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Here Are the Lyrics to Billie Eilish’s “Wish You Were Gay”

Billie Eilish sparked a rare bit of controversy following the March release of “Wish You Were Gay,” the fourth single off her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

The 17-year-old singer addressed the subject in an interview with PopBuzz, saying the song has been “a little bit misinterpreted” and that she had “tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive.”

“The whole idea of the song is, it’s kind of a joke,” she explained. “It’s kind of like ‘I’m an ass and you don’t love me. And you don’t love me because you don’t love me and that’s the only reason and I wish you didn’t love me because you didn’t love girls.’”

Despite the dust-up, the song peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has garnered more than 175 million streams on Spotify.

See Billie Eilish’s full “Wish You Were Gay” lyrics and video below.

Baby, I don’t feel so good
Six words you never understood
I’ll never let you go
Five words you’ll never say (aw)
I laugh alone like nothing’s wrong
Four days has never felt so long
If three’s a crowd and two was us
One slipped away

I just wanna make you feel okay
But all you do is look the other way, mm
I can’t tell you how much I wish I didn’t wanna stay
I just kinda wish you were gay

Is there a reason we’re not through?
Is there a 12 step just for you?
Our conversation’s all in blue
11 ‘Heys’ (Hey, hey, hey, hey)
Ten fingers tearing out my hair
Nine times you never made it there
I ate alone at 7, you were six minutes away (yay)

How am I supposed to make you feel okay
When all you do is walk the other way?
I can’t tell you how much I wish I didn’t wanna stay
I just kinda wish you were gay

To spare my pride
To give your lack of interest an explanation
Don’t say I’m not your type
Just say that I’m not your preferred sexual orientation
I’m so selfish
But you make me feel helpless, yeah
And I can’t stand another day
Stand another day

I just wanna make you feel okay
But all you do is look the other way
I can’t tell you how much I wish I didn’t wanna stay
I just kinda wish you were gay
I just kinda wish you were gay
I just kinda wish you were gay

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Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

Written by: Billie Eilish O’Connell, Finneas Baird O’Connell

See also: Billie Eilish – Bad Guy Lyrics | Billie Eilish – When the Party’s Over Lyrics | Billie Eilish – Bury a Friend Lyrics