The lyrics of the song
Billie Eilish - bad guy
I presumed that the singer is a guy, since it's "bad guy" instead of "bad girl". I was wrong. Made me create this thread though..
I duno. Theres a line at the start about brused knees that implys blowjobs and could be gay but its quickly followed up with a comment about making your mom sad and your girlfriend mad which suggests a girl. I do not think girlfriends get upset about cute boys but I am not bisexual so it could totally be a thing?
Im leaning straight with the perspective fitting more in line with both Billie Elish as a girl and the song talking about behaviors that are the epitome of a bad teenage girl.
Or maybe its intentionally ambiguous to allow the listener to apply their own meaning. That has kinda become popular in an age where people have little to say and instead lean on others interpretation to make their messages seem 'profound'
Last edited by Helz; April 10th, 2021 at 05:04 PM.
The song appears to be an exploration of her relationship with a dude, some "bad boy". However, when she lists his characteristics in the first half of the chorus against her characteristics in the second half of the chorus, it becomes clear her characteristics have the potential to do far more serious damage to the dude, the people he loves, and his relationships with them - whereas his characteristics are largely just vain, looking tough.
Hence, she concludes "he may be a bad boy, but I'm obviously the bad guy, duh". The usage of the term "guy" is normally strictly for men, but it is very rarely used for either gender. Though, it's possible she is intentionally masculinizing herself to emphasize how "dangerous" she is.