Dancing On My Own
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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Somebody said you got a new friend
Does she love you better than l can?
There's a big black sky over my town
I know where you're at, l bet she's around

Yeah, I know it's stupid
I just gotta see it for myself
I'm in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh
I'm right over here, why can't you see me, oh
I'm giving it my all, but I'm
Not the girl you're taking home, oh
I keep dancing on my own
I keep dancing on my own

Somebody said you got a new friend
Does she love you better than l can?
There's a big black sky over my town
I know where you're at, l bet she's around

Yeah, I know it's stupid
I just gotta see it for myself
I'm in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh
I'm right over here, why can't you see me, oh
I've given my all, but I'm not
The girl you're taking home, oh




I keep dancing on my own
I keep dancing on my own

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Billie Eilish's song "Dancing On My Own" convey the feelings of heartbreak, longing, and isolation. The singer has been informed that their ex-partner has a new friend, and they wonder if this new person loves their ex better than they can. The mention of a big black sky over their town creates a sense of heaviness and melancholy. Despite knowing where their ex is and suspecting that the new friend is with them, the singer finds themselves unable to look away and is compelled to witness their ex moving on.


The chorus of the song is a lamentation of the singer's situation. They acknowledge that their actions might seem foolish, but they cannot help themselves. The lines "I'm in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh // I'm right over here, why can't you see me, oh" illustrate the sense of being invisible and forgotten. The singer admits to giving their all in the relationship, but still feels like they are not the one their ex will choose to take home.


These lyrics capture the raw emotions of heartbreak and the struggle to let go. The theme of dancing alone symbolizes the singer's attempt to find solace and healing in their own presence. It reflects the resilience and strength to keep moving forward despite the pain.


Line by Line Meaning

Somebody said you got a new friend
I heard that you have a new companion


Does she love you better than l can?
Does she care for you more than I am capable of?


There's a big black sky over my town
The sky above my town is dark and gloomy


I know where you're at, l bet she's around
I know your location, and I assume she is with you


Yeah, I know it's stupid
Yes, I acknowledge that it is foolish


I just gotta see it for myself
I simply must witness it with my own eyes


I'm in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh
I am in a secluded spot, observing you as you kiss her


I'm right over here, why can't you see me, oh
I am right here, why are you unable to notice me?


I'm giving it my all, but I'm
I am putting in all my effort, but I am


Not the girl you're taking home, oh
Not the girl you are choosing to be with


I keep dancing on my own
I continue to dance by myself


Somebody said you got a new friend
I heard that you have a new companion


Does she love you better than l can?
Does she care for you more than I am capable of?


There's a big black sky over my town
The sky above my town is dark and gloomy


I know where you're at, l bet she's around
I know your location, and I assume she is with you


Yeah, I know it's stupid
Yes, I acknowledge that it is foolish


I just gotta see it for myself
I simply must witness it with my own eyes


I'm in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh
I am in a secluded spot, observing you as you kiss her


I'm right over here, why can't you see me, oh
I am right here, why are you unable to notice me?


I've given my all, but I'm not
I have exerted all my effort, but I am not


The girl you're taking home, oh
The girl you are choosing to be with


I keep dancing on my own
I continue to dance by myself




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@vicky-yd3gv

if anyone wants the ukulele tutorial:

1) G - D - C - Cmaj7 (4 times)
2) Em - D - C (once)
3) G - D - C - Cmaj7 (twice)
4) Em - D - C (once)
5) G - D - C - Cmaj7 (twice)
* if you want to repeat the song twice, like billie did, than repeat the chords again same way


strumming pattern : DDUUDU (whole song)


:)



@markeilish4461

If you wanna play it on the ukulele

C G F
Somebody said you got a new friend
C G F
Does he love you better than I can
C G F
Big black sky over my town
C G F
I know where you at I bet he's around

Am G F
yeah I know it's stupid
F C
I just gotta see it for myself

[Chorus]

C G F
I'm in the corner watching you kiss him oh
C G F
I'm right over here why can't you see me oh
Am G F
I'm giving it my all but I'm not the guy your taking home ohh
Am G F
I keep dancing on my own

[Verse 2]

C G F
I'm just gonna dance all night
C G F
I'm all messed up I'm so outta line

Am G F
Stilettos and broken bottles
F C
I'm spinnin' around in circles

[Chorus]

C G F
I'm in the corner watching you kiss him oh
C G F
I'm right over here why can't you see me oh
Am G F
I'm giving it my all but I'm not the guy your taking home ooohh
Am G F
I keep dancing on my own

[Bridge]

F G Am G F
so far away but still so near the lights go on the music dies
F G Am G C
but you don't see me standing here I just came to say goodbye

[Chorus]

C Am
I'm in the corner watching you kiss him oh
Am G F
I'm giving it my all but I'm not the guy your taking home ooohh
Am G F
I keep dancing on my own

C G F
I'm in the corner watching you kiss him oh no
C G F
I'm right over here why can't you see me oh no
C G F
I'm giving it my all but I'm not the guy your taking home ooohh
C G F
I keep dancing on my own


[Outro]

C G F Am
so far away but still so near the lights go on the music dies
Am G F
but you don't see me standing here



All comments from YouTube:

@WhyDidYouDieMichael

Finneas was right , Billies voices can make any cover song sound like her own song .. I swear I thought I never heard this song before then I heard the original and was like wow ... I thought this was Billies song lol

@anilashehu1047

sameee

@ciaraclarke7308

Who's song is it

@rebecazarate4489

Ciara Clarke calum scott

@brubi6423

@Ciara Clarke Robyn! Calum Scott made a cover on The Voice that got famous :)

@armandogersava5698

WAIT THIS WAS A COVER

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@Kawber

I love her so much, been completely obsessed these past few weeks lol

@eva6198

mood

@lizranck6213

Kawber dude same

@hillary4372

probably because a lot of new music has been coming out lol

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