LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Miley Cyrus leaving BBC Maida Vale Radio Studios on December 07, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

A week after announcing her separation from Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus has released a song with lyrics that contain messages both cryptic and blunt.

Many are drawing comparisons between her new song, Slide Away, and Cyrus’ 2017 hit Malibu –  the latter of which she wrote about falling back in love with Hemsworth – with both songs using the ocean as a backdrop for their relationship.

Malibu talked about the couple finding happiness by the ocean in the picturesque California enclave. Keep that in mind as you read the first two lines of Slide Away:

Once upon a time it was paradise, once upon a time I was paralysed

Think I’m gonna miss these harbour lights but it’s time to let it go

If you have any doubts, Slide Away also references not being 17 anymore – the age Miley was when she met Liam. And Cyrus isn’t pulling any punches by referencing no longer wanting to be around “whisky and pills” – knowing it will be interpreted as implying Hemsworth is a heavy drug and alcohol user.

Once upon a time it was made for us, woke up one day and it turned to dust

Baby we were found but now we’re lost, so it’s time to let it go

I want my house in the hills, don’t want the whisky and pills

I don’t give up easily, but I don’t think I’m down

So won’t you slide away, back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city life

So won’t you slide away, back to the ocean, la la la, you slide away

So won’t you slide away, back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city life

So won’t you slide away, back to the ocean, la la la, you slide away

Move on we’re not 17, I’m not who I used to be

You say that everything changed? You’re right, we’re grown now

Things have certainly changed since 2017 when Cyrus sang in Malibu:

 

We watched the sun go down as we were walking

I’d spend the rest of my life just standing here talking

You would explain the current, as I just smile

Hoping I just stay the same and nothing will change

RIP, Miam (why didn’t we call them that when we had the chance?)

thoughts?