Miley Cyrus once had a pet blowfish named Pablow, whom she loved very very much. One day, not too long ago, Pablow the Blowfish died. His death made Miley very very sad, so she wrote a song in his memory. On Monday Cyrus shared a video of herself performing the song as part of her Happy Hippy Foundation’s Backyard Sessions, adding:

Some of you may remember a few months ago my dear blow fish Pablow past away. I wrote this song for him...He made me so happy and I miss him everyday....

Once you get past the absurdity of Miley Cyrus singing a song she wrote about a blowfish named Pablow in her backyard while wearing a cyan unicorn onesie, its easy to be a little moved by her performance. I’m not suggesting she’ll make you cry over the loss of her poor Pablow, but you can easily expect one or two neurons to transmit some kind of low-level “awww” message during the song’s three-and-a-half minutes.

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It’s the kind of stripped down vocal performance Cyrus excels at, regardless of lyrical content. Her raspy contralto even manages to turn a line like “but watching my friends eat my friend ruined my appetite” into a sentiment that, though not quite sad, somehow registers as earnest.

I believe Miley truly misses Pablow the Blowfish. And I’m glad she recorded this song (the full lyrics are below), unicorn onesie and all.

How can I love someone I’ve never touched
You lived under the water but I love you so much
You’ve never been on land and you’ve never seen the sky
You don’t know what a cloud is why did everything I loved have to die?
They all wanted to see you be as big as you could be
But I couldn’t let that be
Thought keeping you small meant keeping you safe
If I could do it again I’d release you to sea
Cause I can’t bear to see something so wild just die in a tank
And Pablow the Blowfish I miss you so much
And Pablow the Blowfish I miss you so bad
On Saturday night we all went out to eat
But I can never decide so someone chose sushi
I got soup and I ordered rice
But watching my friends eat my friend ruined my appetite
Oh Pablow the Blowfish if they only knew you like I do they’d love you too
And Pablow the Blowfish I miss you so bad
I won’t forget even one second we had
Cause you might be gone but you could never be dead
I heard of a seahorse named Sadie
I heard that she was quite the lady
Maybe you’ll find her and you could make babies
That would be kind of crazy
If Pablow the Blowfish found love deep in the sea
Then that would mean
Pablow the Blowfish was better off than here with me
Pablow the Blowfish I miss you so bad


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