my boy
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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Three and four and
Ba, ba, da
Ba, ba, da, ba, da, da
Mmm

My boy's being sus, he was shady enough
But now he's just a shadow
My boy loves his friends like I love my split ends
And by that I mean
He cuts 'em off
(What?)

My boy, my boy, my boy
Don't love me like he promised

My boy, my boy, my boy
He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest

My boy's being sus and he don't know how to cuss
He just sounds like he's tryna be his father (who are you?)
My boy's an ugly crier but he's such a pretty liar
And by that I mean he said he'd change

My boy, my boy, my boy
Don't love me like he promised

My boy, my boy, my boy
He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest

My boy, my, my boy, my friends
I love, love, I, I love, love my split ends

My boy
My, my boy, my boy
(Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love)
(Alright dude, go trip over a knife)

My boy, my boy, my boy
Don't love me like he promised
My boy, my boy, my boy
He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest

You want me to be yours, well, then you gotta be mine
And if you want a good girl, then goodbye




You want me to be yours, well, then you gotta be mine
And if you want a good girl, then goodbye

Overall Meaning

The song "my boy" by Billie Eilish can be interpreted as a relationship gone wrong where the singer's partner, who she calls her "boy," was once just "shady enough" but now she can't even recognize him as he has become a "shadow." The first verse suggests that although her "boy" loves his friends, he is not faithful to his promises just as she compares her love for her split ends to how he deals with them - by cutting them off. The chorus repeats the lines "My boy's being sus (suspicious), he was shady enough, but now he's just a shadow" emphasizing that over time, the singer's trust and confidence in her partner have dwindled.


The second verse provides more insight into the singer's relationship with her "boy" as she describes him as being someone who acts like he's trying to imitate his father's behavior when he tries to swear but does not know how to. She also describes him as someone who is not physically attractive when he cries, but he still manages to deceive people by promising to change but not following through with his promises. The chorus repeats itself, indicating the repetitiveness of the situation.


The bridge of the song begins with the line "You want me to be yours, well, then you gotta be mine," implying that the singer seeks a reciprocal relationship. She emphasizes the fact that if her partner wants her to be "his," he needs to be hers too. The final line "And if you want a good girl, then goodbye" conveys her unwillingness to be in an untrustworthy or uneven relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Three and four and
An intro of meaningless syllables


Ba, ba, da
An intro of meaningless syllables


Ba, ba, da, ba, da, da
An intro of meaningless syllables


Mmm
An intro of meaningless syllables


My boy's being sus, he was shady enough
My boyfriend is behaving suspiciously, he's already been sketchy in the past


But now he's just a shadow
But now he's completely disappearing from my life, as if he's just a shadow


My boy loves his friends like I love my split ends
My boyfriend is very close to his friends, but the way that I love my damaged hair and want to remove it, I feel like he wants to get rid of them too


And by that I mean
To clarify my previous statement


He cuts 'em off
He gets rid of them completely


(What?)
An interjection of confusion


My boy, my boy, my boy
Referring to my boyfriend


Don't love me like he promised
He's not loving me in the way that he said he would


He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest
He's not really a man and not honest either


My boy's being sus and he don't know how to cuss
My boyfriend is acting suspicious and doesn't even know how to swear properly


He just sounds like he's tryna be his father (who are you?)
It seems like he's trying to imitate his father and I don't even recognize him anymore


My boy's an ugly crier but he's such a pretty liar
My boyfriend is not attractive when he cries, but he's so good at lying


And by that I mean he said he'd change
To clarify my previous statement, he's promised to change but hasn't


My boy, my boy, my boy
Referring to my boyfriend


Don't love me like he promised
He's not loving me in the way that he said he would


He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest
He's not really a man and not honest either


My boy, my, my boy, my friends
Referring to my boyfriend and my friends


I love, love, I, I love, love my split ends
I really love my damaged hair and don't want to get rid of it


My boy
Referring to my boyfriend


My, my boy, my boy
Referring to my boyfriend


(Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love)
Repeating my love for my boyfriend


(Alright dude, go trip over a knife)
An invitation for someone to hurt themselves


My boy, my boy, my boy
Referring to my boyfriend


Don't love me like he promised
He's not loving me in the way that he said he would


My boy, my boy, my boy
Referring to my boyfriend


He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest
He's not really a man and not honest either


You want me to be yours, well, then you gotta be mine
If you want a relationship with me, you need to commit to me too


And if you want a good girl, then goodbye
If you can't commit to me, then I don't want to be with you


You want me to be yours, well, then you gotta be mine
If you want a relationship with me, you need to commit to me too


And if you want a good girl, then goodbye
If you can't commit to me, then I don't want to be with you




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 comment from YouTube:

@yulizaorellana8833

MY BOY

My boy's being sus', he was shady enough
But now he's just a shadow
My boy loves his friends like I love my split ends
And by that I mean
He cuts 'em off
(What?)

My boy, my boy, my boy
Don't love me like he promised
My boy, my boy, my boy
He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest

My boy's being sus' and he don't know how to cuss
He just sounds like he's tryna be his father
(Who are you?)
My boy's an ugly crier but he's such a pretty liar
And by that I mean
He said he'd change

My boy, my boy, my boy
Don't love me like he promised
My boy, my boy, my boy
He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest

My boy
My, my boy, my boy
I love, love
I, I love, love my split ends
My boy
My, my boy, my boy
I love, love
Love, love, love, love
(Alright dude, go trip over a knife)

My boy, my boy, my boy
Don't love me like he promised
My boy, my boy, my boy
He ain't a man and sure as hell ain't honest

You want me to be yours, well, then you gotta be mine
And if you want a good girl, then goodbye
You want me to be yours, well, then you gotta be mine
And if you want a good girl, then goodbye



All comments from YouTube:

@michellevega701

6 YEARS LATER AND IT STILL SLAYS

@ambear0909

i agree 😍

@n3veragain

Billie's songs are catchy as fuck, can't get enough of them tbh

@planetemars9103

@z0mbaes_390

Literally ❤

@iamleo3812

frrr

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@tyjalawrence8234

4 years later and we still love to hear it every once in a while

@motherchaery3271

Ikr

@xxxangalaxyxx

5 years now

@Sarahs_art123

5*

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