CHIHIRO
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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To take my love away
When I come back around, will I know what to say?
Said you won't forget my name
Not today, not tomorrow
Kinda strange, feelin' sorrow
I got change (yup), you could borrow (borrow)
When I come back around, will I know what to say?
Not today, maybe tomorrow

Open up the door, can you open up the door?
I know you said before you can't cope with any more
You told me it was war, said you'd show me what's in store
I hope it's not for sure, can you open up the door?

Did you take
My love away
From me? Me
Me

Saw your seat at the counter when I looked away
Saw you turn around, but it wasn't your face
Said, "I need to be alone now, I'm takin' a break"
How come when I returned, you were gone away?

I don't, I don't know why I called
I don't know you at all
I don't know you
Not at all
I don't, I don't know why I called
I don't know you at all
I don't know you

Did you take
My love away
From me? Me

And that's when you found me

I was waitin' in the garden
Contemplatin', beg your pardon
But there's a part of me that recognizes you
Do you feel it too?
When you told me it was serious
Were you serious? Mm
They told me they were only curious
Now it's serious, mm

Open up the door, can you open up the door?
I know you said before you can't cope with any more
You told me it was war, said you'd show me what's in store
I hope it's not for sure, can you open up the door?

Wringing my hands in my lap
And they tell me it's all been a trap
And you don't know if you'll make it back
I said, "No, don't say that"

(Wringing my hands in my lap)
(And you tell me it's all been a trap)
(And you don't know if you'll make it back)
(But I said, "No, don't say that")
(Wringing my hands in my lap)
(Tell me it's all been a trap)
(Don't know if you'll make it back)




(Don't say that)
Hm, hm-hm

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Billie Eilish's song "CHIHIRO" delve into themes of love, loss, confusion, and the struggle with communication and understanding in a relationship. The song starts with the singer questioning whether they will be able to express themselves effectively when they return, pondering if they will know what to say. There's a sense of uncertainty and apprehension in not being sure about their own emotions and how to navigate the complexities of the relationship. The repetition of "Not today, maybe tomorrow" hints at a constant state of indecision and hesitation.


The narrative then shifts to a scene where the singer is pleading for emotional connection, symbolized by the metaphor of opening the door. The other person seems distant and overwhelmed, unable to handle more emotional intensity. The mention of war and what's in store suggests a battle within the relationship, perhaps reflecting the conflicts and challenges they are facing. The uncertainty and fear of losing love are palpable in the question "Did you take my love away from me?", echoing the fear of abandonment and heartbreak.


As the song progresses, there is a realization of the distance that has grown between the singer and their partner. The imagery of seeing someone's seat but not their face and feeling abandoned when returning highlights the sense of disconnection and loneliness. The repetition of "I don't know you at all" conveys a profound sense of estrangement and the inability to truly understand the other person, despite the intimacy they once shared.


The final part of the song introduces a moment of recognition and reflection. The singer is in a state of contemplation, recognizing a familiar part of themselves in the other. There's a plea for understanding and seriousness in the relationship, questioning the intentions and sincerity of the other person. The repeated plea to open the door symbolizes a desire for emotional openness and transparency, a yearning to bridge the gap that has formed between them. The conflicting emotions of hope, despair, and uncertainty culminate in the poignant plea to hold on and not give up, despite the perceived traps and uncertainties in the relationship. The song leaves the listener with a sense of longing, unresolved feelings, and a search for connection amidst the chaos of love and loss.


Line by Line Meaning

To take my love away
Attempting to remove the love I once had for you


When I come back around, will I know what to say?
Questioning if I will have the right words when I return


Said you won't forget my name
Claiming that you will remember who I am


Not today, not tomorrow
Not forgetting my name either today or tomorrow


Kinda strange, feelin' sorrow
Feeling a mix of emotions, including sadness


I got change (yup), you could borrow (borrow)
I have some change that you can borrow


Open up the door, can you open up the door?
Asking for you to open the door


I know you said before you can't cope with any more
Acknowledging that you mentioned you have reached your limit


You told me it was war, said you'd show me what's in store
Declaring that you viewed our relationship as a battle and promised to reveal the outcome


Did you take My love away From me? Me Me
Questioning if you removed my love from me


Saw your seat at the counter when I looked away
Noticing your absence when I glanced away


Saw you turn around, but it wasn't your face
Observing you from a different perspective


How come when I returned, you were gone away?
Wondering why you had disappeared when I came back


I don't, I don't know why I called
Admitting confusion about why I reached out to you


I don't know you at all Not at all
Realizing that I don't truly know you


And that's when you found me
Describing the moment you discovered me


I was waitin' in the garden Contemplatin', beg your pardon
Waiting in a garden area and lost in thought


