What does Copycat mean?

Billie Eilish: Copycat Meaning

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Album cover for Copycat album cover

Song Released: 2018

Copycat Lyrics

Don't be cautious, don't be kind
You committed, I'm your crime
Push my button anytime
You've got your finger on the trigger, but your trigger finger's mine

Silver dollar, golden flame
Dirty water, poison rain
Perfect murder, take your...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 30th 2018 !⃝

    Billie stated in an interview that this was about a girl who was copying everything she did - her clothes, her style, everything. She was really angry about it so she and her brother decided to write a song about it. And COPYCAT was born.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    May 11th 2020 !⃝

    I think...
    Well, it's like...
    There was this girl who was copying Billie..
    Billie doesn't like that....
    So Billie doesn't like the fact that someone was copying her and she wants it to stop.

    It also basically says: Be yourself.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    May 19th 2019 !⃝

    Because all you say
    Are all the same things I did.

    This is about the people who copy Billie and she doesn't like it. they try to copy her so much that they get hurt.

    Watch your back
    When you can't watch mine.

    No one can help Billie through everything, some people are so amazed by her glamour they try to help save her at all costs which hurts them in turn.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2023 !⃝

    The first time that I listened to Copycat, I kept wondering what the song actually meant. Just like Chelsea up above, I had heard Ocean Eyes and immediately searched up Billi Eilish, and now I am OBSESSED with her songs. I also love how her songs have meaning, like how this song was written to show that you should just be yourself, and the way she demonstrates the meanings all throughout the song is just brilliant. Thank you so much Billi Eilish, and, once again, as Chelsea said, “I wish one day I’ll grow up to be as amazing as u”.

    With love,
    Savannah from Las Vegas, 12 years old :3

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2022 !⃝

    I think it’s about somebody trying to copy Billie’s everything. Hair, clothes, and just style in general. I found this song on YT one day and I was just like “I NEED to see other songs like this!” So I looked at other songs by Billie and I went. She’s a good artist. But this year I’ve become OBSESSED oh my gawd I love her soooooooo much! Billie, if ur reading this, u r so unique and different and brilliant. Never change! I wish one day I’ll grow up to be as amazing as u (I’m 12 rn).

    Chelsea :]

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2021 !⃝

    Basically what Billie is trying to say is:
    Instead of copying someone try finding your own style and just be yourself

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 13th 2021 !⃝

    Basically Billie found people that are copying her style of life and clothes. Trying to be just like her. And she does not like it.

  8. nebula_explosion
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    Jun 16th 2021 !⃝

    There was a girl who was copying Billie. She found out and brought the matter up to her brother, FINNEAS, and declared that she wanted to write about it.

    Also, fun fact about the chorus- part of it was originally “f— that b— you can’t have mine” but she changed it because she thought about the young listeners and realized that even she was young. Then the lyrics changed to “why so sad bunny can’t have mine?”

  9. anime_weeb310
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    Mar 2nd 2021 !⃝

    Im stupid and looked at google and it said the copycat is Loren Grey? I don't know a lot about her but I just think that people are just maybe suddenly copying Billies style. Idk im 12.
    Love you Billie ❤️

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 15th 2020 !⃝

    Billie is trying to say that she's angry about the copycats that are trying to copy her style and stuff, that should be the meaning of the song (I guess). Love u Billie

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2020 !⃝

    I think this song is about how someone is jealous of Billie so they decide to copy her and make others dislike her. Then her and her brother wrote a song about it. Such a great song.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 15th 2020 !⃝

    To me all the songs that Billie writes are inspiring, they are just amazing. She inspires me everyday to write my own songs. They are not very good, but I try. She is just my number one role model. Her style makes me feel like I can do anything. I love Billie Eilish So much! I wish she could see this. Lmao I dm her telling her how much I love her haha. Like she reads those. Anyway, I love you Billie. <3

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2020 !⃝

    amaaaaazzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnng. so much backround and mhm i just love a song that can be a little (coughs while sayiing" alot") savage. Billie Eilish is one of my fave singers. if Billie Eilish is reading this comment you go girl you can be as strong or as weak as you need to be but no matter what all us who are here to support you, will be here for you. you are not alone it this world. in fact this world we live in has exactly 7.53 billion people in it. so im absolutly sure that that you are not alone. not saying anyone is sping on you.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 17th 2020 !⃝

    This song sounds like it's singing about a girl who copies Billie Eilish. And Billie doesn't like it so she writes a song about the girl.

    The girl is a fake and tries copying her and stealing her style but Billie doesn't like it and stops her.

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2019 !⃝

    Amazing song I love it soo much.its so cool that she did something about her copy cat and this is one of my favorite songs

  16. anonymous
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    Oct 11th 2019 !⃝

    Bishop Briggs "Dark Side"
    When I gus first heard it...i thought it was Billie, but soon realized it wasn't.

    Just sayin

    I'm a 58 years old grandma and just found Billie...she rocks.
    Just love her! My fave...you should see me in a crown... First song of hers I heard...totally hooked after that!

    You have a great future ahead...Stay you!!


  17. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2019 !⃝

    Billie noticed the girl who copied her and did something about, and that's why I love her so much. This is also one of my favorite songs because it has meaning and it doesn't just exist for the sake of existing. That's another reason why I love her, she puts meaning behind her songs, unlike for example, "Seven Rings" by Ariana Grande. It doesn't really have any meaning, it's just to exist and make her more popular. Thanks for reading!

  18. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2019 !⃝


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