Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish’s most recent single to come out of quarantine, “Therefore I Am” (released November 13, 2020 via Interscope Records) appears to be a nod to her detractors, all of whom attract a disproportionate amount of attention for your sarcastic comments and attention. -search behavior. “Therefore I Am” is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the sweetly intoned “my future”, which found Eilish in a meditative whirlwind of dreams for the future. “Therefore, I am” is a return to the era of When We All Fall Asleep …, with a hard and forceful beat and a melody that borders on the creepy. No matter what doubt the words of her critics instill in her, she exists. Along with the line above, the implication is: “I am, you are not.” In other words, it is a refusal to “speak to the hand.” In the first verse, she brings into play another philosophical idea: the Platonic ideal. “Your world is an ideal,” she tells her enemies.

Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish

[Chorus]
I’m not your friend
Or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am
I’m not your friend
Or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am

[Verse 1]
Stop, what the hell are you talking about? Ha
Get my pretty name out of your mouth
We are not the same with or without
Don’t talk ’bout me like how you might know how I feel
Top of the world, but your world isn’t real
Your world’s an ideal

[Pre-Chorus]
So go have fun
I really couldn’t care less
And you can give ’em my best, but just know

[Chorus]
I’m not your friend
Or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am
I’m not your friend
Or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am

[Verse 2]
I don’t want press to put your name next to mine
We’re on different lines, so I
Wanna be nice enough, they don’t call my bluff
‘Cause I hate to find
Articles, articles, articles
Rather you remain unremarkable (Got a lotta)
Interviews, interviews, interviews
When they say your name, I just act confused

[Pre-Chorus]
Did you have fun?
I really couldn’t care less
And you can give ’em my best, but just know

[Chorus]
I’m not your friend
Or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am
I’m not your friend
Or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am

[Bridge]
I’m sorry
I don’t think I caught your name
I’m sorry
I don’t think I caught your name

[Chorus]
I’m not your friend (I’m not your friend)
Or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man (They wanna, they can try)
I think, therefore, I am (I am)
I’m not your friend (Friend)
Or anything, damn (They wanna)
You think that you’re the man (You’re the man)
I think, therefore, I am (Therefore, I am)