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You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home

Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack (Miley Cyrus Album) | 2009

“You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” is a country pop song written by Taylor for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie. It is performed by Hannah Montana, a character Miley Cyrus portrays in the film. Lyrically, the track is about staying grounded and going back to one’s roots.
Taylor became involved with Hannah Montana: The Movie when filmmakers emailed her specifically to request the use of her music in the film. She agreed to make a cameo appearance in the film to sing “Crazier” as well as to co-write a song with Boys Like Girls lead singer Martin Johnson. They also collaborated on the song “Two Is Better Than One“. In an interview with MTV, Martin Johnson described working with Taylor:

«She's awesome. She's one of the most talented songwriters to work with, if not, the best. For such a young girl, she's so creative and spot-on. She knows the audience, she truly understands the kind of pop music that is from the heart and done in a tasteful way. She knows ways to make things pop and also make you feel it at the same time. We wrote a bunch of songs together and it was a lot of fun.»

Martin Johnson

Performance in the Movie

“You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” is used as the closing number of Hannah Montana: The Movie. In the film, Cyrus performs as popstar Hannah Montana onstage at an outdoor fundraiser to save her hometown’s treasured park from developers. More than 2,000 extras were used to film the scene.

Critical Reception

“You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” received positive reviews from critics. Peter Canavese of Grouncho Reviews said “the story makes way for […] ‘You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home’, which will attract the film’s target audience of pre-teen girls.”

Accolades

“You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” was included on the short list for “Best Original Song” at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Lyrics

[Intro]
Whoa!

[Verse 1]
You wake up, it’s raining and it’s Monday
Looks like one of those rough days
Time’s up, you’re late again
So get out the door (Out the door)
Sometimes you feel like running
Find a whole new life, and jump in
Let go, get up and hit the dance floor

[Pre-chorus 1]
But when the lights go down
It’s the ending of the show (Ending of the show)
And you’re feeling like you got nowhere to go
Don’t you know?

[Chorus]
You can change your hair, and you can change your clothes
You can change your mind, that’s just the way it goes
You can say “Goodbye,” and you can say “Hello”
But you’ll always find your way back home
You can change your style, you can change your jeans
You can learn to fly, and you can chase your dreams
You can laugh and cry, but everybody knows
You’ll always find your way back home (Ha!)

[Verse 2]
Your best friends, your little hometown
Are waiting up wherever you go now (Mmm)
You know that you can always turn around (Turn around)
‘Cause, this world is big and it’s crazy (It’s crazy)
And this girl is thinking that, maybe
This life is what some people dream about (Dream about)

[Pre-chorus 2]
‘Cause, when I’m feeling down, and I am all alone, (Whoa, oh)
I’ve always got a place where I can go
‘Cause, I know

[Chorus]
You can change your hair, and you can change your clothes
You can change your mind, that’s just the way it goes
You can say “Goodbye,” and you can say “Hello”
But you’ll always find your way back home
You can change your style, you can change your jeans
You can learn to fly, and you can chase your dreams (Your dreams)
You can laugh and cry, but everybody knows (Everybody knows)
You’ll always find your way back home

[Bridge]
Where they know exactly who you are (Back home)
Where the real you is the superstar (Back home)
You know it’s never too far away
You can change your hair, and you can change your clothes
You can change your mind, that’s just the way it goes
You can say “Goodbye,” and you can say “Hello”
But you’ll always find your way back-

[Chorus]
You can change your hair, and you can change your clothes
You can change your mind, that’s just the way it goes (That’s just the way it goes)
You can say “Goodbye,” and you can say “Hello” (Say “Hello”)
But you’ll always find your way back home
You can change your style, yeah, you can change your jeans
You can learn to fly, and you can chase your dreams
You can laugh and cry, but everybody knows (Everybody knows)
You’ll always find your way back home

[Outro]
You’ll always find your way back home
You’ll always find your way back home
You’ll always find your way back home
You’ll always find your way back home
You’ll always, you’ll always find your way
You’ll always find your way back home

General Information
AlbumHannah Montana: The Movie
PerformerMiley Cyrus
ReleasedApril 2, 2009
Recorded2008
GenreCountry Pop
Length3:44
LabelWalt Disney
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Martin Johnson
ProducerMatthew Gerrard
Music Video
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