Wish You Were Gay
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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Baby, I don't feel so good
Six words you never understood
I'll never let you go
Five words you'll never say (aw)
I laugh along like nothing's wrong
Four days has never felt so long
If three's a crowd and two was us
One slipped away

I just wanna make you feel okay
But all you do is look the other way, mm
I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay
I just kinda wish you were gay

Is there a reason we're not through?
Is there a twelve step just for you?
Our conversation's all in blue
Eleven, "Heys" (hey, hey, hey, hey)
Ten fingers tearin' out my hair
Nine times you never made it there
I ate alone at seven, you were six minutes away (yay)

How am I supposed to make you feel okay
When all you do is walk the other way? Uh
I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay, uh
I just kinda wish you were gay

To spare my pride
To give your lack of interest an explanation
Don't say I'm not your type
Just say that I'm not your preferred sexual orientation
I'm so selfish
But you make me feel helpless, yeah
And I can't stand another day
Stand another day

I just wanna make you feel okay
But all you do is look the other way, mm
I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay, uh
I just kinda wish you were gay




I just kinda wish you were gay
I just kinda wish you were gay

Overall Meaning

The song Wish You Were Gay by Billie Eilish tells the story of a girl who has feelings for a boy who doesn't seem to reciprocate them. The girl is trying to make the boy feel okay and let go of him, but it is difficult for her, so she wishes he were gay as a way to explain his lack of interest in her. The lyrics are full of symbolism and metaphors.


The first verse talks about how the girl is feeling sick and the boy doesn't understand her. She loves him and doesn't want to let him go, but he doesn't feel the same. The second verse talks about how the girl is trying to communicate with the boy, but he ignores her. She feels like he is tearing her apart, and he never shows up when she needs him.


In the third verse, the girl reveals her selfishness by wishing the boy were gay. She doesn't want to hurt him, but she also can't keep pretending that everything is okay. She wants him to be honest with her and tell her that he is not interested in her because of her gender. The chorus repeats the line "I just kinda wish you were gay" to emphasize the girl's desire for the boy to be gay.


Line by Line Meaning

Baby, I don't feel so good
I don't feel well and I'm not sure why


Six words you never understood
You don't understand me, despite my efforts to communicate


I'll never let you go
I won't give up on trying to make things work between us


Five words you'll never say (aw)
You won't express your love for me in words


I laugh along like nothing's wrong
I pretend everything is okay even though I'm hurting


Four days has never felt so long
Time drags on when we're not together


If three's a crowd and two was us
Our relationship doesn't work when there's outside interference


One slipped away
I lost the one I love


I just wanna make you feel okay
I want to make you happy


But all you do is look the other way, mm
You ignore me


I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay
I wish I didn't love you so much


I just kinda wish you were gay
I wish you didn't like girls so that you could love me


Is there a reason we're not through?
I'm wondering why we're still together if you don't love me back


Is there a twelve step just for you?
Is there something you need help with?


Our conversation's all in blue
Our talks are sad and depressing


Eleven, "Heys" (hey, hey, hey, hey)
You greet me but that's all


Ten fingers tearin' out my hair
I'm stressed out trying to figure out what's wrong with our relationship


Nine times you never made it there
You didn't show up for me nine times


I ate alone at seven, you were six minutes away (yay)
I waited for you for a long time but you didn't show up


How am I supposed to make you feel okay
I want to help you but don't know how


When all you do is walk the other way? Uh
You avoid me


I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay, uh
I can't tell you how much I want to move on


I just kinda wish you were gay
I wish you couldn't love me because of your sexuality


To spare my pride
I don't want to feel embarrassed or ashamed


To give your lack of interest an explanation
I want to understand why you don't love me back


Don't say I'm not your type
Don't say it's because I'm not what you're attracted to


Just say that I'm not your preferred sexual orientation
Say that you can't love me back because of your sexuality


I'm so selfish
I know I'm only thinking about my own feelings


But you make me feel helpless, yeah
I feel powerless because I can't make you love me


And I can't stand another day
I can't keep feeling this way


I just wanna make you feel okay
I still want to help you even though it's painful for me


But all you do is look the other way, mm
You still ignore me


I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay, uh
I can't express how much I want to move on


I just kinda wish you were gay
I still wish you couldn't love me because of your sexuality


I just kinda wish you were gay
I still wish you couldn't love me because of your sexuality


I just kinda wish you were gay
I still wish you couldn't love me because of your sexuality




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

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@sexygrace142

"Baby, I don't feel so good", six words you never understood
"I'll never let you go", five words you'll never say (aww)
I laugh along like nothing's wrong, four days has never felt so long
If three's a crowd and two was us, one slipped away (hahahahaha)
I just wanna make you feel okay
But all you do is look the other way
I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay
I just kinda wish you were gay
Is there a reason we're not through?
Is there a 12-step just for you?
Our conversation's all in blue
11 "heys" (Hey, hey, hey, hey)
Ten fingers tearin' out my hair
Nine times, you never made it there
I ate alone at seven, you were six minutes away
How am I supposed to make you feel okay
When all you do is walk the other way?
I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay
I just kinda wish you were gay
To spare my pride
To give your lack of interest, an explanation
Don't say I'm not your type
Just say that I'm not your preferred sexual orientation
I'm so selfish
But you make me feel helpless, yeah
And I can't stand another day
Stand another day
I just wanna make you feel okay
But all you do is look the other way, hmm
I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay
I just kinda wish you were gay
I just kinda wish you were gay
I just kinda wish you were gay



@davyinsiri5168

I didn't know so much about Billie Eilish but I can relate to this song.
I know a girl for 4 years, at first I didn't even find her attractive at all, and then we became friends, after a few months and years we spend our days always together, I called her almost everyday, she became my best friend. I even had girlfriends during these times but I couldn't keep her out of my mind, I knew I was falling in love with her, but at the same times I knew I wasn't her type because I could feel it, even if I never flirt with her.
But not long ago she told me she saw a guy that seems to love her, she stopped calling me, I knew she was with him all the time.
I couldn't stand that anymore so I 2 weeks ago I told her that I wanted more with her, I know it's selfish because she is with somebody. She answers me that it's better to not be friend anymore because she can't give me more than a friendship.
It hurt so bad, because it's not like to get rejected by a girl you don't really know. She was my best friend, and I think I will not talk to her anymore in my life. I'm not only losing my pride, i'm losing a really good friend, it's more than heartbreaking.
It's something I still can't accept 2 weeks later, and I still think about it, but that's life, seems like she enjoys her time so I have to carry on.
So, in a selfish way I wished she was gay so I would have never told her that I wanted more.

Sorry for my english i'm french



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@SalamanderMagic

I feel stupid for not realizing this was NOT a gay love song and is in fact about a girl wishing her crush was gay so that it would be easier to accept rejection. Dammit. All those fan edits gave me the wrong idea.. I think I’m gonna just pretend this is still a gay song so it’s more relatable

@glasssofOJ

I KNOW 1+1 =2 but my homies made think it was 3. WELL IMMA JUST KEEP THINKING IT'S 3 SO IT'S MORE RELATABLE!

@lotus9787

It turns out he was actually gay

@sarah-nt7nx

DUDE SAME I SAW A BUNCH OF BYLER, ELMAX, AND REDDIE EDITS WITH THIS SONG AND IT MADE ME THINK ITS A GAY LOVE SONG

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