my slow addiction
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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No, Billy, I haven't done that dance since my wife died
There's a whole crowd of people out there who need to learn how to do the Scarn

Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin' to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya

Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

I'm really, really sorry
I think I was just relieved to see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
Yeah, Michael, the movie's amazing
It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life

Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it

Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass?
Can't you tell I'm wired?
Tell me nothin' lasts
Like I don't know
You could kiss my askin' about my motto

You should enter it in festivals
Or carnivals
Thoughts?
Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool, right?

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction





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Overall Meaning

"My Strange Addiction" by Billie Eilish starts with a quote from Michael Scott, a character from the show "The Office". It sets the tone for a song that’s not afraid to take on peculiar and relatable themes. Billie sings about her love that’s not only strange but also a potential addiction. The lyrics hint at the addictive nature of love and its uncanny ability to evoke strange sensations and behaviors in people. She confesses that she’s not in control of her obsession and it’s beyond her comprehension. The chorus is repetitive and simple, and it shows how overwhelming and obsessive love can be.


In the second verse, Billie switches to a darker tone and describes the intensity of the emotions she’s experiencing. The lyrics hint at a risk of addiction to something that’s almost poisonous. She’s willing to take it all in since she likes the way it makes her feel. The last verse includes a line about biting glass and setting herself on fire. These are not literal actions, but rather a metaphor for self-sabotage and the lengths that people may go to when they're in pain or longing for something. The song ends with a conversation that’s heard in the background of the bridge, adding a touch of quirkiness to an already bizarre and unique song.


Line by Line Meaning

No, Billy, I haven't done that dance since my wife died
I haven't danced the Scarn since my wife died and even though there's an audience waiting to learn it, I'm no longer interested.


There's a whole crowd of people out there who need to learn how to do the Scarn
Many people out there are interested in learning how to do the Scarn dance move.


Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
I don't want to divulge details about things you wouldn't want to know, so don't ask those questions.


Learned my lesson way too long ago
I learned my mistake a long time ago, so I'm not willing to repeat it.


To be talkin' to you, belladonna
It's not wise of me to engage with you, especially since you're poisonous like the belladonna plant.


Shoulda taken a break, not an oxford comma
I should have taken a break, but instead, I overworked myself like adding an extra comma, which is not necessary in the Oxford comma rule.


Take what I want when I wanna
I do what I want and take what I desire.


And I want ya
Most importantly, I want you.


Bad, bad news
There's bad news on the horizon.


One of us is gonna lose
Either you or I is going to lose something or someone.


I'm the powder, you're the fuse
I'm the unstable powder, and you're the one lighting a fire or provoking me.


Just add some friction
A little bit of tension or irritation will lead to a much bigger explosion.


You are my strange addiction
You are the unusual habit or passion that I have, that seems strange to others.


My doctors can't explain
My physicians don't have an explanation.


My symptoms or my pain
My symptoms or my pain, I'm experiencing or undergoing.


But you are my strange addiction
Yet you are still the peculiar obsession or craze that I have.


I'm really, really sorry
I'm sincerely apologetic.


I think I was just relieved to see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
I was simply glad that Michael Scarn had his self-assurance restored.


Yeah, Michael, the movie's amazing
Michael, the film is fabulous.


It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life
In fact, it ranks among the greatest movies I have watched in my entire life.


Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Dangerous fever, please don't ever go away or disappear.


Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
Be my comforter because I don't treat myself with medical drugs.


And it burns like a gin and I like it
The sensation resembles that of being burned by gin, but I like it anyway.


Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
If you touch your lips on my skin, you could spark the fire that is already burning inside me.


Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it
It hurts, but I know how to mask it, and somehow I like it too.


Bite my glass, set myself on fire
I can bite my glass, and light myself on fire.


Can't you tell I'm crass?
Can't you see that I'm rude and vulgar?


Can't you tell I'm wired?
Can't you tell that I'm hyped up or excited about something?


Tell me nothin' lasts
Say to me that all things eventually come to an end.


Like I don't know
As if I'm unaware of that fact.


