Riff: Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”

Oct 5, 2013

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?

from We Can't Stop lyrics by Miley Cyrus

Miley’s “Molly” party may have garnered almost a million YouTube ”haterz,” but Mike Will Made-It‘s synth on the chorus turns this boilerplate four-chorder into a memorable jam. Unfortunately, Cyrus’ hair, rebellion and snorted “lines” expose Rihanna mimicry, only even more vocally obnoxious.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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