Xanny
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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What is it about them?
I must be missing something
They just keep doin' nothing
Too intoxicated to be scared
Better off without them
They're nothing but unstable
Bring ashtrays to the table
And that's about the only thing they share

I'm in their secondhand smoke
Still just drinking canned Coke
I don't need a Xanny to feel better
On designated drives home
Only one who's not stoned
Don't give me a Xanny, now or ever

(Can you check your Uber rating? Oh my God)

Wakin' up at sundown
They're late to every party
Nobody's ever sorry
Too inebriated now to dance
Morning as they comedown (comedown)
Their pretty heads are hurting (hurting)
They're awfully bad at learning (learning)
Make the same mistakes, blame circumstance

I'm in their secondhand smoke
Still just drinking canned Coke
I don't need a Xanny to feel better
On designated drives home
Only one who's not stoned
Don't give me a Xanny, now or ever

Please don't try to kiss me on the sidewalk
On your cigarette break
I can't afford to love someone
Who isn't dyin' by mistake in Silver Lake

What is it about them?
I must be missing something
They just keep doin' nothing
Too intoxicated to be scared
Hm, hm
Hm, hm
Hm, mm




Comedown, hurting
Learning

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Billie Eilish's song Xanny explore the singer's observations and feelings towards her peers who indulge in drugs and alcohol. She questions their behavior and why they are so comfortable with doing nothing and being unstable. The lyrics suggest that they rely on substances like Xanax to escape their troubles and feel better, but Billie expresses that she doesn't need these things to be content. The line "I'm in their secondhand smoke" emphasizes that she is present with them and understands their habits, but it also shows that she's aware of the harmful effects of these substances, even as a bystander.


Billie expresses her frustration towards her peers and their inability to learn from their mistakes. She observes that they are continuously late to events and always intoxicated, which makes them bad at learning and adapting to their situations. The lyrics "make the same mistakes, blame circumstance" suggests that they don't take accountability for their actions and instead blame external factors for their problems. The song ends with Billie repeating the opening lines, implying that despite her observation and frustration, she still does not understand the allure of substance use.


Line by Line Meaning

What is it about them?
What is the reason for their behavior?


I must be missing something
I am unable to comprehend their actions


They just keep doin' nothing
They are idle and unproductive


Too intoxicated to be scared
They are under the influence of drugs/alcohol and lack fear


Better off without them
It is preferable to not associate with them


They're nothing but unstable
They lack stability and are unpredictable


Bring ashtrays to the table
They indulge in smoking


And that's about the only thing they share
Their only commonality is their smoking habit


I'm in their secondhand smoke
I am affected by their smoking habit indirectly


Still just drinking canned Coke
I am only consuming a soft drink, despite their indulgence in drugs/alcohol


I don't need a Xanny to feel better
I do not require drugs to improve my mood


On designated drives home
I am the assigned driver


Only one who's not stoned
I am the only person not under the influence of drugs


Don't give me a Xanny, now or ever
I do not want to be offered drugs


Wakin' up at sundown
They wake up in the evening


They're late to every party
They are always tardy for social events


Nobody's ever sorry
They do not express remorse for their behavior


Too inebriated now to dance
They are too intoxicated to dance


Morning as they comedown (comedown)
They experience a hangover in the morning after coming down from the high of drugs/alcohol


Their pretty heads are hurting (hurting)
They experience headaches as a result of their indulgence


They're awfully bad at learning (learning)
They fail to learn from their mistakes


Make the same mistakes, blame circumstance
They repeat their errors and attribute it to external factors


Please don't try to kiss me on the sidewalk
A request to not display public affection


On your cigarette break
During the time you take a break to smoke


I can't afford to love someone
I am unable to emotionally invest in someone


Who isn't dyin' by mistake in Silver Lake
Who does not inadvertently engage in self-destructive behaviors in Silver Lake


Hm, hm
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or contemplation


Hm, mm
Vocalization expressing contemplation


Comedown, hurting
Experiencing the negative effects of coming down from a high


Learning
The process of gaining knowledge or experience




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@daisyg4179

What is it about them?
I must be missing something
They just keep doing nothing
Too intoxicated to be scared
Better off without them
They're nothing but unstable
Bring ashtrays to the table
And that's about the only thing they share
I'm in their second hand smoke
Still just drinking canned coke
I don't need a xanny to feel better
One designated drives home
Only one who's not stoned
Don't give me a xanny now or ever
Waking up at sundown
They're late to every party
Nobody's ever sorry
Too inebriated now to dance
Morning as they come down
Their pretty heads are hurting
They're awfully bad at learning
Make the same mistakes, blame circumstance
I'm in their second hand smoke
Still just drinking canned coke
I don't need a xanny to feel better
One designated drives home
Only one who's not stoned
Don't give me a xanny now or ever
Please don't try to kiss me on the sidewalk
On your cigarette break
I can't afford to love someone
Who isn't dying by mistake in Silver Lake
What is it about them?
I must be missing something
They just keep doing nothing
Too intoxicated to be scared
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, Mmm
Come down, hurting
Learning



@user-pr6bz9dh6t

What is it about them?
I must be missing something
They just keep doing nothing
Too intoxicated to be scared
Better off without them
They're nothing but unstable
Bring ashtrays to the table
And that's about the only thing they share
I'm in their second hand smoke
Still just drinking canned Coke
I don't need a Xanny to feel better
On designated drives home
Only one who's not stoned
Don't give me a Xanny now or ever
Can you check if you're breathing? Oh my god
(And it's like, wait, like, when?)
Wakin' up at sundown (Ooh)
They're late to every party (Ooh)
Nobody's ever sorry (Ooh)
Too inebriated now to dance
Morning as they come down (Come down)
Their pretty heads are hurting (Hurting)
They're awfully bad at learning (Learning)
Make the same mistakes, blame circumstance
[Chorus]
I'm in their second hand smoke
Still just drinking canned Coke
I don't need a Xanny to feel better
On designated drives home
Only one who's not stoned
Don't give me a Xanny now or ever
Please don't try to kiss me on the sidewalk
On your cigarette break
I can't afford to love someone
Who isn't dying by mistake in Silver Lake
What is it about them?
I must be missing something
They just keep doin' nothing
Too intoxicated to be scared
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
Come down
Hurting
Learning



All comments from YouTube:

@rubymcgauley5430

Billie: Brown hair


Everyone: What—

@jirafzoo2300

Yes 😂

@Sarah-cp4lp

She is probably over the tomboy era

@kimhanako4558

Ahahhaha

@hannahvarghese6979

It still looks great on her though!

@zachrodite

I actually think the brown hair really suits her tbh

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@Senthilganapathy

So no one is gonna talk about how cool she shakes her neck on time for the beats and that this whole video was shot on a single shot. Bravo Billie!

@severussnapeytp715

Ikr its so cool

@sashawilloughby4351

🙈🦋

@clainemariamachadodossanto9196

Ela é tudinho

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