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Breakout
Miley Cyrus
Written by Scott Cutler
Anne Preven
Miley Cyrus
Produced by Scott Cutler
Anne Preven
Background vocals by Katy Perry

"The Driveway" is a power-ballad written by Scott Cutler and Anne Preven with additional writing by Miley Cyrus for her version. It was originally recorded by Katy Perry, but was passed to Cyrus for her first studio album, Breakout. The album was released on July 22, 2008 by Hollywood Records and is Cyrus' first not affiliated with the Hannah Montana franchise. This, coupled by Cyrus' fondness for the album's first track, influenced the title of the album. Cyrus composed many of the songs on Breakout as she traveled on the Best of Both Worlds Tour (2007–08), co-writing eight of the album's twelve songs. Cyrus emphasizes the song title to make references to radio and driving, while Perry's version sings about memories with that person.

Lyrics

Katy Perry's version

Remember last summer,
under the shooting stars?
We made a wish on together forever,
And let nobody tear us apart

And how fun was that ride down to Mexico?
We took a chance on those roadside tacos,
and we got sick by the side of the road

And the fall came,
and we had that big pot luck party;
and your little sixteen year old brother,
spilt wine all over my carpet
and I got mad, you thought it was funny,
I stayed mad all winter
It’s so sad,
A thing like that,
Becomes such a splinter

I tried it your way,
but I got nothing to show
It’s been the same, same,
and the story’s getting old
So, I guess the driveway,
will be the end of the road
For us it’s too late
Let the credits start to roll

I’m almost twenty-three,
and I’m barely hanging on
I can’t keep crashing couches
and going to sleep at dawn
And when were you going to take me
somewhere that I can dress up?
Where we can act grown up
Do you ever even wanna clean up?

We share a car, you thought it was okay
you couldn’t have cut it closer
I’m sick of it, this is it
and now the party’s over

I tried it your way,
but I got nothing to show
It’s been the same, same,
and the story’s getting old
So, I guess the driveway
will be the end of the road
For us it’s too late
Let the credits start to roll

Someday, you’ll make some girl happy
I know you’ll get though.
You’ll know just what to say to do
Because I showed you

I tried it your way
but I got nothing to show
It’s been the same, same
and the story’s getting old
So, I guess the driveway,
will be the end of the road
For us it’s too late
Let the credits start to roll

Let the credits start to roll
Oh, yea, yea, yea, yea, yea, yeah
Oh, it’s too late, it’s too late, it’s too late
I guess the driveway will be the end of the road
Will be the end of the road

Miley Cyrus' version

After twelve, not so well
Won't pretend it's too soon to tell
What's 'round this bend
No disgrace, about face
Anything not to have to chase
You down again

You know
Nothing hurts like losing
When ya know it's really gone
Except for the pain of choosing
To hold too long

I tried it your way
But I got nothing to show
It's been the same, same
And the story's getting old
So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
For us it's too late
Let the credits start to roll

A lot to say, but not today
Let the radio break the silence
As we drive
A kiss goodbye, not this time
Don't remember what about this song
I ever liked

Ya know
Nothing hurts like losin'
When ya know I'm already gone
Except for the pain of choosin'
To hold too long

'Cause I tried it your way
But I got nothing to show
It's been the same, same
And the story's getting old
So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
For us it's too late
Let the credits start to roll

I thought maybe we were gettin' somewhere
But we're still nowhere along
I watched your tail lights fading
I tryed but it still won't fall
I remember what it feels like
To know love and have it taken away
I can't think of what I learned right now
But I'll be thanking you someday

I tried it your way
But I got nothing to show
It's been the same, same
And the story's getting old
So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
For us it's too late
Let the credits start to roll

Let the credits start to roll

So I guess the driveway
Will be the end of the road
(Be the end of the road)

Will be the end of the road
(Be the end of the road)

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