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Billie Eilish - Getting Older

[Verse 1]
I'm gettin' older, I think I'm agin' well
I wish someone had told me I'd be doin' this by myself
There's reasons that I'm thankful, there's a lot I'm grateful for
But it's different when a stranger's always waitin' at your door
Which is ironic 'cause the strangers seem to want me more
Than anyone before (Anyone before)
Too bad they're usually deranged

[Verse 2]
Last week, I realized I crave pity
When I retell a story, I make everything sound worse
Can't shake the feeling that I'm just bad at healing
And maybe that's the reason every sentence sounds rehearsed
Which is ironic because when I wasn't honest
I was still bein' ignored (Lyin' for attention just to get neglection)
Now we're estranged

Things I once enjoyed
Just keep me employed now
Things I'm longing for
Someday, I'll be bored of
It's so weird
That we care so much until we don't
[Verse 3]
I'm gettin' older, I've got more on my shoulders
But I'm gettin' better at admitting when I'm wrong
I'm happier than ever, at least, that's my endeavor
To keep myself together and prioritize my pleasure
'Cause, to be honest, I just wish that what I promise
Would depend on what I'm given, mmm (Not on his permission)
(Wasn't my decision) To be abused, mmm

Things I once enjoyed
Just keep me employed now, mmm
Things I'm longing for, mmm
Someday, I'll be bored of
It's so weird
That we care so much until we don't

But next week, I hope I'm somewhere laughin'
For anybody asking, I promise I'll be fine
I've had some trauma, did things I didn't wanna
Was too afraid to tell ya, but now, I think it's time

"Getting Older" is a contemplative song that delves into the complexities of growing up and the associated struggles. Released as part of Billie Eilish's discography, the song explores a range of challenges that accompany the journey into adulthood. One of the central themes is the pressure to perform, addressing the expectations and societal norms that often weigh on individuals as they transition into more mature phases of life. The lyrics of "Getting Older" also touch upon the difficulty of healing from past traumas, highlighting the emotional baggage that individuals carry with them as they navigate the complexities of adulthood. The song provides a raw and honest portrayal of the internal battles faced by young people, emphasizing the importance of addressing and overcoming past wounds. Another aspect explored in the song is the fear of becoming bored with life, a sentiment that resonates with the existential concerns many individuals grapple with during the process of maturation. "Getting Older" captures the essence of the uncertainty and apprehension that can accompany the prospect of facing a future that may not unfold as expected. Through its introspective lyrics and contemplative tone, "Getting Older" emerges as a poignant reflection on the challenges inherent in the transition to adulthood. Billie Eilish's ability to convey these complex emotions contributes to the song's relatability, making it a resonant piece for listeners navigating their own paths through the complexities of growing up.

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