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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. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2019 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

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 21st 2019 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

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2019 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.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2019 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.

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2019 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'

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2018 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.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2018 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

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2018 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".

  9. bita
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    Dec 3rd 2018 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

  10. bita
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    Dec 3rd 2018 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
  11. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2018 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.

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2018 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.

  13. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2018 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

  14. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2018 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.

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2018 report

    The song is called "lovely" since it is depressing, it is about getting out of everything horrible after feeling miserable.In my opinion , 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 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 that she will get out of this situation no matter the case. This really touches me because I know people who have felt this way or have been depressed. It's sad to think about all of the suicides that have happened in the world because of the depression. 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.
    As at the start it says though I found a way, though I find a way yeah, but you never go away ( so the problem won’t get away from the situation) So I guess I gotta stay now ( deal with it). And after that it comes the part where she hopes someday she’ll get out of that miserable feeling, even if it takes all night or a hundred years. And she needs a place to hide but she can’t find one near, and she wants to feel alive outside but she can’t fight her fear.
    And then it comes the chorus where she says: isn’t it lovely all alone? Heart made of glass my mind of stone, Tear me to pieces, skin and bone. Hello, welcome home.
    After she says, walking out of town searching for a better place ( instruments play and refrains after the word ) somethings on my mind.. always in my headspace.. and what she means by that is that the situation she’s suffering from is always on her head so she’s always thinking of it.




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