when the party's over - Billie Eilish




The Experience: I'm on my own and I could lie and say I like it like that, like it like that... Alone is bad, but bad is better than worse...


Music video: She's crisp and clean. But she's also alone and thirsty. And there's a drink right in front of her. It's black, but it's the only one. So she drinks it. And the result is worse than the thirst - the loneliness - she's was fleeing in the first place.

The Meaning of when the party's over: Despair - I've learned to lose - at relationships. They don't last - nothing ever stops you leaving. And they hurt - I'll only hurt you if you let me. No matter what she does - tore my shirt to stop you bleeding. So nothing is better sometimes. That doesn't mean alone is better - I could lie and say I like it like that. And that's despair because alone is bad and together is worse. Despair driven by the fact that she knows and feels she needs a relationship that never comes.

Ask yourself: Have you given up on love and settled for sadness?

Album: - (2018)

LYRICS:


Don't you know I'm no good for you?
I've learned to lose you can't afford to
Tore my shirt to stop you bleeding
But nothing ever stops you leaving

Quiet when I'm coming home, I'm on my own
I could lie and say I like it like that, like it like that
I could lie and say I like it like that, like it like that

Don't you know too much already?
I'll only hurt you if you let me
Call me friend, but keep me closer
And I'll call you when the party's over

Quiet when I'm coming home, I'm on my own
And I could lie and say I like it like that, like it like that
Yeah, I could lie and say I like it like that, like it like that

But nothing is better, sometimes
Once we both said our goodbyes
Let's just let it go
Let me let you go

Quiet when I'm coming home, I'm on my own
I could lie and say I like it like that, like it like that
I could lie and say I like it like that, like it like that



review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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