Miley Cyrus Thinks She's Fooling Your Kids With Her 'Drug Song' (VIDEO)

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miley cyrus we can't stopA certain line in Miley Cyrus' single, "We Can't Stop," has some parents a wee bit worried. It sure sounds like she's singing about "dancing with Molly," which is a euphemism for MDMA, or Ecstasy. But she and her producer were telling people it was "dancing with Miley," duh. Well now she's adding a little nuance to that claim: OK you guys, fine, Miley is singing about drugs. "If you're aged 10 [the lyric is] Miley. If you know what I'm talking about then you know. I just wanted it to be played on the radio and they've already had to edit it so much."

Wow, okay. That sounds pretty simple, right? If you're an innocent youngster, you'll think Miley is singing about dancing. If you're older and wiser, you'll know she's talking about Fun Times With E. And these two groups of people live on completely different planets so it's all good. Glad we sorted that all out. Now let's draw a Venn diagram.

I'm serious, if you were to draw a Venn diagram of "10-year-old Miley Cyrus fans" and "people who know what Miley is singing about," it would look something like this:

miley cyrus singing about drugs venn diagram

Hmm, I see some overlap there. In fact, I'm probably being conservative with that overlap -- it's probably a lot larger than that. The thing is, there's not a whole lot you can shelter from a 10-year-old these days. Your innocent little child IS going to find out what Miley is really singing about, and she doesn't even have to know what Ecstasy is or does (though she probably knows that, too).

Now, I happen to think that while it would be nice of Miley to feel a sense of responsibility toward her younger fans, she is absolutely under no obligation to shelter your children for you. She's more or less an adult now and can do whatever the hell she wants to do. This is on us, parents. This is just another reason why we need to pay attention to what our kids are listening to and have conversations with them about it.

Miley likes to do drugs. Miley likes to sing about doing drugs. Miley likes her songs to play on the radio. This is how rock and roll has worked for the past 70 or so years. I think we can handle it, right parents?

Do you think it's irresponsible for Miley Cyrus to sing about taking Ecstasy?


Image via MileyCyrusVEVO/YouTube

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nonmember avatar aimee

wow from the hundred times ive listened to this song iI never got the impression she was singing about drugs and ive done them my self. also if you want to bash on a song for singing about drugs listen to mgmt's time to pretend. also miley isnt more or less an adult. she is an adult whether she act like one or not she is and adult

nonmember avatar aimee

also looking at miley over the past couple years 10 year olds shouldnt be listening to her anyways

nonmember avatar daydreamer

when i was that age i was listening to third eye blind on the school bus, i fdidnt realize till years later that the song was about coke and oral sex.

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

Listening to songs on the 90s station has been surprising to me. Several songs I sang along to as a child has inappropriate lyrics or drug references and I didn't pick up on it. Or, I did pick up on it and didnt think twice. My favorite song my senior year was third eye blinds semi charmed life, which is about crystal meth. I've never done crystal meth. It's almost as if you could listen to a song and not act out the lyrics. I doubt many ten year olds have ecstasy dealers on speed dial anyway (and if they do, it's not because of a Miley song).

linzemae linzemae

I ahree chanandler. I loved tlc. Red light special was my jam and now when I listen to the lyrics im amazed my mom let me listen to it!

nonmember avatar oldguy

I may be stupid, but if you are relying on your target audience to NOT understand your lyrics, what is the point?

Why write a song about an obscure drug reference in the first place? Can't they write songs about more wholesome subjects that you wouldn't be embarrased singing along in the elevator for example.

LeeshaE LeeshaE

For  all the moms out there "Molly" is like X but not X its more dangerous. It is a pure paste form of MDMA cut with another hard drug such as Meth, Heroine, or Cocaine. Just in case you catch your kid with it, it would be good to know what your dealing with.

Short... ShortAndFeisty

Tweens are NOT her target audience. She's made it abundantly clear that she has shed the "Hannah Montana" image that Disney and her father established for her. I am solidly an adult and had no idea that "Molly" was a street name for ecstasy until I read about it in a news article.

I agree that it's on parents to censor their children's musical choices. Put on some more Disney radio and let her be free to express herself however she wants. 

I'm absolutely shocked by the lyrics of songs I listended to as a child in the 80s and 90s. Back then, I had no idea what they were singing about and I certainly wasn't scarred for life when I finally found out in my 20s. On a scale of 1 to flip-the-heck-out, this song is solidly a 1. 

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