BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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(I want you to stay)

I want you to stay
'Til I'm in the grave
'Til I rot away, dead and buried
'Til I'm in the casket you carry
If you go, I'm goin' too, uh
'Cause it was always you (alright)
And if I'm turnin' blue, please don't save me
Nothin' left to lose without my baby

Birds of a feather, we should stick together, I know
I said I'd never think I wasn't better alone
Can't change the weather, might not be forever
But if it's forever, it's even better

And I don't know what I'm cryin' for
I don't think I could love you more
It might not be long, but baby, I

I'll love you 'til the day that I die
'Til the day that I die
'Til the light leaves my eyes
'Til the day that I die

I want you to see, hmm
How you look to me, hmm
You wouldn't believe if I told ya
You would keep the compliments I throw ya
But you're so full of shit, uh
Tell me it's a bit, oh
Say you don't see it, your mind's polluted
Say you wanna quit, don't be stupid

And I don't know what I'm cryin' for
I don't think I could love you more
Might not be long, but baby, I
Don't wanna say goodbye

Birds of a feather, we should stick together, I know ('til the day that I die)
I said I'd never think I wasn't better alone ('til the light leaves my eyes)
Can't change the weather, might not be forever ('til the day that I die)
But if it's forever, it's even better

I knew you in another life




You had that same look in your eyes
I love you, don't act so surprised

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "BIRDS OF A FEATHER" by Billie Eilish convey themes of deep love, loyalty, and a sense of being intertwined with someone to the point where separation would feel unbearable. The singer expresses a desire for their loved one to stay with them until death, emphasizing their connection by stating that if the loved one were to go, the singer would follow suit. There is a profound intimacy in the sentiment that their bond transcends even physical death, as the singer envisions being together in the grave and beyond, a bond that extends into eternity.


The metaphor of "birds of a feather" highlights a shared identity and a sense of unity between the two individuals, suggesting that they are meant to be together and support each other. The lyrics further explore the idea that while circumstances may change and nothing is certain, the idea of being together forever is a comforting and ideal prospect for the singer. There is a sense of resignation and acceptance in the acknowledgment that even if their time together may be limited, it is enough to have each other in the present moment.


The vulnerability and tenderness in the lyrics are palpable as the singer expresses a deep emotional connection and a willingness to love their partner unconditionally, despite any flaws or challenges. The repeated declaration of loving the other person until death reinforces the idea of a love that endures beyond the temporal and physical realm, reaffirming the depth of their connection. The emotional intensity in the lyrics reflects a profound longing and devotion, encapsulating the complexity and rawness of human relationships.


The lyrical imagery of seeing and being seen, as well as the references to compliments and conflicts, highlight the dynamics of a relationship that is multifaceted and full of contradictions. The acknowledgment of flaws and imperfections within the relationship adds a layer of realism and complexity to the narrative, suggesting that love is not always perfect but is still worth fighting for. The closing lines about recognizing the loved one from another life and expressing love without reservation encapsulate a sense of destiny and timeless connection that transcends the boundaries of time and space, leaving the listener with a feeling of profound and enduring love.




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

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@namirah5459

want you to stay
'Til I'm in the grave
'Til I rot away, dead and buried
'Til I'm in the casket you carry
If you go, I'm going too, uh
'Cause it was always you, alright
And if I'm turning blue, please don't save me
Nothing left to lose without my baby
Birds of a feather, we should stick together, I know
I said I'd never think I wasn't better alone
Can't change the weather, might not be forever
But if it's forever, it's even better
And I don't know what I'm crying for
I don't think I could love you more
It might not be long, but baby, I
I'll love you 'til the day that I die
'Til the day that I die
'Til the light leaves my eyes
'Til the day that I die
I want you to see, hm
How you look to me, hm
You wouldn't believe if I told ya
You would keep the compliments I throw ya
But you're so full of shit, uh
Tell me it's a bit, oh
Say you don't see it, your mind's polluted
Say you wanna quit, don't be stupid
And I don't know what I'm crying for
I don't think I could love you more
Might not be long, but baby, I
Don't wanna say goodbye
Birds of a feather, we should stick together, I know ('til the day that I die)
I said I'd never think I wasn't better alone ('til the light leaves my eyes)
Can't change the weather, might not be forever ('til the day that I die)
But if it's forever, it's even better
I knew you in another life
You had that same look in your eyes
I love you, don't act so surprised



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their sibling bond is so wholesome

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@shraddhasaikia3477

I love this song. It feels so familiar, like it's always been there in my memory.

@joe5009

Ellie Goulding - swimming pool/I’ll hold my breath

@nakiacarter9735

Perfect description

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Omg this is the perfect description

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