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Billie Eilish — Everything I Wanted
Album: Everything I Wanted
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Released: 2020
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 7
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?
Comments (66)add comment
 baylees wrote:
she is what the faux music group the monkeys where
or is just backed by a promoter
 
Kinda the opposite of that, actually. Almost everything she's done is just her and her brother with no outside input or "advice". 
 BCarn wrote:

Really? Come on man. She's just starting out and she has the talent to blossom. She's unique, she and her brother do it all themselves. They are the creative process and not pre-fab like so many these days. Every musical artiste has a "not her/his/their best"; big deal. Overall she's doing quite nicely.
 

I agree but my concern is in today's world where talent is no longer allowed to develop she will be dealt with in a way that will see her disappear from view. 
 Edweirdo wrote:


And then cut it in half again.
 
Haters. Not everybody is an old fart (although I may qualify.) She's a young artist. Give her a chance to mature and she may surprise you.
 jonathansteven wrote:
 pa508701 wrote:
7 plays in the last 30 days. I do not think this songs needs to be played this often; especially when considering the deep vault Bill has.
Now at 8 plays in the last 30 days.  Cut this in half.

 

And then cut it in half again.
Impressive artist! In 2020, this track holds its own against many great tracks of 70 years ago
 pa508701 wrote:
7 plays in the last 30 days. I do not think this songs needs to be played this often; especially when considering the deep vault Bill has.
Now at 8 plays in the last 30 days.  Cut this in half.

One of those songs that hit you right away as something you want to hear again
 pa508701 wrote:
7 plays in the last 30 days. I do not think this songs needs to be played this often; especially when considering the deep vault Bill has.
 
New releases usually get more airplay for a while.
she is what the faux music group the monkeys where
or is just backed by a promoter
Porn muzak
Mold will also grow on you. If you let it.
orthomd wrote:
 
 

I love this song. Billie and Finneas are true artists.
Phrasing is just incredible.  
I really like this. Have you seen her videos? Talk about creepy and dark.
I don't 'get it' either? My daughter on the other hand thinks Eilish is amazing so it could be a generation gap thing? Don’t think so since Sir Elton John said she is one of the best new artists he’s heard It’s about broadening you’re interests Listen to it more...she really grows on you and has a very unique sound
Eilish again! Pretty boring stuff!
My daughter loves this artist. I give her an 8 for her unique style and for bypassing the record industry powers and making it on her own terms.
 quintana wrote:

9 plays in the last 30 days as of now. But I feel it is being played even more. I listen to RP for a couple of hours every day and it feels like this song gets played every time. 

Though I like this song (gave it an 8) I like diversity even more.
 
Probably the first time I recognise hearing it; the other 8 plays must have drifted off into the ether where it belongs!
 ianmoff wrote:
Like listening to paint dry - in a lift stuck between floors.
 
I don't 'get it' either? My daughter on the other hand thinks Eilish is amazing so it could be a generation gap thing?
Like listening to paint dry - in a lift stuck between floors.
Very talented young lady
modern day spoken word, I guess.
"If they knew what they said would go straight to my head

What would they say instead?"

Yep.
 lizardking wrote:
I'm good with BillG playing this one more frequently considering it JUST came out....and I went +1 to 8, due to the fact I'm working from home (like so many) and have the tower speakers cranking...this one sounds  much better with some power behind it than it did on the headphones....Long Live RP and new and old music!!
 
It JUST came out like six months ago, but what even is time during the coronavirus?

Anyway, I dig it.
 pa508701 wrote:
7 plays in the last 30 days. I do not think this songs needs to be played this often; especially when considering the deep vault Bill has.
 
9 plays in the last 30 days as of now. But I feel it is being played even more. I listen to RP for a couple of hours every day and it feels like this song gets played every time. 

Though I like this song (gave it an 8) I like diversity even more.
A long time ago, success started in the garage. 
The last decades were spilled by companies who designed sound and image.

These artist came from their own heart, just like the old garage raised bands.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Industry plant.
 
Watered and fertilized regularly by a large number of people who "all pull together as a team"?
I like the idea of Billie Eilish more than her music
 pa508701 wrote:
7 plays in the last 30 days. I do not think this songs needs to be played this often; especially when considering the deep vault Bill has.
 
