Billie Eilish’s “I Love You” Meaning
The premise behind American singer Billie Eilish’s “I Love You” seems to be based on her boyfriend half-jokingly reciting those selfsame words to her. In his doing so, he has brought about unwanted ramifications, with Billie now gushing with emotions that she is not particularly keen on displaying.
This is because, self-admittedly, she is the type of person who prefers to keep her emotions concealed. However, hearing the words “I love you” come from her boyfriend’s lips have left her vulnerable because she feels the same way too, and now in one way or another that sentiment shows.
It is not told exactly how Billie responded to being told “I love you”. But one thing that is certain is that in the process, she made her boyfriend cry. And based on the song we can hypothesize a couple of possible, though contradicting, theories as to how she replied. One is that based on Billie’s standard of keeping her feelings concealed she possibly gave an inappropriate response.
In other words, she was not able to say ‘I love you’ back and probably even said something off-putting. Another less likely explanation is that she did express the same sentiment, and dude being the sensitive type started crying. But considering that she states he is not the crying type, the former theory is more-plausible.
Ultimately what can be definitively gleaned is that this guy took a big risk by saying these words to Billie and in the process opened up a floodgate of emotions. Eilish also states throughout the song that she loves him also. However, it is also likely that she does not possess the wherewithal to tell him these words outright.