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TV
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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I don't wanna talk right now
I just wanna watch TV
I'll stay in the pool and drown
So I don't have to watch you leave
I put on Survivor just to watch somebody suffer
Maybe I should get some sleep
Sinking in the sofa while they all betray each other
What's the point of anything?

All of my friends are missing again
That's what happens when you fall in love
You don't have the time, you leave them all behind
You tell yourself it's fine, you're just in love

Don't know where you are right now
Did you see me on TV?
I'll try not to starve myself
Just because you're mad at me
And I'll be in denial for at least a little while
What about the plans we made?
The internet's gone wild watching movie stars on trial
While they're overturning Roe v. Wade

Now all of my friends are missing again
'Cause that's what happens when you fall in love
You don't have the time, you leave them all behind
And you tell yourself it's fine, you're just in love

And I don't get along with anyone
Maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I'm the problem

Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem

Overall Meaning

In "TV," Billie Eilish sings about wanting to escape reality and avoid confrontations with loved ones. She doesn't want to talk or deal with her problems, instead, she just wants to watch TV to distract herself. The drowning metaphor suggests a desire to lose herself in the comfort of the familiar sound and sight of the TV. Billie also highlights the betrayal portrayed on Survivor, seeming to claim that everyone is out for themselves and only wants to win, making the emotional stakes of real-life relationships all the more potent. She then muses on the loss of friendship due to love and how it was only fine because one is in love. The chorus seems to paint the picture of someone consumed by their own love, unable to see that they are neglecting other important things in their life, such as their friendships. But then in the last verse, Billie confronts the possibility that she is the one causing the distance from her friends, suggesting a deeper introspective turn in the song.


Interestingly, the song finishes the verse talking about movie stars on trial as they overturn Roe v. Wade, this could either be a comment on the current political situation or just more emphasis on the role of the TV as a distractor of real life issues. The song's message seems to be about the cost of escapism, the dangers of disregarding those closest to us and facing the consequences of not dealing with problems head-on.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't wanna talk right now
I don't feel like communicating with anyone at the moment.


I just wanna watch TV
I want to distract myself by watching television.


I'll stay in the pool and drown
I would rather escape my problems by drowning myself in my thoughts.


So I don't have to watch you leave
I am trying to avoid getting hurt by avoiding the person who is leaving.


I put on Survivor just to watch somebody suffer
I'm intentionally watching something that displays other people struggling, just to distract myself from my own issues.


Maybe I should get some sleep
Perhaps it's better for me to rest and reset my mind.


Sinking in the sofa while they all betray each other
I am allowing myself to get lost in the drama of TV characters instead of facing my own issues with people who have betrayed me.


What's the point of anything?
I am feeling hopeless and questioning the purpose of everything.


All of my friends are missing again
I am feeling isolated and alone.


That's what happens when you fall in love
Being in a relationship often makes you lose touch with friends and other relationships.


You don't have the time, you leave them all behind
When you're in love, it's easy to get lost in the relationship and forget about other important people in your life.


You tell yourself it's fine, you're just in love
You justify your actions with the idea that your focus on your relationship is out of love.


Don't know where you are right now
I am unsure of where the person who left me is, and I'm still struggling to come to terms with it.


Did you see me on TV?
I am seeking attention and validation from the one who left me.


I'll try not to starve myself
I'm determined not to let my emotions impact my physical well-being.


Just because you're mad at me
I don't want to punish myself with things like starvation just because the person who left me is angry with me.


And I'll be in denial for at least a little while
I am trying not to face the reality of the situation because it's too much for me to handle right now.


What about the plans we made?
I am questioning what will happen to the plans that we had made together now that the person has left.


The internet's gone wild watching movie stars on trial
I am observing and criticizing society's tendency to pay attention to irrelevant things over important events and news.


While they're overturning Roe v. Wade
I am referencing the overturning of a landmark Supreme Court case about reproductive rights.


'Cause that's what happens when you fall in love
I am further commenting on how falling in love can change a person's priorities and not always for the better.


And I don't get along with anyone
I am feeling a sense of disconnect from those around me.


