These lines are reminding us of the split:
"Once upon a time, it was paradise / One upon a time, I was paralyzed / Think I’m gonna miss these harbor lights / But it’s time to let it go."
On August 12, a day after the split went public, Miley posted a photo of herself recording a new song. "Slide Away" could be it.
"I want my house in the hills / Don’t want the whiskey and pills."
"So won’t you slide away? / Back to the ocean, I’ll go back to the city lights."
Liam was photographed surfing after the news of the breakup broke the internet. Liam, who hails from Australia, is a big surfer. Based on Miley's lines in the song "Malibu," she didn't really like the ocean, until she met Liam: "I never came to the beach or stood by the ocean / I never sat by the shore under the sun with my feet in the sand / But you brought me here, and I'm happy that you did." So her saying that Liam should go back to the ocean and she to the city literally shows them going their separate ways.
"Move on, we’re not 17."
Miley and Liam met and began dating 10 years ago, when the two were shooting The Last Song. She was 17 turning 18, and he was 19.
Listen to "Slide Away" below: