Wildflower
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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Things fall apart
And time breaks your heart
I wasn't there, but I know
She was your girl
You showed her the world
But fell out of love and you both let go

She was cryin' on my shoulder
All I could do was hold her
Only made us closer until July
Now I know that you love me
You don't need to remind me
I should put it all behind me, shouldn't I?

But I see her in the back of my mind all the time
Like a fever, like I'm burning alive, like the sun
Did I cross the line? (Mm)
Hmm

Well, good things don't last
And life moves so fast
I'd never ask who was better
'Cause she couldn't be
More different from me
Happy and free in leather

And I know that you love me
You don't need to remind me
Wanna put it all behind me, but baby

I see her in the back of my mind all the time
Feels like a fever, like I'm burning alive, like the sun
Did I cross the line?

You say no one knows you so well (oh)
But every time you touch me, I just wonder how she felt
Valentine's Day, cryin' in the hotel
I know you didn't mean to hurt me, so I kept it to myself

And I wonder
Do you see her in the back of your mind in my eyes?

You say no one knows you so well
But every time you touch me, I just wonder how she felt




Valentine's Day, cryin' in the hotel
I know you didn't mean to hurt me, so I kept it to myself

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Billie Eilish's "Wildflower" delve into the complexities of a romantic relationship that has faced challenges and heartbreak. The opening lines set the tone by acknowledging that things can fall apart, and time can be a painful force that affects the heart. The singer reflects on a past relationship that ended, with the realization that the person they were once with had a significant connection with someone else before them. Despite the love that was once shared, both parties fell out of love and let go. The singer empathizes with the previous partner who was hurt, symbolized by them crying on the singer's shoulder, which brought them closer together temporarily.


The internal struggle of the singer is evident as they grapple with the memories of this past relationship. The mention of July could signify a pivotal moment of realization or change. The repeated assertion that the current partner loves the singer and there is no need for reminders emphasizes the singer's attempt to move on from the past and focus on the present relationship. However, the imagery of the previous partner continues to haunt the singer's thoughts, likened to a fever that consumes them. The question of whether boundaries were crossed arises, hinting at a possible sense of guilt or regret.


The recurring theme of impermanence and the fleeting nature of good things is highlighted in the lyrics, acknowledging that life moves swiftly and some things are not meant to last. A comparison is drawn between the previous partner and the singer, emphasizing their differences in personality and demeanor. The singer is aware of the love from their current partner but struggles to fully let go of the past, represented by the image of the previous partner lingering in their mind like a persistent fever, causing inner turmoil.


The lyrics also touch on the idea of understanding and empathy towards the current partner's past experiences and emotions. The mention of Valentine's Day and crying in a hotel room suggests a vulnerable moment between the singer and their partner, where emotions run high. Despite the hurt caused unintentionally, the singer chooses to keep their feelings to themselves, indicating a sense of sacrifice and a desire to protect their partner. The song ends with a poignant question, posing whether the current partner sees echoes of the singer's past in their eyes, symbolizing a deeper introspection into their shared experiences and emotional connections.




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@snehapradhan5591

Things fall apart
And time breaks your heart
I wasn't there but I know
She was your girl
You showed her the world
But fell out of love and you both let go

She was crying on my shoulder
All I could do was hold her
Only made us closer
Until July
Now, I know that you love me
You don't need to remind me
I should put it all behind me
Shouldn't I?

But I see her in the back of my mind
All the time
Like a fever
Like I'm burning alive
Like a sign
Did I cross the line?

Well, good things don't last (Good things don't last)
And life moves so fast (Life moves so fast)
I'd never ask
Who was better
'Cause she couldn't be
More different from me
Happy and free in leather

And I know that you love me (You love me)
You don't need to remind me (Remind me)
Wanna put it all behind me
But, baby

I see her in the back of my mind (Back of my mind)
All the time (All the time)
Feels like a fever (Like a fever)
Like I'm burning alive (Burning alive)
Like a sign
Did I cross the line? (Cross the line)

You say no one knows you so well
But every time you touch me, I just wonder how she felt
Valentine's Day crying in the hotel
I know you didn't mean to hurt me, so I kept it to myself

And I wonder
Do you see her in the back of your mind?
In my eyes?

You say no one knows you so well
But every time you touch me, I just wonder how she felt
Valentine's Day crying in the hotel
I know you didn't mean to hurt me, so I kept it to myself



@Immatteodupont

WILDFLOWER LYRICS
Billie Eilish

Things fall apart and time breaks your heart
I wasn't there, but I know
She was your girl, you showed her the world
But fell out of love and you both let go

She was crying on my shoulder
All I could do was hold her
Only made us closer
Until July
Now, I know that you love me
You don't need to remind me
I should put it all behind me
Shouldn't I?

But I see her
In the back of my mind
All the time
Like a fever
Like I'm burning alive like a sign
Did I cross the line?
Mmm, mmm
Well, good things don't last
And life moves so fast
I'd never ask who was better
'Cause she couldn't be more different from me
Happy and free in leather

And I know that you love me (you love me)
You don't need to remind me (remind me)
Wanna put it all behind me
But, baby

I see her
In the back of my mind (back of my mind)
All the time (all the time)
Feels like a fever (like a fever)
Like I'm burning alive (burning alive) like a sign
Did I cross the line? (Cross the line), ooh

(You say no one knows you so well)
(But every time you touch me, I just wonder how she felt)
(Valentine's Day, crying in the hotel)
(I know you didn't mean to hurt me, so I kept it to myself)

And I wonder
Do you see her
In the back of your mind?
In my eyes?

You say no one knows you so well
But every time you touch me, I just wonder how she felt
Valentine's Day, crying in the hotel
I know you didn't mean to hurt me, so I kept it to myself



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@amjadzeyad

This song feels like unsaid words that are stuck in your chest for too long and you can’t let them out cause you don’t know how to explain.

@JOHNNYRAE-bi2rk

Hits hard yo❤

@lindseylillianmusic

❤️yeah

@anayelivargas775

Exactly the same

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It makes me think of the Insta and OF girls my bf follows 🙃

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@yeldana7044

i can’t imagine standing in their place, the view of the audience looks so magical and surreal..

@julessw

yeah

@cynthiasolis6809

It was surreal and amazing 🥺

@2NDBEATS

if i was there when the greatest dropped i would've probably fainted that's too much beauty to handle

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