my future
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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I can't seem to focus
And you don't seem to notice
I'm not here
I'm just a mirror
You check your complexion
To find your reflection's all alone
I had to go
Can't you hear me?
I'm not comin' home
Do you understand?
I've changed my plans

'Cause I, I'm in love
With my future
Can't wait to meet her
And I, I'm in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself

I know supposedly I'm lonely now (lonely now)
Know I'm supposed to be unhappy
Without someone (someone)
But aren't I someone? (Aren't I someone? Yeah)
I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (be your answer)
'Cause you're so handsome (you're so handsome)

But I know better
Than to drive you home
'Cause you'd invite me in
And I'd be yours again

But I, I'm in love (love, love, love, love)
With my future
And you don't know her
And I, I'm in love (love, love)




But not with anybody here
I'll see you in a couple years

Overall Meaning

In Billie Eilish's song "My Future", the singer is reflecting on a personal change in her life. She is talking to someone who may not understand the change and the growth that she has gone through. The person she is addressing may not even notice that she is struggling to focus or that she needs something different than what they can offer. She feels like she is just a mirror to the other person, reflecting their own needs and desires but never feeling heard herself.


The singer is looking forward to the future, where she will be able to grow and meet a new version of herself. She is not interested in being with anyone else right now, as she wants to focus on getting to know herself better. She is aware that society expects her to be unhappy without a partner, but she wants to challenge this notion. She asks the rhetorical question "aren't I someone?", recognizing that she is still a full and complete person even without a romantic partner.


The song ends with the singer recognizing the temptations of returning to an old lover, but she is determined to stay focused on her own growth and future. She believes that she will see the person again in "a couple years", but she will be a different person at that point, having already gone through significant personal changes.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't seem to focus
I'm finding it hard to concentrate and pay attention.


And you don't seem to notice
You're not aware of my struggles.


I'm not here
I feel detached and emotionally absent.


I'm just a mirror
I feel like I'm reflecting the people around me rather than being myself.


You check your complexion
You look at yourself in the mirror.


To find your reflection's all alone
You realize that you're the only one there and there isn't anyone else around you.


I had to go
I needed to leave and go somewhere alone.


Can't you hear me?
Can't you understand what I'm trying to say?


I'm not comin' home
I'm not returning to my previous state of being.


Do you understand?
Do you comprehend my intentions?


I've changed my plans
I've altered my future trajectory.


'Cause I, I'm in love
Because I've found something that makes me feel passionate and fulfilled.


With my future
With the potential of what's ahead for me in life.


Can't wait to meet her
I'm excited to explore my future self.


And I, I'm in love
And I'm completely enamored.


But not with anybody else
But not with any specific person.


Just wanna get to know myself
I want to spend time figuring out who I am and what I want in life.


I know supposedly I'm lonely now (lonely now)
I understand that people may think I'm isolated and in despair.


Know I'm supposed to be unhappy
I'm aware that society expects me to be miserable.


Without someone (someone)
Without a partner or companion.


But aren't I someone? (Aren't I someone? Yeah)
Aren't I a valuable human being with a sense of self-worth?


I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (be your answer)
I'd like to be the solution to your problems and make you happy.


'Cause you're so handsome (you're so handsome)
Because I'm drawn to your physical appearance.


But I know better
But I'm aware of my self-worth and what's best for me.


Than to drive you home
Than to put myself in a situation where I'll be tempted to become involved with you again.


'Cause you'd invite me in
Because you'd try to seduce me again.


And I'd be yours again
And I'd give in to my desires and become dependent on you again.


But I, I'm in love (love, love, love, love)
But I've found something that truly makes me happy.


With my future
With the potential of what lies ahead for me.


And you don't know her
And you don't understand the person I'm becoming.


And I, I'm in love (love, love)
And I'm truly infatuated.


But not with anybody here
But not with anyone I've met before.


I'll see you in a couple years
I'll reevaluate our connection in a few years and see what the future holds.




