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Billie Eilish: Lovely Meaning

Song Released: 2018


Featuring: Khalid



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:
    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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    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.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    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.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 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.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 31st 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
  6. anonymous
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    Aug 9th 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

  7. anonymous
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    May 21st 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.

  8. anonymous
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    May 18th 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2020 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.

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2020 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.

  16. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2020 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.

  17. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2020 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.

  18. anonymous
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    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

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