The Diner
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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Don't be afraid of me
I'm what you need

I saw you on the screens
I know we're meant to be
You're starrin' in my dreams
In magazines
You're lookin' right at me (you're lookin' right at me)
I'm here around the clock
I'm waitin' on your block (I'm waitin' on your block)
But please, don't call the cops
They'll make me stop
And I just wanna talk (I just wanna talk)

Bet I could change your life
You could be my wife
Could get into a fight
I'll say, "You're right"
And you'll kiss me goodnight

I waited on the corner 'til I saw the sitter leave
Was easy getting over and I landed on my feet
I came in through the kitchen lookin' for something to eat
I left a calling card so they would know that it was me

I tried to save you but I failed
Two fifty thousand dollar bail (two hundred fifty thousand dollars)
While I'm away, don't read my mail (don't read my mail)
Just bring a veil (just bring a veil)
And come visit me in jail (visit me in jail)

I'll go back to the diner
I'll write another letter (I'll write another letter)
I hope you'll read it this time
You better

The cops around the corner stopped me when I tried to leave
They told me I was crazy and they knocked me off my feet (they told me I was crazy)
They came in through the kitchen lookin' for something discrete
I left a calling card so they would know that it was me

(Know that it was me, know that it was me)

I memorized your number, now I call you when I please
I tried to end it all, but now I'm back up on my feet
I saw you in the car with someone else and couldn't sleep
If somethin' happens to him, you can bet that it was me

3956




310-807-3956
310-807-3956

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Billie Eilish's "The Diner" paint a dark and chilling portrayal of a stalker's obsessive and delusional mindset. The opening lines "Don't be afraid of me, I'm what you need" immediately set the tone of the song, with the stalker attempting to justify their actions and make themselves appear necessary to their victim. The mention of seeing the person on screens, dreaming about them, and waiting for them on their block showcases the stalker's intense fixation on the individual, blurring the lines between reality and obsession.


The stalker deludes themselves into believing they can change the person's life and potentially even become their partner, as indicated by the lines "Bet I could change your life, you could be my wife." This sense of entitlement and control is further highlighted when they mention getting into a fight but ultimately placating the person with a kiss goodnight, demonstrating a manipulative and manipulative approach to relationships. The stalker's persistence is evident as they wait for the person's sitter to leave and sneak into their home, leaving a calling card as a chilling signature of their intrusion.


As the lyrics progress, the stalker's actions escalate, leading to their arrest and bail of two hundred fifty thousand dollars. The mention of not wanting their mail read and requesting a veil for jail visits suggests a sense of detachment from the consequences of their actions, with a focus on maintaining their control over the situation. The stalker's fixation on the person intensifies as they reference calling them at their leisure and obsessing over their whereabouts, culminating in a threat towards another individual possibly involved with the person and connecting any harm to them.


The concluding lines reveal a sense of resignation and a return to the diner, where the stalker plans to write another letter in hopes of being acknowledged. The imagery of being stopped by the cops and their dismissal of the stalker as crazy reinforces the dangerous and unstable nature of their behavior. The repetition of the phone number serves as a haunting reminder of the stalker's persistent presence in the person's life, emphasizing the claustrophobic and unsettling tone of the song. Overall, "The Diner" delves into the depths of obsession and control, painting a haunting picture of the stalker's twisted emotions and actions.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't be afraid of me
Do not fear my intentions or actions


I'm what you need
I can provide what you desire


I saw you on the screens
I noticed you captured on a display


I know we're meant to be
I am convinced our connection is predestined


You're starrin' in my dreams
You are the main character in my fantasies


In magazines
Featured in publications


You're lookin' right at me (you're lookin' right at me)
Your gaze directly meets mine


I'm here around the clock
I am present constantly


I'm waitin' on your block (I'm waitin' on your block)
I am waiting on your street


But please don't call the cops
Please refrain from involving law enforcement


They'll make me stop
Their intervention would cease my actions


And I just wanna talk (I just wanna talk)
All I desire is a conversation


Bet I could change your life
I am confident I can alter your existence


You could be my wife
You have the potential to be my partner


Could get into a fight
We may engage in arguments


I'll say, "You're right"
I will admit your correctness


And you'll kiss me goodnight
You will bid me farewell with a kiss


I waited on the corner 'til I saw the sitter leave
I patiently waited for the opportunity to arise


