Bellyache
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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Mind
Mind

Sittin' all alone
Mouth full of gum
In the driveway
My friends aren't far
In the back of my car
Lay their bodies

Where's my mind?
Where's my mind?

They'll be here pretty soon
Lookin' through my room
For the money
I'm bitin' my nails
I'm too young to go to jail
It's kinda funny

Where's my mind?
Where's my mind?
Where's my mind?
Where's my mind?

Maybe it's in the gutter
Where I left my lover
What an expensive fake
My V is for Vendetta
Thought that I'd feel better
But now I got a bellyache

Everything I do
The way I wear my noose
Like a necklace
I wanna make 'em scared
Like I could be anywhere
Like I'm reckless

I lost my mind
I don't mind
Where's my mind?
Where's my mind?

Maybe it's in the gutter
Where I left my lover
What an expensive fake
My V is for Vendetta
Thought that I'd feel better
But now I got a bellyache
Maybe it's in the gutter
Where I left my lover
What an expensive fake
My V is for Vendetta




Thought that I'd feel better
But now I got a bellyache

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Bellyache" by Billie Eilish describe a troubled and rebellious young woman who has gotten herself into some deep trouble. She is alone with her thoughts, chewing gum nervously as she awaits the arrival of her friends, who are in the back of her car, dead. It is not explicitly stated how they died, but it is implied that some kind of crime has been committed and the singer is feeling guilty. She wonders where her mind is, perhaps lost in a haze of remorse and anxiety, and bites her nails nervously, knowing that she is too young to be caught and punished for what she has done.


As she waits for her friends' arrival, she reflects on her actions and realizes that she might have gone too far. She imagines that her mind might be in the gutter where she left her lover, who presumably was involved in the crime, and that her V (perhaps for Vendetta, a reference to the graphic novel and movie of the same name) is not bringing her the satisfaction she thought it would. She was hoping that taking revenge on someone or something would make her feel better, but instead, she has a "bellyache" – both metaphorically, for the guilt and regret she feels, and perhaps literally, for the stress and anxiety that she has caused herself.


All in all, "Bellyache" is a powerful and emotionally charged song about the consequences of reckless behavior and the toll it can take on one's mental health. It is a cautionary tale about the dangers of getting caught up in one's own desires and urges, and the importance of keeping a level head when faced with difficult situations.


Line by Line Meaning

Mind
The singer is preoccupied with thoughts.


Mind
The singer is still preoccupied with thoughts.


Sittin' all alone
The singer is alone.


Mouth full of gum
The artist is chewing gum.


In the driveway
The artist is in a driveway.


My friends aren't far
The singer's friends are nearby.


In the back of my car
The bodies of the singer's friends are in the back of their car.


Lay their bodies
The artist's friends' bodies are lying in the back of their car.


Where's my mind?
The artist continues to wonder where their thoughts are.


Where's my mind?
The artist continues to wonder where their thoughts are.


They'll be here pretty soon
The singer's friends will arrive soon.


Lookin' through my room
The artist's friends will search through their room.


For the money
The singer's friends are searching for money.


I'm bitin' my nails
The singer is biting their nails.


I'm too young to go to jail
The singer is worried about going to jail because of their age.


It's kinda funny
The artist finds the situation amusing.


Where's my mind?
The artist is still wondering where their thoughts are.


Where's my mind?
The singer is still wondering where their thoughts are.


Where's my mind?
The singer is still wondering where their thoughts are.


Where's my mind?
The artist is still wondering where their thoughts are.


Maybe it's in the gutter
The artist speculates that their mind might be in the gutter.


Where I left my lover
The artist speculates that their mind might be where they left their lover.


What an expensive fake
The singer is disappointed that something they thought was valuable turned out to be a fake.


My V is for Vendetta
The artist has a V symbol, representing revenge or revolution, similar to the V in the graphic novel and movie 'V for Vendetta.'


Thought that I'd feel better
The singer believed that their plan for revenge or revolution would make them feel better.


But now I got a bellyache
The singer is experiencing physical discomfort, possibly due to anxiety, guilt or nerves from the current situation.


Everything I do
The singer is aware of their actions.


The way I wear my noose
The artist wears something that could represent a noose, suggesting they feel trapped or at risk.


Like a necklace
The artist wears the noose-like item as if it were a necklace.


I wanna make 'em scared
The singer wants others to feel frightened.


Like I could be anywhere
The singer wants others to feel that they could be anywhere, watching them.


Like I'm reckless
The artist wants others to think they are careless with their actions.


I lost my mind
The artist feels like they have completely lost control of their thoughts.


I don't mind
The artist is indifferent to the loss of control over their thoughts. Alternatively, the artist may be using 'mind' to mean 'care,' in which case they would be saying they don't care about losing control of their thoughts.


Where's my mind?
The singer is still wondering where their thoughts are.


Where's my mind?
The artist is still wondering where their thoughts are.


Maybe it's in the gutter
The singer again speculates that their mind might be in the gutter.


Where I left my lover
The singer again speculates that their mind might be where they left their lover.


What an expensive fake
The singer reiterates their disappointment that something they believed to be valuable turned out to be a fake.


My V is for Vendetta
The artist repeats that their V symbol represents revenge or revolution.


Thought that I'd feel better
The artist repeats that they believed their plan for revenge or revolution would make them feel better.


But now I got a bellyache
The singer again emphasizes that they are experiencing physical discomfort, possibly due to anxiety, guilt or nerves from the current situation.




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@ozgenil9882

Ocean Eyes: I'm scared

Bored: I'm not afraid anymore

Bellyache: I want to make them scared

Bury A Friend: Why aren't you scared of me?

Bad Guy: They are scared

WOW! THİS İS THE RİSE OF BİLLİE EİLİSH!!!! ♥♥♥



All comments from YouTube:

@minha377

wig?
snatched

depression?
cured

mind?
lost

friends?
dead

money?
stolen

hotel?
trivago



edit: if y’all gonna hate, just know that no one really gives two fucks so you can go and thanks for likes i guess :)

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@SaradaBillie

I wanted to say that you are a wonderful person Billie, you inspire me so much in my dreams, you make me not give up on being who I am, your songs are like healing for everyone's ears and souls

@jordynburke8323

I loved the “weird” stage she went through with her videos. She’s an absolute masterpiece

@hangezoe6725

what’s the “weird” stage?

@shobo4482

@@hangezoe6725 ig the murder and eating spiders and demon possessions lol

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