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Miley Cyrus Just Dropped "Slide Away" And Fans Think It's About Liam Hemsworth

"Move on, we're not 17 / I'm not who I used to be."

I'm sure you've heard by now that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are no longer.

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The couple announced the news on Sunday via a representative for Cyrus, who said both parties had decided to separate in order to focus on "themselves and careers".

But things got messy when, a few hours later, Cyrus was spotted apparently kissing Brody Jenner's ex-wife, Kaitlynn Carter, on a boat while on holiday in Italy.

Then, on Friday, Cyrus surprised fans by dropping a new song called "Slide Away" that very much seems as if it's referencing her breakup with Hemsworth.

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The song's chorus uses imagery of the ocean to describe a breakup, saying Cyrus's love will slide away "back to the ocean" while she returns to the "city lights".

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And fans are comparing it to the lyrics of her song "Malibu", which, in Cyrus's own words, was about her "refalling" for Hemsworth after their first breakup, and spoke about them walking by the ocean together.

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Fans have also pointed out that the couple met on the set of The Last Song, which was filmed on the beach.

Miley and Liam met on the set of The Last Song, a beach film. When she and him got back together she released Malibu, a beach track and video and now she’s telling Liam to slide away back to the ocean. She’s officially done.

“slide away, back to the ocean” is such a well chosen metaphor considering they met at the beach, liam is a surfer and miley releasing malibu in 2017. #SlideAway

And the song also repeats the line "Move on, we're not 17" — which is around how old Cyrus was when they met and started their relationship in 2009.

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It's safe to say fans are emotional about the track, and see this as a definite end to a long story.

Miley went from crying over Liam in Wrecking Ball to telling him to move on in Slide Away... I’M SOBBING 😭

miley wrote malibu and then wrote slide away 2 years later, love is literally fake

Malibu: 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 Im happy that you did Slide away: Why dont you slideaway back to the ocean,I’ll go back to the city lights

You can listen to "Slide Away" for yourself here:

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Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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