Billie Eilish: Lovely Meaning
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Song Released: 2018
Thought I found a way
Thought I found a way out (found)
But you never go away (never go away)
So I guess I gotta stay now
[Pre-Chorus: Billie Eilish & Khalid]
Oh, I hope some day I'll make it out of...
anonymous Jun 10th, 6:36pm report
In my opinion this song is about mental illness. It talks about how they always try to find away out of the thoughts they have but everytime they get close, it never goes away. They are willing to fight 100 years to get better but in the real world, they will still be scared. When they say “isn’t it lovely, all alone” they mean how they mental illness is part of their lives and their happy being miserable. Heart is like glass cos it’s easily shattered. Mind made of stone (stone head) cos their on drugs like anti depressants. Mental ilness slowly tears them down until they are bone, but it’s always a peace of them. It is home. “Hello, welcome home.” This song is pretty much about how mental ilness will always be part of our daily lives. We have to start expecting that it’s normal and not odd.
anonymous Jun 11th, 6:53am report
in my interpretation, this is probably about depression. when she sings about finding a way out, it's her thinking she's found a way to get away from the depression controlling her life. Although she thinks this, she still knows the depression is still there, and she might as well stay like this. she begins to sing in a crescendo, showing her sense of hope she will get out of this situation no matter the case
i seen through the music video, a metaphor for the depression as a rain cloud hovering over them and filling the glass box they are stuck in with water that starts going over the box (maybe the box is Billie and Khalid's feeling of isolation and being iced out from people because of the depression)
anonymous Sep 24th, 14:16 report
The song is called "lovely" since it is depressing, it is about getting out of everything horrible after feeling miserable.In my opinion , when she sings about finding a way out, it's her thinking she's found a way to get away from the depression controlling her life. Although the depression is still there, and she might as well stay like this. she begins to sing in a crescendo, showing her sense of hope that she will get out of this situation no matter the case. This really touches me because I know people who have felt this way or have been depressed. It's sad to think about all of the suicides that have happened in the world because of the depression. It is saying also that no matter who puts them down they will always keep trying and will go through another 100 years of torture and pain just to feel free again.
As at the start it says though I found a way, though I find a way yeah, but you never go away ( so the problem won’t get away from the situation) So I guess I gotta stay now ( deal with it). And after that it comes the part where she hopes someday she’ll get out of that miserable feeling, even if it takes all night or a hundred years. And she needs a place to hide but she can’t find one near, and she wants to feel alive outside but she can’t fight her fear.
And then it comes the chorus where she says: isn’t it lovely all alone? Heart made of glass my mind of stone, Tear me to pieces, skin and bone. Hello, welcome home.
After she says, walking out of town searching for a better place ( instruments play and refrains after the word ) somethings on my mind.. always in my headspace.. and what she means by that is that the situation she’s suffering from is always on her head so she’s always thinking of it.
anonymous Sep 10th, 9:12pm report
I have read everyone else's responses. Tbh in my mind I agree on the point that it is about a mental sickness but it is also about the depression that she feels in this sickness that she has. Another thing that I noticed is the heart made of glass, mind of stone. To me that means that even if you are headstrong that your heart can be broken easily and that it is a fragile thing that you need to make sure to be careful with because you can shatter it just as easily as glass. Another thing is the stone part. It is like that is an escape from all of the things that she has been through. This really touches me because I know people who have felt this way or have been depressed. Its sad to think about or even think about all of the suicides that have happened in the world, like it shouldn't even exist. It is saying also that no matter who puts them down they will always keep trying and will go through another 100 years of torture and pain just to feel free again. They want their worlds to go back to "normal". Its like the cloud of sadness is hanging over them because they cannot escape their feelings.
anonymous Aug 11th, 8:55pm report
she’s in an abusive relationship “thought i found a way out but you never go away so i guess i gotta stay now” means she can’t get out, “i hope someday i’ll make it out of here” she wants to get out but can’t. “heart made of glass my mind of stone” she’s growing from this relationship and becoming stronger. “need a place to hide but i can’t fight my fear” she fears the guy in the relationship. the meaning is in the video too she’s in a box with khalid and he walks in the background in the beginning now he’s there they look at eachother and give a certain look then get physical towards the end they fall apart from eachother and the camera zooms out of the box showing the relationship is over
anonymous Jul 19th, 7:37pm report
I think this song is about someone who is stuck in a place/feeling/experience he doesnt want to be in. he doesnt tell anybody anything; he tells to himself he will get through it.
but in the chorus "heart made of glass"- he knows he'll break easily. "mind of stone" he can get the idea in his mind but he'll still break in the heart.
in general- this horrible feeling when you think you're all alone dealing with something, that ur the only one there for you- and there's no one else out there who will understand.
