When I Was Older Lyrics – Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish - WHEN I WAS OLDER (Music Inspired By The Film ROMA/Audio)

Album Info

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish. It was released on March 29, 2019, by Darkroom and Interscope Records in the US and Polydor Records in the UK. Eilish largely co-wrote the album with her brother Finneas O’Connell, who produced its music at his small bedroom studio in Highland Park, Los Angeles.

Musically, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is a pop, electropop, avant-pop, and art pop record, though it also features influences from hip hop and industrial music. Its songs explore themes such as modern youth, drug addiction, heartbreak, suicide, and mental health, with lyrical sensibilities of humor and horror. Eilish said the album was inspired in part by lucid dreaming and night terrors, which are reflected on the cover photo.

When I Was Older Song Lyrics

When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea
But now I’m underwater
And my skin is paler
Than it should ever be

I’m on my back again
Dreaming of a time and place
Where you and I remain the best of friends
Even after all this ends
Can we pretend?
I’m on my, I’m on my back again
It’s seeming more and more
Like all we ever do is see
How far it bends
Before it breaks in half and then
We bend it back again

Guess I got caught in the middle of it
Yes I’ve been taught, got a little of it
In my blood, in my blood
Memories burn like a forest fire
Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud
In the flood

When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea
But now I’m underwater
And my skin is paler
Than it should ever be

I’m watching movies back to back
In black and white, I never
Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
Been going over you, I’m overdue for new endeavors
Nobody lonely like I’m lonely and I don’t know whether
You’d really like it in the limelight
You’d sympathize with all the bad guys
I’m still a victim in my own right
But I’m the villain in my own eyes

When I was older
I was a sailor
On an open sea

About the Artist

Billie Eilish

18-year-old global pop-phenom Billie Eilish has fast become one of the biggest stars to emerge since the release of her debut single “ocean eyes,” and continues to shatter the ceiling of music with her genre-defying sound. Fast forward from her humble breakout, Billie’s album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? debuted at #1 in the Billboard 200 in the U.S, as well as in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and many more. It is now the biggest North American debut of the decade (male, female or group), shifting 313,000 units in the first week and has already hit NUMBER 1 in the Billboard 200 album 3 times since its release in March, earning Billie more than 15 billion combined streams worldwide to date – and has won her 5 GRAMMYs (Best New Artist, Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album). Billie is currently on her sold-out WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WORLD TOUR and about to embark on her Arena WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR.

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