"Miami" as written by William Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Willard Smith, Leon Sylvers, Samuel Barnes and Maurice Toby....
I promised you on an ocean of
Mother of pearl, gold, and indigo
Cut through the waves, I watched you swim away
I'll never love you more than today

Would you be there
Be there
Be there for me

Would you be there
Be there
Be there for me

Now black light sets on my short day
Oh, you betrayed me, you gave it away
You don't mind picking up salt to rub into my wounds

Would you be there
Be there
Be there for me

Would you betray me
Or save me
Save me from you

[Repeat: x16]
(Miami ba...)

Would you be there
Be there
Be there for me

Would you betray me
Or save me
Save me from you

Would you be there
Be there
Be there for me

Would you betray me
Save me
Save me


Lyrics submitted by gat0rjay

"Miami" as written by William B. Shelby Leon F. Iii Sylvers

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentI did my best. I'm sure I may have botched up a few lines. Let me know if anyone has suggestions and I will correct whatever is agreed upon.
    gat0rjayon May 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI found this:
    Yannis Philippakis told The NME: “It’s just to do with having bad experiences every summer on Greek beaches, where I’d have a crush on somebody and it wouldn’t go well. I’ve never been to Miami, but I wanted to set it there because I like the imagery of Scarface: bad suits, turquoise beaches and really white teeth.”

    Makes sense to me!!
    60_miles_an_houron February 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. wish i knew what miami had to do with the song.
    mbernardon May 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningMiami is a wonderful place located in the sunshine state. It is all about the kind of happiness that comes along with beaches and fun in the sun. It is a vacation destination that is warm. Miami is the place in his mind that is inverse to the situation he is dealing with in a relationship with someone at his home. Many people use their imaginations to escape a situation that is tough to deal with.
    leonspruceon October 06, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIm watching this Coachella live stream, and as is said above, Yannis stated "it's about a bad experience at the beach."Anyway, great band. Not their strongest lyrics, but incredible groove
    youforgotitinpeopleon April 16, 2011   Link
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    General Commentsaw them in boston, and the explanation he gave was, "this song is about losing your dignity at the beach . . . which tends to happen to me a lot."
    midnightrunneron May 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "Miami bug".
    dissonantrhythmon July 28, 2011   Link

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