Fans might be shocked to find out what Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” is all about. As Buzz pop Noted, speaking to British radio presenter Annie Mac, the singer explained in detail the inspiration behind the single. “Almost this whole song is about me and Finneas’s relationship as siblings,” Eilish said. “We started writing it because I had literally dreamed that I was killing myself and nobody cared and all of my best friends and people I worked with went out in public and said, like : ‘Oh, we never liked her. In the dream, the fans didn’t care. The internet was telling me to kill myself, all that stuff, and it really bothered me. “
Eilish went on to share that it was all about how she knew she and her brother could lean on each other in a thick and thin way. “I mean, the message behind the song is like … my brother is my best friend, and I have these dreams and these things happen, and no matter what, he’ll always be there for me and that’s same all around, ”she said.
The track, which has racked up over 172 million plays on YouTube and reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, undoubtedly contains dark themes, but it is also the indestructible bond of two siblings.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.