You could kiss my askin' about my motto
You could ignore my question about my way of life or philosophy.


You should enter it in festivals
You should put the film in competitions and exhibitions.


Or carnivals
Or you could showcase it in carnivals or funfairs.


Thoughts?
What do you think?


Pretty good reaction
The response was quite favorable.


Pretty cool, right?
It's pretty great, don't you agree?




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Ma. Chelcy Nicole Trinidad

[Intro]
No, Billy, I haven't done that dance since my wife died
There’s a whole crowd of people out there who need to learn how to do The Scarn

[Verse 1]
Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin’ to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an Oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya

[Pre-Chorus]
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

[Chorus]
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

[Interlude]
I'm really, really sorry, I think I was just relieved
To see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
Yeah, Michael, the movie is amazing
It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life

[Verse 2]
Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever ’cause I don’t self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it (Teh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you’re the fuse
Just add some friction

[Chorus]
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

[Bridge]
Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass? Can’t you tell I'm wired?
Tell me nothing lasts, like I don't know
You could kiss my— asking about my motto

[Interlude]
You should enter it in festivals or carnivals
Thoughts? Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool... right?

[Chorus]
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

[Outro]
Did you like it? Did you like that?
Um, which part?



Rania Elmaslouhi

Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin' to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
I'm really, really sorry
I think I was just relieved to see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
Yeah, Michael, the movie's amazing
It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life
Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass?
Can't you tell I'm wired?
Tell me nothin' lasts
Like I don't know
You could kiss my askin' about my motto
You should enter it in festivals
Or carnivals
Thoughts?
Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool, right?
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Did you like it? Did you like that?
Um, which part?



Lucía D'Tormmo Polar

lyrics
Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talking to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
I'm really, really sorry
I think I was just relieved to see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
Yeah, Michael, that movie is amazing
It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life
Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass?
Can't you tell I'm wired?
Tell me "Nothing lasts"
Like I don't know
You could kiss my as-king about my motto
You should enter it in festivals
Or carnivals
Thoughts?
Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool, right?
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Did you like it? Did you like that?
Um, which part?



L_ lily

Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin' to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
I'm really, really sorry
I think I was just relieved to see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
Yeah, Michael, the movie's amazing
It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life
Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass?
Can't you tell I'm wired?
Tell me nothin' lasts
Like I don't know
You could kiss my askin' about my motto
You should enter it in festivals
Or carnivals
Thoughts?
Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool, right?
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Did you like it? Did you like that?
Um, which part?



Ersin Avcı

Intro]
No, Billy, I haven't done that dance since my wife died
There’s a whole crowd of people out there who need to learn how to do The Scarn

[Verse 1]
Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin’ to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an Oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya

[Pre-Chorus]
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

[Chorus]
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

[Interlude]
I'm really, really sorry, I think I was just relieved
To see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
Yeah, Michael, the movie is amazing
It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life

[Verse 2]
Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever ’cause I don’t self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it (Teh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you’re the fuse
Just add some friction

[Chorus]
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

[Bridge]
Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass? Can’t you tell I'm wired?
Tell me nothing lasts, like I don't know
You could kiss my— asking about my motto

[Interlude]
You should enter it in festivals or carnivals
Thoughts? Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool... right?

[Chorus]
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

[Outro]
Did you like it? Did you like that?
Um, which part?

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“​MY STRANGE ADDICTION” TRACK INFO

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Written ByFINNEAS

Release DateMarch 29, 2019

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WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (Japanese Import) (2019)BILLIE EILISH

1.  !!!!!!!

2.  ​bad guy

3.  ​xanny

4.  ​you should see me in a crown

5.  ​all the good girls go to hell

6.  ​wish you were gay

7.  ​when the party's over

8.  8

9.  ​my strange addiction

10.  ​bury a friend

11.  ​ilomilo

12.  ​listen before i go

13.  ​i love you

14.  ​goodbye

15.  ​​come out and play

16.  WHEN I WAS OLDER

COMMENTS

NK03  3,926

a year ago

Anyone else addicted to billie eilish’s music?

