Billie Eilish TV Song Lyrics Meaning
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Behold, Billie Eilish granted fans a surprise musical release on this beautiful Thursday afternoon. The 20-year-old singer got naked with guitar songs, a new project that includes two songs, “TV” and “The 30th”. She announced the drops via Instagram along with the project’s cover art. “A little surprise for youuuuuuuu…… TWO NEW !!!! “TV” and “The 30th” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Billie wrote in her caption. “These songs mean so much to me. I’m so happy they’re yours.❤️”
The drop comes after Billie revealed she was “just starting to think about” her next album during a June 6, 2022 appearance on Ellen’s show. She also performed “TV”, which was unreleased at the time, when she stopped in Manchester, England, for the happier than ever tour June 7. The song is about giving up friendships for a romantic relationship, even though it might not be worth it due to toxic conditions. Billie’s lyrics also reference tough topics like the public trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the overthrow of Roe v. Wade and an unhealthy relationship with food. If you’re wondering what those lyrics mean and what references Billie makes in the song, check out our breakdown below.
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I don’t wanna talk now
I just wanna watch tv
I’ll stay in the pool and drown
So I don’t have to watch you go
I put Survivor just to watch someone suffer
maybe I should get some sleep
Sink into the couch while they all betray each other
What’s the point of anything?
In the first verse, Billie describes what is probably a depressive episode (at Rue de Euphoriait seems) as she watches the reality show, Survivor, just to feel something. She questions people’s general intentions and mentions her insomnia, which she has spoken about openly since the start of her career. His sleeping habits and nightmares also inspired his debut album, When we all fall asleep, where do we go? in 2019.
In March 2022, Billie said Magazine V about his sleep problems. “I was having a lot of really, really incredibly terrible nightmares. I had weird sleep paralysis. It just wasn’t a good time for my brain. I couldn’t sleep,” she said. “I would go to bed around four in the morning and wake up at one in the afternoon. And I would listen to this meditation app whenever I needed to breathe and not think about the horrors that were going on. passed in my disturbance.”
All my friends are gone again
That’s what happens when you fall in love
You don’t have time, you leave them all behind
You tell yourself it’s okay, you’re just in love
The chorus taps into abandoning your friends as you embark on a new relationship. Billie reassures herself it’s worth it because she’s “just in love”, but it looks like she doesn’t believe the words she says.
I don’t know where you are right now
Did you see me on TV ?
i will try not to starve myself
Just because you’re mad at me
And I’ll be in denial for at least a little while
What about the plans we have made?
The internet has gone crazy watching movie stars on trial
While they overthrow Roe v. wade
There is a plot unpack in the second verse. Billie references her rising superstar when she asks the subject if he’s seen her on TV – likely through a talk show interview or live performance. She also says she’ll try not to starve herself to satisfy the subject matter, which parallels her lyrics in “Male Fantasy,” the final track from her second album, happier than ever.
There are a lot of emotions she seems to be dealing with, from her current love falling flat to the aftermath of jarring cultural moments. At the end of the verse, she apparently references the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard lawsuit that took the internet by storm from April to June 2022 and even calls out the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, who once protected the right to abortion. in the USA.
Billie has been open about her position in the fight for reproductive rights in the past. In October 2021, she nearly canceled her set at Austin City Limits after hearing about Texas’ abortion ban. “When they did this shit act, I almost didn’t want to do the show. Because I wanted to punish this fucking place for allowing this to happen here,” she began. “But then I remembered that you guys are the fucking victims and you deserve everything. And we have to tell them to shut up! My body, my fucking choice!”
And I don’t get along with nobody
Maybe I’m the problem
Maybe I’m the problem
Billie acknowledges that she, too, can have flaws and that she may have been the problem in the relationship she talks about on “TV.”
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