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

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@nomuraamraa8588

Lyrics:

I can't seem to focus
And you don't seem to notice
I'm not here
I'm just a mirror
You check your complexion
To find your reflection's all alone
I had to go

Can't you hear me?
I'm not comin' home
Do you understand?
I've changed my plans

'Cause I, I'm in love
With my future
Can't wait to meet her
And I, I'm in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself

I know supposedly I'm lonely now (lonely now)
Know I'm supposed to be unhappy
Without someone (someone)
But aren't I someone? (Aren't I someone? Yeah)
I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (be your answer)
'Cause you're so handsome (you're so handsome)

But I know better
Than to drive you home
'Cause you'd invite me in
And I'd be yours again

But I, I'm in love (love, love, love, love)
With my future
And you don't know her
And I, I'm in love (love, love)
But not with anybody here
I'll see you in a couple years

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@Tkinterprise

I can't seem to focus
And you don't seem to notice
I'm not here
I'm just a mirror
You check your complexion
To find your reflection's all alone
I had to go

Can't you hear me?
I'm not comin' home
Do you understand?
I've changed my plans

'Cause I, I'm in love
With my future
Can't wait to meet her
And I, I'm in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself

I know supposedly I'm lonely now (lonely now)
Know I'm supposed to be unhappy
Without someone (someone)
But aren't I someone? (Aren't I someone? Yeah)
I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (be your answer)
'Cause you're so handsome (you're so handsome)

But I know better
Than to drive you home
'Cause you'd invite me in
And I'd be yours again

But I, I'm in love (love, love, love, love)
With my future
And you don't know her
And I, I'm in love (love, love)
But not with anybody here
I'll see you in a couple years



@LovelySingsyt

Man, it's been 2 years already and this song means so much to me.

I mostly protray this song to my anxiety or depression. When she says " I know better than to drive you home, cause you'll invite me in, and I'll be yours again." To me I feel I know better not keep feeling anxious or sad but It's like a invitation that's always open even if u don't want it. Then the "I'll be yours again" it's back to the loop of feeling like crap.

But my favorite is probably everyone's but when she says "I'm in love, with my future." Some people with anxiety tend to worry about the future. Her song makes me want to not worry anymore but to love what's to come to the future.

The last part as well is relatable, "I'm in love, but not with anybody here, I'll see you in a couple years." To me it feels like I'm in love what's to come and it's not just someone im with or whatever it's you and only you, sometimes it takes time for people to heal, which is the "couple years". Part and it's like telling ur future self, it's hard now but you'll feel better soon.

I'm sorry this was long but I just love billie and her music. Her music helped me go through a lot and I know she has meaning to some of her music but I think she said once that she wants her fans to just feel what it feels like to us. I'm really happy I found out about her in 2015. Love seeing her grow and being a beautiful human being that she is ❤



@Anne-vv6xw

Lyrics



I can't seem to focus
And you don't seem to notice
I'm not here
I'm just a mirror
You check your complexion
To find your reflection's all alone
I had to go
Can't you hear me?
I'm not comin' home
Do you understand?
I've changed my plans
'Cause I, I'm in love
With my future
Can't wait to meet her
And I, I'm in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself
I know supposedly I'm lonely now (lonely now)
Know I'm supposed to be unhappy
Without someone (someone)
But aren't I someone? (Aren't I someone? Yeah)
I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (be your answer)
'Cause you're so handsome (you're so handsome)
But I know better
Than to drive you home
'Cause you'd invite me in
And I'd be yours again
But I, I'm in love (love, love, love, love)
With my future
And you don't know her
And I, I'm in love (love, love)
But not with anybody here
I'll see you in a couple years



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@nomuraamraa8588

Lyrics:

I can't seem to focus
And you don't seem to notice
I'm not here
I'm just a mirror
You check your complexion
To find your reflection's all alone
I had to go

Can't you hear me?
I'm not comin' home
Do you understand?
I've changed my plans

'Cause I, I'm in love
With my future
Can't wait to meet her
And I, I'm in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself

I know supposedly I'm lonely now (lonely now)
Know I'm supposed to be unhappy
Without someone (someone)
But aren't I someone? (Aren't I someone? Yeah)
I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (be your answer)
'Cause you're so handsome (you're so handsome)

But I know better
Than to drive you home
'Cause you'd invite me in
And I'd be yours again

But I, I'm in love (love, love, love, love)
With my future
And you don't know her
And I, I'm in love (love, love)
But not with anybody here
I'll see you in a couple years

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@callista4990

this song is really good, encouraging me to keep knowing myself more!

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