I'm good with BillG playing this one more frequently considering it JUST came out....and I went +1 to 8, due to the fact I'm working from home (like so many) and have the tower speakers cranking...this one sounds  much better with some power behind it than it did on the headphones....Long Live RP and new and old music!!
 ace-marc wrote:
Time to take the trash out Bill.
 
Indeed.
wow -  I learned something - wasn't interested in her until I heard it here - asking for forgiveness ....
 freemusic wrote:
Certainly unusual!  Never hear of her before today.  But, I was interested enough to click and read the comments.  I was even more surprised to hear her later tonight, live with her brother on the "iHeart home-bound-artist's" concert on Fox, hosted by Elton John to raise $$ for Covid first responders.  Comments from others watching her for the first time, "Truly one of the most unusual artists in a long time.  Her singing while sitting and laying back seemed natural and effortless with no pretense.  Truly one of the most unique and original artists we heard last night."  I'll only rate a 7 for now... but I'd expect her to develop more in the future.
 
I like her a lot and introduced her to my two daughters (thanks RP for making Dads cool again). Your comment about her laying back and singing made me chuckle as it reminded me of an old Second City skit about Perry Como singing while laying down. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqwHMiJdIqU




I think she is a genius in the making. 
A voice of a generation.
7 plays in the last 30 days. I do not think this songs needs to be played this often; especially when considering the deep vault Bill has.
 glassman wrote:
Boring, mumbled garbage.
 
I know, right?
Time to take the trash out Bill.
 DigitalJer wrote:
BE has the 'it' factor, no question.  She seems grounded, sincere, down to earth.  Really enjoying some true creativity.
 
Agreed, and while I'm not as fond of this particular track as others played on RP, my 6 gets a +1, cuz her  middle name is Pirate.  Long Live RP and Pirates(?)!!
Let the haters do what they do best. I like this track and am slowly coming to like Billie Eilish more and more. Like others have pointed out, they are nothing like the factory-like gunk being chruned out these days that all sounds the same.
I just don't get her, everything I've heard from her just a mumbled whisper
Boring, mumbled garbage.
BE has the 'it' factor, no question.  She seems grounded, sincere, down to earth.  Really enjoying some true creativity.
Wow, awesome video for that.
Thanks

Edit: A month later and I'm still enjoying this. Truly a very subtle song with a story that is haunting. Well done.
Oh and how old is she? 18. that's right. You go girl.
Certainly unusual!  Never hear of her before today.  But, I was interested enough to click and read the comments.  I was even more surprised to hear her later tonight, live with her brother on the "iHeart home-bound-artist's" concert on Fox, hosted by Elton John to raise $$ for Covid first responders.  Comments from others watching her for the first time, "Truly one of the most unusual artists in a long time.  Her singing while sitting and laying back seemed natural and effortless with no pretense.  Truly one of the most unique and original artists we heard last night."  I'll only rate a 7 for now... but I'd expect her to develop more in the future.
I do like how much "coloratura" she gets out of a voice that barely rises above a whisper.

The fingernails I can do without.
Industry plant.
 Tana wrote:
I'm old enough to be her grandmother and came of age in the golden age of music (IMHO). But I have to say, Billie Eilish has something special. It's refreshing to hear something new and unique. Very captivating voice.
 
Agreed.  I am old enough to be her grandfather and came of age in the same period  -- the baby boom-driven WW II peace dividend.  Many of my buddies in high school played music as well or better than many of the folks on musical tour here in British Columbia.  BC attracts many bohemian wanna be performing artists, and make no mistake, some of them are absolutely top notch.

I am open to other forms of synth pop so I listen carefully and am pleased that RP has BE's material on heavy rotation.   That said, I am not dialing in yet. 

In fact, I feel like sometimes reaching into her photos and cutting a piece of her dyed hair to tie steelhead flies. ...

Must be my smelly old white guy mental inelasticity.  
I'm old enough to be her grandmother and came of age in the golden age of music (IMHO). But I have to say, Billie Eilish has something special. It's refreshing to hear something new and unique. Very captivating voice.
"How Billie Eilish Rode Teenage Weirdness to Stardom" by Jonah Weiner was in the
"The Music Issue," NYT, 3/15/2020.  Here are the first three paragraphs:

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    Sometime during the night of Sept. 4, 2018, Billie Eilish took her own life — in a dream. “I jumped off a building,” she recalled recently. What was most alarming about it, as she looked back, was how little it alarmed her. “I was in a really bad place mentally,” Eilish said; the dream struck her less as a nightmare than as a grimly alluring fantasy. The next day, she approached her older brother, Finneas O’Connell, a songwriter and producer, and told him about it. They have collaborated on every piece of music she has put out, and she presented the dream to him as possible inspiration for a new song.

