Billie Eilish Oxytocin lyrics: Meaning explained

29 July 2021, 14:00 | Updated: 29 July 2021, 14:03

What do Billie Eilish’s Oxytocin lyrics mean? Here’s everything you need to know about the Happier Than Ever song.

Billie Eilish fans our times is now. Happier Than Ever is out worldwide and everyone is already living for her ‘Oxytocin’ lyrics.

Today (July 30) marks the release of Billie Eilish’s second studio album Happier Than Ever. Describing the project on social media, Billie revealed: “This is my favorite thing i’ve ever created and i am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it. i can’t even tell you.” The new LP features 16 tracks including the hits ‘Therefore I Am’ and ‘Your Power’.

Naturally, fans are obsessed with the new songs and people are losing it over ‘Oxytocin’ and the meaning behind it.

What does Oxytocin mean? Who is Oxytocin about?

Billie Eilish Oxytocin lyrics: Meaning explained
Billie Eilish Oxytocin lyrics: Meaning explained.

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Kelia Anne MacCluskey for Darkroom Records, @billieeilish via Instagram


Oxytocin is a hormone. According to You and Your Hormones, oxytocin “acts on organs in the body (such as the breast and uterus) and as a chemical messenger in the brain, controlling key aspects of the reproductive system, including childbirth and lactation, and aspects of human behaviour”. It is also released in the bloodstream in response to both love and sex.

Describing the new song, Rolling Stone wrote: “‘Oxytocin’, named for the hormone released in the bloodstream due to love or childbirth, has her wondering ‘What would people say . if they listen through the wall?’ over a slinky beat. [The track looks] at romance and hookups through the lens of a very famous person attempting to have both under the radar.”

In the second verse, Billie sings: “Can’t take it back once it’s been set in motion / You know I need you for the Oxytocin / If you find it hard to swallow / I can loosin’ up your collar / ‘Cause as long as your still breathin’ / Don’t you even think of leavin’.” Billie also croons: “I wanna do bad things to you / I wanna make you yell,” in the post-chorus.

As it stands, it’s unclear exactly who Billie is singing about.

What a bop!

Billie Eilish – ‘Oxytocin’ lyrics

VERSE 1
Can’t take it back once it’s been set in motion
You know I love to rub it in like lotion
If you only pray on Sunday
Could you come my way on Monday?
‘Cause I like to do things God does
And improve of if she saw us

PRE-CHORUS
She couldn’t look away, look away, look away
She’d wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?

CHORUS
I can see it clear as day
You don’t really need to pray
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away

POST-CHORUS
I wanna do bad things to you (To you)
I wanna make you yell
I wanna do bad things to you
Don’t wanna treat you well

VERSE 2
Can’t take it back once it’s been set in motion
You know I need you for the oxytocin
If you find it hard to swallow
I can loosin’ up your collar
‘Cause as long as you’re still breathin’
Don’t you even think of leavin’

PRE-CHORUS
I kinda wanna look away, look away, look away
Kinda wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?

CHORUS
I can see it clear as day
You don’t really need to pray
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away
Other people would have stayed
Other people don’t obey
You and me are both the same
You should really run away

POST-CHORUS
Bad things
I wanna do bad things to you
I wanna make you yell
I wanna do bad things to you
Don’t wanna treat you well



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