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Permanent December
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Song by Miley Cyrus
Recorded 2010
Genre Electropop • Dance-pop • Disco
Length 3:38
Label Hollywood
Writer John Shanks • Miley Cyrus • Claude Kelly
Producer Shanks
Track listing
Prev. track "Forgiveness and Love"
This track Permanent December
Next track "Stay"

"Permanent December" is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus from her third studio album Can't Be Tamed (2010). The Electropop/Dance-pop song was noted for its Disco elements and, relies heavily on a scratchy bass, synths and a slickly-based club oriented sound that reflects 1970s music. It was also known for the extensive use of overt Auto-Tune mostly known for artists like T-Pain and Kesha, and the vocals and "catty-like-rap" was also compared to artist Kesha. It recieved mixed reception from critics. It was never released but is the seventh song on the album. 

Background and CompositonEdit

"Permanent December" was recorded some time in 2009-2010. Written by Miley Cyrus, John Shanks and Claude Kelly, and produced by Shanks. 

Lyrically, the song suggest a devoted girlfriend ignoring boys attempts to date her, but despite this, she only wants the person she's already with. It's an Electronic-heavy-Dance-pop song with elements of Disco, along with an Euro disco breakdown during the bridge, that reflects 1970's Disco and Funk music. The song has a scratchy, electronic-based bass, constantly changed synths, and midtempo production, Auto-Tuned vocals, and bubbly Techno-influenced synth-like-beats. 

The song earned a mixed reaction from critics, some likened the production, while some called his dull, "not finished" and many disliked the Auto-Tuned vocals, but some did like the rappy verses. 

LyricsEdit

I've been to London,
Been to Paris,
Australia and Rome
There's sexy boys in every city
But they're not what I want
Some got money
Some got fame
Some got cars
Some got clothes
But if it just ain't you
Then I don't wanna know

[Pre-chorus:]
Cuz baby now I realize that I was wrong
When I said I didn't need you, so
Miss you bad so now I'm comin' home
So you better leave the light on
Wait for me and just leave the light on

[Chorus:]
It's been like a permanent December
So much colder than I can remember
When I get you back
This time I swear that I won't
Won't ever let you go
Won't let you go, no
Won't let you go, go, go, go
Won't let you go, no
Go, go, go, go, no, no, no, no

I've been to New York
And to L.A
And to Baton Rouge
I met a boy in every city
No one kept me amused
But don't call me a Lolita
Cuz I don't let 'em through
Cuz I'm saving all my lovin'
For someone and it's you

[Pre-chorus]

[Chorus]

Hey!
What do you say?
Cuz I been all around the world
And they just ain't the same
Hey!
What do you say?
Without my baby
I go crazy
And I just gotta scream (Ha!)

[Pre-chorus:]
But now I realize that I was wrong
When I said I didn't need you, so
Miss you bad so now I'm comin' home
So you better leave the light on
Wait for me and just leave the light on

It's been like a permanent December
So much colder than I can remember
When I get you back
This time I swear that I won't
Won't ever let you go
Won't let you go, no

[Chorus]

[x2]
Won't let you go, go, go, go
Won't let you go, no
Go, go, go, go, no, no, no, no

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