Do you feel it too?
Asking if you share the same feeling


When you told me it was serious Were you serious? Mm
Questioning the seriousness of your statement


They told me they were only curious Now it's serious, mm
Initially dismissing it as mere curiosity before it became serious


Wringing my hands in my lap
Nervously twisting my hands in my lap


And they tell me it's all been a trap
Discovering that it was all a deceitful plan


And you don't know if you'll make it back
Facing uncertainty about returning


I said, "No, don't say that"
Expressing a refusal to accept negative thoughts




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

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@divine_enders

To take my love away.
When I come back around, will I know what to say?
Said you won't forget my name.
Not today, not tomorrow,
Kinda strange, feelin' sorrow,
I got change (Yup), you could borrow (Borrow).
When I come back around, will I know what to say?
Not today, maybe tomorrow.

Open up the door, can you open up the door?
I know you said before you can't cope with any more.
You told me it was war, said you'd show me what's in store.
I hope it's not for sure, can you open up the door?

Did you take,
My love away,
From me? Me.
Me.

Saw your seat at the counter when I looked away.
Saw you turn around, but it wasn't your face.
Said, "I need to be alone now, I'm takin' a break."
How come when I rะตturned, you were gonะต away?

I don't, I don't know why I called.
I don't know you at all.
I don't know you.
Not at all.
I don't, I don't know why I called!
I don't know you at all!
I don't know you!

Did you take,
My love away,
From me? Me.

And that's when you found me.

I was waitin' in the garden,
Contemplatin', beg your pardon,
But there's a part of me that recognizes you,
Do you feel it too?
When you told me it was serious,
Were you serious? Mm.
They told me they were only curious,
Now it's serious, mm.

Open up the door, can you open up the door?
I know you said before you can't cope with any more.
You told me it was war, said you'd show me what's in store.
I hope it's not for sure, can you open up the door?

Wringing my hands in my lap.
And they tell me it's all been a trap.
And you don't know if you'll make it back.
I said, "No, don't say that."

(Wringing my hands in my lap!)
(And you tell me it's all been a trap!)
(And you don't know if you'll make it back!)
(But I said, "No, don't say that.")
(Wringing my hands in my lap!)
(Tell me it's all been a trap!)
(Don't know if you'll make it back!)
(Don't say that!)

Hm-hm.



@paolagonzalezE

LYRIC:
[Verse 1]
To take my love away
When I come back around, will I know what to say?
Said you won't forget my name
Not today, not tomorrow
Kind of strange
Feeling sorrow
I got change (Yeah)
You could borrow (Borrow)
When I come back around, will I know what to say?
Not today, maybe tomorrow

[Chorus]
Open up the door, can you open up the door?
I know you said before you can't cope with any more
You told me it was war, said you'd show me what's in store
I hope it's not for sure, can you open up the door?

[Refrain]
Did youu
Takee
My lovee away
From me?
Me

[Verse 2]
Saw your seat at the counter when I looked away
Saw you turned around, but it wasn't your face
Said I need to be alone now, I'm taking a break?
How come when I returned you were, gone away? (Gone away)

[Bridge]
I don't, I don't know
Why I called
I don't know you at all
I don't know you, not at all
I don't, I don't know
Why I called
I don't know you at all
I don't know you

Refrain]
Did youu
takee
My lovee away
From me? Me

[Interlude]
And that's when you found me...

{Verse 3]
I was waiting in the garden
Contemplating, beg your pardon
But there's a part of me that recognizes you
Do you feel that too?
When you told me it was serious
Were you serious? Mm
They told me they were only curious
Now it's serious? Mm

[Chorus]
Open up the door, can you open up the door?
I know you said before you can't cope with any more
You told me it was war, said you'd show me what's in store
I hope it's not for sure, can you open up the door?

[Outro]
Running my hands up my lap
And you tell me it's all been a trap
And you don't know if you'll make it back
I said, "No, don't say that"
(Running my hands up my lap)
(And you tell me it's all been a trap) (Running my hands up my lap)
(And you tell me it's all been a trap)
(And you don't know if you'll make it back)
(I said, "No, don't say that")
(And you don't know if you'll make it back)
(Don't say that)
Mhm
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@JordySan

the atmosphere of the song makes me feel like l'm dancing underwater.

@mstxxgcfl

Itโ€™s Finneas doing ear magic with sound barrier.. kinda cool - physics is neato

Pls translate... ๐Ÿ˜ 
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@XxChickenthighxX

Tysm

@IsaaOconnel

yes!!

@siobhancrgde

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@Zacty_og

This song feels like dancing in your room with headphones, on alone

@LjDumas-wz9fm

Real

@Angela-vu8fx

REAL

@Taylor-_-.

It really does

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