Billie Eilish Addresses Relationship Heartache In ‘Happier Than Ever’ Lyrics
30 July 2021, 15:55
Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ lyrics detail her past relationships, but who exactly is she singing about?
The title track ‘Happier Than Ever’ is one of the bops, in particular, that shows Billie diving headfirst into her emotional journey through heartbreak, which some fans have suspected could be about her ex-boyfriend Brandon Quentin Adams, also known as Q.
But what and who is she really singing about in the emotion-filled pop song?
We've decoded the meaning behind Billie’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ lyrics…
Who is Billie Eilish singing about in ‘Happier Than Ever’?
Billie hasn’t disclosed exactly who the track is penned about, if anyone, but fans are pretty certain that the lyrics for ‘Happier Than Ever’ point to her relationship with Q.
In the track, she sings:
“You do the opposite of what you said you'd do / And I'd end up more afraid / Don't say it isn't fair / You clearly werе aware that you made me misеrable,”
As well as:
"When I'm away from you / I'm happier than ever."
Billie opened up about her romance with Q during her Apple TV+ documentary, The World’s A Little Blurry, explaining that she “just wasn’t happy”.
She said: “I didn’t want the same things he wanted and I don’t think that’s fair for him. I don’t think you should be in a relationship super excited about things that the other person couldn’t care less about.”
Take a look at the lyrics for yourself and see what you make of them…
Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ lyrics in full
When I'm away from you
I'm happier than ever
Wish I could explain it better
I wish it wasn't true, mmm
Give me a day or two
To think of something clever
To write myself a letter
To tell me what to do, mm-mm
Do you read my interviews?
Or do you skip my avenue?
When you said you were passin' through
Was I even on your way?
I knew when I asked you to (When I asked you to)
Be cool about what I was tellin' you
You'd do the opposite of what you said you'd do (What you said you'd do)
And I'd end up more afraid
Don't say it isn't fair
You clearly werеn't aware that you made me misеrable, ooh
So if you really wanna know
When I'm away from you (When I'm away from you)
I'm happier than ever (I'm happier than ever)
Wish I could explain it better (Wish I could explain it better)
I wish it wasn't
You call me again, drunk in your Benz
Drivin' home under the influence
You scared me to death but I'm wastin' my breath
'Cause you only listen to your f***in' friends
I don't relate to you
I don't relate to you, no
'Cause I'd never treat me this sh**ty
You made me hate this city
And I don't talk shit about you on the internet
Never told anyone anything bad
'Cause that shit's embarrassing, you were my everything
And all that you did was make me f***in' sad
So don't waste the time I don't have
And don't try to make me feel bad
I could talk about every time that you showed up on time
But I'd have an empty line 'cause you never did
Never paid any mind to my mother or friends, so I
Shut 'em all out for you 'cause I was a kid
You ruined everything good
Always said you were misunderstood
Made all my moments your own
Just f***in' leave me alone