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"Inspired" is a song recorded by American singer Miley Cyrus. It was released on June 9, 2017, as a promotional single from her sixth studio album Younger Now (2017). Written and produced by Cyrus and Oren Yoel, "Inspired" is a country ballad about creating a difference in the world. Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign inspired Cyrus to write the track, which references her father Billy Ray and her childhood in Tennessee. Media suggested that this song was as an example of Cyrus' career change following the more hip hop approach to her fourth studio album Bangerz. "Inspired" was first made available for music download and streaming during Pride Month. Cyrus donated her personal profits from the song to her Happy Hippie Foundation, which deals with homelessness among LGBTQ youth. Her fans created a lyric video, which she shared on her Instagram account. Critics had a mixed response to the song. "Inspired" charted in Australia, Russia, and Spain. Cyrus promoted the track with live performances, including at the One Love Manchester benefit concert. 


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I'm writing down my dreams, all I'd like to see
Starting with the bees or else they're gonna die
There won't be no trees or air for us to breathe
I'll start feeling mad, but then I feel inspired
Thinking about the days coming home with dirty feet
From playing with my dad all day in the creek
He somehow has a way of knowing what to say
So when I'm feeling sad, he makes me feel inspired

We are meant for more
Pull the handle on the door that opens up to change
I know that sounds so strange
To think we are meant for more
Pull the handle on the door that opens up to change
I know that sounds so strange
'Cause you've always felt so small, but know you aren't at all
And I hope you feel inspired
Oh, I hope you feel inspired

How can we escape all the fear and all the hate?
Is anyone watching us down here?
Death is life, it's not a curse
Reminds us of time and what it's worth
To make the most out of it while we're here
We are meant for more
Pull the handle on the door that opens up to change
I know it sounds so strange
We are meant for more
There's a lock upon the door, but we hold the key to change

But how can we escape all the fear and all the hate?
Is anyone watching us down here?

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She achieved wide fame for her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana. more »

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Written by: Miley Cyrus

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Release Details
"Inspired" was released as a single in 2017 by American singer Miley Cyrus as a part of her sixth studio album "Younger Now."
Song Dedication
Miley Cyrus dedicated "Inspired" to her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, in honor of his birthday.
Song Theme
The song delivers a message of encouragement for individuals to make the world a better place.
Special Performance
Miley Cyrus performed "Inspired" at the One Love Manchester benefit concert organized by Ariana Grande in response to the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.
Release type
Though being a part of her Album "Younger Now", the song was released as a promotional single, not a commercial one.
Lyrics Writing
Just like many of her songs, Miley co-wrote "Inspired" with producer Oren Yoel.
Country Influence
"Inspired" carries a strong country sound, reflecting Miley’s Nashville roots.
Song Objective
Miley released "Inspired" to raise funds for her charity, the Happy Hippie Foundation, which works to fight injustice facing homeless youth, the LGBTQ+ community, and other vulnerable populations.
Social Issues
The song touches on issues like the environment, politics, and equality.
Music Video
The music video for "Inspired" is a montage of Miley from her childhood to the present day.
Release Date
"Inspired" was released by Miley Cyrus on June 9, 2017, as part of her studio album "Younger Now".
The song is categorized under the genre of country pop, showcasing the familiar country-infused sound that Miley is known for during her "Hannah Montana" years.
Lyrics Content
In the song, Cyrus sings about wanting to make a positive difference in the world. The lyrics touch on her feelings around societal issues like violence, environment conservation and advocating for love and acceptance.
LGBT Community Support
Miley released "Inspired" during the June Pride Month celebrations in the US, and the lyrics are seen as her support to the LGBTQ+ community.
Tribute to Her Father
Miley performed 'Inspired' at the 2017 One Love Manchester benefit concert and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, attributing the song to her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, saying he was the original inspiration for the composition.
Commercial Performance
The single did not make significant impact on major charts, but despite this, it received positive reviews from critics for its nostalgic and emotional appeal.
Song Connections
The song is linked to Miley's Happy Hippie Foundation, a nonprofit organization she founded in 2014, which fights injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations.
Making of the Song
The song was written by Miley Cyrus and produced by Oren Yoel, who has collaborated extensively with her on previous tracks.
Music Video
Unlike many of her music videos, the visual for 'Inspired' is quite reserved, featuring clips of natural beauty combined with footage of Miley singing the song in a studio.
"Inspired" was first performed during a relief concert after the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, and later on some late-night talk shows and Cyrus's performances at different music festivals.

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