Miley Cyrus knows how to surprise fans. On January 13, she surprised not only them, but also her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. In the Flowers composition, there was a place for many hints, Easter eggs, double meanings. Did she really dedicate the song and video to her ex, or are the fan theories wrong?
Flowers: Meaning of the Miley’s Song
The lyrics of the song leave no doubt that they refer to Miley’s romantic experiences. The singer had the longest, stormiest, but ambiguous relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth. This is not news to anyone. However, the text is more explicit than it might seem at first glance. Attentive listeners can learn something new about the relationship of the star couple.
The first lines demonstrate the attitude of the public and the lovers themselves to their romance. It was a golden young couple of dreamers.
It is unlikely that something foreshadowed trouble. The singer mentions the burnt house. This is indeed the house of Cyrus and Hemsworth, which burned down in 2018. However, the meaning of these lines has a more lyrical side. The couple built their love (house), but in the end it collapsed (burnt down).
In pre-chorus, the songwriter puts an end to the question of the initiator of the break. She did not want to leave her husband, nor did she want to have a lie in their relationship. She is hurt that things didn’t turn out the way she dreamed. However, there is something that gives her strength and confirms her rightness in an argument with Liam.
The chorus can be safely called the anthem of strong women. Miley Cyrus has made her own career and achieved incredible success. Let’s be honest, she is clearly more popular than Liam, who remains in the shadow of his older brother. The chorus can be taken both literally and with some artistic touch. This does not change the essence – Cyrus loves and respects herself and will not allow anyone to take advantage of her feelings.
We want to draw your attention to the lines “Talk to myself for hours, Say things you don’t understand”. It breaks out of the general context of the chorus with a hint of the strength of the female spirit. Everyone can talk to themselves. In this case, these words should be taken as a very intimate detail of the relationship between Miley and Liam. The singer makes it clear to everyone that the couple had disagreements, and her husband did not share her views on life. She spoke, but he did not understand.
The second verse is not so full of details. For us, the lines “Paint my nails cherry-red” remain a mystery. This can be a very personal hint that only the addressee will understand.
At the end of the second verse, the author sums up. She doesn’t think she’s wrong. Her conscience is clear. She also forgives all of Liam’s words. He didn’t seem to choose his expression and often hurt her with his words.
Miley Cyrus Flowers: Meaning of the Video Clip
The video for the song Flowers is striking in its conciseness, but spectacularity and saturation with important details. It only stars Miley, which is very logical given the meaning of the song. The plot of the clip develops linearly. The main character proudly goes home. She demonstrates her beauty and physical strength, relaxes and enjoys a wonderful evening. But do not think that everything is so banal.
Attentive fans have noticed the similarity of Cyrus’ gold suit with Jennifer Lawrence’s outfit. But the similarities don’t end there. Next, the singer swims in the pool, and then moves not far from it. Jennifer Lawrence wore a very similar look in the Dior ad. Cyrus intentionally copied some details. Fans believe that Rumor has it that Lawrence and Hemsworth had a brief affair. There is no exact data on this. However, such a hint from Miley may provide additional food for thought. Probably, everything is much more serious than it might seem before. We classify this Easter egg as obvious and plausible.
The second Easter egg from this category is the costume in which the main character dances. It really is very similar to the one in which Liam appeared at the premiere of one of the parts of the Avengers. Then the public drew attention to the unpleasant incident that occurred between the couple. Hemsworth reprimanded Cyrus for being too emotional. Apparently this moment made the singer think about whether the right person is now next to her.
Another Easter egg that we evaluate critically is the house where the video was filmed. Fans are sure that Hemsworth cheated on his wife in this house. We can’t rule out such a hint from the author of the hit, but it looks less believable than the allusions to Jennifer Lawrence.