I hopped off the plane at LAX
With a dream and my cardigan
Welcome to the land of fame excess,
Whoa, am I gonna fit in?

Jumped in the cab,
Here I am for the first time
Look to my right and I see the Hollywood sign
This is all so crazy
Everybody seems so famous

My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda home sick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous,
That's when the taxi man turned on the radio
And the Jay Z song was on
And the Jay Z song was on
And the Jay Z song was on

[Chorus]
So I put my hands up
They're playing my song,
And the butterflies fly away
Noddin' my head like, yeah
Movin' my hips like, yeah
I got my hands up,
They're playin' my song
You know I'm gonna be okay
Yeah, it's a party in the USA
Yeah it's a party in the USA

Get to the club in a taxi cab
Everybody's looking at me now
Like "who's that chick, that's rockin' kicks?
She's gotta be from out of town"

So hard with my girls not around me
Its definitely not a Nashville party
Cause' all I see are stilettos
I guess I never got the memo

My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda home sick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous
That's when the D.J. dropped my favorite tune
And a Britney song was on
And a Britney song was on
And a Britney song was on

[Chorus]

Feel like hoppin' on a flight (on a flight)
Back to my hometown tonight (town tonight)
But something stops me every time (every time)
The DJ plays my song and I feel alright

[Chorus: x2]



Lyrics submitted by hushie, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Party in the U.S.A." as written by Claude Kelly, Lukasz Gottwald, Jessica Cornish

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +5
    General Comment:I think the meaning of this song is clear...this is obviously an allegory for the Spanish Civil War. Really brilliant if you look closely at its well crafted and nuanced lyrics.
    maxwellfineon September 18, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:who does she think she is, the Fresh Prince?
    lemonpieon August 25, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:damn you miley cyrus and having such a catchy song that i can't hate! this is going on my "shame" cd.
    onekarmaon November 01, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:Her voice is Autotuned to "perfection." When she says "Yeah, it's a party in the U.S.A.," the "yeah" part sound so processed. Hooray for processed pop music.
    stoolhardyon December 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning:Like someone said earlier:
    Miley is talking about being nervous entering LA - which is a whole different place than Tenessee (Her Home-State).
    When she hears the 'Britney' song or the 'Jay-Z' song, she realizes that she's in the same world - the same country even - and is reassured.
    She describes her relief as "A Party in the USA"
    (: Hope that helped!
    sapphiirestarron December 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:When I first heard this song, I threw up in my mouth (metaphorically).
    The writers of this song took an iPod full of cliche, overused lines and pressed shuffle.
    And the result was this song.

    The two big kickers for me were: "And the Jay-Z song was on."
    Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus/ Destiny/ Hope/ Grace/ whatever the hell she's deciding to be called now IS NOT allowed to sing about Jay-Z. Ever. Even if there was a fire! (haha, Stepbrothers refrence)
    It should be illegal. I bet Jay-Z was not happy about this.

    And the other one is: "It's a party in the U.S.A"
    WTF. She's talking about being nervous, and now the whole United States of America is throwing a party? Who comes up with this nonsense!? It is pure ridiculousness.

    However, whoever else puts this song together did a good job of making it marketable and playable on the radio. The beat is catchy and her voice sounds pretty good. (As good as Hannah Miley Destiny Cyrus Montana can get) But the words are, on a scale of 1 to 10, a -4. Really terrible.

    But, I'm not so rude normally :)
    Just this song. Makes me want to throw knives at babies.
    Haha, just kidding. kind of. :D

    Well, can anyone tell me how to post lyrics for a band, rather than get the artist approved? Because the artist isn't on here...
    heyyKatelyn98331on October 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:ok, i have never liked Miley Cyrus. But she did get a bit of respect from me when she sang live on the alan carr show and changed it from - and the britney song was on, into - and the michael song was on, and she tried to do the crotch grabb thing and looked stupid.

    but yeah, dont really like her but that was a good thing to do.
    annieTLSon February 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song. Her preformace at the teen choice awards of this song was totally awesome aside from the hot pants and pole dancing. Jk
    Mzel95on August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i don't like any of her other music, and to be honest, her existance annoys me.

    hate how she tries dressing like she's older, and talking about going to the club? she's not even old enough to get in, i don't care how famous you are. hahaha

    but this song is alright. the meaning is obvious.
    liesarelieson September 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:She's nothing more than a marketable little girl with no singing talent. Talking about clubbing? She's years away from legally being allowed to sip alcohol. Can she even drive yet? Her lyrics are about as meaningful as any Limp Bizkit song.
    roth89on November 30, 2009   Link

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