Billie Eilish’s “Wish You Were Gay” Lyrics Meaning
In “Wish You Were Gay”, American singer Billie Eilish is addressing a boy that she is in love with. However, the sentiment is not returned, as in he does not feel the same. In fact no matter how much she tries to please him, he just ignores her. However, despite his coldness, she can’t help but to fancy him. Indeed in the name of love, she just plays along as if everything is okay. But the truth is that she is addicted to this particular guy, and his lack of concern is greatly paining her.
Ultimately, Eilish searches for an explanation on why this guy does not reciprocate her love. She does so for the sake of not feeling inferior. She suggests that maybe she just isn’t his type. But a more-acceptable explanation seems to be that he’s gay. In other words, the fact that he is not attracted to her is due to his sexual orientation. And again, she is saying so to spare her own feelings, as the discomfort she is experiencing due to his lack of concern affects her on a daily basis.
Facts about “Wish You Were Gay”
- Writer(s): “Wish You Were Gay” was written by Billie Eilish.
- Producer(s): Eilish and her senior brother Finneas O’Connell worked together to produce this song.
- Album/EP: This is the sixth track on Billie Eilish’s debut album interestingly titled When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Other notable songs from this album include “Bury a Friend” and “When the Party’s Over”
- Song’s Date of Release: On March 4, 2019, Eilish’s label (Interscope Records) commercially dropped this tune.