze and fall
All you ever did was break me
Yeah, you wreck me

I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
And instead of using force
I guess I should've let you in
I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
I guess I should've let you in

Don't you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was break me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crouching in a blaze and fall
All you ever did was break me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

Yeah, you, you wreck me

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Looking past the video this song has a lot of meaning behind it. I see it as describing an incredibly abusive relationship, both physically and verbally. In the first verse you see two people falling madly in love and doing all things relating too. The couple took risks and shared passionate kisses. And in his case Miley "fell under [his] spell". But looking deeper in the first line you see red flags arising even before the relationship is in full swing. "We clawed, we chained" sure one could see it as fighting for someone out of love and willing to go through any lengths to save a relationship, but these words are very harsh and could be an inference to the abuse that will occur later on. Then in the second verse, you can assume he takes her for granted because she puts him so high up but he can never come down. His ego may make him feel untouchable. Then you see the true abuse in the refrain. She "came in like a wrecking ball" which signifies her powerful love for him but all he ever did was "wreck me". He was bad for her, maybe with violent beatings or harsh words. Another line that gives insight is "don't you ever say I just walked away". This is almost a snap at the man as she is threatening him if he ever gives that excuse when their split comes up in conversation. Miley is saying that she gave it all she got, she didn't just "walk away" when things were at their worst. In the bridge you hear Miley's last attempt to somewhat apologize or rather reflect on this crazy yet horrible love. She says she "never meant to start a war" and she wanted him to "let me in". She had pure intentions but he clearly did not honor them. Just the imagery of a wrecking ball is condusive to an abusive relationship and beyond falling madly in love, the wrecking ball symbolizes the destructive powers that love can have on somebody if it is unhealthy or flat out dangerous.

I absolutely get tired of pop music nowadays, but I'll give this a shot at not being overly-biased.... Without much thought, it seems like this young lady fell in love and came on too hard. As a result, the guy/girl she liked thought it was too much, and so he/she denied Miley to love him/her. Yeah, pretty simple song.

I'm intrigued by this song. She throws herself full-force into a relationship, emphasis on "force," with the intention of her man letting her in. Then she comes to the realization that she herself should have let him in. I would love to get into her mind and find out what she really means; I'm guessing she was so intent on gaining his love and fulfilling her needs that she was, perhaps, blind to him and how he loves and what he needs. While she still loves him, the relationship as it is currently being played out is mutually destructive, so she runs, still loving. What would have happened if she would have let him in?

Here I believe Miley is referring to her romance with Liam Hemsworth when she was 16. They were engaged at the time and she "fell under his spell"

She loved him and gave him her all, but he couldn't break down his wall for her. So it was one-sided. She is a wreck because she loved him but cannot keep going in this route of their relationship.

A failed attempt at a relationship sums this up. Miley is speaking of Man she tried so hard to be with, but in the end it just left them both full of pain. She talks of his intoxicating love and how she put him on pedestal only to have it backfire and both of them felt the backlash. She doesn't want him to feel like she walked away from it, but she proclaims she can't live the way it would require her too. She feels as if she tried way too hard in the hook, that why she compares herself to a wrecking ball. In the end, it seems as if they are bumping heads with each other over this failed attempt at love...

Okay, I am going to have some courage and give some feedback to Miley because... well no one else might haha this song is actually pretty good! Sure, she gets naked all the time now and has lost a lot of respect but seeing only the music and not the artist, how it should be, I will repeat, this is good! she makes a good comparison of a Wrecking Ball which is used to demolish everything it touches and herself. A person who simply can't stop breaking things. There is this saying that is angsty, which goes something like "Everything I touch turns to ashes" it's like this sort of impotence of not being able to do things right. To ruin everything and not being able to stop because the problem seems to be in oneself. And that could be like a wrecking ball, that could destroy a person and in the end, here it turns out that the broken one is the wrecking ball. They have broken her and there is nothing more left.

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