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"Listen Before I Go", stylized as "listen before i go", is the twelfth track by Billie Eilish featured on her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?. It was first performed at a concert in Melbourne.

Background

This song is about Billie telling her lover to listen to what she has to say before she commits suicide. She wants him to come see her and hear her final wishes before she dies.

Billie urges him to inform her friends about what she plans to do, saying, "Tell them that I love them/And I'll miss them". She at first says she isn't sorry, however, the final line of the song is "Sorry", implying that she feels regret for what she is about to do and how it will affect her loved ones.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Take me to the rooftop
I wanna see the world when I stop breathing, turning blue
Tell me "love is endless", don't be so pretentious
Leave me like you do (like you do)

[Pre-Chorus]
If you need me, wanna see me
Better hurry 'cause I'm leaving soon

[Chorus]
Sorry can't save me now
Sorry I don't know how
Sorry there's no way out (sorry)
But down
Mm, down

[Verse 2]
Taste me, the salty tears on my cheek
That's what a year long headache does to you
I'm not okay, I feel so scattered
Don't say I'm all that matters
Leave me, déjà vu (hm)

[Pre-Chorus]
If you need me, wanna see me
You better hurry, I'm leavin' soon (hmm, mm)

[Chorus]
Sorry can't save me now (sorry)
Sorry I don't know how (sorry)
Sorry there's no way out (sorry)
But down
Mm, down

[Outro]
Call my friends and tell them that I love them
And I'll miss them
But I'm not sorry
Call my friends and tell them that I love them
And I'll miss them
Sorry

Video

Trivia

  • The song's original title was l i s t e n.
  • Ambulance sirens, screaming, and children playing can be heard throughout the song.
  • "listen before i go" was the first song Billie and Finneas wrote together

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Navigation

ve WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Artists
Billie Eilish
Tracks
!!!!!!!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
Tours
When We All Fall Asleep, World TourWhere Do We Go? World Tour
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