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Billie Eilish: Bored Meaning


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Song Released: 2017

Bored Lyrics

The games you played were never fun
You'd say you'd stay but then you'd run

Giving you what you're begging for
Giving you what you say I need
I don't want any settled scores
I just want you to set me free
Giving you what you're begging...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 4th 2020 report

    I think that the song follows the story of a boy and a girl. The boy is constantly, and slowly breaking her apart, piece by piece, until she's giving everything to him, while he's locking her in a never-ending cycle of hate and abuse. Soon, the girl realizes what's happening, and she begins to become bored of this all. Fearless, she begs for freedom, knowing, that she can live on her own.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 30th 2021 report

    “Giving you all you want and more
    Giving you every piece of me”
    I might be wrong but I think it might be about getting used for your body, that’s why she wants to end things.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 18th 2022 report

    I think the meaning of this song is a girls point of view and her bf is sexually abusing her and he is manipulating her into doing things only he wants to do. For example in the song it says "giving you a piece of me" and "doin what u say i need. so i think their is some sexual abuse going/ being described in this song

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 20th report

    I'm sure it's about s.a (sexual assault) that's why it has 13 reasons why as the cover Hannah Baker was raped I think it's what the song is about. She's giving him every piece of her because she wants him to love her for free but all he sees is a perfect body and cute face

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2022 report

    I think it’s a girl trapped in a loveless relationship.
    “Giving you what you say I need…”
    I think that’s her saying that he’s using her to get what he wants.

  6. anonymous
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    May 2nd 2022 report

    it’s about a relationship that is draining. you do everything for them. you don’t wanna be without them but you give them everything and you want the same back, you want both cups to be half full but they don’t. they just want want and want but can’t give. they care about themselves and only want what will benefit them leaving you in the dirt. “i don’t want love that i can’t afford” more like i don’t wanna keep being in a relationship where i can’t seem to be enough for you that you keep taking everything from me. my energy, my time, my everything and eventually, you’re not afraid anymore to be on your own anymore because you’ve basically been on your own the entire relationship. they leave and come back whenever.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2021 report

    I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be about a toxic relationship between a boy and a girl as other comments have said, but for me it hits home because the lyrics perfectly describe my relationship with god. If you have a good relationship with him, that's great, but for me, it never really was. I would always trick myself that the relationship was great, when in reality it was so rocky and unpredictable. God would "play games" where I would feel like he had my back for an hour or so and then the next moment he would leave me to feel alone and depressed. In order to feel his love, especially after I was mean to my brother or some other dumb sin like that, I would have to feel super ashamed of myself and super apologetic and repentant to the point where it felt like torture to my heart and soul. Only after that long process of mental gymnastics and getting as sorry as possible could I feel his love. This was so emotionally draining, but I felt like I needed his love to survive and be happy. But he wouldn't give me what I needed so easily. So that's why Billie's lyrics of "giving you every piece of me" and "I just want you to love for free" resonate so much with me. I basically just feel like God's not loving me for free and I have to tear myself down to the scum of the earth in order for him to help me feel his love. Again, not dissing on anyone's god, just talking about how my relationship with him has simply not been great and how that affects my interpretation of the song.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2021 report

    I think this song mean when she sayed Givin' you every piece of me
    I don't want love I can't afford
    I just want you to love for free

    I think it means I think it means a girl that's getting pushed around by her friends she does not want to do the things they are doing but she wants them to like her so that why she needs they love she wants to fit it but she wants to be free and not around she giving them her real self and she they don't want it

  9. inbilliewetrust
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    Oct 4th 2021 report

    "Givin' you all you want and more
    Givin' you every piece of me"
    "Can't you see that I'm gettin' bored?" I feel like those lyrics mean that she's tired of getting used for her body and wants real love.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2021 report

    I think that an interperetation of this song is just in general, a relationship that is almost completely one-sided.

    With the lyrics, "I'm not afraid anymore. What makes you sure- you're all I need? Forget about it." I think of that line of text as a dialouge in my head between the two in the one-sided relationship.

    Whenever I listen to this song, I could see any type of relationship. From a toxic mother daughter relationship, to a one-sided fuck buddy relationship.

    In all, this song just gives off a first person view of a one-sided relationship. Where on one hand, the person singing from their view only sees this person, who they had known to love them for what felt like forever, just seem to stop caring about the relationship they had. On the other hand, this song could've been meant for getting over a relationship with somebody they were close with. Whether sexual or nonsexual, this song never specifies.

    -i just really hate them

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2021 report

    I think this song is about a girl who in her relationship feels undervalued by her boyfriend. She is clearly very in love with him but he isn't giving her the same energy back and it is slowly breaking her apart. The girl tries to give everything to him, but its not enough, so she wants to be free from the relationship because she's lost patience of him not caring about her feelings. Every time he neglects her and leaves her torn, she feels that it's getting easier to be able to be without him and that she can be on her own.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2021 report

    I honestly think this is about a girl and a boy who love each other but has already been through so much so they can't commit. Or the boy can't love her and shes learning to just forget about it.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2021 report

    i think that this song is about a toxic relationship, and that she used to be scared of losing them but she's grown to be bored of the games and she doesn't want to fight anymore, she wants them to either give her the love she deserves or to let her go. she doesn't want to get even, she doesn't want revenge. she just wants to be free.

  14. anonymous
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    May 26th 2020 report

    “Giving you what you’re begging for” I think the guy is using her for her body. He shows no interest in her other then sex. “And when you walk out the door and leave me torn” He walks out on her and she feels torn because he like “tore” all her clothes off and just left after he got enough. “I’m not afraid anymore” she’s not afraid to tell someone that he’s using her. “What makes you sure you’re all I need” she knows that he’s not what she needs but he’s what she wants. “I just want you to love for free” she wants him to love her. Like really love her, go on trips with her, have real conversations with her. And “for free” because she wants him to not need her body to stay. Its like she’s paying him with her body and that’s why he’s still with her.

  15. anonymous
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    May 8th 2020 report

    I think the song is about a couple but the boy takes the girl for granted and is always leaving or cancelling plans they may have made. It leaves the girl torn so she decided to end the relationship and when the boy thought that he was all she needed, she knew that he wasn't because he was never there for her.

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2020 report

    Giving you what you’re begging for - He’s begging for her to leave him, to end it, give him space
    Giving you what you say I need
    - He’s saying she needs to get away from him
    When you walk out the door and leave me torn you’re teaching me to forget about it
    - he walks out a lot during fights and leaves her there alone which he probably thinks will help the situation but it teaches her to live with out it

  17. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2020 report

    i think the meaning of bored is that this girl is so bored with her life and everyone is bullying her and she has a very toxic boyfriend so she gets so bored and tired of all of this happening so she decides to end her life. - haylee 2020

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  18. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2019 report

    It's about a girl in a relationship with a boy who don't give a damn about her feelings while she loves him a lot .. she tried to make him comfortable and don't reject anything he asks for and gave him all of her time soul love and care but keeps on hurting her until he crushed her heart and broke her ... Until she lost all of her patience for him and gave up on him

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