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WHEN I WAS OLDER
Billie Eilish Lyrics


When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler than it should ever be
Hmm

I'm on my back again
Dreaming of a time and place
Where you and I remain the best of friends
Even after all this ends
Can we pretend?
I'm on my, I'm on my back again
It's seeming more and more
Like all we ever do is see how far it bends
Before it breaks in half and then
We bend it back again

Guess I got caught in the middle of it
Yes I've been taught, got a little of it
In my blood, in my blood
Memories burn like a forest fire
Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud
In the flood

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler than it should ever be

I'm watching movies back to back in black and white, I never
Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
I'm goin' over you, I'm overdue for new endeavors
Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know whether
You'd really like it in the limelight
You'd sympathize with all the bad guys
I'm still a victim in my own right
But I'm the villain in my own eyes, yeah

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Billie Eilish O'Connell, Finneas Baird O'Connell

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@Jahaziel Alcaraz
When I was older

I was a sailor on an open sea

But now I'm underwater

And my skin is paler than it should ever be

Hmm

I'm on my back again

Dreaming of a time and place

Where you and I remain the best of friends

Even after all this ends

Can we pretend?

I'm on my, I'm on my back again

It's seeming more and more

Like all we ever do is see how far it bends

Before it breaks in half and then

We bend it back again

Guess I got caught in the middle of it

Yes I've been taught, got a little of it

In my blood, in my blood

Memories burn like a forest fire

Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud

In the flood

When I was older

I was a sailor on an open sea

But now I'm underwater

And my skin is paler than it should ever be

I'm watching movies back to back in black and white, I never

Seen anybody do it like I do it any better

I'm goin' over you, I'm overdue for new endeavors

Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know whether

You'd really like it in the limelight

You'd sympathize with all the bad guys

I'm still a victim in my own right

But I'm the villain in my own eyes, yeah

When I was older

I was a sailor on an open sea



xxsimplyleah

lyrics:
intro:
when i was older, i was a sailor.. on an open sea. but know im underwaaater. And my skin is paler, than it should ever be.. mhmmm
verse 1:
im on my back again. dreaming of a time and place where u and i remain the best of friends even after all this ends.. can we pretend? im on my- im on my back again. seeming more and more like all we ever do is see how far it bends before it breaks and half and then.. we bend it back again
pre chorus:
guess i got caught in the middle of it, yes i got taught got a little of it (in my blood x2) memories burn like a forest fire, heavy rain turns every funeral pyre to mud.. in the flood.
chorus:
when i was older.. i was a sailor, on an open sea. But now i'm underwater.. and my skin is paler.. than it should ever be..
verse 2:
im watching movies back to back in black and white,i never seen anybody do it like i do it any better. been going over you im overdue for no endeavours
nobody lonely like im lonely and i dont know whether.. you'd really like it in the limelight? sympathize with all the bad guys? im still the victim in my own right, but im the villain in my own eyes yeah.
outro:
when i was older, i was a sailor.. on an open seaaa. but know im underwater.. and my skin is paler than it should ever be..



mood

"When I was older, I was a sailor on an open sea" — reference to the little kid in the movie who says this to his nana (Cleo).

"Dreaming of a time and place where you and I remain the best of friends, even after all this ends. Can we pretend?" — possible reference to the unlucky love relationship both Cleo (protagonist) and her patrona (the woman she works for) suffer. Both get abandoned by their "lovers".

"Guess I got caught in the middle of it" — Cleo gets to be in bad situations all over the movie: the massacre while buying the crib, the earthquake in the hospital, the fire at the forest on the family party she's at.

"Memories burn like a forest fire" — reference to the actual forest in fire we see in the movie, probably it's also about how much we can see Cleo thinking through this scenes.

"It's seeming more and more like all we ever do is see how far it bends, before it breaks in half and then we bend it back again" — possible reference to Cleo's patrona, who probably wishes for her husband to stay even if they aren't in good terms.



Alena Dringus

It all started on the 18th of June 2018- 6.18.18
It was my little brother’s birthday. He was turning 8 and was super excited for presents! I had to go out and get him a cake, so I hopped in the car and drove to the store. “ When the party’s over I should go meet up with Jack!” I thought as I drove along. Jack was my boyfriend. I will admit, although he asked me to date him, he didn’t seem to have feelings for me. “Sometimes I wish you were gay , Jack.” I thought to myself. “I wish you knew how much I love you .”
I got the chocolatiest cake I could find and brought it back out to my car. I turned, and what I saw was horrific. In an instant, I had the worst bellyache I have ever had in my life.
Jack, My boy .... Was kissing another girl….
I screamed at him. I’ve never been so hurt in my life. He didn’t care. In fact, he said it was my fault, and that I was the bad guy . I got in my car and drove off, sobbing.
I burst in through the front door as my mom and brother were giving each guest a party favor . Without a second look, I ran upstairs, my eyes blurred from tears. I couldn’t stop thinking of him… his chocolate brown hair… his ocean eyes ... they haunted me. As much as I hate to admit it, he was basically my strange addiction . “Why am I so sad…” I thought. “I should’ve known I would just be added onto the list of his b*tches broken hearts .
My anxiety and depression only grew after that day. It was like they were holding me hostage inside of my head. I felt like I was a monster. That it was my fault. “I guess all the good girls go to hell don’t they….” I thought. I looked up at the mirror above my bed and burst into tears. “ Idontwannabeyouanymore!! ” I shouted at my reflection.
I was offered a xanny here and there but I didn’t take it. I was too scared of getting addicted. Although dying was technically everything I wanted at that point, I couldn’t handle hurting those I loved… forcing them to bury a friend . I couldn't handle hurting them as I lay six feet under ... unable to comfort them. It was no time to die .
I had a dream that night. In the dream, when I was older , I was happier and had opened my heart to a new guy who truly loved me. We even started a family together. When I awoke, I realised how stupid it was to be sad, and tried my best to be happy again.
The next day, my mom had to go to work, so I had to watch my brother. I can safely say that we never got bored . We watched movies, baked cookies, and played ilomilo until mom pulled into the driveway.
That night, my mom invited us outside for a bonfire. “ Come out and play !” She said. “It’s lovely outside tonight.” I agreed and joined my family.
For the first time in forever, I smiled. I was happy.
And as for Jack? I’m too good for that guy. “ You should see me in a crown! ” I thought. “I don’t need you.”
Listen before I go . If there is one thing you take from this story… don’t ever question your worth. You are perfect and incredible just the way you are and don’t need to change for anyone. You are loved. Always remember that :)
Also, yes, this is an original story and it took FOREVER! I’m the one who wrote it, afterall…. I’m not a copycat !



