"When I Look at You" as written by and Shanks/lindsey....
Everybody needs inspiration
Everybody needs a song
A beautiful melody
When the night's so long

'Cause there is no guarantee
That this life is easy

Yeah, when my world is falling apart
When there's no light to break up the dark
That's when I, I
I look at you

When the waves
Are flooding the shore and I can't
Find my way home anymore
That's when I, I
I look at you

When I look at you, I see forgiveness
I see the truth
You love me for who I am
Like the stars hold the moon
Right there where they belong
And I know I'm not alone

Yeah, when my world is falling apart
When there's no light to break up the dark
That's when I, I
I look at you

When the waves
Are flooding the shore and I can't
Find my way home anymore
That's when I, I
I look at you

You appear just like a dream to me
Just like Kaleidoscope colors that
Cover me, all I need
Every breath that I breathe
Don't you know you're beautiful?

Yeah, yeah, yeah

When the waves
Are flooding the shore and I can't
Find my way home anymore
That's when I, I
I look at you
I look at you

You appear just like a dream
To me


Lyrics submitted by hushie, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"When I Look at You" as written by Aimee Mayo Ryan Todd Lafferty

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  • +1
    General CommentSo my girlfriend made me listen to this the other day. Not bad. Never was too fond of Miley Cyrus but I'll give her props on this. Plus this song reminds my girlfriend of me, so yeah, thumbs up for that
    MusicAddict09on March 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum k?

    Everybody need inspiration,
    Everybody needs a soul
    The beautiful melody
    When the nights alone

    Cause there is no garauntee
    That this life is easy...

    Yea when I water sprouting apart
    When theres no light to break up
    The Darkness, thats
    When I.. I I I Look at you

    When the waves
    are flooding the shore and i can't
    find my way home anymore
    thats when I... I I look at you....

    When I look At You I see forgiveness
    I see the truth You love me for who i am
    Like the stars Hold the moon
    Right there where they belong
    And I Know I'm Not Alone.

    Yea when I water sprouting apart
    When theres no light to break up
    The Darkness, thats
    When I.. I I I Look at you

    When the waves
    are flooding the shore and i can't
    find my way home anymore
    thats when I... I I look at you....

    You appear just like a dream to me
    Just like kaleidoscope colors that
    Cover Me, All i need every
    breath that i breath don't you know
    Your beautiful ...

    Yea Yea Yea

    When the waves
    are flooding the shore and i can't
    find my way home anymore
    thats when I... I I.... look at you....

    Yea Yea Oh OH OH

    And you appear Just like a dream
    to me.
    alohaaon August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbtw
    this song is actually amazing
    this made me like Miley a lot
    I'm excited for her new album
    and I've never liked her musically before
    alohaaon August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile some of the lyrics above are wrong................

    I would still like to say: this song is beautiful. I don't know who Miley has hired to write her songs (Billy Ray maybe?), but in my opinion, the ballads are great. I have never really been a fan of "slow jams", but this song is great, and the video is great too.

    I think this song is about, what many of these teenage artists sing about, an inspirational boyfriend or something like that. When she is lost, she finds comfort in the sight of her companion and that gives her inspiration.

    Good song. Keep it up Miley.


    sweetbroehon September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst place i've actually found the right lyrics.
    Thank you! :D
    Personally i think if miley wrote this song herself, it is probably about her father.
    But at the same time it sort of sounds like a religious song as well.
    I'm not sure, but it's lovely (:
    crystieon October 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kinda sounds familiar, what do you think? I feel like I've heard this same tune somewhere..but, can't think of where.. especially the intro - sounds really similar to something..

    Help me think of the song that sounds like this Miley Cyrus song.
    tomrobinson11on December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment actually this song was written for her to sing, I think shes the one who wrote it but it's for the book/ movie "The Last Song" that she has a role in. The book is amazing I can't wait till the movie in April
    lexatonic92on January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is actually a great song and her voice is really good and unique.
    spunkychickon February 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI can't help but think of only one thing through this entire song.
    God.
    and it sounds like the Hillsong United praise song "Mighty to Save" in the beginning which goes,
    "Everyone needs compassion
    A love that's never failing..."
    and the piano intro sort of sounds like it..

    It just sounds more like a praise/worship song than a song about teenage love
    ...a little deeper maybe..?
    beastlybananason March 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs! When I first heard it, I fell in love with it. And I can't wait to see the movie!
    idolfreak17on March 26, 2010   Link

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