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"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?.

Cross-references Edit

  • 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.

Theme Edit

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

Lyrics Edit

[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

[Chorus]
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

[Refrain]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
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

[Refrain]
Hurry, I'm worried

[Outro]
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

Video Edit

Billie Eilish - ilomilo

Billie Eilish - ilomilo

Trivia Edit

  • 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 fades into ilomilo.

References Edit

  1. https://twitter.com/eilishupdates/status/1091413765780836352
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDr4ITrp7YI
  3. https://twitter.com/eilishupdates/status/1159608493453824001
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