rubicela lopez

remix:
when i was younger there was no virus
that infetcted the world
it infected everyone
every boy and girl
we got scared
oooooooooooooooooooh
im crying out for help
dreaming about the time where we touched and were not worried
about germs on our bodies
should we shower
im bouta im bouta get clean
couse seems like all we ever do is never worry about virus
cousethe virus is like pressing minus
button to population,
guess i got infected,yes the test said positive in my blood in my blood
yea this virus i gotta prevent, and i dont know what this meant, maybe ill die and go above

when i was younger there was no virus
that infetcted the world
it infected everyone
every boy and girl
we got scared
oooooooooooooooooooh

should i continue?

i guess you decide



Nicole

When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler
Than it should ever be

I'm on my back again
Dreaming of a time and place
Where you and I remain the best of friends
Even after all this ends
Can we pretend?
I'm on my, I'm on my back again
It seems more and more
Like all we ever do is see
How far it bends
Before it breaks in half and then
We bend it back again

Guess I got caught in the middle of it
Yes I've been taught, got a little of it
In my blood, in my blood
Memories burn like a forest fire
Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud
In the flood

When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler
Than it should ever be

I'm watching movies back to back
In black and white, I never
Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
Then going over you, I'm overdue for no endeavors
Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know whether
You'd really like it in the limelight
You'd sympathize with all the bad guys
I'm still a victim in my own right
But I'm the villain in my own eyes

When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea



Lana

Chorus]
When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler
Than it should ever be
Mhm

[Verse]
I'm on my back again
Dreaming of a time and place
Where you and I remain the best of friends
Even after all this ends
Can we pretend?
I'm on my—
I'm on my back again
It's seeming more and more
Like all we ever do is see
How far it bends
Before it breaks in half and then
We bend it back again

[Pre-Chorus]
Guess I got caught in the middle of it
Yes I've been taught, got a little of it
In my blood, in my blood
Memories burn like a forest fire
Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud
In the flood

[Chorus]
When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler
Than it should ever be

[Bridge]
I'm watching movies back to back
In black and white, I never
Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
Then going over you, I'm overdue for no endeavors
Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know whether
You'd really like it in the limelight
You'd sympathize with all the bad guys
I'm still a victim in my own right
But I'm the villain in my own eyes, yeah

[Outro]
When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea



silvya tasya

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler than it should ever be
Hmm

I'm on my back again
Dreaming of a time and place
Where you and I remain the best of friends
Even after all this ends
Can we pretend?
I'm on my, I'm on my back again
It's seeming more and more
Like all we ever do is see how far it bends
Before it breaks in half and then
We bend it back again

Guess I got caught in the middle of it
Yes I've been taught, got a little of it
In my blood, in my blood
Memories burn like a forest fire
Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud
In the flood

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler than it should ever be

I'm watching movies back to back in black and white, I never
Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
I'm goin' over you, I'm overdue for new endeavors
Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know whether
You'd really like it in the limelight
You'd sympathize with all the bad guys
I'm still a victim in my own right
But I'm the villain in my own eyes, yeah

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea



Catarina Correia

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler than it should ever be
Hmm

I'm on my back again
Dreaming of a time and place
Where you and I remain the best of friends
Even after all this ends
Can we pretend?
I'm on my, I'm on my back again
It's seeming more and more
Like all we ever do is see how far it bends
Before it breaks in half and then
We bend it back again

Guess I got caught in the middle of it
Yes I've been taught, got a little of it
In my blood, in my blood
Memories burn like a forest fire
Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud
In the flood

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea
But now I'm underwater
And my skin is paler than it should ever be

I'm watching movies back to back in black and white, I never
Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
I'm goin' over you, I'm overdue for new endeavors
Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know whether
You'd really like it in the limelight
You'd sympathize with all the bad guys
I'm still a victim in my own right
But I'm the villain in my own eyes, yeah

When I was older
I was a sailor on an open sea



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Dario D'aversa

It’s Billie’s year 2019!

Razan Maikeh billie fan

Its 2020 now im in quarantine bc i have corona😭😂

atlas

mine was. too. the best year.. and now its gone. 2020 wasnt the best, but not the wordt

Eva F.

corona's her is 2020

Billie Eilish Fan

Yeah bro😂🤟🏻

Tarciana Fernandes

lt's Billie's vear 2019

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Kathシ

Honestly, this is one of the best Billie’s song but also one of the most underrated

lol owo

frrr

Najwa Dwi Fadhillah

Ikr

Donut Cat

and me

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