BLUE
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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I try to live in black and white, but I'm so blue
I'd like to mean it when I say I'm over you
But that's still not true
And I'm still so blue, oh

I thought we were the same
Birds of a feather, now I'm ashamed
I told you a lie, désolée, mon amour
I'm tryin' my best, don't know what's in store
Open up the door
In the back of my mind, I'm still overseas
A bird in a cage, thought you were made for me

I try (I'm not what) to live in black and white
But I'm so blue (but I'm not what you need)
I'd like (not what you need) to mean it when I say I'm over you
But that's still not true, true
And I'm still so blue (and it's not true)
I'm true blue, true blue
I'm true blue

Mm, mm, mm

You were born bluer than a butterfly
Beautiful and so deprived of oxygen
Colder than your father's eyes
He never learned to sympathize with anyone

I don't blame you
But I can't change you
Don't hate you (don't hate you)
But we can't save you (but we can't save you)

You were born reachin' for your mother's hands
Victim of your father's plans to rule the world
Too afraid to step outside
Paranoid and petrified of what you've heard

But they could say the same 'bout me
I sleep 'bout three hours each night
Means only twenty-one a week now, now
And I could say the same 'bout you
Born blameless, grew up famous too
Just a baby born blue now, now

I don't blame you (I don't blame you)
But I can't change you
Don't hate you (don't hate you)
But we can't save you (but we can't save you)

It's over now
It's over now
It's over now





But when can I hear the next one?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Billie Eilish's song "Blue" delve deep into themes of heartbreak, internal struggles, and the complexities of relationships. The opening verse sets the tone for the rest of the song as Billie expresses her desire to live in a simplistic world of black and white, but she finds herself drowning in the overwhelming feeling of blue, which symbolizes her sadness and despair. Even though she wishes to convince herself that she is over a past relationship, she acknowledges that it is still not the truth, leaving her feeling stuck in a state of melancholy.


The second verse delves into the dynamics of a failed relationship, where Billie believed she and her partner were kindred spirits ("birds of a feather") but now feels ashamed for lying and hurting them. She sings in French, asking for forgiveness ("désolée, mon amour") and expresses uncertainty about the future. Billie feels trapped in her own mind, reminiscing about happier times overseas, feeling like a bird in a cage longing for freedom.


The bridge of the song shifts focus onto the person Billie is addressing, portraying them as someone with a troubled past ("born bluer than a butterfly") and a lack of empathy learned from their father. Despite acknowledging their flaws, Billie emphasizes that she doesn't blame or hate them, but she also recognizes that she cannot change or save them. The lyrics paint a picture of a person grappling with their own struggles and past trauma while also trying to navigate a complicated relationship.


As the song comes to a close, Billie reflects on the inevitable end of the relationship, accepting that it is over. The repetition of the phrase "it's over now" serves as a poignant conclusion to the emotional journey depicted in the song. The final lines express a desire for closure and resolution, while also hinting at the possibility of moving forward. Through introspective lyrics and haunting melodies, Billie Eilish captures the raw emotions of heartache and self-discovery in "Blue".


Line by Line Meaning

I try to live in black and white, but I'm so blue
I attempt to see things as clear and simple, but I feel deeply sad


I'd like to mean it when I say I'm over you
I wish I could genuinely say that I've moved on from you


But that's still not true
But the truth is, I haven't fully gotten over you yet


And I'm still so blue, oh
And I still feel this overwhelming sadness


I thought we were the same
I believed we were alike


Birds of a feather, now I'm ashamed
Close companions, now feeling embarrassed


I told you a lie, désolée, mon amour
I deceived you, sorry, my love


I'm tryin' my best, don't know what's in store
I'm doing my utmost, uncertain of the future


Open up the door
Uncover the truth


In the back of my mind, I'm still overseas
I still feel distant and disconnected emotionally


A bird in a cage, thought you were made for me
Feeling trapped, believing you were meant for me


You were born bluer than a butterfly
You were inherently sad from the start


Beautiful and so deprived of oxygen
Exquisite yet lacking in life-giving air


Colder than your father's eyes
Emotionally distant like your father


He never learned to sympathize with anyone
He could never empathize with others


But when can I hear the next one?
But when will the next song be released?




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

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