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Song Released: 2018


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idontwannabeyouanymore Lyrics

Don't be that way
Fall apart twice a day
I just wish you could feel what you say
Show, never tell
But I know you too well
Kind of mood that you wish you could sell
If teardrops could be bottled
There'd be swimming pools filled by...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2020 report

    This song also talks about her struggles with depression and being a young, extremely famous artist. She struggles with not being able to express her feelings about her sadness with other people, so her music is a way to let go. If she expresses her feelings in a normal conversation without metaphors and song lyrics “it would make them true...It’s not gonna do anything except make me more aware of it and make me want to drown myself in a pit of lava even more.” -Billie Eilish (Genius Interview)

    She associates models with extreme sadness. She projects herself into their lives because she feels like she can relate to always being looked at and scrutinized wherever, whenever, whatever she does or doesn’t do. In the years of her newfound fame, she tried to act as if she was happy, but this song screams that she wasn’t, and it’s more or less a cry for help. Almost every line has a reference to depression.

    She says that models are our society's role models for how girls have to look and act. “The standards” of what we should work to become. The line “was I made from a broken mold” explains her feelings about not being as “perfect” as the models and people around her.

    “We’ve made every mistake” Billie struggled with loving herself at the time she wrote this song. She believed she couldn’t do anything right. But she kept pushing through.

    “Only you know the way that I break” Referring to herself as you and being emotionally aware of what makes her sad and what could shut her down, but not letting anyone know.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2018 report

    She's saying, she doesn't want to be herself anymore, "tell the mirror what you know she's heard before, I don't wanna be you, anymore." She's talking to herself, and in the music video she is talking to a mirror. And when she says "if teardrops could be bottled, ther'd be swimming pools, filled by models" she's also saying that models are depressed, and they always are going through rough times. And what she means when she sings "was I made, from a broken mold?" Is she said that she used to make these sort of clay things, and you would put your shape inside of the mold, but sometimes the mold would break, and she was saying that is she the broken mold, because she's always broken. And when she sings "don't be that way, fall apart twice a day" is that she always gets sad and down everyday, and she's telling herself to stop letting sadness get in her way.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2018 report

    I believe that she is saying that her heart has been so broken that she isn't herself anymore. And is telling herself that she doesn't want to be herself... anymore.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 19th report

    "hands getting cold, losing feeling is getting old" refers to anorexia, because those are common symptoms of anorexia


    -The Nonbinary Anorexic who knows too much

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 29th 2020 report

    In an interview, she said that this song was about how much she hated herself and didn't want to be herself anymore. I think it's about her depression, because the lines relate to how she hates herself and asking if she was made from a 'broken mold'

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2020 report

    This song also talks about her struggles with depression and being a young, extremely famous artist. She struggles with not being able to express her feelings about her sadness with other people, so her music is a way to let go. If she expresses her feelings in a normal conversation without metaphors and song lyrics “it would make them true...It’s not gonna do anything except make me more aware of it and make me want to drown myself in a pit of lava even more.” -Billie Eilish (Genius Interview)

    She associates models with extreme sadness. She projects herself into their lives because she feels like she can relate to always being looked at and scrutinized wherever, whenever, whatever she does or doesn’t do. In the years of her newfound fame, she tried to act as if she was happy, but this song screams that she wasn’t, and it’s more or less a cry for help. Almost every line has a reference to depression.

    She says that models are our society's role models for how girls have to look and act. “The standards” of what we should work to become. The line “was I made from a broken mold” explains her feelings about not being as “perfect” as the models and people around her.

    “We’ve made every mistake” Billie struggled with loving herself at the time she wrote this song. She believed she couldn’t do anything right. But she kept pushing through.

    “Only you know the way that I break” Referring to herself as you and being emotionally aware of what makes her sad and what could shut her down, but not letting anyone know.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2020 report

    The song is about insecurities and self confidence, and how hating yourself so much that you can’t even stand being you anymore, Billie Eilish made this song so her fans knew what it's like to be in her head, in the music video Billie looks into the mirror and doesn't want to be the person she sees, when she says “if teardrops could be bottled, there'd be swimming pools, filled by models” saying that models are depressed and not being themselves and wishing they were someone else.By Asha Reddy

  8. theCritic
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    Mar 17th 2020 report

    This song sounds like a plea to herself. She says,

    "If teardrops could be bottled
    There'd be swimming pools filled by models
    Told a tight dress is what makes you a whore
    If "I love you" was a promise
    Would you break it, if you're honest
    Tell the mirror what you know she's heard before
    I don't wanna be you anymore"

    I'd like to talk about the recurrent line and title of the song, "I don't wanna be you anymore". This can be initially confusing, but she's singing this to her "mirror", aka herself.
    For whatever reason, be it stress or hardship, she doesn't want to stay "Billie Eilish", the teen songstress and star.

  9. Chillypolarbear
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    Feb 21st 2020 report

    Billie feels like she's ugly and that she wasn't born right and that she does not want to be herself any more.

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2019 report

    If I love you was a promise would you break it if you’re honest

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2019 report

    In the video she is looking at herself while saying 'idontwannabeyouanymore'.She is saying she cant stand being her even for a second. She also talks about the struggles of being a model. Overall the song is about self hatrid and depression

  12. bita
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    Dec 3rd 2018 report

    I read an article where it describes this song as her breakdown song.that we all say we're fine but don't feel so and it sheds a light on the emotional crisis models face and are forced to hide.as fore broken mold Billie used to make candles out of mold when she was younger and if was broken it wouldn't burn out right as for"if I love you was a promise would you break it if your honest"it is beloved she ment to say that we say we love our self's lieing to our self's telling the mirror we don't want to be her anymore


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