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"Your Power" is the twelfth track included on Billie Eilish's sophomore studio album Happier Than Ever. It was released as the third single on April 29, 2021.

Background

On the day of the song's release, Billie posted on Instagram,

... this is one of my favorite songs i’ve ever written. i feel very vulnerable putting this one out because i hold it so close to my heart. this is about many different situations that we’ve all either witnessed or experienced. i hope this can inspire change. try not to abuse your power.

Billie Eilish, via Instagram

While she later said in an interview with Annie Mac,

It’s really a big subject. It’s about a lot of different things. It’s sadly very relatable for people. I’m not gonna make it about my experiences because it’s really hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousands and millions of people have experienced this every single day. It’s everywhere you look and I hate it and I wanted to say something and I’m not gonna get too deep into the specific lyrics and what they mean and what they’re really about but it’s a problem that’s occurring everywhere you look. And everyone is someone or knows someone who’s been taken advantage of.

– Billie Eilish, via BBC Radio 1

Theme

Your Power summarizes an abusive relationship and how it affects the person being targeted. Billie claims the song is not about a specific person, but rather a song composed to hope others cope, hopefully causing change.

Synesthetic Perception

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Your Power is perceived to be a Tan in Billie's synesthesia.[1]

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Try not to abuse your power
I know we didn't choose to change
You might not wanna lose your power
But having it's so strange

[Verse 1]
She said you were a hero
You played the part
But you ruined her in a year
Don't act like it was hard
And you swear you didn't know (Didn't know)
No wonder why you didn't ask
She was sleeping in your clothes (In your clothes)
But now she's got to get to class

[Pre-Chorus]
How dare you?
And how could you?
Will you only feel bad when they find out?
If you could take it all back, would you?

[Chorus]
Try not to abuse your power
I know we didn't choose to change
You might not wanna lose your power
But having it's so strange

[Verse 2]
I thought that I was special
You made me feel
Like it was my fault you were the devil
Lost your appeal
Does it keep you in control? (In control)
For you to keep her in a cage?
And you swear you didn't know (Didn't know)
You said you thought she was your age

[Pre-Chorus]
How dare you?
And how could you?
Will you only feel bad if it turns out
That they kill your contract?
Would you?

[Chorus]
Try not to abuse your power
I know we didn't choose to change
You might not wanna lose your power
But power isn't pain

[Outro]
Hmm
Ooh, ooh, ha
La-la-la-la-la

Videos

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ve Happier Than Ever
Artists
Billie Eilish
Tracks
Getting OlderI Didn't Change My NumberBillie Bossa Novamy futureOxytocinGOLDWINGLost CauseHalley's CometNot My ResponsibilityOverHeatedEverybody DiesYour PowerNDATherefore I AmHappier Than EverMale Fantasy
Tours
Happier Than Ever, The World Tour
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