an annoying song made by a singer/random girl who somehow got a record deal. with no tune at all, it somehow manages to be super popular. It also happens to be the first single released from Miley Cyrus's new album "Bangerz"

Other Songs from Miley Cyrus include-
Party In The USA
See You Again
Best Of Both Worlds
Wrecking Ball
Katie: I just heard We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus on the radio!

Eliza: Oh god, how did you survive?
Katie: I didn't, I'm a ghost.
by SongGirl64 August 28, 2013
a song written by Miley Cyrus. can also be taken as a cry for help.
OMG did you hear that new song we can't stop?
-ya I think Miley Cyrus has hit rock bottom
by Sucks fo you February 19, 2014
bɐtwi:kɐ:nto:lbi:læikdɐks a metamorphic phrase that can be adapted to mean whatever you need it to mean, versatile, like the pathological liar of the idiom world.
Angela: We know that the ants are responsible for the decline of the Roman Empire.
Natalie: I know, but we can't all be lake ducks.
by Ant_Queen March 7, 2018
No matter how nice of a thing you have, no matter how hard you may try, someone will always find a way to fuck it up.
Josh: Hey bro can I borrow your phone?
Me: I dunno man, I just bought this. I don't even have a case on it yet!
Josh: Chill dude, I ain't gonna break it. It'll just take a second..
Me: Okay...
Josh:*Immediately drops it on the ground, denting the corner*
Me: God damn it Josh, this is why we can't have nice things.
by re3ja January 15, 2016
It's a statement a mom or dad would make, while exasperated with their child for having broken some household item. For instance, a mother buys a new small appliance for her kitchen, let's say its a stand mixer. The kids start playing with it and jam something in the blades and burn out the motor. Mom walks in and sees the mess and yells, "See! That's why we can't have nice things!"

It's a comment that is actually an irrational thing to say, but it's funny for that reason. A very "mom/dad" thing they would say in the heat of the moment.
"See! That's why we can't have nice things! Dad just bought this VCR, and you kids put a sandwich in it! Now it's broken!"
by RN-real-nerd. June 25, 2014
Why we can't have nice things (Also known as this is the reason why we can't have nice things) is an expression used to show anger or disappointment over an object or action.
Person 1: *posts long, extremely sexual post about Children's show on internet.
Person 2: *reads over shoulder as Person 1 types post.
Person 2: This is why we can't have nice things!
by boomhare January 2, 2016