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Bottom of the Ocean
Breakout
Song by Miley Cyrus
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop • Minimal • Chillwave
Length 3:15
Label Hollywood
Writer Miley Cyrus • Antonia Armato • Tim James
Producer Armato • James
Track listing
Prev. track Fly on the Wall
This track Bottom of the Ocean
Next track Wake Up America
"Bottom of the Ocean" is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus from her seconds studio album Breakout (2008). The Pop and Minimal song was noted for its experimental production, capturing elements of Chillwave, Ambient and Adult Contemporary music. The lyrics reflect the chill inducing song, depicting a melancholic breakup, and uses their breakup as a figure of speech to explain the boy is somewhere she'll never find again; the bottom of the ocean. The song was never released, despite suggestions, but is the eighth song on the album.

Background and Composition Edit

"Bottom of the Ocean" was recorded sometime in 2008. Written by Miley Cyrus, Antonina Armato and Tim James and produced by the latter two. 

The song is a Pop and Minimalist song with elements of Chillwave and an Ambient back-drop and a thick sub-bass as ocean waves can be heard in the background. The lyrics pertain double entendres for a lost romance, the male counterpart of which, is lost (meaning they brokeup and she can't find him anymore) and is somewhere she'll never find again; the bottom of the ocean. Towards the end of the song, Cyrus comes to terms with the tarnished romance, and reveals she cares most about the boys' happiness, and ultimately moves on, telling herself "be happy". 

Critical reception Edit

The song recieved generally positive critical reception, with most critics noting the experimental production. 

LyricsEdit

It's been in the past for a while
I get a flash and I smile
Am I crazy?
Still miss you baby

It was real, it was right
But it burned too hot to survive
All that's left is
All these ashes

Where does the love go?
I don't know
When it's all said and done
How could I be losing you forever?
After all the time we spent together

I have to know why
I had to lose you
Now you've just become
Like everything I'll never find again
At the bottom of the ocean

Do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do

In a dream you appeared
For a while you were here
So I keep sleeping
Just to keep you with me

I'll draw a map
Connect the dots
With all the memories that I've got
What I'm missing
I'll keep re-living

Where does the love go?
I don't know
When it's all said and done
How could I be losing you forever?
After all the time we spent together

I have to know why
I had to lose you
Now you've just become
Like everything I'll never find again
At the bottom of the ocean

[speaking:]
This is it
Let go
Breathe

[sung:]
You don't have to love me
For me to, baby, ever understand
Just know I love the time that we both had
And I don't ever want to see you sad, be happy
Cause I don't want to hold you
If you don't want to tell me you love me babe
Just know I'm gonna have to walk away
I'll be big enough for both of us to say, be happy

Do do do
Do do do do (be happy)
Do do do do do do do (be happy)
Do do do do do do do
Be happy

Mmmm....
Be happy

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