Billie Eilish: Lovely Meaning
Song Released: 2018
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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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 6th 2020 report
I think that Lovely describes feeling mentally, emotionally, or physically trapped, as like the lyrics say.
Reading the above interpretations, I noticed many mentioned mental disorders, so I think it could be that, as in the music video, there are perception illusions and effects like clouds and raindrops around the box.
It could also mean being physically trapped. An idea was like a slave of an abusive family, through "thought I found a way out" and "but you never go away," like the family keeps trying to sabotage the person's efforts.
But going back to the first one, "you never go away" could refer to a mental or emotional disorder that hampers their life or career, like an injury.
Overall, I feel like Lovely is about being trapped by something or someone, mental or physical, that is hampering the person's efforts at life, success, career, or freedom. Please rate to tell me what you think!
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 19th 2018 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.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 11th 2018 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 Jan 4th 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...
anonymous Dec 7th 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.
anonymous Dec 1st report
I think that the song “Lovely” means someone who has depression or a mental disorder. And they feel trapped in their own mind like in their thoughts. And there is someone involved in it.
anonymous Nov 25th report
I think this song is about some sort of break up, maybe you have a major crush on someone but they don’t talk to you, or they don’t know you, and you delve into lovesickness and little hope. You want to find a way to tell them but you’re scared they’ll reject you and you’re heartbroken doing nothing.
This is my interpretation and I’m probably wrong, but this is what I’m going through.
anonymous Oct 23rd report
I think it's about trying to beat cancer or some other life-threatening illness.
"Thought I found a way out" means that the person thought they found a way to beat it but it didn't work.
"Heart made of glass" means that the illness or cancer is making them weak and unable to fight it for much longer.
"Even if it takes all night or a hundred years" means that they are willing to do and try anything to be healed.
"Hello, welcome home" means that either A, they finally were cured and they got to go back home or B, they finally gave up and flew up to Heaven and didn't suffer any more.
anonymous Oct 22nd report
I think Lovely is about a girl in an abusive relationship that she is trying to escape but she can't. She saying it's lovely being all alone with out anyone hurting her. That's why why it feels so hopeless. Billie ends the song, "hello, welcome home." Which means he's back to abuse her, and she didn't ever get away.
anonymous Jul 22nd 2020 report
I think this song to me represents loving someone so much and you know they love you but they hurt you weather physically or mentally maybe through alcohol then they are truly sorry so you carry on in a toxic relationship because good days are really good bad days are really bad. Then you begin to stop having feelings and turn into stone.the chains meaning being stuck.made of stone meaning you dont even know how you feel anymore so being alone in this cycle of destruction. Not feeling it physically or mentally anymore just numb. This is what it means to me it's how this song makes me feel being in the situation I am in currently
anonymous Jul 11th 2020 report
Of course this can mean different things to different people. But to me, it is about a girl who is probably being physically abused (tear me pieces skin to bone) with no one to help her or confide in thus “all alone”. Her desire is to leave, but her abuser never leaves. It would seem that she has some freedom since she can “walk out of town looking for a better place.” This May suggest that she is a young girl who cannot leave home to be on her own. She seeks a place to hide ( no doubt from her abuser) and continues to look for such a place. She wants to feel alive once she gets away and to deal successfully with the fear she feels. That’s what it means to me anyway. Daniel G
anonymous Jul 11th 2020 report
Sad lonely getting bullied called names leaving my only best friend introvert nobody talking to me
sad really lonely.
anonymous Jun 9th 2020 report
I think it's an abusive relationship, "Thought I'd found a way out, but you never go away" is referring to he/she won't let you leave, when you thought you could get away from them, they caught you, but then they never leave them alone. Is just what I got from it
anonymous Mar 31st 2020 report
This is pretty much thevdefinition of between a rock and a hard place. Someone is going through pain and anxiety but ia scared to let out their feelings. They continue a blind search for support. More emotionally pained than physically.
anonymous Mar 29th 2020 report
Heart and mind can’t meet on any point. You can’t get both to agree on same. And when you do, your heart breaks and only that is left is your hard mind made of stone. Every time you keep on trying, heart breaks more until all that is left is your mind. It’s lovely. All hearts are going to break one day.
Although I'm not Billie, so I can't properly interpret this, I think Billie Eilish's song from 13 Reasons Why, "Lovely" is about being trapped, and trying to get out, but also a little bit about all the hurt caused by her being trapped. Oh, and also about being scared to leave a accustomed space. For example, I'm listening to this now, and some stuff that stood out to me was:
"oh, I hope someday I'll make it out of here..."
"...I can't fight my fear"
"...looking for a better place"
In those parts, she talks about fear, and escaping. But again, this is just my interpretation of a song that definitely can be thought of as many different things.
anonymous Feb 24th 2020 report
I think music always speaks to people on a personal level depicting what they are going through in their mind. To me it spoke of an abusive relationship. "Thought I found a way out but you never go away so I guess I gotta stay now." Leaving the relationship but then slipping back into it over and over because the person resonates in their thoughts. And just hoping that one day either the person changes or they finally get the strength to leave.
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