Billie Eilish New Song "Lost Cause" is a Bad B*tch Anthem

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Billie Eilish has done it again. The singer just released the second single off her upcoming album, Happier Than Ever, as well as a video to match and, once again, it's a banger. The track is all about apathetic partners who aren't worth your time, but in the video, Billie is too busy hanging with her ladies in some SKIMS to even care. Honestly, I'll be blasting this track at my next girls night too, and I may have to get some boxer shorts in order to do it right. Take a second between your fourth and fifth replay of this song and check out the lyrics, provided by Genius, below.

[Intro]
Something's in the...

[Verse 1]
Something's in the air right now
Like I'm losin' track of time (Time, time)
Like I don't really care right now
But maybe that's fine
You weren't even there that day
I was waitin' on you (You, you)
I wonder if you were aware that day
Was the last straw for me and I know

It sounds like Billie is talking about a recent break up, but she's getting over it and no longer cares, since she is having fun with her friends, as shown in the video.

[Pre-Chorus]
I sent you flowers
Did you even care?
You ran to shower
And left them by the stairs
Ooh-ooh-ooh, a-a-a-ayy

[Chorus]
Thought you had your shit together, but damn, I was wrong (Wrong)
You ain't nothin' but a lost cause (Cause, cause)
And this ain't nothin' like it once was (Was, was)
I know you think you're such an outlaw
But you got no job (Job)
You ain't nothin' but a lost causе (Cause)
And this ain't nothin' like it once was (Was)
I know you think you'rе such an outlaw
But you got no job

The person Billie is talking about seemingly thinks they're "all that," but Billie is taking the time to knock them down and bring them back to reality.

[Verse 2]
I used to think you were shy (Shy)
But maybe you just had nothing on your mind
Maybe you were thinkin' 'bout yourself all the time
I used to wish you were mine (Mine)
But that was way before I realized
Someone like you would always be so easy to find
(So) So easy (So, so)
Ea-, mm, mm

[Pre-Chorus]
Gave me no flowers
Wish I didn't care
You'd been gone for hours
Could be anywhere
I, I, I

In Billie's Apple TV+ documentary, there are a few moments when her boyfriend at the time, Brandon Quention Adam, didn't show up to events Billie invited him to or arrived very late. It is possible that this pre-chorus is referencing that.

[Chorus]
Thought you would've grown eventually, but you proved me wrong (Wrong)
You ain't nothing but a lost cause (Cause)
And this ain't nothing like it once was (Was)
I know you think you're such an outlaw (Yeah)
But you got no job (No job)
You ain't nothing but a lost cause (Cause)
And this ain't nothing like it once was (Was)
I know you think you're such an outlaw (Think you're such an outlaw)
But you got no job

[Outro]
(What did I tell you?)
(Don't get complacent)
(It's time to face it now, na-na, na-na, na-na)
(What did I tell you?)
(Don't get complacent)
(It's time to face it now, na-na, na-na, na-na)

Billie teased these lyrics back in April when she used "don't get complacent" as an Instagram caption.

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