Maybe I'm the problem
I am starting to confront the idea that perhaps the issues in my life come from within myself.




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

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@colive-cowork-coplay86

The Lyrics here too:🌠✨️🌟💫⭐️☄️🌌

I don't wanna talk right now
I just wanna watch TV
I'll stay in the pool and drown
So I don't have to watch you leave
I put on Survivor just to watch somebody suffer
Maybe I should get some sleep
Sinking in the sofa while they all betray each other
What's the point of anything?
All of my friends are missing again
That's what happens when you fall in love
You don't have the time, you leave them all behind
You tell yourself it's fine, you're just in love
Don't know where you are right now
Did you see me on TV?
I'll try not to starve myself
Just because you're mad at me
And I'll be in denial for at least a little while
What about the plans we made?
The internet's gone wild watching movie stars on trial
While they're overturning Roe v. Wade
Now all of my friends are missing again
'Cause that's what happens when you fall in love
You don't have the time, you leave them all behind
And you tell yourself it's fine, you're just in love
And I don't get along with anyone
Maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Maybe I, maybe I, maybe I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem
Baby, I, baby, I, baby, I'm the problem



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@weshicks5532

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They've been looking at these pictures
Tonight driving on your own road
Ohhh
Our first question was about this situation
Whatever it means you're doing that right here
Leave it on ever when your first place starts on this street so cold
Oooh
I'm on radio for listening Slipknot
I needed an email address to my friends
My favorite album is from 2001 & 2004
Wouldn't have been worse than this
Would've thought maybe we could have another party
That old bus on this street
It's almost 7 o'clock at night so we better get ready so we can go soon
We'd better stop to put our car in for gas
Pick up this information on an internet connection
Keep your mind at that place
One day after we arrived at our apartment
I'm loving this trip for two hours
I'd like to walk around for some days
I'll sent messages to my parents
My friends don't know about my routine
But they know what I did
Rainfall in california has increased
Rainfall in this country has increased
Knew how much time it came
Take hour for dinner on your truck
Look I'm going home now okay but I drive my car to get some sleep on
I drive my car to get some sleep on
when it was around I got an invitation
Ohhh
Midnight I cook my own lunch
but that afternoon I order my mcdonald's
that year 2008 was best seen
But on second thought, I think 2014 I think was little better
They shouldn't think about that year 2019 better not know
Just to find some good things
2022 is being good to think about at that moment
I'm on radio for listening Slipknot
I needed an email address to my friends
My favorite album is from 2001 & 2004
Wouldn't have been worse than this
Would've thought maybe we could have another party
That old bus on this street
It's almost 7 o'clock at night so we better get ready so we can go soon
We'd better stop to put our car in for gas
Pick up this information on an internet connection
Keep your mind at that place
One day after we arrived at our apartment
I'm loving this trip for two hours
I'd like to walk around for some days
I'll sent messages to my parents
My friends don't know about my routine
But they know what I did
Rainfall in california has increased
Rainfall in this country has increased
Knew how much time it came
Take hour for dinner on your truck
Look I'm going home now okay but I drive my car to get some sleep on
I drive my car to get some sleep on
when it was around I got an invitation
Ohhh
Gave me this opportunity when we went back into town
That laugh was made with this stunning song that made it
Tonight I'm talking serious with your parents
I would like to have dinner with your parents
I can invite some friends of mine?
We're driving up to that forest
About this forest we camped there
We'd like to put on those songs for us to dance to
It's already 7 o'clock at night, so we could go there
Favorite horror movie is House Of Wax
Favorite horror movie is Texas Chainsaw Massacre
among other horror movies
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@axliyxhii

this song is so beautifully written.. “i’ll try not to starve myself just because your mad at me”. just hit really hard

@vantinakandilioti3469

Fr..

@kariiixo

im saying bro

@VastThriftyy

edgy not beautiful

@RAFAFAR

you’re*

@axliyxhii

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@user-tk6xr3wp7d

"And I'll be in denial for at least a little while
What about the plans we made?"
this phrase literally kills me

@anastasiaangel6181

Same

@charlottewalz8962

true

@lanajustrasta9486

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