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Billie Eilish: Lovely Meaning

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Song Released: 2018


Featuring: Khalid



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[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

    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 2018 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2018 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.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 24th, 10:59pm report


    In my eyes I feel like the song is talking about a abusive relationship. I thought of my step dad and how my mom must feel having to come home from work and have to handle getting beat



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 03:52 report


    I feel like this song represents a person Still stuck in their past on the person They truly loved. It’s like you move To a different state to forget about that person but you still have family where you met the person you loved. So when it says “hello welcome home”, it means when you go visit that place where you and the love of your life met, brings you back to remember how beautiful your past was with that person and how years have passed and now you are here without that person. This song brings that slightly aching pain in your chest. And then you feel nostalgic as the violin plays on.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd, 2:10pm report


    Well for me I think that this song represents depression in all sorts of ways , like teenage depression when they feel they have to one although their lives aren’t so miserable, or an abusive relationship (either parent or boyfriend) where they’re only seeing the bad side of the parent/boyfriend and they can’t tell anyone cause they’re either too young or they just feel like no one will understand, or even a mental illness cause by the fright of dying from a physical illness ( e.g cancer) and again they can’t tell anyone cause the people around them are just to scared to admit the possibility of them dying. And a bunch of other situations that still lead to “isn’t lovely , all alone” feeling where one thinks they’re better off by themselves and when they feel that whoever is around them understands but then figure out they can’t help them “thought I found a way out” is the verse that expresses that . And finally when they realize there’s no point of being alone or talking to someone they think “heart made of glass , my mind of stone” it’s where they know there thoughts/head might hurt them and they know they’ll be to easy to fall apart/break down (glass)


    I know I’ve mentioned some verses before the others but everyone’s been going on about this song and how the person singing it is feeling while for me I just think it’s about feeling alone or depressed whatever the cause or age or situation is . This song just represents the feelings of every single one in the world regardless of the nationality or the social life . This proves that for the people who call depressed people “spoiled “ or “ungrateful” or seeking attention that there’s no such thing and that u could be next.

    Really well done billy eliesh



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    anonymous
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    Feb 21st, 2:20pm report


    Well for me I think that this song represents depression in all sorts of ways , like teenage depression when they feel they have to one although their lives aren’t so miserable, or an abusive relationship (either parent or boyfriend) where they’re only seeing the bad side of the parent/boyfriend and they can’t tell anyone cause they’re either too young or they just feel like no one will understand, or even a mental illness cause by the fright of dying from a physical illness ( e.g cancer) and again they can’t tell anyone cause the people around them are just to scared to admit the possibility of them dying. And a bunch of other situations that still lead to “isn’t lovely , all alone” feeling where one thinks they’re better off by themselves and when they feel that whoever is around them understands but then figure out they can’t help them “thought I found a way out” is the verse that expresses that . And finally when they realize there’s no point of being alone or talking to someone they think “heart made of glass , my mind of stone” it’s where they know there thoughts/head might hurt them and they know they’ll be to easy to fall apart/break down (glass)


    I know I’ve mentioned some verses before the others but everyone’s been going on about this song and how the person singing it is feeling while for me I just think it’s about feeling alone or depressed whatever the cause or age or situation is . This song just represents the feelings of every single one in the world regardless of the nationality or the social life . This proves that for the people who call depressed people “spoiled “ or “ungrateful” or seeking attention that there’s no such thing and that u could be next.

    Really well done Billie eilish and Khalid for focusing the spotlight on a topic that’s been ignored ( untaken care of ) for quite a while.
    Really thanks



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    anonymous
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    Feb 11th, 2:52pm report


    In my opinion, and the way i heard this song, it is about people going through their own struggles and battles in life. In this song, where it says, "Thought I found a way out," it means that he/she thought they were past there struggles in life and have moved on. It also could mean he/she thought they got used to there struggles or they thought it couldn't get any worst. Then, the lyrics where it says, "But you never go away, so I guess I got to stay now," means that he/she doesn't see their life getting better any time. And, where it says, "Oh, I hope someday I'll make it out of here, even if it takes all night, or a hundred years," it shows how desperate they are to leave their past behind and their depression, sadness, and struggles behind. The lyrics that state, "Want a place to hide, but I can't find one near. Want to come alive, but I can't fight my fear," means that he/she want to feel in a way safe and relieved from all their sturggles and pains. And
    lastly, the main chorus of the song means that he/she feels all alone in their own depression and struggles to the point where their kind of used to feeling that no one cares. The "Heart made of glass, my mind of stone," part means that they've been through so much to the point where their heart can't take it anymore and there mind is kind of thinking to the point that they can't take it anymore and can't stand what happening so, they feel numb, for a lack of a better word. It also means that they've gotten hurt so much to where he/she can finally say that their used to it. And to me, to sum this up, the most meaningful part of this beautifully written song is , "Hello, welcome home." It summarizes the song and basically concludes it and puts all the pieces of the puzzle (this song), together. I know everyone has their own different interpretations of this song from their eyes, but that was just my point of view.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 26th, 1:54pm report


