Billie Eilish – you should see me in a crown (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
Billie Eilish, the 16-year-old inspiring upcoming artist from LA, California is one to look out for. She has already wowed us with her latest single “when the party’s over” from her upcoming debut album. This debut single “you should see me in a crown” is too going to be her new album, which is expected to drop in early 2019.
You would expect “you should see me in a crown,” as eerie as it sounds, to be inspired by some twisted dark fantasy. However, speaking to BBC Radio 1, Billie Eilish confessed that the song title was inspired by a line by Moriarty in Sherlock TV series on BBC network.
“We wrote this song ’cause of Sherlock, actually, ’cause there’s a scene where Jim Moriarty says, “You should see me in a crown” and me and my brother were like “hey that’s jiggy as fuck”. Then we just sorta made the song about being jiggy I guess, and you should see me in a crown, so there it is”
What is ‘being jiggy?’ Let us explore in the lyrics below.
Watch Billie Eilish Perform “you should see me in a crown” Live
Much like “when the party’s over,’ Billie’s brother-Finneas has produced this track.
Billie released the snippet of the Sherlock TV series 2 hours before the official release of her single on Instagram.
Lyrics Review and Song Meaning of “you should see me in a crown”
Billie Eilish sings about her love in the first verse of the song.
Biting your tongue symbolizes being sexually aroused. Biding time is taking time. So Billie Eilish is in this relationship that makes her want him so badly, but she also has to play it cool. Her visions of this relationship are messy or vandalized-probably hinting at sex and uncertainty of this relationship.
‘Ocean Eyes’ is a reference to Billie’s breakout hit from 2015 when she was 14 years old. Ocen eyes refer to turquoise blue coloured eyes resembling the depths of the ocean. His eyes were so and she fell for those.
These lyrics are all about Billie Eilish reassuring that she is in the music game for a reason and she is going to rule over it. We have no doubts about it.
She is going to make everyone bow to her whims and make everyone silence with shock at the incoming of the act that is Billie Eilish.
‘Counting cards’ is a trick used in card games to gain an advantage over the game of luck by calculating the probability of the next cards that are going to be dealt. Billie requests others to count her cards and see if she is cheating her way up the music game. Her live performances have shown no signs of her slowing down.
Watch Billie Eilish Perform “Ocen Eyes” Live on The Late Late Show
What is worse? Living or dying first and then continue to live? Eilish is questioning if it is worth to live as if you are dead. So she is not going to stop her kingdom call no matter how many people scream at her.
A dialogue section that follows verse 2 of “you should see me in a crown” shows that Billie Eilish is unaffected by sugarcoated comments. She rejects him on account that if he wants her because she is ‘pretty,’ she would rather be alone.
Billie Eilish shows so much potential and promise in this song speaking about her love and her ascent into the elite ranks of the music industry. This song has an amazing energy embedded in it, which is cast out by her powerful vocals and igniting performances.
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Full Lyrics to “you should see me in a crown” by Billie Eilish