Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop

For this week’s BLOG I decided to focus on the controversy over poetry. In Wednesday’s class we discussed possible reasons why some people were against poetry while others saw no problem with it. Words and or phrases that stuck out to me were: debate, controversial, be moved to imitate, why people are against a defense.

With all this in mind, I immediately thought of this song and this video by Miley Cyrus. Since the moment she came back onto the music scene fans and non fans have made it there job to judge and ridicule her new style and lyrics. As a fan myself, I too have been a little unsettled by the new Miley.

The song itself, to at least me isn’t extremely horrible. However the song seems to talk about getting drunk and getting high and who knows what other kind of crazy actions she seems to be promoting. One line in particular is one that I still argue with my friends over:
So la da di da di
We like to party
Dancing with Molly*
Where the star is indicated, that is where the controversy amongst my friends and I, as well as anyone who has heard it takes place. The writer of these lyrics makes it “molly”, however when I listen to it I hear “dancing with Miley”.

Another spot where the lyrics are up for debate is in the very beginning:
It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can sing what we want
For this chuck of the sung I ask you to look at the last line. The lyrics here have it as “we can sing what we want”. However interpretation is up for grabs again because I will admit that I hear “we can screw who we want”. So in that case sex is implied over the seamlessly laidback idea of singing what we want.

When it comes to music and any type of art form, at least from my perspective, there will always be those who are for and those who are against and fear what the art form will do for society.

What are your feelings?

It’s our party we can do what we want (no drama)
It’s our party we can say what we want (Mike will made)
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can sing what we want

It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can sing what we want

Red cups and sweaty bodies everywhere
Hands in the air like we don’t care
‘Cause we came to have so much fun now
Bet somebody here might get some now

If you’re not ready to go home
Can I get a “Hell, no!”? (Hell no)
‘Cause we’re gonna go all night
‘Til we see the sunlight, alright

So la da di da di
We like to party
Dancing with Molly*
Doing whatever we want
This is our house
This is our rules

And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
Can’t you see it’s we who own the night?
Can’t you see it’s we who ’bout that life?

And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
Yeah, yeah

It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can sing what we want

To my home girls here with the big butt
Shaking it like we at a strip club
Remember only God can judge ya
Forget the haters ’cause somebody loves ya
And everyone in line in the bathroom
Trying to get a line in the bathroom
We all so turned up here
Getting turned up, yeah, yeah

So la da di da di
We like to party
Dancing with Molly*
Doing whatever we want
This is our house
This is our rules

And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
Can’t you see it’s we who own the night?
Can’t you see it’s we who ’bout that life?

And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
Yeah, yeah

It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can sing what we want

It’s our party we can do what we want to
It’s our house we can love who we want to
It’s our song we can sing if we want to
It’s my mouth I can say what I want to
Say yeah, yeah, yeah, ehh

And we can’t stop, yeah
And we won’t stop, oh
Can’t you see it’s we who own the night?
Can’t you see it’s we who ’bout that life?

And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ehh

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