I feel like thats why they put it in 13RW. cause it represents Hannah's feelings so much.
if anyone feels like that too- please dont keep it all inside.
tell someone. choose to tell someone. because I promise you're not alone in this world, even if sometimes you feel like that... thats not true because people love you and care about you.
anonymous Jul 12th, 7:09am report
I don't consider myself mentally ill, just a bit of an introvert, but this song really got to me because of my current situation. I was supposed to move away for college, but after a lot of persuasions to stay home for college, I rationalized it for myself. It really is a better option for an introvert and besides, I want to make money to move abroad in a few years and I wouldn't really make it if I tried to make ends meet in another town. So I picked a less ineteresting, bit not too boring of an option here. But a lot of my friends are going away and one moment I'm handling it well thinking of all the benefits and privileges staying home would bring me (I'm also an aspiring actor and I can go around different places for auditions this way), but the other I'm devestated and terrified I will be stuck in the loop forever, which I won't let happen, but still. I feel like everyone will live a life while I'm stuck, always the one left behind. And there is another HUGE problem. I'm in the closet. And one of the biggest benefits of moving was finally coming out. It's too risky to do that here. I guess I'll kinda lead a secret sex life here, but I won't be as free. I'll get to travel a lot and I'll visit my friends in different towns often, especially my BFF, but I can't help but feel trapped right now. With that context in mind, I think it's clear why this song got to me so much. It's great because it can mean so many things to many different people.
anonymous Jul 11th, 7:39pm report
idk it's hard to describe like I was talking to other about what they thought it meant and it like an cry for an escape, trying to get out or fight something that's there or isn't there, to me it's a mind game, like being trapped in a clear box filling up with water and there's no way out but you can see the people on the outside, there's putting paper and things to cover the glass, so you're not seen because they say you're ok when they know you're not and the song say 100 years because they have hope it's gets better but it's that one part ” Isn't it lovely, all alone?
Heart made of glass, my mind of stone
Tear me to pieces, skin and bone
Hello, welcome home” its like saying here's how it is, f hope, welcome home but it's what you've been trying to get away from
anonymous Jun 27th, 6:25am report
It is a soundtrack for 13 reasons why and it relates to Hannah’s death and the funeral that’s why it plays in that bit. It makes me so emotional
anonymous Jun 5th, 6:49pm report
It means to have derision or something and after taking all your feelings out
anonymous Jun 1st, 6:11pm report
I watched it on 13 reasons why and I can't help but link the lyrics to Hannah and Clay. I think what Hannah means when she says,"Isn't it lovely, all alone
Heart made of glass, my mind of stone
Tear me to pieces, skin to bone
Hello, welcome home" is that she's all alone like how she was when she killed herself and it is about her excruciating pain when she says welcome home, she's welcoming Clay for now even he has an idea how it must have felt.
anonymous May 31st, 5:10am report
She is in an abusive relationship and doesn’t know how to get out...... she isn’t strong enough. She wants to get out even if it takes 100 years. She says how lovely it is because this is all she knows. She thinks this abusive relationship is normal.
anonymous May 30th, 5:34pm report
I interpreted as being in an abusive relationship
anonymous May 28th, 5:40am report
Heart made of glass, my mind of stone. That could mean that your heart can be broken easily but your mind can't because it knows better. For example your heart got broken after a break up and your minds telling you not to go back to him/her eventually you do because your heart wants him/her to fix it but you get hurt again.Mind made of stone basically means that your mind knows more than your heart basically
anonymous May 27th, 5:14pm report
"This is referring to the music video only. I interpret this music video as a symbol for mental illness. Every-time you think you're close to the end, or that there's room above you to get better, the box becomes more and more enclosed and you end up right back where you started. Its like an endless battle and trap that you can never get out of. The box in the music video represents being iced out ... the lyrics express that beautifully as well... gave me chills"- anonymous
I completely agree with you, and it reminds me of the story of the scientist.
There was a scientist who was giving a speech about the earth and a lady in the crowd decided to contradict him.
The following anecdote is told of William James. [...] After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, James was accosted by a little old lady.
"Your theory that the sun is the centre of the solar system, and the earth is a ball which rotates around it has a very convincing ring to it, Mr. James, but it's wrong. I've got a better theory," said the little old lady.
"And what is that, madam?" inquired James politely.
"That we live on a crust of earth which is on the back of a giant turtle."
"If your theory is correct, madam," he asked, "what does this turtle stand on?"
"You're a very clever man, Mr. James, and that's a very good question," replied the little old lady, "but I have an answer to it. And it's this: The first turtle stands on the back of a second, far larger, turtle, who stands directly under him."
"But what does this second turtle stand on?" persisted James patiently.
To this, the little old lady crowed triumphantly,
"It's no use, Mr. James — it's turtles all the way down."
There is no way to find the end of our mental illness, it never ends. We can only take the precautions to help ourselves for now.
anonymous May 15th, 5:47pm report
Heart made of glass my mind of stone.
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