Miley Cyrus to Perform New Single ‘Slide Away’ at MTV VMAs

Miley Cyrus is a late addition to the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. According to a report from Variety, Cyrus will be taking the stage as a performer and will be serenading the crowd with her new single “Slip Away” which was released on Friday, August 23.

The single was released shortly after reports that Cyrus and her husband Liam Hemsworth were getting a divorce. “Slide Away” is an emotional track that carries a theme of moving on.

Prior to releasing the song, Cyrus made a post on Instagram with a caption that echoed the theme.

“Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win,” Cyrus wrote. “Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa, change is inevitable. The Dolomites were not created over night, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed. My dad always told me “ Nature never hurries but it is always on time”…. it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true. I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own.”

The MTV VMAs air on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV2, VH1, MTV Classic, BET, Nick at Nite, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo TV, Paramount Network, TV Land, MTV Live, and BET Her.


Miley Cyrus ‘Slide Away’ – Audio & Lyrics

[Intro]

Woo-ooh, woo-ooh, woo-ooh
Woo-ooh, woo-ooh, woo-ooh

[Verse]

Once upon a time, it was paradise
Once upon a time, I was paralyzed
Think I’m gonna miss these harbor lights
But it’s time to let it go
Once upon a time, it was made for us
Woke up one day, it had turned to dust
Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost
So it’s time to let it go

[Pre-Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city lights
So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, la-la-la, you’ll slide away
So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city lights
So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, la-la-la, you’ll slide away

[Verse]

Once upon a time, it was paradise
Once upon a time, I was paralyzed
Think I’m gonna miss these harbor lights
But it’s time to let it go
Once upon a time, it was made for us (For us)
Woke up one day, it had turned to dust
Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost
So it’s time to let it go

[Pre-Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city lights
So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, la-la-la, you’ll slide away
So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city lights
So won’t you slide away
Back to the ocean, la-la-la, you’ll slide away

[Outro]

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

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