     Eilish, whose full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, was raised in a two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot Craftsman bungalow in a modest neighborhood on Los Angeles’s east side. In 2018, Finneas bought a house of his own, but his childhood bedroom, abutting Billie’s, has long been their favorite place to make music. (Their parents, working actors who augmented their income with side jobs in construction and teaching, still sleep on a futon in the living room.) Finneas, facing a keyboard, listened as Billie talked about her dream, and together they figured out some chords to frame Billie’s deceptively upbeat opening line — “I had a dream I got everything I wanted.”

    As they worked on the song, though, Finneas grew increasingly uncomfortable, then angry, and finally he refused to go any further. “We had this big argument,” Billie said. “Because I admitted something that I was, uh. It wasn’t a physical thing I was admitting. I don’t know how to put it without actually saying it, and I don’t want to actually say it. But it was me admitting to something that was very serious about my depression. A very serious step that I was admitting that I was planning on taking. And Finneas said, I don’t want to write a song about you killing yourself and how that’s everything you wanted!” Her parents caught wind of the argument and, along with Finneas, grew “insanely concerned,” Billie said. “It became this huge thing, and I locked myself in my room, and I was in there, just drawing on my wall.”
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   My daughter introduced me to Eilish. My daughter and Eilish are the same age.   I was very alarmed when my daughter told me about the inspiration for this song.  Thank goodness she has a very supportive family and her music outlet, song writing and performing.   I want to watch her career and listen to her for a long time.  
I growing to like this song more on a second listen..






 kazoo wrote:

Kinda like Karen and Richard Carpenter?
 
If Karen and Richard had a synth, sure. Karen was a badass drummer, so she'd know what chops to put in there.
Kinda reminds me of a Bob Moses song, but with much better vocals (and thought provoking lyrics). I like it! Keep 'em coming Eilish!
Thanks Billie.
You're a mirror.
Now this is not bad. Maybe I'll shift my jaded opinion.  7
We just watched her SNL performance. The first segment was dreadful--the whole walking on the ceiling schtick, and she was mumbling into the mike, barely audible. My wife said, "I don't get all the hubbub about her."

And then she came on for her second segment, just her and Finneas sitting on stools. She looked much more comfortable, and she knocked it out of the park. Now THAT's what she's all about. I'm very happy for her, and hope to hear much more more as she continues to grow as an artist.
 alisathegreat wrote:
This song transcends me to another place. It is delicate, poetic, with minimal need for instrumentation. Like a moving monologue put to sound. Truly beautiful if you let it touch your soul. The sibling team of Billie & Finneas is extraordinary. 
 
Kinda like Karen and Richard Carpenter?
nope. remove ASAP.
 alisathegreat wrote:
This song transcends me to another place. It is delicate, poetic, with minimal need for instrumentation. Like a moving monologue put to sound. Truly beautiful if you let it touch your soul. The sibling team of Billie & Finneas is extraordinary. 
 
WELL SAID!
This song transcends me to another place. It is delicate, poetic, with minimal need for instrumentation. Like a moving monologue put to sound. Truly beautiful if you let it touch your soul. The sibling team of Billie & Finneas is extraordinary. 
 peterjenks wrote:

Ask Daniel Craig what he thinks of her.
 

 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Ouch, no, yuck.
 

Ouch, no, yuck.
 guxx wrote:
Not her best...
 
Really? Come on man. She's just starting out and she has the talent to blossom. She's unique, she and her brother do it all themselves. They are the creative process and not pre-fab like so many these days. Every musical artiste has a "not her/his/their best"; big deal. Overall she's doing quite nicely.
Dark and sparse delivery of Beatles "Yesterday" during Grammy Awards  caught my attention. Some of her stuff is pretty good. Listen with  Bose headphones,  
I really hope she continues to move towards the "Sia  / Zero 7" sound. 
This girl and her brother are forces to be reckoned with.  So very unique.
A new force in American music.  Personally, I'm glad to hear something that is not committee-produced bubblegum on the airwaves
Not her best...