Miley Cyrus Opened Up About the Origins of Her Hit Song ‘Flowers’


Is Miley Cyrus's chart-topping single “Flowers” about her relationship with ex-husband Liam Hemsworth? A gentlewoman never tells! However, in her cover interview with British Vogue, the 30-year-old pop star did reveal that the song originally had a very different message.  

By now you've probably heard “Flowers” a thousand times since its release in January, but just in case, here's a refresher on the chorus lyrics. 

I can buy myself flowers
Write my name in the sand
Talk to myself for hours
Say things you don't understand
I can take myself dancing
And I can hold my own hand
Yeah, I can love me better than you can

Empowering, right?! But it wasn't always. In fact, it used to be really, really sad.  

“I wrote it in a really different way,” Cyrus said. “The chorus was originally: ‘I can buy myself flowers, write my name in the sand, but I can’t love me better than you can.’ It used to be more, like, 1950s. The saddest song. Like: ‘Sure, I can be my own lover, but you’re so much better.’” 

In the end, she decided she'd rather win than wallow. “The song is a little fake it till you make it,” she added. “Which I’m a big fan of.”

Elsewhere in the interview Cyrus rebuffed the idea that her album Endless Summer Vacation is some kind of diary meant to be interpreted literally, or that her music videos and album rollout are littered with clues about her past.

“I never need to be a master at the craft of tricking an audience,” she said. “It will set itself on fire all by itself.” 

(By: Internet)