Billie Eilish’s “bury a friend” Explained | Song Stories

Billie Eilish has been trickling out new singles since last year, and now she has finally announced the title and release date for her debut album. 'when we all fall asleep, where do we go?' is set to drop on March 29, and will include her recent tracks “you should see me in a crown,” and “when the party’s over.” The album will also feature her new song, “bury a friend,” which she debuted today alongside a horror film-inspired music video. Read more on Genius: Read all the lyrics to "bury a friend" on Genius: Watch the official music video for "bury a friend": Subscribe to Genius: Genius on Twitter: Genius on Instagram: Genius on Facebook:

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heres the explanation: basically when the partys over, bellyache, and you should see me in a crown had a threesome and yea.
Eugene Loh
Eugene Loh:
“weird clickbait, but okay”
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Oops wrong one sorry
jeremiah is sad
jeremiah is sad:
*I'm just scared Loren Gray will come up with something like "undergrounding a friend"*

*You like, my comment?*
*Gee thanks, just wrote it.*
Jayden Wipf
Jayden Wipf:
Am I only one who thinks that Billies “when the partys over” video was beautiful, not horrifying??
Genius explaining a billie song
*it got some creepy vibes*

ah, i didnt know that, thanks :D
Diana T.
Diana T.:
You bring Backpack Boy to explain the lyrics for Flossin but you can't bring Billie to explain this masterpiece? Like wtf is wrong with you guys?
Betaa 95
Betaa 95:
Like who wants Billie to explain the lyrics on Genius
Apa Bee
Apa Bee:
Here’s a summary: *never click on a Genius video where the artist is not shown explaining the song on the thumbnail*
mimzy leslie
mimzy leslie:
day 301: still waiting for explination
Micah Hurd
Micah Hurd:
Okay but where is the lyric explanation?
pita girl
pita girl:
Bury a friend explained.

Proceeds to explain nothing about the song's lyrics or video.
Ismael Medina
Ismael Medina:
Me doing a project in a topic I haven't researched
Jessica's Hope world
Jessica's Hope world:
"When we all fall asleep, *Puerto Rico* "

Anyone else hear it
Aila Teh
Aila Teh:

Me: *aNd FERB*

I probably spelled pherb wrong ughhh
jalepinio Marryjuana
jalepinio Marryjuana:
But what’s the song about tho??😂😂😂😂😂
Asian Thomas
Asian Thomas:
Director: "how many horror scenes do you want?"
Bilie: "yes"
It’s about the industry guys. People “sell there souls” to the industry. In the video, she is controlled and sedated. It is about things being different than they seam. There is always darkness behind the scenes of the most beautiful things. That’s why she said everyone in the industry is sad af... they are being controlled
ash rose15
ash rose15:
thanks for explaining absolutely nothing
Jacob Murray
Jacob Murray:
okay but where's the part when you explain the lyrics
"Bilie Eilish's 'bury a friend' Explained"
*_doesn't explain it at all_*
yes im blackhole
yes im blackhole:
Lyric explanation: SO SATANIC
Im pretty sure the lyric is “cannibal class, killing the son” not “cannibal class, killing the sun”
"When we made “bury a friend,” the whole album clicked in my head. I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about. “bury a friend” is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling? I also confess that I’m this monster, because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed, too." - Billie Eilish (Link: )
you can bury a friend, but never bury the avocados
misty pink shadow
misty pink shadow:
this is a cry for help
selling your soul ain’t worth anything
ToughCookie 13
ToughCookie 13:
This didn’t help at all
awesomedude335 _
awesomedude335 _:
Actually the when the party's over video is depressing, not creepy
Ajdin Fejzić
Ajdin Fejzić:
Amandine Duroisin
Amandine Duroisin:
WHEN the party's over
WHEN I was older
WHEN we all fall asleep where do we go
Hey, so Genius forgetting what internet culture is, and now they forget the point of their video lol
Julia Loby
Julia Loby:
Producer: How creepy do you want the song?
Billie: Yes
Nish Khan
Nish Khan:
Wait where's the explanation of the lyrics?
Maria Trejo
Maria Trejo:
July 29, 2071: still waiting for an explanation
y’all never actually tell what it’s about ...

edit: thanks for likes !!! ❤️
Homo Momo
Homo Momo:
When we all fall asleep Pourto rico
jaidyn vanderford
jaidyn vanderford:
but this is horribly explained you guys don't know wtf y'all talking about fr💀
This song scared the shit outta me when i saw the music video
Lol this didn’t explain the lyrics at all
Sophia Medrano
Sophia Medrano:
Where was the explaining part ...
so like...
you just talked about who directed and who produced and that's technically explaining the song but ur supposed to explain the lyrics so wtf r u doing-
Do not press read more

I didn't say Simon saids 😂😂😂
Lena Mitchell
Lena Mitchell:
...and what is the song about??
ThanksForReadingThis YouAreABlessing
ThanksForReadingThis YouAreABlessing:
*_Im praying for this girl to turn to God!_*
Daniel Partida
Daniel Partida:
Why and how is she so perfect?!
Ivo Luis
Ivo Luis:
*music plays*
Genius: Eminem had 30 avocadoes when he made this song.
H D:
1:47 how many watches is she wearing
Cecilia Topete
Cecilia Topete:
Genius: this song is meant to be dark and creepy

