Why I tell my kids to avoid listening to Billie Eilish songs

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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 dark elements, even mocking 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 is in plain sight. Kathy Perry, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Miley Cyrus became wildly popular when they included witchcraft and lewd behavior. 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 elements in Billie Eilish’s music are troublesome. 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”

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. Furthermore, the song’s bridge “gotta sell my soul” is a devilish declaration. Where did all these ideas come from? The Bible is clear, in the last days, many will follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons (1 Timothy 4:1).

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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

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.

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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9 COMMENTS

  1. I am not Christian, but I can clearly see there is something messed up about her, and I still can’t understand why is she that famous and brought on top that fast. Songs are below average, vocals are nowhere to impressive: why can’t we have more of Celin Dion, Adel, Whitney Huston…I am just comparing to female singers.

  2. Because we’ve already had all those greats. Is is the new generation & back in the 80’s my parents demonized heavy metal. Back in the 50’s my grandparents demonized rock-n-roll.

  3. Quit fear mongering. Love Jesus but don’t shy from anything. She isn’t the devil and we aren’t in end times. I’m soooo sick of people playing this garbage. She’s a talented kid that writes about stories. Maybe you should have your kids in a healthy state of mind where they can listen to music without wanting to kill themselves or become depressed from it. My goodness people are soft these days….

    • She isn’t the devil, but she obviously has demons. Yes we are in the end times. Acts 2:17-‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
      that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams <—- This came to pass in the time of the book of Acts, and it was already being referred to as the last days.

      You said (Maybe you should have your kids in a healthy state of mind where they can listen to music without wanting to kill themselves or become depressed from it.)

      So then you must agree that it is not a “healthy state of mind” for a person to make music videos showing themselves depressed, and wanting to kill themselves? Or as Billie puts it “End themself”.

      People are not “soft these days”, quite the opposite. The Bible already said
      For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people.
      (2 timothy)

      Wake up! Ask Jesus christ to forgive you of all your sins and surrender your life into His hands fully. Jesus Loves you and wants to save you.

    • Billie you clearly need to reread your Bible!! As a parent, we are required, expected, held accountable to lead our child/children to Jesus. Not just go hey, do whatever, watch whatever, try whatever, but just love jesus. I’m not saying to be legalistic, but come on…

  4. The girls lyrics are dark and evil. Sure music doesnt always have to be positive and joyful, we dont live in a rainbow world. As long as we can interpret and understand what it is all about we are all ok. The problem with her music is many do not understand it and take it the wrong way. Some may act on it and other just move on. Its not healthy in many ways for the kids that take it the wrong way, especially in these days where life is hard and expectations are high. There definitely is a border and Billie passed it to gain popularity and of course fill her pockets. She can do much better in other ways that are more positive in the way fans interpret her music. Using evil words and images is not the way. I still respect her talent, just not the way she is using them to gain popularity.

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