Was easy getting over and I landed on my feet
I effortlessly overcame obstacles and prevailed


I came in through the kitchen lookin' for something to eat
I entered through the back of the house in search of sustenance


I left a calling card so they would know that it was me
I deliberately left evidence of my presence


I tried to save you, but I failed
My efforts to protect you were unsuccessful


Two fifty thousand dollar bail (two hundred fifty thousand dollars)
The significant bail amount required for my release


While I'm away, don't read my mail (don't read my mail)
Refrain from inspecting my correspondence during my absence


Just bring a veil (just bring a veil)
Simply bring a covering for visitation


And come visit me in jail (visit me in jail)
I urge you to make the effort to see me imprisoned


I'll go back to the diner
I will return to the eatery mentioned


I'll write another letter (I'll write another letter)
I will compose an additional message


I hope you'll read it this time
I desire for you to finally peruse my communication


You better
I strongly recommend that you comply


I memorized your number, now I call you when I please
I have committed your contact information to memory for my convenience


I tried to end it all, but now I'm back up on my feet
I attempted self-harm but have since recovered and stand tall


I saw you in the car with someone else and couldn't sleep
Observing you with another individual caused me insomnia


If somethin' happens to him, you can bet that it was me
Should any harm come to him, you can be sure of my involvement


3956
Numeric sequence


310-807-3956
Specific phone number




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

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Lyrics:
Don't be afraid of me
I'm what you need
I saw you on the screens
I know we're meant to be
You're starrin' in my dreams
In magazines
You're lookin' right at me (You're lookin' right at me)
I'm here around the clock
I'm waitin' on your block (I'm waitin' on your block)
But please don't call the cops
They'll make me stop
And I just wanna talk (I just wanna talk)
Bet I could change your life
You could be my wife (wife, wife)
Could get into a fight
I'll say you're right and you'll kiss me goodnight

I waited on the corner till I saw the sitter leave
Was easy getting over when I landed on my feet
I came in through the kitchen looking for something to eat
I left a calling card so they would know that it was me

I tried to save you, but I failed
Two-fifty-thousand-dollar bail (two hundred fifty thousand dollars)
While I'm away, don't read my mail (don't read my mail)
Just bring a veil (just bring a veil)
And come visit me in jail (visit me in jail)

I'll go back to the diner
I'll write another letter (I'll write another letter)
I hope you'll read it this time (this time)
You better

The cops around the corner stopped me when I tried to leave
They told me I was crazy and they knocked me off my feet
They came in through the kitchen looking for something discrete
I left a calling card so that they would know that it was me

(Know that it was me)

I memorized your number, now I call you when I please
I tried to end it all, but now I'm back up on my feet
I saw you in the car with someone else and couldn't sleep
If something happens to him, you can bet that it was me

Three-nine-five-six
Three-one-oh, eight-oh-seven, three-nine-five-six
Three-one-oh, eight-oh-seven, three-nine-five-six



All comments from YouTube:

@Aubxx

finneas recording is so sweet I love how supportive of each other they are

@Austin_Jason

Shhw My parents said if I hit 3k, they'd buy me a professional camera for recording! Pls guys I'm literally begging you!!😢😢 Whwuw

@jay_likes_you9467

The chaotic style gives the video Billie vlog vibes I love it too!!! 🥺

@MarinaStuartMarques

billie has never been so active on internet , i'm loving thisss

@datutturugang666

uhhh.. guess you weren’t there in the 2017 era

@Pvydrow

​@@datutturugang666fr I still remember all the stuff she would pist answering questions and telling stories and just being a menace online LOL

@aniandhristina5409

you missed out on the random insta lives in 2018

@datutturugang666

@@Pvydrow god i miss that period

@maximescholiers900

did you exists about any time ago?

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@stanislavacioban4921

LOVE HOW FINNEAS WAS STRUGGLING TO FIND THE RIGHT VIEW WHERE BILLIE WAS INTERACTING WITH FANS

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