    To me this song is about personal problems and everything that someone may be going through in life. The song starts off with “thought I found a way, thought I found a way out” And to me it’s talking about that moment when your going through so much crap in your life and that one day or week you feel happy and content with everything, but the feeling just comes back. You get all these emotions back and your get these horrible thoughts and feelings. You thought they went away but they didn’t. “So I guess I gotta stay now” that point in where your just excepting these emotion and feelings and just dealing with everything that’s around. “Oh, I hope some day I’ll make it out of here, even if it takes all night or a hundred years” when your just trying to assure yourself and you keep telling your self and wishing that all these feeling with just go away at some point in time. “Heart made of glass” your feelings are so fragile and everything is just too much. Your heart is completely/ almost all the way broken. “Mind of stone” you have too much on your mind and your holding it in. “Somethings on my mind, always in my headspace” once again all these things are in your head, your constantly thinking about it. The song ends with and constantly says “hello welcome” this mean that this is nothing new for them. They’re used to it. In now a place that come to or something They think about no matter what. Basically just keeping all these things to yourself and all it is just runing through you head and your just dealing with it all alone. Trying to escape it all alone but not being able to.

    This song could mean something completely different for anyone. This is just how I heard it the first time I listened to it.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 18th, 1:13pm report


    I think Lovely is about insecurities or mental illness too.
    The box in the video seems like them trapping themselves in their own insecurity and depression.They don't want to be like that, but no matter how they try, they sink further into it, and they give up. That's why it went 'But you never go away, so I guess I gotta stay now'

    They yearn to just be normal, hide, or at least even directly fight the fear of being consumed or never being understood.'Oh i hope some day, I'll make it out of here, even if it takes all night or a hundred years, need a place to hide but I can't find one near, wanna feel alive, outside I can fight my fear'

    They always would still feel like they are alone, fighting alone, and that it's better that way. They've grown numb to their thoughts now, but it still hurts in their heart, everyday they try to fight and the depression tears them completely down so they are back to starting point, where once more, the depression waits for them, like the only thing they have apart from their loneliness. Their mind is their only place they can try and feel a bit safer

    'Isn't it lovely, all alone
    Heart made of glass, my mind of stone
    Tear me to pieces, skin to bone
    Hello, welcome home'



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 12:26pm report


    When she says, "Heart of glass, my mind of stone", it means she is stubborn and has a hard head just like stone and because she has a hard head, she doesn't want her heart to be broken again so she is persistent and stubborn and hopes the relationship will work out so she is mentally and emotionally abusing herself.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 11th, 12:00pm report


    To me, this song is kinda about suicide becuase they cant get away from he thoughts in there head. when they talk about "someday making it out of here" they mean like out of this world. And with "home welcome home" Its like they actually went through with it



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    anonymous
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    Dec 4th, 12:29pm report


    I think when she says "Heart made of glass my mind of stone" since glass breaks easily, her feelings get broken easily. And the mind made of stone means she cant think straight like their is something wrong but you can figure out like feeling "numb".



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    bita
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    Dec 3rd, 12:55pm report


    Since there are many interpretations their isn't much left to say this song could be all those things.for those of you who liked it I recommend more Billie eilish songs



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    bita
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    Dec 3rd, 12:54pm report


    Since there are many interpretations their isn't much left to say this song could be all those things.for those of you who liked it I recommend more Billie eilish songs

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Nov 29th, 11:12am report


    It’s about the isolation and loneliness of depression. Stuck inside your own head with all your insecurities, feeling like you can’t talk to anyone, but desperately wanting to fix it.



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    whoknows
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    Nov 13th, 11:21pm report


    I think this song is about a person who is trying to run away from a messy or emotional situation and no matter how hard they try they keep ending up right back at the beginning. they don't like people seeing them cry or show emotion so theyre always running away or holding it in until theyre alone and even then they don't like to cry cuz they feel weak when they do. basically when they are numb all the time and then they feel the emotions overwhelm them again its like well hey welcome back friend



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    anonymous
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    Nov 13th, 11:01pm report


    My interpretation is that it is about mental health. It is like it’s talking to depression saying “thought I found a way out, but you never go away, so I guess I gotta stay now”. It is about how Billie and khalid are both in depression and the song is explaining what it is like. Hence why the music video is being trapped in a glass box isolated from the world trying to get out and away from the thoughts and depression.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 14th, 10:47am report


    I think this song is all about some memories. It's like the memories of someone who left them and made Thier life hell. They want to go out of the memories at any cost but they are not able to make it. They are being chained to them. Because of that person, they are not able to trust anyone else. They isolating themselves from world, they are afraid of going through the same hell. They want to live again but because of fear they don't give a second chance to life. They are just waiting for the their time of death. And till the time they will be lonely and actually they are trying to make this loneliness some easy to get through by calling it lovely. This is what song actually means. According to me.



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