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...
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
anonymous Nov 13th, 2018 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.
anonymous Oct 24th, 2018 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
anonymous Oct 14th, 2018 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.
anonymous Sep 10th, 2018 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, 2018 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 12th, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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 11th, 2018 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 Jun 5th, 2018 6:49pm report
It means to have derision or something and after taking all your feelings out
anonymous Jun 1st, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 5:34pm report
I interpreted as being in an abusive relationship
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