"Ilomilo" (stylized as "ilomilo") is the eleventh track by Billie Eilish featured on her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?. An animated audio video was later released for it on April 24th, 2020.


  • The line, "the friends I've had to bury" is a direct reference to bury a friend.
  • The lines, "Said I couldn’t love someone, cause I might break/If you're gonna die, not by mistake" are a reference to the lines, "I can't afford to love someone/Who isn't dying by mistake in Silver Lake" from xanny.


The song is about a fear of separation,[1] since ilomilo is the name of an online puzzle game where the player must work to unite the two characters Ilo and Milo at the end of every level.


[Verse 1]
Told you not to worry
But maybe that's a lie
Honey, what's your hurry?
Won't you stay inside?
Remember not to get too close to stars
They're never gonna give you love like ours

Where did you go?
I should know, but it's cold
And I don't wanna be lonely
So show me the way home
I can't lose another life

Hurry, I'm worried

[Verse 2]
The world's a little blurry
Or maybe it's my eyes
The friends I've had to bury
They keep me up at night
Said I couldn't love someone
'Cause I might break
If you're gonna die, not by mistake

So, where did you go?
I should know, but it's cold
And I don't wanna be lonely
So tell me you'll come home
Even if it's just a lie

I tried not to upset you
Let you rescue me the day I met you
I just wanted to protect you
But now I'll never get to

Hurry, I'm worried

Where did you go?
I should know, but it's cold
And I don't wanna be lonely
Was hoping you'd come home
I don't care if it's a lie



  • In an interview, Billie stated that ilomilo was her favorite childhood game.[2]
  • The song was also partially inspired by the novel and film Bridge to Terabithia.[3]
  • The outro to bury a friend transitions into ilomilo.
  • The song's title is not mentioned in its lyrics.
  • Billie's documentary is titled after a lyric in this song.




Billie Eilish
!!!!!!!bad guyxannyyou should see me in a crownall the good girls go to hellwish you were gaywhen the party's over8my strange addictionbury a friendilomilolisten before i goi love yougoodbye
Japanese Edition
come out and playWHEN I WAS OLDER
French Re-Release / Deluxe Edition / Target Edition
WHEN I WAS OLDERbitches broken heartseverything i wanted
When We All Fall Asleep, World TourWhere Do We Go? World Tour
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