After hosting MTV’s 32nd Video Music Awards – and closing out the show with a surprise performance of her new song, “Dooo It” – the 22-year-old signed off by telling viewers she was dropping an un-announced album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.
Streaming free online, Dead Petz is a collection of psychedelic rock tracks all co-written by Cyrus, who teamed up to co-produce most of the album with pals Mike Will Made It and Flaming Lips rocker Wayne Coyne.
Between her dope-smoking and pasty-wearing antics, Miley’s been a far cry from subtle for quite some time. But with its trippy beats and out-there lyrics, her latest LP is even more of a departure.
From emoji-inspired soliloquies about young love to euphemism-filled come-ons about lady trysts, Petz is a kaleidoscope of millennial angst, ecstasy and everything in between.
Here are nine of the Miley-est lyrics on the 23-song collection.
Song: “BB Talk”
“Look, I like when you send me, ya know, the queen emoji, but when I send back the monkey, ya know, the ones with the hands over the eyes? That means that s—‘s just gettin’ a little too weird for me, and I mean, I don’t know what else to say in person, I just, like, ya know, bury my head in your armpit, which weirdly smells good, and your hair and f—ing teeth. Like why the f— would I want to lick your teeth? But I do!”
“The sun is a giant spaceship tangerine. It shoots out rays of hopeful golden morphine.”
Song: “Space Dude”
“We’re both vegan. It makes it easy to think it never hurt anything living intentionally.”
Song: “Bang Me Box”
“It’s like you’re a zookeeper setting animals free. You release me like a tiger that’s been locked in a cage. Here I am, here you are.”
Song: “Milky Milky Milky”
“I feel like a slab of butter that is melting in the sun. The presence melts away now that you and me are one.”
Song: “I Forgive Yiew”
“How dare you bring another chick in my bed? You lucky I’m doing my yoga, or you might be dead. I ain’t doin’ nothin’ that would take away my zen. If you are not enchanting, then you park it up, and then life’s a bunch of texts, and we’re doin’ our best.”
Song: “Dooo It”
“(I understand) why there is a sun? And how do birds fly? And why is a moon way up in the skies? And why there is trees (do it)? And What the f— is love? (Do it) And what is flying saucers watching from above? Yo. F—, man.”
Song: “Pablow the Blowfish”
“On Saturday night, we all went out to eat, but I can never decide, so someone chose sushi. I got soup, and I ordered rice, but watching my friends eat my friends ruined my appetite.”
Song: “Twinkle Song”
“I had a dream David Bowie taught us how to skateboard, but he was shaped like Gumby What did it mean?”