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"The Driveway" is the third track from Miley Cyrus's second studio album, Breakout

The song is a pop rock power ballad, with lyrics pertaining driveways as a metaphor for an ending relationship.

Background and Composition Edit

"The Driveway" was recorded sometime in 2008. Written by Miley Cyrus, Anne Preven and Scott Cutler while being produced by the latter two. 

Lyrically, the song talks about a difficult relationship on the verge of ending, and Cyrus uses a Driveway as a metaphor to what their relationship will ultimately come to; the end. The song also disucsses Cyrus feeling regrets as to how far their relationship has progressed. It's a Power ballad with Pop rock qualities, while Cyrus displays her naturally raspy and husky vocals within the Contralto range.

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
After 12, not so well
Won't pretend it's too soon to tell what's 'round this bend
No disgrace about face
Anything not to have to chase you down again

[Pre-Chorus 1]
You know nothing hurts like losing
When you know it's really gone
Except for the pain of choosing to hold too long

[Chorus]
I tried it your way
But I got nothing to show
It's been the same, same
And the story's getting old
So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
For us it's too late
Let the credits start to roll

[Verse 2]
A lot to say, but not today
Let the radio break the silence as we drive
A kiss goodbye, not this time
Don't remember what about this song I ever liked

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You know nothing hurts like losing
When you know I'm already gone
Except for the pain of choosing to hold too long

[Chorus]
I tried it your way
But I got nothing to show
It's been the same, same
And the story's getting old
So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
For us it's too late
Let the credits start to roll

[Bridge]
I thought maybe we were getting somewhere
But we're still nowhere at all
I watched your tail lights fading
I try but the tears won't fall
I remember what it feels like to know love
And have it taken away
Can't think of what I've learned right now
But I'll be thanking you someday

[Chorus]
I tried it your way
But I got nothing to show
It's been the same, same
And the story's getting old
So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
For us it's too late
Let the credits start to roll

[Outro]
Let the credits start to roll
So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
End of the road