Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop” Lyrics Breakdown: Would You Want to Dance with Miley?

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Posted on 07/08/2013 at 7:01 PM

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With its slightly robotic tinge, thinly-veiled drug references and ridiculous video, it’s safe to say Miley “Twerk” Cyrus hit the party anthem jackpot with “We Can’t Stop.” The slow beat is balanced by declarations of doing and saying what you want, but we can’t help but wonder whether everyone’s down with Miley’s idea of a good time. So, now that “We Can’t Stop” has been named our Song of the Summer, we have to ask: Is Miley’s party one you’d want to attend?


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 screw who we want

When Miley’s involved, you know your freedom of expression is going to be protected. Still, she makes sure to take the “It’s my party, I’ll cry if I want to” mantra to the next level, assuring her guests that sure, they can do and say what they want, but that’s boooooring. The real draw of this rager is that attendees can kiss and even–gasp!–screw who they want. Needless to say, Billy Ray is out of town for this house party.


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

Miley truly is the ultimate wingwoman. She’s giving you everything you need to score: red cups (the contents of which we can only imagine), sweaty bodies and a solid gamble that someone will in fact get lucky. And, shockingly enough, the reason people even came to her party in the first place was to have “so much fun.” Sounds good to us.


If you’re not ready to go home
Can I get a “hell no”?
Cause we gonna go all night
Till we see the sunlight alright

All-nighters can either be hell or a hell of a good time, and obviously Miley’s aiming for the latter here. But the fact remains that if you’re gonna have to be hanging out with these partygoers at 5 a.m., when the hangover is beginning and you’re regretting your choice to wear 6-inch heels, you might be wishing that you’d stayed home and watched Hannah Montana reruns instead.

So la-da-di-da-di we like to party
Dancing with Miley
Doing whatever we want

All we’re gonna say is this: “Miley” and “molly” sure sound a lot alike coming from Cyrus’s grill-filled mouth. Whether you think Miley is referring to herself in the third-person or advertising her affinity for a famous party drug, it’s clear she means business. I mean, have you seen her twerk? Dancing with Miley would be pretty life-changing, even without the assistance of any illegal substances.


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 we who bout’ that life
?

Just in case you forgot: This is your party and you won’t stop throwing down. You own this night. You’re ‘bout that life–unless you’re not into random hookups, drinking and ambiguous drug use, in which case you should probably head out now.


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

Another potentially divisive aspect of Miley’s party? Her disdain for grammar. Maybe you’re cool with the rest of this debauchery, but if double-negatives and incomprehensible conjugation don’t work for you, stay far away.

To my homegirls here with the big butts
Shaking it like we at a strip club
Remember only God can judge ya
Forget the haters, cause somebody loves ya

Are we the only ones who thought that, if God was ever going to judge you, it might be while you were dancing like a stripper? The Old Testament God was not a huge fan of female sexuality, is all we’re saying. Plus, apparently at this party you’ll be subject to Miss Cyrus commenting on your most prominent body feature, so there’s that. “It’s a compliment!” she’ll say, but come on.


And everyone in line in the bathroom
Trying to get a line in the bathroom
We all so turnt up here
Getting turnt up yea yea

Cue the second thinly-veiled drug reference. Getting a line in the bathroom will get you “turnt up” alright—and here’s your guide for what that means.

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
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Eh!

At this party, there’s very little that’s required of you. As long as you chant in unison when the time comes and occasionally do or don’t do drugs, you can be you and you can do you. Just remember to never, ever stop.

So, in sum: You can do what you want, love who you want, sing if you want and say what you want. But if it’s your party, then you can also attend if you want. So, do you want to?

The full lyrics are below. You can listen to the song at the bottom of the post!

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 screw who we want
Eh-heah

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!”?
‘Cause we gonna go all night
‘Til we see the sunlight, alright

So, la-da-di-da-di
We like to party
Dancing with Miley/molly
Doing whatever we want
This is our house
This is our rules
And we can’t stop, woh
And we won’t stop, woh
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, woh
And we won’t stop, woh
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
Yeh-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 screw who we want

To my homegirls here with the big butts
Shaking it, like we at a strip club
Remember only God could 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 turnt up, yeah?
Yeah, yeah, yeah

So, la-da-di-da-di
We like to party
Dancing with Miley/molly
Doing whatever we want
This is our house
This is our rules
And we can’t stop, woh
And we won’t stop, woh
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, woh
And we won’t stop, woh
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
Yeh-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 screw who 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
Yey-yeaahh!
Yeaheaah!
Yeah!
Ehheaah!

And we can’t stop, yeaah
And we won’t stop, woaah
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, woh
And we won’t stop, woh
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
Yeh-yeah

Yeheaah, Yeaahh
Eh-hey!

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