Miley Cyrus Cries While Remembering Her 'Wild' Days On 'Used To Be Young'

By Rebekah Gonzalez

August 25, 2023

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Miley Cyrus' latest single "Used To Be Young" has arrived and it sees her looking back on her time growing up in the public eye. On Friday, August 25th, the emotional song came with a simple music video that showed Miley singing along to the song with tears in her eyes. In the first verse, Miley sings: "The truth is bulletproof, there's no foolin' you/ I don't dress the same/ Me and who you say I was yesterday/ Have gone our separate ways," referring to the public's reaction to her growing up and leaving behind her Disney Channel persona. "Left my livin' fast somewhere in the past/ 'Cause that's for chasin' cars/ Turns out open bars lead to broken hearts/ And goin' way too far."

In the chorus, which Miley shared with fans the day before the song dropped, she sings with tears in her eyes, "I  know I used to be crazy/ I know I used to be fun/ You say I used to be wild/ I say I used to be young/ You tell me time has done changed me/ That's fine, I've had a good run/ I know I used to be crazy/ That's 'causе I used to be young."

The singer took to Instagram after the song dropped to share a bit more about the meaning behind it: "This song is about honoring who we’ve been, loving who we are & celebrating who we will become I feel proud when reflecting on my past and joyful when thinking about the future. I am grateful to my loyal fans who make my dreams a reality daily. I am sincerely thankful for the stability of your steadfast support. This song is for you."

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