Miley Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky” Lyrics Meaning

On “Midnight Sky”, Miley breaks down her previous relationships and how she is embracing her free-spirited lifestyle once again.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Miley Cyrus's Midnight Sky at

The first verse makes mention of ‘a lot of years’, which is most likely a reference to her 10-year relationship and marriage to Liam Hemsworth. According to the singer, all those years made her feel restrained by the idea of love. However, now that they have parted ways, she is ready to take back her free-spirited lifestyle of being the center of her world and doing what she wants.

In the second verse, the singer talks more about not needing her ex’s attention and being quite untamed. She references a kiss she shared with ex-girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter which caught a lot of attention right after her split from her marriage. The singer continues to tell this ex-girlfriend that she is not the kind that stays in one place forever. As she addresses all her previous relationships, she suggests that she enjoys her freedom and doesn’t need to be held down by a relationship.

Miley Cyrus talks about “Midnight Sky”

Miley, who spoke about the song on the Zach Sang Show explained that Midnight Sky is about people having a personal woke moment; a moment where they create their own personal environment and a world they’d like to live in.

Writing and Production Credits

Six writers (including Miley) composed “Midnight Sky”. Below is the complete list of songwriters:

  • Cyrus
  • Ilsey
  • Ali Tamposi
  • Watt
  • Jon Bellion
  • Louis Bell

When did Miley Cyrus release “Midnight Sky”?

She released it on the 14th of August, 2020 from her “She Is Miley Cyrus” studio album. It is the project’s lead single. And said project is actually her 7th album.

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