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Happier Than Ever
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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When I'm away from you
I'm happier than ever
Wish I could explain it better
I wish it wasn't true
Give me a day or two
To think of something clever
To write myself a letter
To tell me what to do

Do you read my interviews?
Or do you skip my avenue?
When you said you were passin' through
Was I even on your way?
I knew when I asked you to
Be cool about what I was tellin' you
You'd do the opposite of what you said you'd do
And I'd end up more afraid

Don't say it isn't fair
You clearly weren't aware
That you made me miserable
So if you really wanna know

When I'm away from you
I'm happier than ever
Wish I could explain it better
I wish it wasn't true

You call me again, drunk in your Benz
Drivin' home under the influence
You scared me to death but I'm wastin' my breath
'Cause you only listen to your fuckin' friends

I don't relate to you
I don't relate to you, no
'Cause I'd never treat me this shitty
You made me hate this city

And I don't talk shit about you on the internet
Never told anyone anything bad
'Cause that shit's embarrassing, you were my everything
And all that you did was make me fuckin' sad
So don't waste the time I don't have
And don't try to make me feel bad
I could talk about every time that you showed up on time
But I'd have an empty line 'cause you never did
Never paid any mind to my mother or friends
So I shut 'em all out for you 'cause I was a kid

You ruined everything good
Always said you were misunderstood
Made all my moments your own
Just fuckin' leave me alone

Overall Meaning

The song Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish talks about how she feels happier when she is away from her partner. She opens up about her struggles with the relationship and how it affects her mental state. The opening verse emphasizes how her partner makes her unhappy, and she is happier when they are apart. She wishes she could explain her feelings better, but she struggles to put them into words. However, she wants to write a letter to herself to figure out what she should do to make herself happier.


The next verse explores how Billie feels about her partner's actions. She questions if they read her interviews and if they listen to her music. She also wonders if they were ever on the same path as her. Moreover, she suggests that her partner does not treat her well, and she feels miserable in the relationship. She does not express her feelings to others, but they still affect her.


In the final verse, Billie ends up telling her partner that they ruined everything good in their relationship. She points out that her partner always said they were misunderstood, but they were the ones who made her feel bad. She concludes by saying that she just wants her partner to leave her alone.


Overall, the song portrays Billie struggling to cope with her partner's behavior and how it affects her mental health.


Line by Line Meaning

When I'm away from you
Whenever I am not with you


I'm happier than ever
I feel much happier and better emotionally


Wish I could explain it better
I desire to clarify this feeling even more effectively


I wish it wasn't true
I hope this feeling was not real


Give me a day or two
Allow me some time to think about it


To think of something clever
To come up with a wise solution


To write myself a letter
To compose a letter for myself


To tell me what to do
To guide me with what to do


Do you read my interviews?
Do you bother reading my interviews?


Or do you skip my avenue?
Or do you avoid engaging with me at all?


When you said you were passin' through
When you claimed you were coming around


Was I even on your way?
Did you even consider me in your journey?


I knew when I asked you to
I was well aware when I requested you


Be cool about what I was tellin' you
To stay calm when I tried to explain to you


You'd do the opposite of what you said you'd do
But instead, you did everything opposite of your promise


And I'd end up more afraid
And that makes me feel even more scared


Don't say it isn't fair
Do not claim that this is not justifiable


You clearly weren't aware
You were completely unaware


That you made me miserable
You caused me so much agony


So if you really wanna know
If you genuinely want to be informed


You call me again, drunk in your Benz
You phoned me while under the influence, driving your Mercedes Benz


Drivin' home under the influence
Driving while drunk or intoxicated


You scared me to death but I'm wastin' my breath
You terrified me, but it does not matter to you


'Cause you only listen to your fuckin' friends
Because you only take advice from your foolish friends


I don't relate to you
I don't associate with you


I don't relate to you, no
I don't relate to you at all


'Cause I'd never treat me this shitty
Because I won't treat myself as badly as you


You made me hate this city
You made me loathe living in this city


And I don't talk shit about you on the internet
I don't badmouth you on the web


Never told anyone anything bad
I have never portrayed you negatively to anyone


'Cause that shit's embarrassing, you were my everything
Because talking poorly of you is humiliating, and you were my everything


And all that you did was make me fuckin' sad
And all you did was fill me with suffering and misery


