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Billie Eilish: Lovely Meaning

Song Released: 2018


Featuring: Khalid


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Lovely Lyrics

[Verse 1: Billie Eilish & Khalid]
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...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    Starrz
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    Apr 17th 2021 report

    I strongly believe that this song is about having anxiety (or depression).

    “Thought I found a way out, but you never go away” meaning the anxiety never goes away. Medicines aren’t strong enough, or you were doing well but had another panic attack or whatsoever.

    “Wanna feel alive outside, I can’t fight my fear” I want to go out and live a normal easy life, worry free, outside of this cage I’m trapped in where the walls are closing on on me constantly.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2021 report

    This song is definitely about depression, and how you have demons impossible to get away from, and being trapped in the cold. But it also is about the human tendency to get addicted to one's own sadness, caving in to one's darkest emotions with "i guess i gotta stay" and being addicted to the depression, calling it "lovely. The statement is both extremely serious but also very sarcastic, making the song deeply twisted in a way we can all relate to.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    May 27th 2018 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.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 19:43 report

    I think it's about Depression

    "Isn't it lovely all alone
    Heart me to pieces skin to toe
    Tear me pieces skin to bone
    Hello welcome, welcome home."

    I think the Lyrics are saying she wants to die because she's suffering from some KIND of depression

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 14th report

    I believe the song is about being with a manipulative person, quote the words "Thought I found a way out, but you never go away." I think the victim of this manipulative person found a way out, by reaching out to their friends about it, but the manipulative person always defends themselves, Making them stay together. So they just "So I guess I gotta stay now." "Oh I hope someday I'll make it out of here" Expresses to me that they yearn to end the relationship, even if it takes all night or a hundred years. "Need a place to hide, but I can't find one near" Shows that they want to hide from said person, but then, they defended themselves, their friends believe them, so they can't get out of such a nightmare.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 17th 2022 report

    I think personally this is about the struggles of being alone and wanting to feel like you can't get across the message you want to get across and you can't seem to be hears

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 29th 2022 report

    "Isn't it lovely, all alone" to me is about acceptance that you're better off alone "heart made of glass" is about an empathic heart that breaks for everyone's pain and suffering, so they feel the heaviness of it, always. "Mind of stone" is about perserverance, despite all this pain they feel, they haven't given up on life. "Tear me to pieces, skin and bones, hello welcome home" is the familar feeling of pain, since you've had it all your life, familiarity is home but also, they want to suffer in your place, they want to take your pain away unto themselves.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2022 report

    its about anxiety from my perspective, it really seems like you just cant get away from that depression or stress. you keep trying but get so addicted that it feels nice.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2021 report

    This song could mean a abusive relationship or family members that abuse/ sexually harass the child, and how they long to escape. “Welcome home” Can imply the child died or committed suicide because they couldn’t take it anymore, the the family abused them / sexually harassed them to the point their body gave up, and the child died. The abusive relationship can infer that the person’s boyfriend/girlfriend either uses them or outright abuses them, and that “Welcome home” may mean they finally escaped from the abusive person.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 31st 2021 report

    This song is about a princess in a castle that is awaiting her true love. From her window she sees couples and kids playing and enjoying their life. She wants to experience and feel happy like those outside the castle.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. anonymous
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    Aug 9th 2021 report

    This song is about a longing to be alone because it talks about the cruelty in the world and how nice to be away from it

  12. anonymous
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    May 21st 2021 report

    I think that the persons heart very fragile, but their mind isn’t. (It’s strong.) they want to get out of the place the are stuck in.

  13. anonymous
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    May 18th 2021 report

    I think this is about the fear of abandonment/left alone "I can't fight my fear" and "Isn't it lovely, all alone?" are the quotes that made me think so.

    and "heart made of glass" is a metaphor for a fragile heart (obviously-) so this also has something to do wit emotional problems. and "My mind of stone" I think it means when people have a hard head. When someone tell them to be careful, the person would either shrug it off and/or deny it, which usually ends up badly.

  14. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2021 report

    My opinion is that they are with someone that they can't leave. The person they are with makes them feel this sadness, depression, but they fear the unknown. People stay in relationships forever even though they aren't happy.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2021 report

    This song is definitely about depression, and how you have demons impossible to get away from, and being trapped in the cold. But it is also about the human tendency to get addicted to one’s own sadness, caving into one’s darkest emotions with “I guess I gotta stay” and being addicted to the depression, calling it lovely. This statement is been extremely serious and literal but also very sarcastic making a song deeply twisted in a way we can all relate to.

  16. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2021 report

    I think its an emotion which you hate, which limits you but at the same time its a lovely feeling because its a familiar feeling "welcome home". And even though you put your mind to it, your heart is fragile and you just can't do it. Like leaving someone you love even though you are in an abusive relationship for example.

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 4th 2021 report

    Well according to my idea,this song is about mental, emotional and probably social feeling which tends to her depression because she can't understand herself, feeling but know one day even if it takes the whole time or years she will understand herself more better than before...

  18. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2020 report

    After reading all your comments I understood that the song is hiding some story behind it. So, I made story of it. (English isn't my language, don't get bothered by that and try to understand.)
    As she heard that he is with someone, she wanted to breakup. but couldn't talk to him straight about that. So, she is trying to find some reason to go away from him.
    When she found some reason (simple reason like...not caring for her)she thought she found a way/reason to get away. But when she aksed him to break up he refused and made excuses which didn't let her to leave him alone.
    That is the meaning for 2nd line.
    "But you never go away. So, I guess I gotta stay now"
    Now again to the story, though made excuses and stopped her. He didn't stop seeing the other. As she gradually understood that he was playing with her.She argued but got was abused by him. Now she is trying to go away and live her own life. That's what written in the 5-7 lines.
    "Oh, I hope someday I'll make it out of here
    Even if takes all night or a hundred years
    Need a place to hide but I can't find one near"
    And the 8th line is about, she was already dead inside (heart). Even though she was trying to get out of the thoughts about him, she was frightened of him and her surroundings.
    "Wanna feel alive, outside I can't fight my fear"
    Now she is regretting her decision of loving him.
    "Isn't lovely,all alone?"
    Thinking of his attitude(harsh and evilish) towards her now a days, she was heart broken. Though her mind is strong as stone, her heart is as delicate as glass which can easily be breaked, which made her body(skin & bone)also break into pieces.
    "Heart made of glass my mind of stone
    Tear me to pieces skin to bone"
    Wherever she tries to go, he brings back her to his home. Every body will have great memories in home but as for her, it's just a jail and a cursed castle. Now, he is inviting her home with a devilish intentions.
    " Hello,welcome home"
    She again tried to go away. She never gave up.
    "Walking out of town
    Looking for a better place"
    Thinking about their love, she was forgiving him in her heart gradually.
    "Something's on my mind
    Always in my head space"
    So, she couldn't make it again. Again and again regretting about her decisions.
    "But I know someday I will make it out of here......"
    Though she is trying this hard to get away she couldn't even make it at end also. He is still with her.
    "Hello, welcome home"
    This is what I understood.

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