Oxytocin
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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Can't take it back once it's been set in motion
You know I love to rub it in like lotion
If you only pray on Sunday, could you come my way on Monday?
'Cause I like to do things God doesn't approve of if she saw us

She couldn't look away, look away, look away
She'd wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?

I can see it clear as day
You don't really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away

I wanna do bad things to you (to you)
I wanna make you yell (yell)
I wanna do bad things to you (to you)
Don't wanna treat you well (well)

Can't take it back once it's been set in motion
You know I need you for the oxytocin
If you find it hard to swallow, I can loosen up your collar
'Cause as long as you're still breathing, don't you even think of leaving

Not gonna wanna look away, look away, look away
You're gonna wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?

I can see it clear as day
You don't really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away
Other people wouldn't stay
Other people don't obey
You and me are both the same
You should really run away

Bad things
To you

I wanna do bad things to you
I wanna make you yell




I wanna do bad things to you
Don't wanna treat you well

Overall Meaning

In Billie Eilish's Oxytocin, the lyrics seem to be about a desire for somebody on the part of the singer, regardless of the consequences or morals. The first stanza discusses the fact that once something is put in motion, like a desire, it cannot be undone, and the singer loves to rub the desire in as if it's lotion. The second half of the stanza discusses how if the person only prays one day a week, could they come to her on another because she enjoys doing things that are against what God would approve of.


The chorus of the song is repeated several times and is about how the person couldn't look away or resist getting involved, and how other people would disapprove of their situation. The singer wants to do "bad things" and make the person yell, and doesn't want to treat them well. The second stanza repeats many of the same messages, with the singer repeating that they need the person for the oxytocin, encouraging them to stay, and saying that they don't really need a break.


Overall, the song seems to be about a passionate but potentially damaging relationship, where the singer is urging the other person to stay and not leave, despite the fact that it might not be the best idea for them.


Line by Line Meaning

Can't take it back once it's been set in motion
Once something has been started, it cannot be easily reversed.


You know I love to rub it in like lotion
I take pleasure in reminding you of your past mistakes or regrets.


If you only pray on Sunday, could you come my way on Monday?
If you only pretend to be religious, can you be with me on other days?


'Cause I like to do things God doesn't approve of if she saw us
I enjoy doing things that are considered sinful or immoral, even if God were to judge us.


She couldn't look away, look away, look away
She would be too interested or curious to turn away.


She'd wanna get involved, involved, involved
She would want to be a part of what is happening and would not hesitate to meddle.


And what would people say, people say, people say
How others perceive us would be a significant concern.


If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?
If others were to eavesdrop on us, what would they hear?


I can see it clear as day
I have a clear understanding of the situation.


You don't really need a break
You do not need a pause or respite from what we are doing.


Wanna see what you can take
I want to test your endurance or limits.


You should really run away
It would be best for you to leave and not get involved any further.


I wanna do bad things to you (to you)
I desire to commit immoral actions with you.


I wanna make you yell (yell)
I want to cause you to make loud noises or express pleasure or pain.


Don't wanna treat you well (well)
I do not wish to show you kindness or consideration.


You know I need you for the oxytocin
I require you for the chemical reactions that come from physical intimacy.


If you find it hard to swallow, I can loosen up your collar
If you are struggling, I can help make it easier for you.


'Cause as long as you're still breathing, don't you even think of leaving
You must not consider leaving as long as you are alive.


Other people wouldn't stay
Others would not put up with what we are doing for long.


Other people don't obey
Others do not make the same disobedient or immoral choices that we do.


You and me are both the same
We share similar views or behaviors.




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

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Can't take it back once it's been set in motion
You know I love to rub it in like lotion
If you only pray on Sunday
Could you come my way on Monday?
'Cause I like to do things God doesn't approve of if she saw us
She couldn't look away, look away, look away
She'd wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?
I can see it clear as day
You don't really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away
I wanna do bad things to you (to you)
I wanna make you yell (yell)
I wanna do bad things to you (to you)
Don't wanna treat you well
Can't take it back once it's been set in motion
You know I need you for the oxytocin
If you find it hard to swallow
I can loosen up your collar
'Cause as long as you're still breathing
Don't you even think of leaving
Not gonna wanna look away, look away, look away
You're gonna wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?
I can see it clear as day
You don't really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away
Other people wouldn't stay
Other people don't obey
You and me are both the same
You should really run away
Bad things
To you
I wanna do bad things to you
I wanna make you yell
I wanna do bad things to you
Don't wanna treat you well



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the confidence she must have to make this song with her brother 😭😭
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frll this was what i was thinking 😭😭

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