So don't waste the time I don't have
Please do not waste the time I don't possess


And don't try to make me feel bad
And please don't attempt to cause me to feel worse


I could talk about every time that you showed up on time
I could tell you about every single time you managed to arrive on schedule


But I'd have an empty line 'cause you never did
But I couldn't count any because you never arrived on time


Never paid any mind to my mother or friends
You never cared for or respected my mother or friends


So I shut 'em all out for you 'cause I was a kid
So I avoided them all for you, as I was still a child


You ruined everything good
You destroyed everything that was positive between us


Always said you were misunderstood
You regularly blamed being misperceived for your behavior


Made all my moments your own
You took over all my experiences


Just fuckin' leave me alone
Please just leave me be




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

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When I'm away from you, I'm happier than ever
Wish I could explain it better
I wish it wasn't true
Give me a day or two to think of something clever
To write myself a letter
To tell me what to do, mm-mmm
Do you read my interviews?
Or do you skip my avenue? (My avenue)
When you (when you) said you were passing through
Was I even on your way?
I knew when I asked you to (when I asked you to)
Be cool about what I was telling you
You'd do the opposite of what you said you'd do (what you said you'd do)
And I'd end up more afraid
Don't say it isn't fair
You clearly weren't aware that you made me miserable
So if you really wanna know
When I'm away from you (when I'm away from you)
I'm happier than ever (happier than ever)
Wish I could explain it better (wish I could explain it better)
I wish it wasn't true (wish it wasn't true), mmm-mmm
You call me again, drunk in your Benz
Driving home under the influence
You scared me to death, but I'm wasting my breath
'Cause you only listen to your fucking friends
I don't relate to you
I don't relate to you, no
'Cause I'd never treat me this shitty
You made me hate this city
And I don't talk shit about you on the internet
Never told anyone anything bad
'Cause that shit's embarrassing, you were my everything
And all that you did was make me fucking sad
So don't waste the time I don't have
And don't try to make me feel bad
I could talk about every time that you showed up on time
But I'd have an empty line 'cause you never did
Never paid any mind to my mother or friends
So I shut 'em all out for you 'cause I was a kid
You ruined everything good
Always said you were misunderstood
Made all my moments your own
Just fucking leave me alone


JUST LEAVE ME ALONEEEEE!!! OH OH OH OHHHHHH JUST LEAVE ME ALONEE



OH OH OH RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH LEAVE ME ALONEEEEE


(Worked hard for this then lost it then typed it again please like it it took so long! And i added the raaah thing and some thing too at the end :3)



@limonli648

When I'm away from you
I'm happier than ever
Wish I could explain it better
I wish it wasn't true

[Verse 1]
Give me a day or two to think of something clever
To write myself a letter
To tell me what to do, mm-mm
Do you read my interviews?
Or do you skip my avenue?
When you said you were passin' through
Was I even on your way?
I knew when I asked you to (When I asked you to)
Be cool about what I was tellin' you
You'd do the opposite of what you said you'd do (What you said you'd do)
And I'd end up more afraid
Don't say it isn't fair
You clearly werеn't aware that you made me misеrable
So if you really wanna know


[Chorus]
When I'm away from you (When I'm away from you)
I'm happier than ever (Happier than ever)
Wish I could explain it better (Wish I could explain it better)
I wish it wasn't true, mm-mm

[Verse 2]
You call me again, drunk in your Benz
Drivin' home under the influence
You scared me to death, but I'm wastin' my breath
'Cause you only listen to your fuckin' friends
I don't relate to you
I don't relate to you, no
'Cause I'd never treat me this shitty
You made me hate this city

[Verse 3]
And I don't talk shit about you on the internet
Never told anyone anything bad
'Cause that shit's embarrassing, you were my everything
And all that you did was make me fuckin' sad
So don't waste the time I don't have
And don't try to make me feel bad
I could talk about every time that you showed up on time
But I'd have an empty line 'cause you never did
Never paid any mind to my mother or friends, so I
Shut 'em all out for you 'cause I was a kid



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@raegalvez

this has been my comfort song lately. idk it's like embracing your sadness but also processing it to be free from it. sending hugs to everyone who needs it

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Thanks I needed that. I send you a hug right back. Have a good day! <3

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