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Billie Eilish: Ocean Eyes Meaning

Song Released: 2016

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Ocean Eyes Lyrics

I've been watching you
For some time
Can't stop staring
At those oceans eyes
Burning cities
And napalm skies
Fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes
Your ocean eyes
No fair
You really know how to make me cry
When you gimme those ocean...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 30th 2020 report

    Everyone's saying this is about falling in love with someone who has nice eyes. Not necessarily. It could be a father, a cousin. A friend. Maybe she has to say goodbye.
    "You really know how to make me cry
    When you gimme those ocean eyes"
    This line suggests that she can't keep it together. She's trying to be strong. Really, she assures you,she is. She's trying. But the eyes...those big, beautiful eyes. She'll never see them again, and the eyes that she knows and that she loves are filling with tears,and she doesn't know what to do, because it's NOT FAIR. It's not fair. Not fair that they have to leave her life, not fair that she'll miss them so much, not fair for their eyes to be so...so wide. So blue. So inescapably wonderful. It's not fair that they're not hers anymore. And she just can't take it because what is she supposed to do without them? Why would they leave her like this? She can't even get a last look of the beautiful eyes. She can't even look. She knows she'd break down if she did. She knows.

    Oof, sorry. That was a bit of a long one. I like writing, what can I say?


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 17th 2020 report

    The Girl is in Love with a Soldier. But in his Eyes she sees the Burning Cities, the Napalm, the Flares in Combat.
    He makes her cry and scares her when he looks at her and she falls into love in his eyes.
    But she knows he has a hard Diamond mind; caused by their walking in a world gone blind to the horrors of war.
    She falls into Love with him when she looks in his ocean eyes; but he scares her and makes her cry; because of his hard diamond mind.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 19th 2018 report

    My interpretation is that a girl likes someone, and the eyes of that person basically traps them into liking them. It isn't exactly the color of the ocean eyes, but the movement of them. She could see right through the eyes, and she is obsessed with them. She becomes attached to the ocean eyes.

    -A young girl who loves music...

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 14th report

    Okay, I'm sorry, but every time I hear this song I think of a young, high-school girl with brown hair and brown eyes -- possibly not liked by a whole lot of people but idk -- being best friends with and having a secret crush on this hot guy. But she doesn't like the hot guy just cus he's hot. She likes him because of what's on the inside. The lyric "your diamond mind" kind of relates to this, and I think that it talks about the eyes because the eyes are known to be the windows of the soul. Besides that, I think that the girl is heartbroken when he starts dating this blonde chick with blue eyes who looks like a model. Because of how heartbroken she is, she writes a song, pouring out her emotions into it. I also feel like this is a song she wrote as if it were a diary entry and she didn't write it for clout or anything. I think this song was a form of her trying to get over her feelings and failing.
    "No fai-i-i-ir/you really know how to make me cry-y-y/when you give me those ocean eyes." No matter what she does, she can't stop thinking about him, and her heart shatters every single time she remembers who he's dating.
    These are my personal opinions, please dont scream at me for getting something wrong or whatever. To anyone who actually read through this entire stupid thing that's me procrastinating work for school, thank you SO much for reading all the way through, hope you're doing okay, and have a great day! Sending out love and best wishes for all guys gals, and nonbinary and/or genderfluid pals.
    #LGBTQLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter <3<3<3<3 :))

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 25th report

    The song was written for her by her brother yet it does touch on some interesting subjects throughout the song .
    Ocean eyes does not necessarily mean they are blue they are the kind of eyes you get lost in and fall into because of their beauty and depth yes it can also mean the colour as well
    The song touches on the fact these eyes hide a dark side to them as well as Billie references in the first verse all dangerous just like an ocean as well can be calm or unforgiving

    Being scared to love someone with such intensity can be a frightening thing and it makes her cry and I also think it’s in reference to after a fight throwing those calm ocean eyes is enough to break anyone
    Diamonds are one of the toughest gem stones yet it was not meant as in a beautiful mind but yet one that has a mind hard as a diamond because of the turmoil they share in this relationship

    So many emotions and things being said in such a lovely way great song

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 12th report

    I think that Ocean Eyes is about sad love. Maybe the guy with the ocean eyes lives in another country or is away and she misses him.

  7. princess1
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    Oct 28th 2020 report

    I believe the song was written to get over a hard break up or just to try to break up with someone the person with the ocean eyes BITCHES!!!!! I drink I smoke I drink I smoke

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 8th 2020 report

    im literally copying some of the text yall have write, lol. for school. :P And i love how the song was made, and like. Im literally in love with this song. when i heard it for the first time my eyes teared up.

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2020 report

    My interpretation is that Billie is trying to break up with someone she loves because she is being left alone too often or treated badly. She tries to let him go but cant seem to get him out of her mind. She keeps thinking back to his beautiful eyes and his unique mind, and just can't let go.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2020 report

    I think the interpretation of ocean eyes is about this girl who gets obsessed with a guy having eyes clear and deep as the first ocean . At first she's just obsessed with his eyes, quite like no another. Then, just by staring at his eyes, she begins to understand him better and falls in love. But she's scared that he might not love her back and anytime she sees does ocean eyes, she cries.

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 7th 2020 report

    I think its about Billie herself, who has blue eyes and a brilliant strong precious mind, like diamond. Finneas (her brother) wrote it.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2020 report

    I think it’s about someone trying their hardest not to fall in love with someone but the persons eyes always manage to have a hold on her, making it almost impossible not to melt into their arms.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2020 report

    My interpretation is the writer suffers from PTSD. They are looking at themselves in the mirror, staring into their own eyes. They see the pain, the hurt, the despair. They love themselves, but it doesn't take away the damage dealt to them.

  14. PrincessBobo
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    Mar 11th 2020 report

    “ I've been watching you
    For some time
    Can't stop staring
    At those oceans eyes”
    She has a crush or obsession and is obsessed with their supposedly blue eyes.
    “ Burning cities
    And napalm skies
    Fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes
    Your ocean eyes”
    Again with the eyes.
    “ No fair
    You really know how to make me cry
    When you gimme those ocean eyes
    I'm scared”
    Maybe that person is with someone else or for whatever reason they can’t be together. Or that person doesn’t feel the same way about her.

  15. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2020 report

    Like I write books in my mind I think the person falls in love with this guy but he thinks she's a freak cause she has different eye colors. Everyone talks about her and they just judge her! So she wears sunglasses to cover her eye colors and the fact she cries. But the guy from the group finds her interesting and wonders what's so wrong with her? So his friends make a bet with him to try and make her fall for him! So he ends up talking to her asking her questions and starts to slowly fall for her! so, in my opinion, I think this is how I think of ocean eyes!

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 14th 2020 report

    "Ocean Eyes" don't exactly have to be blue eyes. Maybe it rather means that the person...crys alot? "Diamond mind" I think is meant that the person has a beautiful mind that outshines through the perspectives of other people. It's rather unique?

  17. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2020 report

    For my perspective, this song is about falling in love with a guy that even if he do you wrong its so hardd for you yo let .

  18. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2020 report

    I believe its about Billie falling for another person but she really doesn't want to but the feelings are difficult to fight when she looks into those "ocean eyes"

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