That Miley Cyrus is going through a desperately provocative phase should be plainly obvious to anyone with a pair of eyes.

Sometimes, though, the music gets in the way.

Enter: Music Videos Without Music's reverse-engineering of "We Can't Stop."

Go behind the music, behind the distractions, to the essence of the former Disney star's latest iteration.

See what really goes on inside Miley's Molly-addled head when the music stops.

But be warned: When you gaze long into the Cyrus, the Cyrus also gazed into you.

[H/T: Reddit, video via College Humor]