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"Kicking and Screaming" is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus from her first Extended Play (EP), The Time of Our Lives (2009). The heavily rock-influenced song discusses the anger of a female, and is directed towards an ex-boyfriend. The song was never released, but is the first track on the EP.

Background and CompositionEdit

"Kicking and Screaming" is the most prominent representation of rock music on The Time of Our Lives. The track features instrumentation that relies on glam electric guitar riffing and ragged, gutsy vocals, which, at several points, feature a gravelly element. It results in an uptempo electronic rock number. Lyrically, "Kicking and Screaming" is a merciless message to an ex-boyfriend. Primarily it is directed anger and the self-absorbed message to him, stating he'll always want her.

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
Don't keep me waiting, anticipating
Treating me like a fool
I got news for you
I'm turning my back
I'm dropping a bomb on you

[Pre-Chorus 1]
You want me, you need me
Believe me, you'll be calling
You love me, you hate me
Believe me, you'll come crawling

[Chorus 1]
So get down and get off
Let me show you what you'll be missing
We break up, you break down
Gonna drag you through this kicking and screaming

[Verse 2]
Don't keep me guessing, I'm your favorite obsession
Don't give me a lame excuse
Is it me that you're messing?
It's that same old confession
You're the one with something to lose

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Watch out now, don't blackout
There's no doubt you can't have it
Control you, I'll own you
I'll show you, but you still can't have it

[Chorus 2]
So get down and get off
I'mma show you what you'll be missing
We break up, you break down
Gonna drag you through this kicking and screaming
So get down and get off
You're not the only one that I've been missing
We break up, you break down
Gonna drag you through this kicking and screaming

[Breakdown]
You'll be kicking and screaming
You'll be kicking and screaming
But I'm so deceiving
You'll be kicking and screaming

[Pre-Chorus 3]
Watch out now
You'll find out, you'll cry out
There's no one above me
I play hard, don't run far
Come back now, I really do like you

[Chorus 2]
So get down and get off
I'mma show you what you'll be missing
We break up, you break down
Gonna drag you through this kicking and screaming
So get down and get off
You're not the only one that I've been missing
We break up, you break down
Gonna drag you through this kicking and screaming

[Outro]
You'll be kicking and screaming
You'll be kicking and screaming
Kicking and screaming
Kicking and screaming