Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted

 

Everything I Wanted is a song by American singer Billie Eilish. It was released on November 13, 2019. The song peaked at number eight in the US, number three in the UK and within the top 10 in multiple other countries.

Jon Caramanica from The New York Times wrote that the “keyboards that are both urgent and elegiac” and described the chorus as “draining yet hopeful”. Rolling Stone’s Brenna Ehrlich wrote that the song showed a “softer, sadder version of Eilish”, and described the track as “a meditation on fame”. Allie Gemmill, writing for Teen Vogue, described the song as “moody, slow, and introspective β€” basically, a classic Billie jam”. Gemmill also described the song as “dreamy” and “has [Eilish] apparently letting off some steam about her recent rocket to the top of the charts”.

 

LYRIC

I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
Not what you’d think
And if I’m being honest
It might’ve been a nightmare
To anyone who might care
Thought I could fly (fly)
So I stepped off the golden, mm
Nobody cried (cried, cried, cried, cried)
Nobody even noticed
I saw them standing right there
Kinda thought they might care (might care, might care)
I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
But when I wake up, I see
You with me
And you say, “As long as I’m here
No one can hurt you
Don’t wanna lie here
But you can learn to
If I could change
The way that you see yourself
You wouldn’t wonder why you’re here
They don’t deserve you”
I tried to scream
But my head was underwater
They called me weak
Like I’m not just somebody’s daughter
It could’ve been a nightmare
But it felt like they were right there
And it feels like yesterday was a year ago
But I don’t wanna let anybody know
‘Cause everybody wants something from me now
And I don’t wanna let ’em down
I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
But when I wake up, I see
You with me
And you say, “As long as I’m here
No one can hurt you
Don’t wanna lie here
But you can learn to
If I could change
The way that you see yourself
You wouldn’t wonder why you’re here
They don’t deserve you”
If I knew it all then would I do it again?
Would I do it again?
If they knew what they said would go straight to my head
What would they say instead?
If I knew it all then would I do it again?
Would I do it again?
If they knew what they said would go straight to my head
What would they say instead?

One thought on “Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted

  1. She’s become one of my favorite new artists! Her music tends to be almost demonically playful and her lyrics deliberately uneven yet quite effective at conveying a story. For me, it’s really her attitude (at least in her performer persona) that carries the whole–she seems to weave her stories around her persona and her persona into her stories, then incorporate her audience into the resultant miasma. . .

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