Me: You DOnt sAy?!
Tiger Baby
Tiger Baby:
the male voice sounds a lot like xxx, my interpretation is it has something to do with him. probably not that deep though
Zimos Z
Zimos Z:
Billie: "All the artist are sad as hell"
Jason Mraz: Hold my Guitar...
Astra&River PostmemesandStanBillieEilish
Astra&River PostmemesandStanBillieEilish:
Borbity Borb
Borbity Borb:
You know something you should explain?
Why you didn't follow the title's central theme
day 300: still waiting for that explanation
igising orsomething
igising orsomething:
"Im hillary bringing you the meaning and the knowledge behind the music" *literally doesnt say anything helpful so that we can understand the lyrics*

Joz Thompson
Joz Thompson:
Did she just say “ Barry a friend” 0:01 - 0:10
You literally explain nothing about the song jajaja
Luna Issa
Luna Issa:
*_Year 2032: Where's the explanation_*
Panda Power
Panda Power:
Its like a followup to copycat where she killed someone in the music video like making a connection right!!!!????
"We're all sad as hell.
All these artists, we're sad as shit, dude"
lmao its sad but its so true
Do you like licking sidewalks?
Do you like licking sidewalks?:
BrUh dId tHiS WoMaN SaY wHen ThE ParTy'S OvEr iS CrEePy?
jiminie park
jiminie park:
This is not what I'm expecting
I thought Billie was going to sing and then she'll the one who explain like the previous one😅
billie went from 👁👄👁
to 👁‍🗨👄👁‍🗨
to ⚪️👄⚪️
real fast
Aryka Jo Stump
Aryka Jo Stump:
Genius: Billie Eilish’s “bury a friend” Explained
Also Genius: We have no f*cking clue but its creepy
ItsLizzy Singley
ItsLizzy Singley:
in 2 weeks: “loren gray: undergrounding an acquaintance”
"Why arent you scared of me"

Trust me im very scared
“Law yorona” at least try to pronounce it correctly smh 🤦🏽‍♀️
This LITERALLY doesn't explain ANYTHING
Selena Torres
Selena Torres:
When the party’s over doesn’t have a “haunting visual” to me 😂 it’s more beautiful than it is “haunting”
2:07 I feel for them Jordan’s... f in the chat
Megan Smith
Megan Smith:
Billie Last year: My friends aren’t far in the back of my car lay their bodies

still waiting for when i actually find out what the lyrics are about
Nardos Felefele
Nardos Felefele:
when we all fall asleep, puerto rico
Claire uwu
Claire uwu:
"the debt i owed, *gotta sell my soul* cause i cant say no, no i cant say no"

???(sorry if the lyrics are wrong)
Stop using clickbait on me Genius
Lucia from Wii Sports
Lucia from Wii Sports:
Honestly I thought that I would be

Me: Oh an explaination? Perfect! That'll help me with things I maybe didn't know yet.
Genius: It's creepy.
Me: (acting surprised) :O
Manuela Bejarano
Manuela Bejarano:
And what is the song about?
Johnny Allen Shane Prater
Johnny Allen Shane Prater:
You woke af if you know what she is talking about when she says killing the sun 🌞
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Doggie
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Doggie:
*"Ahhh"* love that part and *"why aren't you scared of me? Why do you care for me when we all fall asleep where do we go"* ❤️
MyKayla Hill
MyKayla Hill:
Genius: *doesnt explain the music at all*
Me: *”wow thanks!?”*
1:19 you made when the party’s over sound old 😫
ya'll missed the mark. *entirely*
Juanito Buedad
Juanito Buedad:
I love this songgg
Novemberokay. 03
Novemberokay. 03:
"Where do we go?" ?
I thought she said PUERTO RICO at first. Lol
Kewi. • 80 years ahead
Kewi. • 80 years ahead:
We dont want Billie on this channel anymore 😂
Batu Bam
Batu Bam:
*OMG i clicked so fast* 😶😗😂
day 39 of waiting for an explanation:
grades are deteriorating and ive had many mental breakdowns. if i havent been counting the days, im pretty sure id be lost in time. i keep hearing "why arent you scared of me" and "when we all fall asleep where do we go" everytime i close my eyes. it's driving me insane. WHAT DOES IT MEAN. I NEED TO KNOW.
Nusrat _A112
Nusrat _A112:
0:49 omddd conjuring 3 i hear csnttttt waitt
richarddailen lapizvillarin
richarddailen lapizvillarin:
This makes me freak out
Bury a friend
"I got to sell my soul cuz i cant say no"
Georgia Lilley
Georgia Lilley:
This video taught me literally nothing about the song’s meaning 😂
what about the lyric “for the debt i owe, gotta sell my soul”
— venus
— venus:
they said “iF u WaNna LeArN mOrE” as if I even learned anything while watching this.
Maryam Tarin
Maryam Tarin:
When I clicked on the link to the lyrics it says “Cannibal class, killing the SON” but in 0:39 you can read and see that it doesn’t says son it says sun?? Sorry for my english… heh
Liv Guy
Liv Guy:
Genius: Billie Eilish "bury a friend" Explained

Me after having watched the video: Not really...
Suffocating Plastic Bag
Suffocating Plastic Bag:
“the debt i owe gotta SELL MY SOUL cause i cant say no”
Kayla Goyco
Kayla Goyco:
1:56 lmao she hit the thing to talk into
Lizzie Seeley
Lizzie Seeley:
Title: "bury a friend: explained"
Genius: * proceeds to explain nothing but the blatantly obvious creepy vibe *
Valeria Navedo Lebrón
Valeria Navedo Lebrón:
“where do we go” “puerto rico” puñeta y’all i’m confused as hell😭😭😭
Simran Kaur
Simran Kaur:
So sad! Genius doesn't know the meaning of EXPLANATION!
UwU ‘s
UwU ‘s:
Finally one genius video with an actual star in it