She may be a young artist, but her words are ageless.
You may not have ever wondered, “Who is Billie Eilish,” but you’ve probably heard her music before. Billie Eilish is a Los Angeles native 17-year-old singer and songwriter best known for her hit singles “Ocean Eyes”, “Bellyache” and “Lovely (feat. Khalid)”. Even though she’s young, she’s full of talent and has been making top charts and selling out venues for years.
Eilish started making a name for herself at just 15 and was called “pop’s most impressive 15-year-old” by Billboard. The teenage singer-songwriter is currently working on her debut album, which we can expect any day now.
Eilish is gaining a lot of popularity because her songs not only reflect how she pours her heart and soul into her lyrics, but also because her music is deeply poetic and speaks to listeners of all ages. She writes music with her brother, Finneas, who also helps produce them.
Sometimes pain can bring out beauty in strange ways, and for Eilish, her pain brings out incredible music through her song lyrics. She perfectly captures heartbreak, loneliness, jealousy and everything in between. Even when she’s not going through something in particular, Eilish likes to write songs in the point of view of characters she creates.
Eilish told Billboard that she likes to put herself in someone else’s shoes to create relatable or interesting characters for her songs, such as a woman with a broken heart or a serial killer.
When I’m hurt or upset, l listen to songs that embody exactly how I feel. It helps me cope with what I’m going through. I know a lot of people turn to music the way I do. It’s artists like Billie Eilish that help people make it through the tough times they’re facing.
Her powerful lyrics paired with her soft singing voice create music that’s guaranteed to put you straight into your feels. Here are 20 of our picks of the best Billie Eilish quotes and song lyrics that will get you thinking through your own emotions.
1. When he stops loving you.
“If I love you was a promise, would you break it if you’re honest?” — Billie Eilish, idontwannabeyouanymore
2. When you really want him back.
“You can pretend you don’t miss me. You can pretend you don’t care.” — Billie Eilish, Bitches Broken Hearts
3. When you want to be more than friends.
“Call me friend, but keep me closer.” — Billie Eilish, When the Party’s Over
4. When you’ve cried a million tears.
“If teardrops could be bottled, there’d be swimming pools filled by models.” — Billie Eilish, idontwannabeyouanymore
5. When you’re in control.
“You got your finger on the trigger, but your trigger finger’s mine.” — Billie Eilish, COPYCAT
6. When you still care about him.
“I just wanna make you feel okay, but all you do is look the other way.” — Billie Eilish, Wish You Were Gay
7. When the love gets too complicated.
“If we were meant to be we would have been by now.” — Billie Eilish, Watch
8. When you want to get back with your ex.
“If our grave was watered by the rain, would roses bloom?” — Billie Eilish, Six Feet Under
9. When you’re feeling insecure.
“I don’t wanna be you anymore.” — Billie Eilish, idontwannabeyouanymore
10. When his love left an emotional scar.
“Stitches into all your bitches broken hearts.” — Billie Eilish, Bitches Broken Hearts
11. When you’re feeling like you’re better than everyone else.
“You’re italic, I’m in bold.” — Billie Eilish, COPYCAT
12. When he leaves you out of nowhere.
“You’d say you’d stay, but then you’d run.” — Billie Eilish, Bored
13. When you’re mad at him.
“I’ll sit and watch your car burn with the fire that you started in me.” — Billie Eilish, Watch
14. When someone’s words don’t match their actions.
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“I just wish you could feel what you say.” — Billie Eilish, idontwannabeyouanymore
15. When you think about how things could have been..
“Our love is six feet under. I can’t help but wonder.” — Billie Eilish, Six Feet Under
16. When you tried everything, but he still leaves.
“Tore my shirt to stop you bleeding, but nothing ever stops you leaving.” — Billie Eilish, When the Party’s Over
17. When you get lost in his beautiful eyes.
“Burning cities and napalm skies, fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes.” — Billie Eilish, Ocean Eyes
18. When he’s the only one who has the power to break your heart.
“Only you know the way I break.” — Billie Eilish, idontwannabeyouanymore
19. When you can never forget him.
“I lost myself again, but I remember you.” — Billie Eilish, Six Feet Under
20. When everyone is up in your business.
“I don’t belong to anyone, but everybody knows my name.” — Billie Eilish, COPYCAT
Lauren Margolis is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.