I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah you, you wreck me

from Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The wrecking ball is a simile for the force that Miley used to attempt to break through her lover’s barriers. In the end, there’s an unexpected outcome — the wrecking ball itself has been wrecked

The “wrecking ball” is a common image in popular music, used by artists like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young

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