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Billie Eilish - Your Power

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Your Power

[Chorus]
Try not to abuse your power
I know we didn't choose to change
You might not wanna lose your power
But having it's so strange
 
[Verse 1]
She said you were a hero, you played the part
But you ruined her in a year, don't act like it was hard
And you swear you didn't know (You didn't know, didn't know)
No wonder why you didn't ask
She was sleeping in your clothes (In your clothes)
But now she's got to get to class
How dare you?
 
[Pre-Chorus]
And how could you?
Will you only feel bad when they find out?
If you could take it all back, would you?
 
[Chorus]
Try not to abuse your power
I know we didn't choose to change
You might not wanna lose your hours
But having it's so strange
 
[Verse 2]
I thought that I was special
You made me feel like it was my fault you were the devil
Lost your appeal
Does it keep you in control? (In control, in control)
For you to keep her in a cage?
And you swear you didn't know (You didn't know)
You said you thought she was your age
How dare you?
 
[Pre-Chorus]
And how could you?
Will you only feel bad if it turns out
That they kill your contract?
Would you?
 
[Chorus]
Try not to abuse your power
I know we didn't choose to change
You might not wanna lose your power
But power isn't pain
 
[Outro]
Hmm
Ooh, ooh, ha
La-la-la-la-la
 
  • Try not to abuse your power:

    Billie addresses abuse of power and trust as the core issue, rather than any specific manifestation of said abuse. This kind of statement is also timely in the larger context of the #MeToo movement, as well as Billie’s stance on female objectification in the music industry.

  • But you ruined her in a year, don't act like ...:

    These lines allude to Billie’s former boyfriend, LA rapper Brandon Adams, A.K.A, 7: AMP. Eilish and Adams dated for a year before breaking up in June of 2019. During this time period, Eilish was underage—she was 16, and Adams was 22. Billie actually means to tell about herself by "her" in this line.

  • She was sleeping in your clothes (In your clothes)...:

    The juxtaposition of sleeping/being extremely intimate with a partner against the idea of waking up and rushing to get ready for school highlights the dangerous dynamic in asymmetrical relationships such as the central story of “Your Power”. Billie was underage, 16, and 7: AMP was 22 when they were together.

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Submitted by callmevilgcallmevilg on Thu, 29/04/2021 - 16:05

 

Comments
Radu RobertRadu Robert    Thu, 29/04/2021 - 16:11

Official Video https://youtu.be/fzeWc3zh01g :)) I mma be like those kiddo commentin on yt ... and say "Almost first" ... cause the vid was posted few minutes ago Later edit ... if you have some unclear lines you may wanna check the caption on the original video... Regular smile

callmevilgcallmevilg    Thu, 29/04/2021 - 16:16

Thank you, Robert. It seems fine now, I guess. Regular smile

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