Billie Eilish - When I Was Older 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





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  1. Alfo Apocha

    Hi guys i'm charlie damellio and this is my first video

  2. Amielsitaa. ok

    Vine por Becerraaaaa

  3. Que hago aqui

    Vine por María Becerra

  4. Katerina S

    How beautiful, beautiful song is this...

  5. Dana Veliz

    Quien vino x María Becerra.Bueno también vengo xq me gusta jajja

  6. 1K sin videos?

    Porque está mierda no tiene tantas vistas tratándose de la DIOSA😔😍😍😍😍LA AMO

  7. elrabosmiau

    vine acá por Maria Becerra ah

  8. Lore Star

    Love it ♥️👏😍👍♥️

  9. Lore Star

    This song is just wow!!

  10. Martinez Lara

    Like si venís por la historia de María Becerra

    • camila •

    N0 ahre, yo ya la conocía a la canción pero vi la historia de Maria

  11. Kiara

    Comenta si viniste de la historia de Maria Becerra

  12. Aaryan Chowdhury

    Happy Birthday Billie!

  13. Justanotheracc

    'You'd really like it in the limelight'
    Best lyric




    No arguments needed.

  14. Justanotheracc

    I love this!

  15. Juan Jose Hernandez

    Like si te da miedo en el principio JAJAJAJA

  16. Karol g - instagram

    My queen sings very beautiful, but it shows a bit of autotune

    A B

    It's supposed to be like that

  17. Ellie

    -Autotune?- *billietune*

  18. GothicNiamh

    This song is zo good

    GothicNiamh

    Jes or no???

  19. Believe Jay

    Im here after The Rolling Stones video 😅

  20. CAMREN_SHIPPER123

    Who’s here after The Rolling Stones interview

  21. MCBlackCZ

    Who is here after Rolling Stone interview?

  22. Nereyda Carlon

    For some reason this song hits soooo different idek why like I am not surprised of how great this song is because it is billie

  23. welcometojerry

    Who's here from the Rolling Stone interview? Can't believe Billie and Finneas hate this song lol

    Allie M

    ME and I 100% agree I dunno how anyone could hate this song it's one of my favorites from her. I dunno that they hate the song though I thought they were just saying they wouldn't do it again or people gonna hate... which, BOO because I really fucking love this song.

  24. Ansh Khurana

    Who is here after Rolling Stone's video?

  25. LittleStar

    so this is the auto tuned song she hates ??

  26. Sophia Frank

    Wait, is it auto tune or vocoder?

  27. sander_

    Still in love with this 😍🎶

  28. Tati Dominguez

    Dude for this song i can see this colours:
    -grey
    - grey-blue colour ( like light )
    - green ( but like neon, really strong )
    - beige
    -gold
    -purple

  29. Makrem Nour

    I love you my an possible because you change my life 💚🖤💚🖤🤟

    Makrem Nour

    BILLIE YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL 💙

  30. Evangelia DiTroia

    I HATED this song, but one day I was super bored and I looked up this song. I actually listened to it, and I really liked when it started getting intense. It is not in my top favs of Billies songs, but it’s pretty awesome.

  31. Tefff dF

    When aguas soldier

  32. Tefff dF

    When aguas soldier

  33. Tefff dF

    When aguas soldier

  34. hey im akward

    this song made me remember the password to my old phone

  35. Andi Kamberi

    December 13th

  36. leslie woo

    Every thing she sings is gold..total control..love it💕

  37. Hélène Manca

    This is too good

  38. María José Alvarado

    didnt mean to make you cry, maybe wont you taje your back

  39. Cliff

    This song feels really personal for me and I do not know why

  40. asd dfg

    So underrated.

  41. NYOUIEVILLE OFFICIAL

    🚶🏾‍♂️😢

  42. NYOUIEVILLE OFFICIAL

    Just like icarly I just love icarly and sam and dean

  43. NYOUIEVILLE OFFICIAL

    2 days 9 days

  44. NYOUIEVILLE OFFICIAL

    Tbh I don’t think my family ever wanted me

  45. NYOUIEVILLE OFFICIAL

    It’s funny I felt older when I was younger since it was so stressful

    And I feel younger while I’m older since I’ve learned to say fuck the world

    My spirit is wild displaced

  46. Jason Cruz

    Comments
    45% talking about autotune
    45% arguing that its actually vocoder
    9% talking about how good the song is
    1% mine that people dont give a f*ck

  47. The Speaker K-12

    whaaaat¡? did billie make a son for ROMA?i can´t believe it¡

  48. Liep Latjor Tut

    I just love every single of her songs..... She sings perfectly!!

