Riff: Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Sep 9, 2013

I came in like a wrecking ball/Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung/Left me crouching in a blaze and fall/All you ever did was break me/Yeah, you wreck me

from Wrecking Ball lyrics by Miley Cyrus

We Can’t Stop” celebrated youthful indiscretions, causing an overblown, self-righteous uproar, drowned out by catchy synths. As a follow-up, Miley fittingly depicts both herself and the blowback as a “wrecking ball,” but the track fades into its predecessor’s shadow as a bland Bruno/Perry echo.

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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