Change in Lyrics…Change in Marriage?


Amanya Gonzalez, Writer

Love is dead. Miley and Liam Hemsworth after a decade called it quits. Fans were both shocked and saddened that the couple had such an abrupt breakup.

Just a few hours after their split was announced Miley was reported kissing Kaitlyn Carter in Italy. Kaitlyn’s ex, Brody Jenner, was quick to fire shots at the pair. Jenner commented, ”Watch out! Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming up soon.” This, though, didn’t seem to really upset the pair.

Miley was reported to be in the studio, and on Aug. 16, her new song Slide Away debuted. The song’s lyrics prompted fans to think the song was about Hemsworth with lyrics like, “I want my house in the hills; don’t want the whiskey and pills. I don’t give up easily, but I don’t think I’m down,” and claims that the relationship ended due to Hemsworth’s addiction problem.

On Aug. 24, Hemsworth filed for divorce—just weeks after announcing the split. Miley responded on Twitter stating, “I can admit to a lot of things, but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating.” While performing Slide Away at the VMAs, many people noticed a change in the song lyrics. In the original version, Miley sings, “You’re right, we’re grown now.” Although in the performance, she sings, “You’re right, I’m grown now.” Clearly, she is attempting to separate herself from Hemsworth on the maturity scale to gain public sympathy. Or, maybe she is just hoping it will land as No. 1 on the “singles” chart.

Macy Metcalf, 10, offered her counseling advice: “Miley was wrong for doing that to Liam, but hopefully they can work things out.” The best way to do that is to stop making their intimate lives so public.