    Billie Eilish 💗

  49. Daorsa

    Everyone talking about the vocoder or whatever and then there’s me just enjoying the fucking song😳

  50. Lizzie S

    And here is an example of an underrated song by her

  51. kaka

    Gnt a Billie vai fazer um filme ta , chamado k-13

  52. Radio New Play 965

    Aqui el comentario en español que buscabas :v :D

  53. kai kai

    Viva México! 🇲🇽

  54. Evangelia DiTroia

    Chorus
    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

    Verse 1
    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

    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

    Bridge
    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

    Chours
    In the 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

    Verse 2
    I'm watching movies back to back in black and white, I never
    Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
    I'm goin' over you, I'm overdue for new endeavors
    Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know

    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, yeah

    Outro
    When I was older
    I was a sailor on an open sea



    P.S. I know the lyrics might me wrong, and this comment is SO unoriginal

  55. Fernando Contreras

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  56. Artyllia 404

    I love 💜🖤🧡

  57. Daisy

    This sounds amazing with headphones

  58. Paula Obryan

    I love this song so much 🎶🎤🎵

  59. Andres Hm

    Billie I love you

  60. kary safran

    She's Beauty she's Grace she is Miss United States I really think you should be the president

  61. diego.escobar

    bien vrgs escuchando a Billie en la colonia xd

  62. Volodymyr Bykov

    Wow! Never heard this song before. Definitely underrated.

  63. bye bitch

    nobody:
    obviously nobody:


    me: i thought i heard in the butt, not a in the blood

  64. Ana Maria Brandao

    ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  65. B A G U V I X

    This killing me. Past life.

  66. Mr. Beenis

    Strong Fable vibes at the beginning

  67. Sirdeathvids

    I found out what GLaDOS is doing after Portal 2...producing music

  68. Nastya Cute

    Я знаю ты ищешь русский комент вот он !!!

  69. Mia Atherton

    some one said that oh i dont think billie dose not like her fame like she dose she loves it.

  70. Mia Atherton

    this song calms me down so much like when i have a bad day i listen to this song like omg.

  71. Yolanda Navarro

    Algún mexicano?

    Chely Melo

    Aquí estoy disfrutando de esta Rololona de Billie y Finneas.✨👌 Que hermoso tributo a una fenomenal película!

    Yolanda Navarro

    @Chely Melo de verdad a mi también me gusta escuchar música de Billie

  72. ABDIN O

    Smash that like button my friends 😘

    ¥

  73. Picasso7028

    Finneas is a musical genius

  74. Taylor Anne

    Is that a wii sports sample

    Chely Melo

    No. The samples are the actual sounds you hear in the movie ROMA. If you've seen it, you'll be able to hear the sounds of; a dog, water, fire, karate students yells & a street organ player's music throughout the entire song. Masterpiece of a song to match a Masterpiece of an Academy Award winning movie! ✨🎥

  75. Daimen Wagner

    Why are you scared of me?👀🙋

  76. Alaa Al.Mawajdeh

    this song is just another world❤ perfection ❤

  77. Ngo Khanh Linh

    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 seems 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
    Then going over you, I'm overdue for no 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

  78. Justanotheracc

    'You'd sympathize with all the bad guys'

  79. Ehtisham Imran

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  80. p a l o m a c a r t e s

    GUYYYSSSS THE AUTOTUNE IS BECAUSE SHE IS "UNDERWATER"
    SHE DONT NEED AUTOTUNE

  81. p a l o m a c a r t e s

    like, every song of billie is perfect wtf

  82. Brenda Torres

    roma is a shit.

  83. mariam kandil

    THIS SONG IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND UNDERRATED

  84. Sophie The Singer

    I love Bille so much. She has an amazing voice and she is so kind to her fans! Love ya Billie 💚🖤💚🖤💚🖤💚

  85. Shlomi Ohayon

    Deep and wonderfully presented!!

  86. Leandra Bekkevold Bali

    YOU ARE TOO GOOD MAAAN I HEAR ON THIS IN THE TIME AT SCHOLL EVERY DAY(ALL YOUR SONGS)!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Topknitter 15

    Gaawwwwwd, I friggin' love this song ⚰️

  88. Mya Pawlowski

    Omg I FORGOT ABOUT THIS SONG

  89. Eve

    Yo hablo espa~nol me fasina Billie Eillish es super talentosa y su hermano me encanta. 😘

  90. Kate Teakle

    THE BIT WHERE THE BEAT DROPS!!! I had it in my head for 4 hours and I KNEW it was a Billie song I just couldn't remember which one. So glad I just started binging Billie stuff 😂😂😊

  91. Ash-is -unimpressed

    Me: "When I was older"
    English teachers: **Cries loudly**
    My Asian parents: When you are older you will be a doctor

    Chely Melo

    😂😂

  92. Guadalupe Torres

    Ufff this is art 💙💙💙

  93. Nicole Ferri

    This song doesn’t get enough credit

  94. Fernando Contreras

    GRANDIOSO TEMA, QUE TRANSPORTA TUS SENTIDOS, SENSIBILIZANDO TU AGUDEZA MUSICAL CON MELODÍAS VERDADERAMENTE HERMOSAS Y ADICTIVAS!...👍🎶💖🎵

  95. Dutch Tja

    🌛🖤🌜🧟‍♀️

  96. Jog Swanson

    This is one of my favorite songs by Billie and I feel like it doesn’t get the attention it deserves

  97. Landon

    I didn't even know this song existed until it popped up on my recommended, but I have to say that this is literally her most underrated song by Billie except for Six Feet Under...