+219 UPVOTES

JasmineEmily  233

a year ago

i eat my husbands ashes

+107 UPVOTES

VedMaddison  2,380

a year ago

Any song that samples The Office deserves a Grammy

+88 UPVOTES

piratebil  508

a year ago

Finneas write this, he’s so underrated :(

+74 UPVOTES

mukulchatrasal  2,960

a year ago

she is my addiction 1000%

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tea

No Billie I haven't done that dance since my wife died
There's a whole crowd of people out there
Who need to learn how to do the Scarn
Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin' to you, Belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts but I know how to hide it
Kinda like it
Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass?
Can't you tell I'm wired?
Tell me "nothing lasts"
Like I don't know
You could kiss my- asking about my motto
You should enter in festivals or carnivals
Thoughts? Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool... Right
You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction
Did you like it?
Did you like that?
Which part?



yomommv

"No, Billy, I haven't done that dance since my wife died."
"There's a whole crowd of people out there who need to learn how to do The Scarn."

Don't ask questions, you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin' to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an Oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya

Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

"I'm really, really sorry, I think I was just relieved to see that Michael's Scarn got his confidence back."
"Yeah, Michael, the movie is amazing."
"It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life."

Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it (Teh)

Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass? Can't you tell I'm wired?
Tell me nothing lasts, like I don't know
You could kiss my as-king about my motto

"You should enter in festivals or carnivals."
"Thoughts? Pretty good reaction."
"Pretty cool...right?"

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

"Did you like it? Did you like that?"
"Um, which part?"



Dilda Turganbek

No, Billy, I haven't done that dance since my wife died
There's a whole crowd of people out there who need to learn how to do the Scarn

Don't ask questions you don't wanna know
Learned my lesson way too long ago
To be talkin' to you, belladonna
Shoulda taken a break, not an oxford comma
Take what I want when I wanna
And I want ya

Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

I'm really, really sorry
I think I was just relieved to see that Michael Scarn got his confidence back
Yeah, Michael, the movie's amazing
It's like, one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life

Deadly fever, please don't ever break
Be my reliever 'cause I don't self medicate
And it burns like a gin and I like it
Put your lips on my skin and you might ignite it
Hurts, but I know how to hide it, kinda like it

Bad, bad news
One of us is gonna lose
I'm the powder, you're the fuse
Just add some friction

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

Bite my glass, set myself on fire
Can't you tell I'm crass?
Can't you tell I'm wired?
Tell me nothin' lasts
Like I don't know
You could kiss my askin' about my motto

You should enter it in festivals
Or carnivals
Thoughts?
Pretty good reaction
Pretty cool, right?

You are my strange addiction
You are my strange addiction
My doctors can't explain
My symptoms or my pain
But you are my strange addiction

Did you like it? Did you like that?
Um, which part?



Amaria Anson-Black

some of my "strange addictions"
Re-Watching the same 10 shows on Netflix more than 1000 times
Eating Ramen/Salads/pizza/spaghetti/way more but too much to keep typing
Watching Disney (only 2003-2016 because it went downhill afterwards)
Buying dresses
Wearing sweatpants and tank tops
Playing dress-up (I'm literally 14)
Sleeping
Planning. I am literally addicted to planning.
Avoiding my problems
Avoiding watching TVD.
Watching Shane Dawson conspiracies at 3AM
Watching mystery movies/shows
Watching horror movies/shows
Planning my entire future.
Saying YEET
Texting
Tiktok
Playing TS4, Episode, TPS, Choices, and more
That's all IG



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grace trueman💋

every time it says “you” it’s so soothing

tania

When I play this song sometime I imagine billie singing this to a burrito

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WhAt

Chay Mrow

BAHAHAHA YES

Mokocchi !

Billie: my strange addiction is.....





BURRITOS

ella londoño

Tania カレン do u mean explanation not explication 🤣💖

Promise

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Liam Clover

THIS SONG IS SO HOT LMFAO

Lani

IKR

alora

RT

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