Why kids should avoid Billie Eilish

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Disturbing Billie Eilish song ‘Bury a friend’

To put it plainly, Billie Eilish songs are depressing. Her lyrics and video have satanic elements and the mocking of Christ. She is extremely popular among teens with millions of followers on Spotify, Instagram, and one of the most watched music videos on YouTube. This sort of “dark imagery” began in the seventies and fifty years later, the devil’s out of his lair.

Kathy Perry, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Miley Cyrus became wildly popular when they included witchcraft and immorality in their branding. Billie outdid them all by endorsing demonic elements in her music at 16 years old. Satan no longer hides and kids think its cool.

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Satan no longer hides and kids think its cool

Shock value in music

The “shock value” in entertainment is no longer shocking. When I was doing this blog, my tween actually cried because she thought I was being mean to Billie Eilish. It took a lot of explaining to convince her that Billie Eilish’s music is a bad influence. Psychologist Shoshana Dayanim studies the effects of media on kids. She said that when a young child sees satanic imagery, it sees it as a cartoon devil dressed for Halloween.

Continuous exposure to this type of music can desensitize. If unguarded, their worldview becomes that of what they hear and see. A satanic foothold is in place which may eventually lead to depressive thoughts and suicide, as the video suggests. The enemy also uses Mobile Apps to lure kids into a depressive mindset.

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‘Bury a friend’

[Chorus]
Step on the glass, staple your tongue.
Bury a friend, try to wake up.
Cannibal class, killing the sun.
Bury a friend, I wanna end me.

[Bridge]
For the debt, I owe, gotta sell my soul.
‘Cause I can’t say no, no, I can’t say no.
Then my limbs all froze and my eyes won’t close.
And I can’t say no, I can’t say no.

The song’s meaning

‘Bury a friend’ is literally from the perspective of the monster under the bed. “If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling?” Billie said. “The whole album clicked in my head… I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived”.

“It just clicked in my head,” she said. The Bible is clear, in the last days, many will follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons (1 Timothy 4:1). The poetry behind the song is desperation, even suicide with the lyrics “I wanna end me.” The music video itself is depressing. Its message is simple: Life is hopeless.

In addition, cannibalism is paganism openly promoted. Netflix’s ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ makes eating a dead person look fun. Similarly, the song’s bridge, “gotta sell my soul” is a declaration of accepting Lucifer as a father. He is after all the ruler of the worldliness on earth (John 12:31). The lyrics are opposed to what the Apostles tell us that we should declare Jesus is Lord. (Romans 10:9)

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Bury a friend: “Shock music,” extremely popular among young people.

‘Bellyache’

Everything I do
The way I wear my noose
Like a necklace
I wanna make ’em scared
Like I could be anywhere
Like I’m reckless

I lost my mind
I don’t mind
Where’s my mind
Where’s my mind

Music blog Idolator said this song is a “sinister synth-anthem that positively seethes fury and frustration. You don’t have to go far to the lyrics. Depression and suicide are clear elements. But what’s really problematic is that this song has now 200 Million views and counting. Imagine the indoctrination and the subliminal message it sends to its young audience.

‘You should see me in a crown’

[Verse]
You should see me in a crown
I’m gonna run this nothing town
Watch me make ’em bow
One by one by, one
One by one by

This song was released in August 2018. By April 2019, almost 100 Million have watched the video. There’s no beating around the bush in the imagery of “crown with a cross,” where Satan, using Billie clearly mocks Christ. He tells the world he’s gonna win this battle. No wonder, Jesus tells us to pray for His second coming. The fall of Satan is imminent when Christ returns (Revelation 12:9), and he is desperate and scared as hell.

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What kids may see as harmless is a depiction of hopelessness and mockery of Jesus. Pray for Billie that she may see the truth. (A video clip image from Billie Eilish’ When the Party’s Over and You Should See me in a Crown.)

Depression and suicide rates are up

Each year, almost 5,000 young people, ages 15 to 24, kill themselves. Understanding your child’s mindset is an important key, but when kids see their parents as a threat, we will not know what lurks in their mind. Our enemy prowls to devour us (1 Peter 5:8) and your kids are an easy target. (John 10:10). Contrary to Billie Eilish’s songs of hopelessness, we have hope in Jesus.

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Every 100 minutes, a teen takes their own life

In an interview with Vanity Fair on October 18, 2017, Billie Eilish was 15 years old and had 257,000 followers. The next year, she had 6.3 Million followers and by April 2019, her Instagram followers were reaching a whopping 20 Million. This means her influence among tween and teens are far-reaching. If singers like her promote hopelessness, imagine the number of kids being swept with it. My teenage son listened to her for a while. He said, “I liked her, she had that smile before but now, she looks depressing.

Contrary to Billie Eilish’s songs
of hopelessness, we have hope in Jesus

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